#1
My budget is under 2000$ and I'm looking for the best tube amp for versatility with a preference for blues rock and classic rock.

I've already checked out the vox ac30cc2 and the marshall stacks and I'm wondering which one would be a better deal a vox combo or a marshall jvm or jcm stack. And what about the difference between the ac30cc2 and cc2x is it really that big?

Thanks in advance for your input.
#2
i suggest a jvm. those are very versatile. i'd grab a good overdrive pedal too. maybe a tube screamer or something along those lines
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#3
There are way better amps than the JVM at 2000
Look at the Orange Rockerverbs, Chicago Blues Box, Splawn Superstock, Mesa Lonestar and Mesa Stiletto Ace, Maybe an old marshall JMP.
Go for any one of those and you'll be set.
#4
????

2k?

Dude, you can almost get a used diezel for that price.
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so about the ac30 which one is a better choice for me the cc2 or cc2x? and is the mesa rectoverb good for blues-rock?
#8
for blues rock i'd go for the orange. they have an amazing sound. for the ac30, the cc2x is more variable so you can get a 'modern' tone as well as the classic beatlesey chime. there's a switch on the back...
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Quote by Sakattack75
i suggest a jvm. those are very versatile. i'd grab a good overdrive pedal too. maybe a tube screamer or something along those lines


2 or 4 channels and a ton of knobs do not nessecarily mean versatile. IMO the jvm's are severely overpriced, and very limited tonewise. Way too modern for blues and classic rock.
The vox is very good. But if you wanna save some money check out ceriatone.com Search this forum for feedback. They make awesome clones.
I play the same genre of music as you do, and my 2061 handwired head from marshall really gives me the tone Ive been looking for my entire time of playing. The HW series I really recommend, except you can order clones that sound nearly the same from ceriatone at a fraction of the price.
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The vox as I said is really good. A bit too muddy for my taste though, but sweet tone indeed. But really you should go try the different ones out.
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#10
Wow thanks a bunch for all the input guys. Now its time to go to guitar center and check for myself. Merry Christmas!!!
#11
last question: Would it be wiser to buy a new guitar or a new amp for Christmas? I have a gibson les paul vintage mahogany and I don't really like it, nor do I like my line 6.
#12
^ if you don't like either, you should probably replace both. the guitar is probably better than the line 6 (assuming that's a spider), but if you spend $1000 on a guitar, and $1000 on an amp, you should be able to get a nice rig.
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Quote by chrisdam
2 or 4 channels and a ton of knobs do not nessecarily mean versatile. IMO the jvm's are severely overpriced, and very limited tonewise. Way too modern for blues and classic rock.
The vox is very good. But if you wanna save some money check out ceriatone.com Search this forum for feedback. They make awesome clones.
I play the same genre of music as you do, and my 2061 handwired head from marshall really gives me the tone Ive been looking for my entire time of playing. The HW series I really recommend, except you can order clones that sound nearly the same from ceriatone at a fraction of the price.
Check it out
The vox as I said is really good. A bit too muddy for my taste though, but sweet tone indeed. But really you should go try the different ones out.


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#15
well i got meself a vox ac30cc2 at guitarcenter at 80$ less so I'm a happy camper. btw, would it be wise to install AlNiCo Blue speakers? and if so how would I go about doin' that?
#16
- buy alnico blue speakers

- remove old speakers

-install new ones

really depends if they're the new-style quick connect ones, or older style (where you have to solder). if you don't have to solder, and assuming they're a direct fit, there shouldn't be that much to it.
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#17
Yah if i were you id get a new amp and new guitar.

what exactly are you ganna use this for.

You dont necessarily have to blow 2k on an amp.
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Quote by demonstrius
well i got meself a vox ac30cc2 at guitarcenter at 80$ less so I'm a happy camper. btw, would it be wise to install AlNiCo Blue speakers? and if so how would I go about doin' that?


Look at Weber AlNiCo Blue Dogs or Scumnicos from Scumback.
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I would personally suggest a Superlead Plexi or maybe a JCM800
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Quote by demonstrius
well i got meself a vox ac30cc2 at guitarcenter at 80$ less so I'm a happy camper. btw, would it be wise to install AlNiCo Blue speakers? and if so how would I go about doin' that?


Assuming you played both the AC30CC2 and the CC2X at guitar center... could you hear a difference? Could you hear a $600 difference?

If you buy the speakers and install them yourself, then you will have a cc2x. The speakers are the only difference, and you'll end up likely paying more for it this way than if you had just bought the cc2x in the first place. Just keep it like it is and enjoy it. Don't spend money just to spend it.