#1
Is it okay if I purchase Vox AC15C as my first amp? I recently got an Orville by Gibson Les Paul Custom and I want to know if an all tube amp would be a right choice as the first electric guitar amp
#2
sure, as long as it suits the music you're going to be playing (what will you be playing?) and you don't have to play at whisper volume all the time. you don't have to crank most modern tube amps to 10 to sound good, but if you're trying not to wake a baby in the next room they're probably not the best idea either.
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sure, as long as it suits the music you're going to be playing (what will you be playing?) and you don't have to play at whisper volume all the time. you don't have to crank most modern tube amps to 10 to sound good, but if you're trying not to wake a baby in the next room they're probably not the best idea either.

I don't want to wake up a baby but I want the sound to be not too loud outside my bedroom
#7
^ it really depends on how quiet you're going to need to be. You can normally turn tube amps down pretty quiet (like, tv volume), just they don't always sound that great at their absolute lowest volume. if you can get up to shouting volume, then they start to sound pretty good.

and yeah if you don't play anything too heavy the ac15 should be fine.
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#8
Ah, you'll be fine. I lived next door to my RA in the dorms and had an AC30C2 on the wall between my room and his, and managed just fine.

That AC15 will suit you just fine. Be aware that Vox AC amps are fantastic foundational amps, but they're more or less one tone amps. If you want any other sounds at all as far as overdrive goes, you're going to need some pedals down the line.
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You can afford to get an AC15 as your first amp? Lucky bastard.

Yeah you should be fine, seeing as you don't play metal.
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#10
Also look into a Blues Jr! A GREAT amp that I'm still getting amazed by 10 years later. I'm about to put a new speaker in mine!

Also I think a blues jr is lighter then the ac15
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how much a used Vox AC15C would cost in the united states?

$4-500 around here (Ohio, more in Cali I think). They're pretty popular and hold their value well if you take care of it.

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#13
God I love the AC series!

I have an AC30C2 but I used the AC15 for a long time with my old band! Maybe give the volume a try before you buy it because it's pretty loud... especially if you have the one with 2 12 inches but it's got a great clean tone, takes pedals well etc.

It was also plenty loud to jam with another guitarist, a bassist and a drummer and still be cleanish when I needed it.

Also thinking back on MY first amp makes me pretty jealous of your situation :P Depending on how your tastes progress, this might be your first AND last amp