New Amp Day: Vox AC30HH

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  1. geek-mo

    geek-mo Supporting Member

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    It has a Weber copper cap rectifier and I really like the punchy sound enough that I'll keep it in there. The person I bought it from played it loud through a 4x12 loaded with greenbacks and it had a sound reminiscent of an older, 4-hole Marshall. Takes pedals like a champ and is easily the most beautiful sounding amp I have ever heard, let alone had as my own!

    Now, I think I need to find an attenuator. This amp is LOUD.

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  2. playthecray

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    Congrats. Those amps are fantastic.
     
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    I play mine through a Rock Crusher and take the line out into another amp for effects.
     
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    Thanks. It's an odd feeling. It's like I no longer have amp GAS. I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I can't think of a british-voiced amp that can do anything that this amp can't, in one way or another.

    I guess it's time to start saving for that Twin Reverb!

    :banana
     
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    Awesome! Congrats and enjoy.
     
  7. Custom50

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    Those are really good sounding amps. My friend and other guitar player in one of my bands uses one those those heads with a greenback loaded cab and it sounds great. I use an Orange Rocker 30 and those two amps sound really good together.
     
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    Nice grab. Those amps sound so good. Just too loud for my playing scenarios. Is totally have one if I could get it up to right volumes.
    Enjoy!
     
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    Probably my favorite amps of all time! Congrats
     
  10. geek-mo

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    I swear, through a closed-back 4x12 with greenbacks, that amp sounds positively Marshallesque! Not 2204/2205, mind you, but late 1960s to early 1970s. I've been a Celestion Blue purist for a while now, but I plan to start looking for a 4x12.

    Thanks! It's a loud beast. I will get an attenuator a little later this year. I suppose I could get a PPIMV installed, but I don't want to mess with this amp. It's perfect the way it is!
     
  11. Bluesful

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    Congrats on the amp mate.

    I have a HW AC30 with a bypassable MV and to my ears at least the amp sounds better with the MV bypassed and an a good attenuator (a Power Station in my case) doing the role of a MV. I think this is because the AC30s need the power tubes to cook a little to give up the goods, they aren't really a pre-amp based amp. So my suggestion would be to avoid a PPIMV and invest in a good attenuator but YMMV.
     

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