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DRRI vs 2 AC10s?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by speedy mcfeely, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. speedy mcfeely

    speedy mcfeely Tele-Holic

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    Here's a fun question: You have enough bread to buy a 65 Deluxe Reverb reissue or 2 Vox AC10s; what do you choose?
     
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    Deluxe reverb reissue if those are the only two choices. Nothing wrong with AC10. Just tube reverb and trem = more.
     
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    I like the Vox sound over the Fender sound every day of the week.
     
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    And I prefer the Fender sound over Vox Eight Days A Week.

    See what I did there?

    The AC10 is a very good amp. The DRRI is a beast of an amp.
     
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    AC10 and another guitar!
     
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    I had a similar choice in 2009, PRRI or 2 SCXD's.

    I bought a demo SCXD for $199 and upgraded to EHX tubes and an Eminence Legend 105 speaker. My buddy inherited a clean '60's Princeton Reverb and put in a new set of tubes. In a side by side comparison, we both liked the SCXD better. He sold the PR, and we both bought 2 SCXD's.

    Eight years later, his and my(4) SCXD's still work perfectly. He also bought a SCX2 head, that he uses with a 4 X 12 cabinet.

    So my advice is; buy 2 SCX2's, while you can still get them.
     
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    Considering I sold my '68 Custom Deluxe once I got my AC10, I'd easily pick 2 AC10s. However, I mainly play small rooms, bars, etc., so that's why it would be an easy decision for me.

    Also, reverb and then don't matter much to me.
     
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    Just curious why you said *two* AC10s. Would you play through both on stage? ...and would the volume of those two amps together be approximate to the volume of the DRRI?
     
  9. speedy mcfeely

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    I was thinking of cost and stage volume. Also the potential to run stereo. Plus it's just a fun question.
     
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    1967 to 2000 all that I ever used was Vox.
    OK, so in 2014 also bought a Blackstar ... But that's incidental to this comment, and I also kept/had a Vox and still do, albeit a hybrid Cambridge 15R.
    2017 - seriously tried a DRRI ... I now realise the error of my ways!
    Current circumstances render a DRRI unnecessary but if I was buying now, and perhaps it's due to changes in my hearing as I move out of middle-age ;) ... the DRRI would be first choice. Even, when priced here, at x2 the price of an AC 15 and x3 of an AC 10!
     
  11. Ira7

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    Stereo is way overrated. You have to really think that through.

    There are easier ways to get that "sound" that you think you can only get through stereo.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the AC10 - or even 2 of them, but there are many good reasons why the Deluxe Reverb is considered a classic.

    Someone once told me - and I've repeated this many time, myself - every guitar player should own a Fender Deluxe Reverb at least once in their life.
    That goes double if you play a Tele. :cool:

    I own both a Vox AC15-HW1 and a '68 DR. Love 'em both. Use them both regularly (though, not together).
    But if I had to choose to live with only one of them, the DR would win every time.
     
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    I have both a DRRI and an AC10. I LOVE both amps but the AC10 takes a back seat to the DRRI when it comes to volume and clean sounds. The AC10 is a great practice amp and sounds great when mic'd but during band rehearsal, it has trouble getting past the drums. Both amps sound amazing but If i had to choose, I'd go with the DRRI
     
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    The DDRI is louder than 2 AC10s. Just because it is double the output does not mean it is double the volume in terms of decibels. Just for the record, I haven't done the comparison myself so don't quote me on that. But i did take physics....twice.
     
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    Two AC10C1's. Run them in stereo.
     
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    QFT. The first time I tried it - I realized, hmm, before I step on that delay which goes dry to both amps but then dry to one and wet to the other, everything was going trough both. Once I step on it for a solo - when I need more, now my dry is going through only one, and the repeats are going through only one, so everything's quieter. And the separation was way over-rated.
     
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    I'd rather have the Fender, but i'd also prefer to run 2 amps.
     
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    DRRI no question. I might take an AC10 as a second amp, but not a first or only amp.
     
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    If the choice is a DRRI or 2 AC10's I would spend the money on an early 1970's silverface Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    DRRI, great amp. I never bonded much with my AC15, I don't think I'd be at a different conclusion for the ac10. I loved my DRRI though.
     
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