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Help!! Blues Jr. vs Vox ac30 hw1x

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by 800xm, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Lawdawg

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    I don't know that's pretty apples and oranges to me. If you want a solid amp that can also serve as a pedal platform for your Helix, the BJr. IV is a great choice. The AC15 is not as flexible as a pedal platform, and it is pickier about pedals. To be sure, the classic Vox tone is awesome for a lot of folks, but that needs to be the reason you get one of these.

    Confused about your comment about verb, doesn't the Helix have a ton of verb options so can use without needing to add another dedicated verb pedal right? I don't have a Helix so maybe I'm way off base.
     
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  2. mugen74

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    Well, I don’t have either now but I’ll keep that in mind if I get another one. Thanks!

    jh
     
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    AC15 all day, every day.
     
  4. LightningPhil

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    +1 for VOX option
     
  5. Henry Mars

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    Different animals ... my preference is for the BJ Junior IV. They sound really nice right out of the box. They take pedals well and you won't get a hernia carrying it around. I'm not really a big VOX fan I ownd one and it sat in the corner for 3 years before I finally sold it. Another good choice is the Traynor YCV20.
    I use my JR a lot ... especially in small rooms. If you pull the plug in the chassis you can hook it up to any speaker cabinet that you want. My JR has a C.Rex ... it sound great.
    I'd pass on the VOX. JMHO
     
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    I have a AC15 HW1x. Bought it second hand. It is one of the best amp I have owned. At that price, don’t hesitate you won’t regret it.
     
  7. studio1087

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    I had an AC15C1 and a Blues Junior. I sold the AC15C1. The AC15 is very big and very heavy and I thought it was very harsh. I’ve gigged the BJ mic’d and not mic’d about 100 times and it’s never let me down.

    A Blues Jr is like a Swiss Army knife and they’re conveniently to live with. Go to a store and pick up an AC15C1 and walk around with it. It’s like moving a small piece of furniture.

    My opinion. Save your money and put it toward another guitar.
     
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    You're right about that. I threw some casters on mine.
     
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