Bluesy Amp to go with AC30's Crunch

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  1. Williampoulin

    Williampoulin Member

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    Well the title says it all, I'm using an AC30 right now and I loove it. I love the slightly broken up cleans, and I love it's crunch. But now I'm looking for a new amp to go with it, something clean and bluesy, so I'm looking at the Fender amps.... There are a lot of them though, and so I am wondering... What would you guys suggest for a clean tone to A/B with my Ac30?

    Thanks!

    William
     
  2. trpullen

    trpullen Silver Supporting Member

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    Depends on how loud you need to go. First choice for me is the Deluxe Reverb RI but you could certainly get a Twin if you need the extra wattage to keep up.
     
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    What kind of bluesy? You can go with a tweed-type amp, like an old Fender or a good new version of the classic tweed like a Victoria. A National could be good for that classic 50's Blues sound. For a slightly more modern Blues tone I love the Dr. Z Route 66. It's very rich and thick sounding.
     
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    Fender + Vox paired together is a godly combination. The Edge has a bunch of small 50's tweeds in his rig.

    I'd reccomend a tweed, like a Victoria, or a Blues Deluxe. Of course, if you want something a bit more muscular and clean, go for a Blackface derivative. Be safe out there! :)
     
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    Nothing beats a good sounding Super Reverb, especially for blues.
     
  7. Williampoulin

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    Would you recommend the Super Reverb over the Deluxe? What are the main differences?
     
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    Swart.

    I'd go with the 4x6V6 deal (SST?) if you can swing it but an AST would keep up just fine. I love those damn things.

    Especially nxet to Voxes.

    -Jon
     
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    These options probably aren't what you're looking for but I think Tom Petty used to run a 59 bassman with his ac-30 and Neil Finn of Crowded House used/uses a Pro Junior with his.
     
  10. bard2dbone

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    I'd love a Hot Rod Deluxe with an AC30. My ears are sweating, just picturing it. :dude :banana :hiP :D


    I always thought my Bedrock was the ultimate amp before it broke because the channels sounded like an old tweed Deluxe and an AC30. I tried to get it fixed and the problem is still there, but the perfect tone surrounding the problem isn't. Some day I hope this amp sounds like it used to again.
     
  11. Peppy

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    Just what I have paired with my AC30TBX...had an SRRI but the King crowned it.
     
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    Size is a big factor with an SR. Not everyone wants to lug an awkward 4X10 combo.

    The SR is louder with more headroom. Both sound great (vintage - I don't know the RI's). But the SR is bluesland. Muddy Waters liked em.
     
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    pm sent.
     
  15. Gasp100

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    I'd go with a BF Fender (anything within similar wattage, the Deluxe Reverb might breakup too soon for you though) or possibly on the slightly cheaper side a SF (they can be Blackfaced, early ones usually ARE the BF circuit anyway and even some people dig the SF tones - like me ;)
    I would seriously look at some of the Allen amps offerings. They are priced well and they seem to have a model that mirrors most of the different lines that were produced in the old days.
    Yeah, an AC30 next to an Allen Accomplice or something like that on the other side... WOW!
     
  16. Dukevette

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    You may also want to look to a Top Hat Club.
     
  17. jimfog

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    LOL

    If someone is willing to deal with an AC30, a Super Reverb is no sweat!!

    My 68 SR was much lighter than even my AC30cc1 with the NEO speaker.

    I can imagine the two would make an awesome (loud) combo.........

    - Jim
     
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    I rock the basement with a JMJ30/Z-28 pair. Pretty sweet!
     
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    Yep, the Super Reverb is tall so it's easier to walk with...i.e. not banging against your legs like an AC30 (or Vibro-King).
     
  20. Defendant

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    I'd go for a tweed deluxe. If you like a brighter tone, go BF deluxe. 6V6 and EL84 amps work great together.
     

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