#1
I'm in the market for a new amp with roughly $1500 max to spend. I'm working to form a reggae/rock band and am really interested in the Vox AC30.

I found a handwired edition online for a good price. I'll include the specs of that model to compare with the standard AC30. What I've deduced so far:

AC30 - ~$900.
-Celestion Greenback Speakers
-Tremolo and reverb controls, 3-band EQ

AC30HW2 - ~$1300 + shipping
-Choice of Celestion Greenbacks, WGS Black and Blues
-Simplified controls
-Matched Ruby Tubes


My question: Is the Handwired model really THAT much better than the standard AC30? I've heard that Alnico Blues are the only speaker to go with if you want the "classic" AC30 sound.
#2
I'd just get the AC30 unless you really have the extra money to drop. There's not going to be a huge difference in handwired vs. not handwired, I'd say the handwired aspect is really for bragging rights/sentimental value/resale value more than anything else.
#3
Quote by Amaseng
I'd just get the AC30 unless you really have the extra money to drop. There's not going to be a huge difference in handwired vs. not handwired, I'd say the handwired aspect is really for bragging rights/sentimental value/resale value more than anything else.
+1, it may be slightly better (if even notable) but almost certainly not $400+shipping better.
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#4
Do you want Circut boards or point to point wiring?
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#5
the trem and the reverb on the ac30 are solid state.
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