#1
I can't actually play one in real life due to the lack of local dealers, but I really wanted to see what a Vox AC30 would osund like with pedals... so I switched my AD30 to the AC30TB setting and I plugged in my Marshall OD pedals. It worked pretty well, but is this how the amp will really sound with pedals. It was very bassy like people said it would be, so I dropped the bass on the pedal and the amp down low, which worked well. I'd need a noise gate for it to work in a gig situation (dunno why but it was **** loud when I wasn't playing)

so
tl:dr
AD30VT on AC30 setting + pedals - will it sound like an AC30TB + Pedals?
#3
The AD30 is a modelling amp, and although sounds similar, won't ever bring out the true characteristics of a real AC30.

Try the AC30 out, it's the only way you'll ever know how it truely sounds.

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#4
if you like the sound of the AC30 model, then im sure that you will really like the sound of the real AC30 with pedals.
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#5
Quote by stykerwolf
An AC30 is going to sound amasing with pedals, a LOT more then an AD30 with the AC30 settings on them.

How did the Mesa betting thing go down?

The bid ended on £1500 and I realised I wanted a more vintage amp - hence AC30

I found a great deal on a used AC30HH.... but its not quite as gainy as the Mesa
#6
Lets look at it this way-

An overdrive is usually used to push tubes for more distortion.
Your AD30 has no tubes
Therefore, It is not a good judge of how pedals will sound with an AC30.

Unless you werent using the pedal for a boost.

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#7
Quote by jc349
Lets look at it this way-

An overdrive is usually used to push tubes for more distortion.
Your AD30 has no tubes
Therefore, It is not a good judge of how pedals will sound with an AC30.

Unless you werent using the pedal for a boost.

I was using it on a clean tone with the AC30 preset