Finally decided on a Vox AC15

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  1. jdinaz

    jdinaz TDPRI Member

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    Been going crazy trying to decide between the AC15 and a Bassbreaker 15, both excellent amps for what I need. Saw MF had the Vox for $100. off, with free shipping and no tax. That's about what a used one goes for. Hard to beat that deal. I play a Tele and had been using a Katana 50. The Katana is really good too, just missed those tubes. Thanks for listening, I had to tell someone. LOL
     
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    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    If I went back to tube amps, I'd pick up an AC15. I use a Helix now and almost exclusively use Vox models on it. Great choice!
     
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    Love my AC15C1, and am just getting into amp modeling based on... wait for it... a VOX AC.
    Absolute tone masters.
    Give the speaker plenty of time to break in, add some decent tubes (JJ’s or whatever other quality tubes), and maybe replace the reverb tank with a Mod.
    Oh, and if you get a decent ABY pedal you can use either input or both at the same time (3 different tone shapes).
     
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    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve been in a similar debate with myself between an AC15 and a Princeton reverb. I want a relatively low power amp with reverb and trem built-in. Both appeal to me, but I don’t want or need both. The Supro Comet is also in the running.
     
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    tce63 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    I have the AC15 , head and speaker Cab, fantastic amp, only changed the Reverb tank.

    Used to have only Fender amps, but was missing something.

    So now the Lineup is AC15 and a Marshall Origin.
     
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    what made you decide on the Vox instead of the Bassbreaker?
     
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    Why did you miss the tubes? This is not a trick question, I really want to know.
    BTW, our own Derek McCoy gets excellent fusion tones from a tele, cable and AC15:

    But he can also make a Roland Cube model work:
     
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    fjrabon Tele-Holic

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    My first really good amp was a an AC15. Then I had an offer accepted that I didn’t think would get accepted on a vintage super reverb. I had to sell the AC15 to make the money work, and the deal was too good to pass up. Then I got a Marshall Origin the next time I had money in the fund to buy an amp.

    But I’m really jonesing to get another Vox back in the lineup. Nothing like a cooking AC10/15/30.

    I think I’m leaning towards the AC10 for the purposes of a small, light grab and go. But if it were going to be my main amp I’d def go with another AC15.
     
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    Which modeler? So far I've had better results getting Vox sounds with the Fender Mustang GT (British 60s) than Boss GT-1 or Katana (VO Overdrive, VO Lead, matchless).
     
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    I am exploring going straight into the soundboard stereo out of my pedalboard rather than into a mic’d amp.
    I will be using the Tech 21 Liverpool as my amp modeler.
    Waiting to hook up our new digital soundboard (currently an analog A&H GL2400, going to a digital Midas something or other).
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  11. jdinaz

    jdinaz TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for all the support, the reason I choose the Vox was that I wanted built in tremolo if possible and the price was important to keep down. I don't play out anymore, so this is just for me to use in the music room. I would likely have been just as happy with the Bassbreaker. We're lucky to have all the choices that are available.
     
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