Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 10-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
sg4ever
clashof the coconuts
 
sg4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Screven, Georgia
made in UK AC15 vs AC15 custom series

I'm curious. My AC15C1 is doing the job. I'm not expecting Matchless, 65 Amps, Dr. Z, or Divided by 13 quality, but it does the job. I'm curious though. I see UK AC15s all the time for less than the atypical boutique EL84 amp. I know or know of some guys who swear by Vox amps that are made in England and turn their nose up at the Chinese made stuff (disregarding the hand-wired line up). They claim they couldn't bond with the newer Vox amps and never had much success with them. I'm not one to only go by the word of another, but I've never made the comparison myself. I've always enjoyed the tone that I hear from players who use Voxes that are made in England. I could be missing out, I suppose. Could someone tell me if the new line of Voxes are indeed a downgrade from even the 90s Vox amps?
__________________
Fender MiM Tele
Fender MiM Strat
Charvel DS-3 ST
Vox AC15C1
various pedals
sg4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
AcousticMirror
loves cheesecake
 
AcousticMirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
It really depends. I suspect that most people are talking about the circuit changes in the various ac15/30's that vox has put out more then where the amps were made.

I think the newest ones are pretty good.

The 90s ac15s had a bit of a different circuit then the mid 2000s ones then the changed it again recently to be closer to the originals.
__________________
buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
AcousticMirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
sg4ever
clashof the coconuts
 
sg4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Screven, Georgia
Well, maybe it's because these newest runs have Greenback speakers in them. I'm probably hearing a lot of the Alnico Blue speakers when I think of the Vox sounds that I've always enjoyed. I get a close approximation when the amp is tweaked and cranked, but the Greenback and solid state rectifier probably make a difference in tone that I'm hearing and that these players are hearing and pointing out. I'm just curious if I should halt the pursuit of a "Matchless" quality amp and seek out one of the UK Vox ACs floating around.
__________________
Fender MiM Tele
Fender MiM Strat
Charvel DS-3 ST
Vox AC15C1
various pedals
sg4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
BlackIce87
Registered User
 
BlackIce87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
I just took in a AC15H1TV in on trade. It's not my cup of tea, however, it's a fantastic amp. I've played the standard Ac15's in the shop and this thing just slays them. Especially when you have the volume up at about 3 o'clock and you get all the vox chime and grind from the blue. I'd definitely recommend one any day of the week if it fits into your style.
__________________
1987 Ibanez Jem 777LNG #124
2012 Herc Fede PMC Jem
1987 Ibanez RG550 Road Flare Red-R
Marshall JCM-1 W/Lead 12 Cab.
Wampler, Ibanez, MXR, Morley Pedals
BlackIce87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:29 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.