#1
Hi guys,


Just bought myself an ac30 as a 21st birthday present and wanted some tips!

I have a boss pedalboard (with the power cable) with from right to left (input to output)
Korg pitchblack - EH overdrive muff - DS1 - danelectro tremolo - boss tape echo

As it's my first valve amp and an absolute beast, I'd like to use the amp itself to get the most organic natural tones as much as possible but obviously using my pretty expensive (and awesome might I add) collection of pedals

What would be the best way to do this? Just plug it into the normal input on the top?

Doesn't help that I don't really understand how all that sh*t works, Im a frontman who wields an American strat in a blues rock soul noise making band


Any tips and pointers will help a bunch!

Cheers, Jack
#2
do you use amp-based preamp distortion?
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#3
Guitar > pedalboard > amp

That's it.

The ac30 has a normal channel and top boost. Try both to see which one you prefer. Or if you can jump the channels, try that.
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#4
Quote by ibanezguitars44
Guitar > pedalboard > amp

That's it.

The ac30 has a normal channel and top boost. Try both to see which one you prefer. Or if you can jump the channels, try that.

Thats the way I do mine.
Also, I don't know if the C2 does it, but the CC has a switch where you can blend the normal and top boost channels. Thats the way I run mine.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Oct 12, 2013,
#6
Experiment. It's a matter of personal preference.

I run my board direct through the front end, although when I'm using my AC30 and Tweaker I use the Tweaker's loop for my modulation and delay. I like having an effected and uneffected signal running live as it broadens my sound.
It's an opinion. It's subjective. And I'm right, anyway.