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Old 10-02-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Vox AC15C1 - Too heavy?

I'm in the market for a new amp (currently playing a cheap Peavey amp) and wanted to get some opinions. I have a strat. I went to Guitar Center the other day and A/B'ed a Blues Junior and Vox AC15C1. Both sounded significantly better than my current amp. I liked the Vox AC15C1 best.

I started the craiglist search and found an AC15C1 with foot switch and cover for about $425.

  • First of all, is this a good deal if it's like new (never gigged, never in a smoking environment, etc)? Seems pretty reasonable retailing at $600.

  • Second, am I going to regret buying it because of how heavy it is? 50 lbs is a lot...
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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any 112 combo is gonna weight something like that anyway, I wouldn't worry about the weight issue.

as for the price, I'm on the wrong side of the world to know if that's a good price on the used market in the US
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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I carried my AC15C1 without problems. Then again, I carry my head in one head and my cab in the other now. :P
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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any 112 combo is gonna weight something like that anyway, I wouldn't worry about the weight issue.

+1

I like to think of the weight as a reminder that it's expensive and fragile. People tend to assume heavy things are expensive.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Ive got the AC15, yeah its a bit of a pain in the ass to carry around with you (ive started jsut leaving it at my friends house instead of lugging it over there for practice all the time) but it really is the best sounding amp and totally worth the weight, you wont regret buying it
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #6
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It's like 44+ pounds. It's not quite fifty pounds and quite manageable. Do some squats, push-ups, and sit-ups. I would go for it at that price. If you're that concerned with weight, try looking for a Vox Night Train and a 112 cab. It will be lighter and have comparable tones.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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50 lbs isn't that much. My JCM900 weighs 60 lb and that is my lightweight amp that I use when I can't be bothered dragging around my full rig.
Get a trolley if you happen to be a spider monkey. You need a trolley anyway because there's always going to be something heavy that will need moving around.
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50 lbs isn't that much. My JCM900 weighs 60 lb and that is my lightweight amp that I use when I can't be bothered dragging around my full rig.
Get a trolley if you happen to be a spider monkey. You need a trolley anyway because there's always going to be something heavy that will need moving around.


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Old 10-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #13
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50 lbs isn't that much. My JCM900 weighs 60 lb and that is my lightweight amp that I use when I can't be bothered dragging around my full rig.
Get a trolley if you happen to be a spider monkey. You need a trolley anyway because there's always going to be something heavy that will need moving around.


he's in his late 80's and he can do it. i think OP will be fine.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #14
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My Valveking 212 is 70lbs and I have to lug it around all the time. I'm 150 pounds soaking wet. Deal with the weight.
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My late 80's?

Damn time flies when you get older. Seems like my 49th birthday was only a few months ago - and now I'm 80? Wtf? Did i get alzheimer's and nobody bothered to tell me about it?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #17
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Per the suggestion of the UG community, I grew a pair and bought it. Lovin' it so far... though it's only been a day. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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45 pounds is fairly standard for a 1x12.

any tube amp combo of decent wattage is going to be that heavy. not only is the chassy and transformers heavy, but the frame, etc, and the speaker itself is probably atleast 10-15.

thats about as portable as its going to get.

the most light weight setup you could have is going to be a 1x12 cab with a smaller wattage lunchbox sized head. both pieces might be in the 20ish pound range (for a cheap cab) whereas a solidly build 1x12 might push 40 pounds, probably around 30.

im pretty happy with my setup with a 22 pound head and about a 40ish pound cab.

i suppose the ultimate portability is running a multi-FX into the PA. thats literally weighless in comparison ha. or ace FX or something completely digital.

tube equipment is big and heavy. simple as that.
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