#1
So how loud do I need to turn my vox AC15 CC1x up to get a good lead tone because I turned it up to about 10/11 o clock and when I switched to the neck pickup it sounds crap and boxy.
#2
check the knobs on your guitar, how hot are your pickups? probably reasonably loud. its only 15 watts so not bone shatteringly loud but enough to be heard on another floor of your house
#7
That's a good idea, I've thought at picking one up for the extra control. The 10-band MXR is a big hit around here. I've never personally used one though...
#9
ya an eq pedal might help, also, if there is the top boost on the model you have

i just got an ac30HH but i use it on the fifteen watt mode so it breaks up better, if yours has the top boost turn it up a bit and it will tighten your sound and make it cut through a bit more

also doesnt the ac15 have a boost switch?
#10
Quote by eberg2
ya an eq pedal might help, also, if there is the top boost on the model you have

i just got an ac30HH but i use it on the fifteen watt mode so it breaks up better, if yours has the top boost turn it up a bit and it will tighten your sound and make it cut through a bit more

also doesnt the ac15 have a boost switch?


No it doesnt have a boost switch.
#11
Hey, you posted this at the official VOX amps forum.

My advice, get yourself an EQ. My AC30 with my Casino in the neck position just sounds like hell. I use a BOSS EQ to just raise the treble a bit and the sound is fine. An EQ for you, my friend.

Plus you can also use that BOSS EQ as a booster. Try that out on an overdriven VOX and get ready to say WOW!!!!! You say you want a great lead tone...get youself the BOSS GE-7 and use it as a booster. I guarantee you that you will have an incredible lead tone. You will not be disappointed.
#12
An EQ is good.. just give it a VERY slight mid scoop and you'll get rid of that boxy sound.

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#13
well i think you need an od to get a good lead tone out of an ac15 but it does depend on what kind of lead tone you are looking for.
#14
Well if you want a nice british drive sound, you gotta crank up your TB volume,
and adjust your overall volume with the master
#15
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#16
So today I cranked (I mean cranked at 5 'o' clock) my AC15 and I used my friends AMT diststation and the rhythm sounded great but when I switch to the neck pickup it sounded so trebley I nearly died, so I rolled back the tone control on my guitar and turned back the treble on my amp to about 9 'o' clock and put the bass to about 3/4 'o' clock and it still sounded really trebley. The boxiness is gone but it's the treble problem now.
#17
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#18
ive always found that on the AC15 its better to keep the Hi an Lo knobs in same position as one another.

Baisicly i just use both as a mids knob.
#19
Quote by THEKID546
ive always found that on the AC15 its better to keep the Hi an Lo knobs in same position as one another.

Baisicly i just use both as a mids knob.


+1.
#20
also i have to say try a new speaker before you get an EQ pedal.

The one that comes with it is pretty good, better than most stock speakers if you ask me but you can do better.

since its a british amp i have to say go for a british speaker.
I think a better speaker will do you better than an EQ pedal honestly.

Weber Blue-Dog ceramic should fit the bill for a good speaker replacement if you want something better than what you already have but dont want to break bank.

https://speakerman.powweb.com/weber/weberord.htm

another thing try to do what i suggested just use both as mids knob, dial in a sound you like and then use the pedal you have accordingly to get the sound you want.
Last edited by THEKID546 at Feb 19, 2009,
#22
my bad i was thinking the one with the waferdale or whatever its called.

by all means get an EQ pedal then.

also dont foget you also have a volume and tone control on your guitar.
Last edited by THEKID546 at Feb 19, 2009,
#23
^I use the tone control on my guitar to reduce the treble but sometimes on the neck pick when the tone control is all the way down it will still sound harsh. But like Simsimius said I might just get a new set of tubes and if there is no improvement I will remove the bright cap.