#1
Anyone know of the AC15vr is just the AC15 setting from a valvetronix but in a better looking package? I played one of the VR30's before they were discontinued and it was good. I already have a AD30VT and as much as I like the AC15VR I won't bother if it's not much in terms of an upgrade
#2
I have one, it's pretty good but the distortion doesn't go heavy enough even on the modern setting. Its not a proper tube amp anyway and looking back I couldve gotten more for my money like a jet city or something.
Its gonna be slightly better sounding than the model onthe Valvetronix because rather than it being modeled from a chip it's actual curcuitr. Keep in mind that it's still mostly solid state circuitry not tube.

Anyway, it's not gonna be a worthwhile upgrade from you current amp. If you wan to upgrade to the same price then your best choice would a jet city jca22h or something similar that is all tube.

That being said, I do really like the Vox AC15VR and the cleans are great. The distorion is just slightly lacking. It is super silent though, even with lots of gain.
#3
If you're gonna get an AC15, do yourself a favor and forget the VR models exist. the AC15Cxxxxx models are where it's at. All tube.

I don't understand the post above about the distortion not going heavy enough... it's an AC15, not a recto Not sure if you meant that it doesn't quite hit the same amount of drive as a real AC15, or if you were just trying to get more gain out of it than an AC15 is capable of.
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#4
I had the AC15VR. I bought a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and a Fulltone OCD pedal. Sold the Vox and never looked back.
#5
I tried one and it was boring. Get a real ac15, or check out cheaper USA voiced alt.'s like the Blues Jr. or Carvin v16.
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#6
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If you're gonna get an AC15, do yourself a favor and forget the VR models exist. the AC15Cxxxxx models are where it's at. All tube.

I don't understand the post above about the distortion not going heavy enough... it's an AC15, not a recto Not sure if you meant that it doesn't quite hit the same amount of drive as a real AC15, or if you were just trying to get more gain out of it than an AC15 is capable of.


I didn't mean the it wasn't heavy enough, that was just bad phrasing. The distortion was just very weak even on the modern gain setting (it's not exactly like an actual ac15/30, it has to gain modes. Gain mode 1 gets is similar to the top boost channel and gain mode 2 is meant to get close to a Marshall sorta distortion).
#7
Do it right. Get a real AC15 (or AC30) and a nice pedal or two. You may very well never want another amp ever again, especially if you go for an AC30.
Better a used AC30 than a new VR.
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#8
Quote by teamcooper
Anyone know of the AC15vr is just the AC15 setting from a valvetronix but in a better looking package? I played one of the VR30's before they were discontinued and it was good. I already have a AD30VT and as much as I like the AC15VR I won't bother if it's not much in terms of an upgrade

It won't be an upgrade. At most, it's a lateral move.