How's the reverb on the VOX CC amps?

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  1. CitizenCain

    CitizenCain Member

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    Especially the AC15? Looking for a nice little amp around that size. My band does a fair amount of surf music, among other styles. Would the reverb on that amp work for a halfways decent surf vibe?
     
  2. zoooombiex

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    IMO, the reverb on the AC-30CC is not bad. It's not huge and lush like a Bruno, but if you just want to add a light ambience I think it's fine.
     
  3. cjcayea

    cjcayea cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce

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    i have an ac30, and IMO the verb isnt enough. im using a holy grail now, which im trying to replace with something else. guess it just depends on the application.
     
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    How's the reverb on the VOX CC amps?
    Awful. Unusable.
    I have the AC15cc.
    The tremolo is nice though.
     
  5. CitizenCain

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    OK, I guess that answers that :D
     
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    absolutely dreadful. The one achilles heel of these amps.
     
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    A much better Accutronics tank can be added for less than the cost of a reverb pedal.
     
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    that's what I plan on doing. I'm totally lost when it comes to picking one out though. I'm looking for something that has a shorter delay, but can be dialed more into the mix..... and is still surf-tastic when I turn it up.

    I'm thinking something between classic fender and studio plate reverb. That would compliment the amp nicely. Ironically, I really like the tone of the reverb for the most part (having a tone control is awesome), i just think the delay is OUTRAGEOUSLY long. We're talking like 5 seconds of reverb after you stop playing. And the mix is very difficult to dial in. Goes from "no reverb" to "surf's up" in the span of 1/4 of an inch.
     
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    huh. I don't seem to have these problems. maybe i use less verb than others? i do agree that if you turn it up in the mix a lot it shows its limitations.
     
  10. Dendog

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    On mine it sounds like crap no matter how little you have it on.

    I used a Coral amp for a gig (in 1967, anyone remember those?) and up until I got this Vox last year I figured I never hear a reverb that bad again in my life.

    The reverb on my ac155 is worse. Much worse.
     
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    I agree with some of these posts...on my 15cc it is VERY wet and squishy.
     
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    I got my AC15 with a replacement Acutronics, even then I needed to stuff the bag with extra stuffing . . . thing is is that it really made an improvement, now its quite usable.
     
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    I have an AC-15, but I never use the reverb. I know a lot of people switch them out for the Accutronics. I do use the Tremelo pretty often though.
     
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    Well now I'm undecided again. Swapping reverb tanks isn't that tough. What have people been putting in to replace the stocker?
     
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    have a new AC30 for about 5 months, knew walking out of the store with it that it would need a tank replacement. Good thing it's just a quick and easy fix.
     
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    guitarpkr67 Supporting Member

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    Accutronics.
     
  17. exhausted

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    i sacrificed the reverb for a cut control. good trade.
     
  18. pfflam

    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    Here's my Cut-control:
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    And here are some other mods: changed switches, moved the light and added a Bright-on/off switch, (old Filmosound switches and surrounds) changed to Old screw-on knobs, added a JBL, changed one of the caps to a Mallory and NOS Mullards and GE-pre-amps: think I'll keep it.
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  19. CitizenCain

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    pfflam, that's a nice looking rig! How does the JBL work in there? You don't normally associate those with the VOX voice.

    Heeheheh, I was thinking more along the lines of the tank specs :) 2 or 3 springs, long or short box, medium or long dwell, etc?
     
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    The Accutronics model most people are swapping in is the 8EB2C1B. Should run you less than $30 from most places. In my opinion, it takes the reverb from craptacular to acceptable.
     

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