el84 amps

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  1. ed_dale007

    ed_dale007 Member

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    I currently own a Vox AC30 CC w/wharfs. When I bought it I figured I would upgrade the speakers later and all would be good in the world. But now I just dont find myself loing this amp the way I used to. I was thinking instead of upgrading the speakers I would just sell the amp and buy a AC30H2. But the one of the biggest issues I am facing is that 30 watts is just to loud for me. I have read tons and tons of great things about the goodsell super 17 as well as the gabriel voxer. I like the idea of getting a lower power head. Anybody in the same situation, have any advice, or own any of these amps?
     
  2. skhan007

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    You could consider the Ultimate Attenuator to dial down the volume. Or if you are set on considering another amp, look into the Divided by 13 JRT 9/15- it has a fantastic Vox voicing and is 15 watts in EL84 mode (it also has 6v6 tubes as well)
     
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    Size is also an issue. I drive a small car and the AC30 weighs a ton. Thats why I liked the idea of a low wattage head and a 1-12 cab.
     
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    get a Z Carmen Ghia combo.....end of story...
     
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    check out the Maz 18 thread, that amp kills
     
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    Yah? I really want to stay in the vox'ish vein. I have heard the maz is more fenderesque
     
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    Beware of the Goodsell- Nothing tame at all. Those amps really kick and sound great!
     
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    Can't recommend the Voxer highly enough. The man makes stellar amps and is probably one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. You really ought to at least give Gabi a call...he genuinely cares about helping people out, even if you don't end up buying.
     
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    my gabriel voxer 18 has way more usable tones at much more manageable volumes than my experiences with AC30's.
     
  11. StompBoxBlues

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    Another way to go is a less efficient speaker maybe? Since you were planning on upgrading speakers anyway. 30 Watts into a 100db sensitivity speaker is a (to my ears) noticeable difference than into a 98db speaker.

    Just a thought.
     
  12. GenoBluzGtr

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    How about one of the many Quad EL84 amps out there with a Half-Power Switch?

    I love my Sommatone Roaring 40, especially when I jam out with my 335 clone and the amp set to 20 watts .

    But for larger venues, the full power mode is priceless to maintaining headroom and volume
     
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