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Need some help from the Vox guys please.

straightblues

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I just got a AC4TV for Christmas. I simply love the tones from this thing. However, it is isn't quite loud enough to gig with. It is really close, but not there. So I need an amp that will give me these same tones at a little bit louder level. 15 watts max because I want to be able to crank it for overdrive at usable levels. My favorite tone with the AC4 is the volume at 3 oclock and the guitar volume turned down to about 6.

It doesn't have to say Vox on it. Botique or are cheap production amps are fine.

If I could get these tones out of a stomp box with my Fender type amps that would probably work as well so feel free to suggest some stomp boxes if they really get the tone.
 
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straightblues

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what's your speaker setup ?
I have lots of amps and speaker configurations. I can run a single 12, 2 x 12, 2 x10 or a single 15. I have both alnico and ceramic speakers. For Vox sorta speakers I have a Eminence Red Fang and a Weber Blue Dog.

My AC4 is the combo with a single 12.
 
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amp boy

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what speaker are you using ?
maybe a higher db rated speaker would do it....that Fang and Dog...do they do the trick ?
 

54GT

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You could move up to the AC15HTV? Just picked one up the other day so I am still in honeymoon phase, but it seems a very sweet amp. Played several of the Vox-type alternatives and liked this one's tones best. Reasonably priced relative to most of the boutique alternatives too. We'll see how it holds up.
 

Jack Dotson

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what speaker are you using ?
maybe a higher db rated speaker would do it....that Fang and Dog...do they do the trick ?
I agree. A 3 dB change in efficiency is essentially double the loudness. BTW, did you notice it only supports a 16 Ohm load? I'm considering selling mine because of this. I only use single 12's and everything I have is 8 Ohms. Wish I had researched this before getting this amp.
 

straightblues

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I agree. A 3 dB change in efficiency is essentially double the loudness. BTW, did you notice it only supports a 16 Ohm load? I'm considering selling mine because of this. I only use single 12's and everything I have is 8 Ohms. Wish I had researched this before getting this amp.
Yeah I realized this. I might put two of my 8 ohm 12 inch speakers together and run it that way. I haven't tried it yet. Again, I am not too interested in trying to make the AC4 work because I think I would just be fighting it the whole time. I am more interested in using the AC4 for home use and getting something just a little louder to gig with.
 

steve108819

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You could move up to the AC15HTV? Just picked one up the other day so I am still in honeymoon phase, but it seems a very sweet amp. Played several of the Vox-type alternatives and liked this one's tones best. Reasonably priced relative to most of the boutique alternatives too. We'll see how it holds up.
That is one killer amp. I have a line on one for $750 in mint condition, but I'm still trying to get over the fact that there is no MV. 99% of my playing is at home, where I can't even begin to warm up the tubes. But damn, it's one sweet amp. Help me justify why I need this much amp for home use.:)
 

terrapin

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That is one killer amp. I have a line on one for $750 in mint condition, but I'm still trying to get over the fact that there is no MV. 99% of my playing is at home, where I can't even begin to warm up the tubes. But damn, it's one sweet amp. Help me justify why I need this much amp for home use.:)
Because they are GREAT amps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can get mine to sound great a lower volumes at home in triode mode using pedals. I find it an easy amp to tame without losing alot with the right pickups and the right pedals.
 




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