What is your favorite el84 amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by wordsonyou, Jan 12, 2005.


Which el84 amp do you prefer?

  1. Vox AC30 JMI

  2. Matchless DC30 or JJ

  3. Bad Cat Trem Cat or Black Cat

  4. /13 ERT 33 or other

  5. Bruno UG30

  6. Kingsley Deluxe 30

  7. Alessandro English

  8. Top Hat King Royale

  9. Komet Con.

  10. No, you got it wrong, what about Mojave, Fargen, Mayfly, Valvetech etc you dummy!!

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  1. wordsonyou

    wordsonyou Member

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    I know a bunch of us are el84 -aholics on this site. So I thought it would be fun to ask what is your favorite el84 based amp - price and dreams are no limit!

    I'll start with the obvious - a functioning, properly working JMI Vox AC30 combo is probably my favorite el84 tone. I look forward to your responses :)
     
  2. procos

    procos Supporting Member

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    '62 JMI Vox AC30 nothing touches it.

    Chuck
     
  3. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    Dr Z Maz-en & Carmen Ghia & al.

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  4. wordsonyou

    wordsonyou Member

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    Yeah I wish I had included Dr. Z in the list, but 10 was the limit! I'll get alot of the votes for being a dummy! :)
     
  5. v-verb

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    EL84 junkie checking in!
     
  6. voodoogreg

    voodoogreg Member

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    hard to pick. i like all 3 of my vox's (early 62' 2 64' TB's) like my two matchless DC-30's. VDG
     
  7. mountain blues

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    One of the Fargen Faithful here—I love my Epic 30 DC!
     
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    slipbeer Supporting Member

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    If I had to pick one of the list it would have to be the original...the AC30.

    I also have great feelings about the original Matchless stuff.

    But I still think my Bogner Metropolis is an underrated and underappreciated EL84 MONSTER...so let them cable boys sue me.
     
  9. voodoogreg

    voodoogreg Member

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    I feel that way about the Z maz18 nr. inho eat's many fav/popular
    new EL84 amps, I have heard, go''s to media great. (like all Z's)
    always will love my first AC-30 best, my DC-30's. VDG
     
  10. guitarman_1

    guitarman_1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Vox AC30. Nothing beats the real thing. Alessandro English is my second choice.:)
     
  11. v-verb

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    I think you should say AC30/4 - the king of AC30's!!

    A step above the rest I've heard:cool:
     
  12. voodoogreg

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    nig, you obviously not heard my 64' with factory add on top boost.....:D VDG
     
  13. Laroosco!

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    DC30 is my hands down favorite EL84 amp.

    IMO nothing touches it.
     
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    voodoogreg Member

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    your right too :D VDG
     
  15. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    Ditto. Love my Epic 30 DC to death. Not only does it get great vintage AC-30 tones, I can nail early Marshall JTM-45 tones, perfect for classic rock.

    That said, I would love to play a JMI-era Vox AC-30. I've played some older Vox amps, but not as vintage as the JMI stuff.
     
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    Hey Bro!

    You could be right...but an AC30 with 4 inputs and the EF86 front end - a rare thing indeed!

    Got your # from the Komet sale page - will call you tomorrow.

    Take Care

    Nigel
     
  18. guitarman_1

    guitarman_1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Nigel. It is rare, and sounds killer. Nothing like the ef 86 to kick it up a notch in the gain department. I do feel the top boost are chimier, bit they dont rock like the 4 input model. We are all blessed to have such great gear. I love my amp, and gave up a ton of gear for it. Fortunately for me, it has not disapointed me.
    Cheers.
    O:cool:
     
  19. v-verb

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    Very true Orlando -we are indeed lucky as recent events have underscored.

    Cheers

    Nigel
     
  20. decay-o-caster

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    Dr. Z Mazerati.

    But that's maybe because I've never played an AC30.

    Or a VHT Pitbull 45...
     

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