NAD forthcoming - Vox AC30cc2

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  1. David Garner

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    Any thoughts on this amp? This one has greenback clones in it, but I'll likely upgrade to blues eventually. I've heard great things about this amp.
     
  2. Stratobuc

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    Get some new glass and blues in it and it will sound as good as an old one.
     
  3. David Garner

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    I'm not sure what glass it has in it, but JJs and blues are almost certainly in its future.
     
  4. Stratobuc

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    That works well for me in my AC30H2.
     
  5. sa1126

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    The greenbacks sound good IMO. It probably has sovtek tubes in it--JJ's or rubys would work fine. EL84s are cheap...go nuts :)
     
  6. Gretsch&Vox

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    Greenbacks are good speakers. An AC30 with blues is magic.
     
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    I have the AC30CCH that I run through Blues in a 2x12, open-back cabinet. It really does sound like a proper AC 30 should sound. I use the vintage filtering and set the output to 22 watts. It's still plenty loud!

    The speakers will have the most dramatic effect on the sound, though good tubes really help. I put ANOS Mullards in the preamp, since the amp is voiced for darker tubes.
     
  9. David Garner

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    Yeah, I've read. Thanks for the head's up though -- I don't want to start blowing up rectifier tubes the first day.
     
  10. Bluesful

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    I've read this a few times.

    I had a CC for about 5 years and always used the standby switch (at the time I wasn't aware of the issues) without any problems.

    I suppose it comes down to the 'better safe than sorry' approach then and avoid the standby.
     
  11. Gretsch&Vox

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    Sorry, I don't mean like a broken record. I had blow rectifiers and fuses with my AC30CC2(X) and AC30TBX. I was just trying to save someone else the heartache.
     
  12. Bluesful

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    Yep, it's a good call mate. I'm all for sharing the knowledge with others.
     
  13. Coldacre

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    what are Greenback clones?
     
  14. David Garner

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    "Clones" is probably the wrong word. It has Splawn 55 watt Small Blocks in it, which are modeled after Greenbacks, and for what it's worth, they sound fantastic. I figured I'd change them out for blues, but I think I'm going to leave them.

    This thing sounds amazing. It's great with the Strat, but it surprised me a bit, in that it is absolutely killer with the Les Paul. I figured it would be a Strat amp from the word go. It sounds great with a Strat, but it sounds incredible with the Lester. Here's a pic:

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  15. sa1126

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    Wow killer family shot.
     
  16. David Garner

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    Thanks SA!
     

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