#1
I currently have a VOX AC4TV, which I've only used for home practice. I am going to start playing with others this fall and am looking for a bigger, louder amp that is versatile. I've been recommended the Fender DeVille, but it's a little out of my price range and I was looking at something more along the lines of the Vox AC15 or Blues Junior.

Budget: ~ $500

Genres: anything from classic rock to jazz

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Last edited by johnyere at Aug 31, 2013,
#2
Used AC30. I know you said new but really man, with that budget go used. You'll get way more bang for your buck.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Aug 31, 2013,
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He'd be hard pressed to find an AC30 for $500 anymore. But the AC15c1/AC15cc1 is only $400ish used. If you like the VOX AC30 but can't afford it, the AC15 is the next best thing.

Stay away from the AC15VR/AC30VR they are not real AC amps

They have a bunch of AC15c1 for $399 and a few AC30cc2 for $550 at www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear
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What's $50 between friends?
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What's $50 between friends?

yeah I typed that before I did the search
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#6
just of curiosity, and because i don't know better... what would you guys recommend between the ac15 and blues junior?
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just of curiosity, and because i don't know better... what would you guys recommend between the ac15 and blues junior?

Do you want a warm clean or a chimey/glassy clean?
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#8
ideally i would like both. I'd say i want a Johnny Marr-esque clean... also, will both amps sound similar when cranked?
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Quote by johnyere
ideally i would like both. I'd say i want a Johnny Marr-esque clean... also, will both amps sound similar when cranked?

Well unless you buy both amps you have to choose which you want more.

No they will sound different cranked up, they sound different at low volumes also.
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okay, i'd be looking for warm cleans

Something Fender would be what I would get for warm cleans.

You may want to look at some used Mesa Boogie amps: Studio 22/22+, DC3/5/10, SOB (son of boogie). Really nice fender cleans, but also have a good dirty channel (unlike 99% of Fender)
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#12
I haven't played one, but a Rebel 30 should be right up your alley.

Or you can play acoustic like a real man.
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#13
I would look into the Bugera BC30. Cleans may be hard to maintain with a 15W amp while playing with others.
#14
how are the blues junior and ac15 different when cranked? any major noticeable differences? a
#15
If you want classic rock, then you're best off getting the AC30/AC15 since they are the classic amp that was used back then. They're actually also used in jazz, ala John Scofield.

The Blues Junior will give you well, more of a bluesy overdrive when put up. If you want distortion with the Blues Junior I'd recommend buying a pedal to go in front of it.

Just remember the Fender is American voiced, the Vox is British. Personally I prefer the Vox, but if you really want those warm Fender cleans, go for it and chuck a pedal in front.
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They have a new Vox AC15c1 and the new Vox TB15c1(American voiced Vox) both for <$500 new at www.hellomusic.com

These are the best new prices I have seen
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