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Old 12-14-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Another "Another what amp thread"...again

I'm looking for a new amp because my current one is tripping out on me. My budget is about $500, genres: rock, blues-rock, alt-rock, indie, stoner-rock. New or used, don't really care, Definitely for gigs, have a practice amp already. I play a Fender Strat (MIM), through a big muff pi with tone wicker dist pedal.

I have been looking into Vox, Marshall and Orange amps, so one of those is preferable.



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Old 12-14-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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that said, a used AC30 would be great
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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I said new or used, don't care which, Closest city would be of no relevance to anyone as I live in Africa
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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ah, well then the AC30 would be pretty good, esp with the big muff. ever tried one? there aren't really any decent Marshalls in that range minus the DSL401, which might be ok too. Orange...well a Tiny Terror would be good for that stuff too but not if you need good cleans at gig volumes. Maybe a used OR15 too, although you'll have the same problem.
you'll also need a cab for both of those which may put you over budget.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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The Vox AC30 is the one i was thinking of, plus I can get one for pretty cheap, giving me more money to use on more pedals
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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AC30 definitely.

Just a heads-up though, if you live in an apartment/flat, your neighbors may complain about how loud the AC30 is!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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So VOX AC30....any competing arguments?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
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Not played one before but I assume an AC30 is a solid choice. Are there many used Laney's where you are? I've never heard a strat sound so good as through my AOR. Usually really cheap as well.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:44 AM   #9
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I have heard a lot of problems to do with the VOX AC30....anyone experienced these problems?
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:49 AM   #10
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I have heard a lot of problems to do with the VOX AC30....anyone experienced these problems?

The AC30 isn't an amp you question man. Just buy it and love it, and take care of it. It will take care of you.

It's legendary for a reason.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:55 AM   #11
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An ac30 would no doubt do the job.

That being said, I suggest that you also take a look at the jet city jca series. They have a great classic rock/hard rock distortion that can aslo do metal or blues.

Your only scarfice here, compared to the as30 would be the clean channel. It can get some decent cleans, better then a marshall, but it would touch a vox or fender. What I really like about the clean channel is that you can crank the pre gain up a bit and get a sweet blues od tone.

Good luck with the search,



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Old 12-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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So VOX AC30....any competing arguments?


AC30 is good, the Peavey Classic 30 is similar and also great. Try both.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #13
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well it turns out I don't really like the VOX AC30, too bright. I'm looking for a warm and obviously not too much of a bright sound. I'm thinking the Orange Jim Root 15W head and cab, but I'm wondering if that will be lound enough for bars and clubs and small outside gigs or not. I'm also now considering mesa boogie, but have no idea which one will be good, any suggestions?
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The AC30 is a special breed. Very mid-heavy and bright, like you said. To make it sound good, you have to get it loud, and by loud I mean "**** my ears that's loud". I think you would appreciate it a bit more if you had one that had the bright cap mod and heard it in some sort of mix. It stands out like nothing else.

Anyways, the Jim Root head is good for high gain stuff but sucks for cleans.

Mesa is always a good choice, but with that budget you really aren't going to find anything.

I would suggest maybe a Classic 30 or a used Valveking 2x12? It sounds like you are wanting to delve into the higher gain stuff by your recent posts but I am going off of your OP.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #15
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I mostly play with distortion, got a big muff pi, but I like the clean tones produced by most Oranges (love that old school clean, not too clean, just a little muddy and warm) , haven't tried the Jim Root one out though. If anyone knows the band, I like the kind of sounds produced by Parlor Mob, and my main influence is Jack White (I know he plays through old Fender amps, maybe one in my price range there?)

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #16
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Valveking is a great all-arounder, does blues like no man's business. It floats in rock waters decently, takes pedals very well, especially Bad Monkey overdrive which does wonders for it.

Haven't tried Jim Root's Orange, supposedly they packed Rockerverb 50 in a single channel 7/15 watt amp. Unlike dark terror, it has standard EQ. Definitely worth a spin.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #17
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ac30 for 500? thats a good deal. i was thinking more like a ac15 in good shape.

the 15 is still one loud mother, and the stuff you want isnt prestine clean, so a 15 might actually suit better than a 30.

to get a 30 to be like brian may, you will get evicted....by the people in the next county.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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I think I'm gonna go for the tiny terror
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #19
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well actualy the TH30 is about the same price, should I go for the TH30 or the tiny terror(15)?
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