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Played a Vox AC30CC and Bassman LTD today...Wow!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Sonic Reducer, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Sonic Reducer

    Sonic Reducer Member

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    I have never played a vintage AC-30 or a vintage Bassman so I don't know if either amps sound like their vintage ancestors.

    But, both are excellent sounding amps. If you want a vintage type Marshall tone in a relatively light weight, not too big package, the Bassman does it in spades. It has to be pretty loud to do it, but it's there. I was using an SG Standard and it just killed through the amp. A huge chunky low end. I was playing everything from classic rock to punk rock power chord type stuff. It was great.

    The Vox was great also. There wasn't much of a volume difference between the two amps. It has nice cleans and great overdrive.

    Hard to say which I liked better, but you couldn't go wrong with either amp for a classic rock machine.
     
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    I played a reissue 59 bassman and found it very tiny. I didnt get to crank it, but i drove it enough to hear 'its' sound. I used a strat.

    I tried the AC30cc2x and loved it straight away so i bought it and now play it as my main amp. Great sounding amp.
     
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  4. Sonic Reducer

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    No love for the Bassman? I know there is plenty for the Vox?
     
  5. sgmarshall

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    Bassmans are great, haven't played an LTD yet though. I did play a AC30 CC1 today, and really liked it, I liked the 15 as well. Also tried that new Gibson RVT20, and it is awesome as well. So many amps, so little money...
     
  6. JDJ

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    Yeah, last month I picked up the Vox and liked it a lot. Then I took it back and picked up a Bassman LTD. That was the ONE! But then I took it back and ordered a Clark Piedmont with on-board reverb and attenuator. That's gonna be the cat's meow, I'm betting! But a used BM LTD is got to be one of the best bang-for-the-buck deals going. I saw one go for about $636 on eBay last night. A steal!
     
  7. Ogre

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    I retired my narrow panel tweed Pro, and replaced it with a new Fender Bassman LTD. The only upgrade I did was a Mercury Magnetics output tranny and choke. I think it sounds great clean or blazing!
     
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    I love the Bassman LTD. I play the reliced & "new looking" versions at the local GC all the time. Serious man-love for this amp. If I had a need for more juice, I'd have one.
     
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    Has anybody run the ac30 & bassman in stereo at the same time? :drool
     
  10. sgmarshall

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    I've read somewhere that Rory Gallagher used a bassman and ac30 for his tone.
     
  11. Relicula

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    I have a decent collection of vintage amps, Marshall, and Fender. I picked up a Bassman ltd a while ago, and it is hands down the best production amp that Fender has made in my lifetime. It may not sound exactly like a vintage bassman, but no two amps do anyway.

    This amp very well may be my favorite, honeymoon aside, its a keeper.:dude
     
  12. smallcrap

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    +1 for the AC30CC2X

    Wow, I've been wanting to try one for awhile and my local GC just got these in. They didn't have the non-Blue CC2 unpacked so I couldn't compare the two. I wish I hadn't played the CC2X first....

    The guy there hooked me up in a closed room in the back so I could turn up. I grabbed the first American Tele I saw and I'll tell you I am VERY impressed. The guy set up the amp so I could blend the channels. I didn't care about the verb or Trem, I just wanted to hear it do its thing. It sounded great to me just moving the blend knob I was able to get a nice range of clean to dirty. Great sounding amp.
     
  13. hw2nw

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    I want that Bassman in the emporium... :D
     
  14. sabbath90

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    they're both FANTASTIC amps. mass produced amps are getting really good. now there are really good amps for people who can't afford vintage or 'boutique'. thumbs up to fender and vox!
     

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