VOXAC30 HW2x or Fender super reverb reissue

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  1. andybluesnrock

    andybluesnrock Member

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    Hey guys Andy again
    I have the cash for a new amp but am tossing up between the vox handwired
    and the fender super reverb.
    would appreciate your thoughts
    The amp would be used for blues and classic rock
    THE NEW SUPROS ARE A REAL POSSIBILITY AS WELL
    cheers andy
     
  2. Dashface

    Dashface Member

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    Supers are amazing. They really are.

    The Super reissues sound very good; I had an old drip-edge Super that was god-like, and the new ones sound very close. A Super is good because it has power and presence, but can still sound subtle. In my experience, a Super is going to be more versatile with pedals as well.

    AC30s are fantastic, no doubt about it, but Supers have it in spades, and will be a bit more "classic rock" and blues for sure.
     
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    I may be a Vox guy and vouch for the Handwired series any day, but for blue and classic rock, why not get a Marshall or something?
    JTM45 Handwired for example.
     
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    Cheers and thanks for your reply dashface
     
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    thanks godspeed.
    maybe the 1973x is the way to go
     
  6. Pedro58

    Pedro58 Supporting Member

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    Total toss-up. No winner. And I've owned and gigged both. I had a '67 SR and have a Hayseed 30. I miss my SR sometimes...
     
  7. Memphistokid

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    Totally agree! I have a Super Reverb and Marshall 18 watt replica and both are awesome for Blues and Rock. That said, I do have a friend who uses a strat into a Vox AC30 and he sounds great playing Srv and blues covers. I may say his sound cuts thru much better than the other two, at least to my ears.
     
  8. andybluesnrock

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    thats very informative memphisto kid
    is there anything of your mate with the ac3o on youtube
     
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    I poked around and sorry couldn't find any videos unfortunately.
     
  10. Hilltopper

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    I think this is a tough question. When the HW's are available, you can find a deal and get them at a reasonable price - I got mine with the Blues for 1,600 (20% discount) from Musicians Friend, which isn't so much more than the typical new price for an SRRI. I also have a late 67 SFSR with the blackface circuit - love it, but IMO an SRRI gets you in the ballpark just fine. If you are looking for something new, I doubt you will get any of the HW Marshall's at the same price point as the other two.

    If I were going to choose between the SRRI and an AC30HW, I would likely go with the SRRI, with a tube screamer and then one of the Marshall-in-a-box pedals like the Box of Rock or KOTB, and I think you would be set. However, you could go a similar route with the AC - people forget that Rory Gallagher's probably most famous amp was an AC30, so a fine example of a blues guy going that route. Good luck with your search!
     
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    Oh, and you mentioned the Supros. I haven't heard the new ones in person but people seem to like them. I have a couple of vintage ones that will really rock, but I don't believe any in the current line of Supros (and maybe vintage as well) will get you anywhere near the volume levels of the AC or SRRI, if that matters.
     
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    Don't sleep on the Fender Tweed amps that they've reissued. Damn fine amps there as well!
     
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    Buy one of the amps, either the super or the ac30.
    Buy it in the store.
    When you get it, ask for strings and pick up the other one and run like hell carrying both.
    Try to hit the gym 6 months in advance.
     

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