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Two AC15'S OR 1 AC30?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by scenith, Jun 28, 2017.

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  1. scenith

    scenith TDPRI Member

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    Hey,

    any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Right, I'm in thw process of setting up a stereo pedal board. I have played stereo with my ac30 and a Peavey Rampage (don't knock it) :) and I loved the stereo feel. Beautiful.

    So My question is, I would like to push the vox to it's peak to get that great overdrive sound that a Vox gives but would rarely get that luxury either at home or playing smaller venues.

    So do you think it would be wise to sell the ac30c2 in exchange for two ac15? It will propbably be £150 or so on top of the selling price of the ac30....then I can crank the little amps without blowing peoples heads off, getting that overdive sound from the 15's with the added stereo option.

    good move?

    Cheers!
     
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    I used to play through 2 early 1960s AC30s in stereo.......Oh my word it sounded great.....
    I would imagine 2 AC15s would sound as good......
    Go for it!
     
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  3. scenith

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    thank you
     
  4. brookdalebill

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    I too like stereo.
    If you just play for your own enjoyment, it's wonderful.
    If you gig, sound guys and bandmates may hate you.
    You may be too much for them.
    Conversely, maybe you are a great artist, and the world is starving for your art.
    Dunno.
    I love AC15s and 30s.
    Hard to go wrong with them.
     
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  5. PinewoodRo

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    With two AC15's you'll likely still blow people's heads off! Bet it would sound amazing though - I have used an AC30 and a Peavey Delta Blues ( 2 x 10) which was great but definitely more volume than I needed.
     
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    WilburBufferson Friend of Leo's

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    My initial thought is that with two AC15s you always have a spare amp if one goes down, plus you have the option of mixing the normal and top boost channels across the two amps.
     
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    There isn't much volume difference in an AC15 vs an AC30. Doubling the watts only gives about a 3db increase in volume. So if the 30 is loud, the 15 will be too. But it's a glorious kinda loud!
     
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    I to have a AC30C2 and if it were me I'd probably just get a AC15 to run in stereo with the AC30.
     
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    I'd love to hear two AC15s in stereo, but I'd sure hate to have to lug 'em around...
     
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    I would go AC 10s.
    I run one AC and one Tranynor Darkhourse, ODs to one Modulations to the other.
    I pick up some tighter bass with the Darkhorse the AC lacks.
     
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    I like it! How bout AC15 head and a small cab coupled with a combo-make rig a little more flexible?
     
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    Two AC15's would be great.
    But so would the AC15 head + two extension cabs option. You could use different-sounding speakers to get a real nice stereo-effect mix.
     
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  13. JustABluesGuy

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    Options are always good. Two lower watt amps can be used individually or together for stereo or more volume.

    On that note, I wouldn't go with two of the exact same amp. I would mix it up some.

    I'm prefer a wet/dry rig than a stereo rig myself. Someone else mentioned that sound guys will probably hate seeing you coming, and will only offer you one mic for your rig anyway making it difficult to gig with a stereo rig unless you are a big time enough to hire your own sound man.
     
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    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Flexible! That's the word I was looking for! I like to have options. Two of the same amp seems like a waste.
     
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    I used to run an AC-15 and Deluxe Reverb in stereo. It was luscious. I vote for two AC-15's.

    BTW, I liked the way the AC-15 and DR complimented each other tone wise. The Fender had more of a scooped mid-range while the Vox had fatter mids. That DR was one of those amps I wish I could have kept.
     
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    Maybe keep the ac30 and get 2 ac15s and run a wet dry wet rig with the 15s on either side of the 30. That's my recommendation
     
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    I used to run a DR with a Gibson Goldtone GA-15RV and I agree - a very nice combo.
    The Goldtone is 2xEL84 amp with Vox-like tones.

    So, I vote 2 AC15's, too. Especially if you want to push the Vox into amp OD.

    p.s. I have one AC15, myself. I just run that one by itself - love that Vox sound!!
     
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    Two AC-15s would sound good.....I sometimes run a wet/dry rig with an Allen Accomplice JR running 6L6s and a AC-15C1 set to "growl".

    Lots of great ideas being tossed out.
     
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    I didn't think AC 15 heads were an option?
     
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    That's just crazy talk, dude.
    I don't know, maybe you don't have experience with both amps, but the AC30 is waaaaay louder.
     
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