#1
I have a Bugera 333xl that is going away to be analysed, when the shop get it i will be having a refund, i dont want to keep hold of something i no longer trust, it is blowing the fuse because the transformer is screwed, so I am about to buy a Vox Ac30cc, I play in a punk covers band playing everything from the Clash,Skids,Pistols,Damned,The Ruts,Generation X,999, you get the picture! anyway, a couple of questions.
1.will the AC30cc be okay for the above type of music(i also have a boss me30 pedal so distortion etc is only a stomp away)
2.how upgradable is the Ac30? can i add additional speakers to it? if so will it have more volume?
apologies for the dumb questions, but i have no concept of audio whatsoever, i assume that if i plug extra speakers in the sound would disperse between the speakers making each one quieter, but increasing the overall area of sound making it louder????
what the Frikin hell am i saying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#2
that amp will work very well for those bands
i don't know what else you're saying so i won't try to answer those questions
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#3
What im saying is:
can i add cabs to the AC30 for more output, or will it make no difference to my volume?
basically is the AC30, as it comes out of the box, the loudest it's gonna get?
cheers
#4
The ac-30 will definatley cover those types of styles.

1. I owned one, recently sold it.

2. The 30 watts is all tube, it's MUCH louder than you think, and miched up you will be fine. I guarentee it man.

3. It's going to push more air the more amount of speakers you have, as long as it's not overloading the power stage. It won't necessarily be louder, but it will push more air and make it sound louder.

4. They will only mic a speaker, so their is really no point in another cab. Just save yourself the cash and buy the ac 30 with the celestion gold speaker.

5. You'll need something better than the boss me-30

6. The ac-30 is a great amp, treat her well
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#5
Well, the AC30 is bloody loud on its own, so I wouldn't see the need for more cabs, but yes I'm pretty sure there is an external speaker out on the newer ones.

Of course, I haven't looked one over for a while, so I'm not 100%.
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#6
get an ac30 head like i have, and you can get any size cabinet you want, and get a new one whenever you feel. simple.
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#7
it's loud enough to play very large gigs on it's own, and you can always mic it to the pa. it seems to suit your styles well, though you might wanna grab an overdrive pedal. i'd suggest that you save up for the one with the better speaker (celestion blue i think)
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#9
Agree with what others are saying on this thread - perfect amp for your the bands you listed sounds and plenty loud!

I am playing a completely stock AC30 and am enjoying it as is. That said, the AC30 has plenty of followers that are always chasing different sound possibilities. The following thread might give you some ideas:

http://www.vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61816
#10
Lads,
thanks for all the replies, you've said everything i wanted to hear, can't wait to get it, when i do, I'll post a reply to let you know how it's panned out,
cheers for the help.
Rich
#12
Please don't use your tone-sucking ME-30 with as wonderful an amp as that. That's just a waste.
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Please don't use your tone-sucking ME-30 with as wonderful an amp as that. That's just a waste.

What this guy says.
#15
Oh god! You are in for a treat. I fully cranked my AC30 one time. It was at a 400-500 person gig where the sound system was awful. They didn't even mic our guitar amps. I dimed that thing out, and boosted it with a Catalinbread Silverkiss and an SD-1. Sweet Lord! Talk about rich harmonic distortion!! It was glorious. It could sustain for DAYS!! It was loud as crap, to the point that even in the large room people still thought I was loud. No effing cabs...just 2 12 inch speakers.
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#16
I've never had to turn mine up past half for any gig. I play with the normal vol. turned up 1/4 and the master up 1/4 for practice and it's easily loud enough. I just wish i had 2 of them since I have to leave mine at our practice space.
#17
Just what i've been wanting to hear...lads, your input has been awesome.
cheers Rich
#18
okey dokey, have just bought the AC30 and I've also bought a vox V212BN cab to go with it, I now need a good distortion pedal for the old punk stuff im gonna be playing, does anyone have any sugestions. I am dumping the ME50 as suggested.
I want it to sound as similar to the Pistols/Clash/Buzzcocks as possible.
any help would again be great.
Rich
#19
You shouldn't need a distortion pedal, an overdrive should do more than you need....pick up a tubescreamer and save yourself the disappointment of a boss ds-1 or something.
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#20
Try an OD pedal like the Boss SD-1.

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#21
^^^--I already suggested a tubescreamer....
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#22
I'm thinking of buying an AC30 as well, but i'm not going for the same sound. I want a classic/hard rock sort of sound, like Deep Purple and AC/DC. think the AC30 could do that? maybe with a pedal in front?
#23
I hate the Tubescreamer, probably one of the most overated pedals ever
#24
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I want a classic/hard rock sort of sound, like Deep Purple....think the AC30 could do that?

Well, since Deep Purple used the AC30, I'd say yes.
This amp is not just Beatles and U2.
#25
This amp is so much versatile than you think.

I feel like I can do anything with mine (including a lot of metal) with the right dirtboxes in front.

I play through the "hand-wired" AC30HH, with a custom cab that has Weber Blue Dog AlNiCo speakers, and I think the AlNiCos are a must with this amp.. It actually makes a world of difference.

Another thing I really suggest is snipping out the "bright cap". It's a capicitor attached to the volume knob that allows a lot of highs to flow through unhindered - removing this makes the amp so much more pedal friendly, as well as just more tolerable as far as high end goes I think (although it's pretty sexy stock, just sayin').

It's such an easy mod, there's no soldering involved, you just have to literally cut the cap out and then you're done.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents after using it for a little while.
#26
Boost the AC30 with a Fulltone OCD.

Get the Alnico Golds or Blues.

Snip the bright cap.
#27
Quote by lamf37
I hate the Tubescreamer, probably one of the most overated pedals ever


ever played a Keeley modded one?
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#28
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ever played a Keeley modded one?



FAR less overrated, my fellow canadian. The difference is pretty huge imo.

EDIT: PS - Sioux Lookout.... ouch, that's in the styx for sure. Nothing around there but trees.
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#29
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FAR less overrated, my fellow canadian. The difference is pretty huge imo.

EDIT: PS - Sioux Lookout.... ouch, that's in the styx for sure. Nothing around there but trees.


you know it man!

yeah....the trees get kinda old after some time.... thats why i like my fair share of time in the city.
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#30
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Well, since Deep Purple used the AC30, I'd say yes.
This amp is not just Beatles and U2.


I always thought Richie Blackmore used Marhsall... at least that's what i was told and i just assumed it was true. didn't Pete Townshend use an AC30 too?
#31
AC30 is now in my spare room, i've given it a roasting this morning and it sounds awesome, the top boost volume right up with the master set down...Jesus, this thing is unbelievably powerful!
I do have a question though, on the inside of the casing at the bottom of the amp is a vinyl cover, with something inside, what the F**k is inside there, i dont wanna prod around too much in case i mess something up.
cheers again.
#32
Quote by lamf37
AC30 is now in my spare room, i've given it a roasting this morning and it sounds awesome, the top boost volume right up with the master set down...Jesus, this thing is unbelievably powerful!
I do have a question though, on the inside of the casing at the bottom of the amp is a vinyl cover, with something inside, what the F**k is inside there, i dont wanna prod around too much in case i mess something up.
cheers again.



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