#1
When I crank up my VOX AC4, it gets sort of..."lumpy" and farty. But that's only when it's on the 4 watt mode. On the 1/4 watt and 1 watt mode, it's fine.

Does anyone else get this? Is it my guitar or my amp? Or is it just me?
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#2
Maybe its just too loud.
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#3
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Maybe its just too loud.

Like...what do you mean?
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#5
Everything is nice and snug. I checked myself the day I got it.

But I feel like it's not speaker distortion, since it's a 10 watt speaker and the amp is only 4 watts. I only have the volume at noon when it starts to sound farty, so I think it's safe to say that the amp is only putting out about 6-7 watts of power max.
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#6
speakers can start distorting well below the power rating, i think. i haven't tried the ac4, so I dunno about that particular amp.
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Then why would they be rated for something that they can't handle?
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Then why would they be rated for something that they can't handle?
They can handle it, the distortion is natural in many guitar speakers.
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#9
Ah, I see. Either way, I think that's stupid.
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yeah, the rating means where the speaker is actually struggling, i.e. about to fail. speaker distortion is wanted by some players.
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#11
The speaker's power handling isn't a reference to when it starts distorting the sound. The power handling rating is the amount of power the speaker can take before it is damaged. A speaker can begin distorting with as little as 1 watt delivered to it (depending on the speaker). And more often than not, speaker break-up is a desired component of the overall tone.

But speaker break-up is probably not what you are taking issue with here. You may just not like the character of the 4 watt mode. Or it could be the behavior of the output tube that you're not crazy about. EL84's are cheap, and your amp only has one, so you could try a little "tube rolling" to see if another brand sounds better to your ears.
#12
just be careful with the ac4, the vast majority of tube amps are really easy to switch tubes in (certainly single-enders where you don't have to bias), but trying to swap tubes in the ac4 exposes you to the circuit, and you could electrocute yourself if you're not careful (even if it's off). If you don't know what you're doing, let someone else who does swap the tubes for you.
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