#1
Hey guys I'm upgrading from a VOX AC4TV to either a VOX AC30C2 or a Vox AC15HW1. Both are about the same price used (900 - 1100 near me) and I'm looking to buy one because I love a hendrix/page/greenwood/townsend tone.

Anyways my drummer is really loud, like a keith moon bonham kind of style guy, and we plan on playing originals in the style of classic rock, alternative rock, hard rock .etc... so not necessarily much clean tone, more focus on dirtier, gain, overdrive and stuff. I have a few pedals, like a octavio, fuzzface and wah-wah. Getting a phaser soon too.

Anyways my question is, without micing, will this amp be loud enough for bars/clubs/house parties? AC30s are obviously the way to go but there so heavy and im probably not going to be playing to crowds of more than 100 people so it's almost overkill. And the hand-wired version sounds much better than the typical VOX AC15, so I assume it would sound a bit better than a VOX AC30, just not much louder.

I have several options to get an AC30, but only recently came across a Vox AC15HW1 for $1000 to 1100 and it might not be for sale in a few days so I'd appreciate some feedback. thanks guys
#2
I'd go AC30, just because it sounds like an AC30

THe AC15 is nice, but IMO works best in band situations that are not extremely loud. If you added an extra 1x12 cab to it you might get by.

If you mic your amp through the PA, then the AC15 will have no issues at all
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#3
Maybe he's big-boned?

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#4
No my drummer is awesome his style is great im just worried my guitar wont be loud enough because ive read lots of stuff online about needing a bigger amp if your drummers loud. i think he sounds best loud so i just want to match that properly
#5
I was making a (terrible, as usual) joke about the fact you said he was heavy (i.e. fat).
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#6
It will be ok unless you want pristine cleans.
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#7
Anyone know anything about this amp?

http://www.voxshowroom.com/uk/amp/v125.html


I found one about an hour from my house and the guy wants $1250 for the head and cabinet. Not sure if that's a good deal or not but it's in good condition and sounds pretty good- only saw 1 little demo on youtube for it (that wasn't very good) but it's a 1981 stack and I think it could be a hidden diamond in the rough.


Just wondering what a fair price for this is- compared to buying an AC15HW for $1100 or a VOXAC30C2 for $980
#8
I'll bet he would like to get $1250 for it. Pretty damn awful to my ears and they don't take pedals well. Keep looking... A Peavey Classic 30 is your dream amp at around $350 used.
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#9
They were Vox's attempt to do the Marshall thing. There's a reason they never caught on.
'Twer I you, I'd get the AC30.
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