#2
Well what sort of rock do you like to play?

Are you gonna be gigging? And What sort of cleans do you want?

Both seem pretty, good I don't have any real experiance with the Fender, however the Vox AC30 seems to have a nice ability to play classic rock with proper cleans.
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I owned an AC30 before, what kind of rock music?
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#6
Ac30 is perfect, that's what they both used, I liked mine, but needed something higher gained, so I sold it to pay for a VHT 50/CL Pittbull.

Now I need something with better cleans, I might rebuy one someday.
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#8
Well I heard The Beatles used to use AC30's a lot...though i'm sure you could get Beatle-like tones with the Fender.
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#9
Well the Fencer is a nice amp, I have a soft spot for it, but for your taste go for the AC30, I haven't played it but I've heard it's good for that
#11
just so you know, some crappy things about some of the older AC30CC's are that you have to unsolder the speaker leads, and remove the chassis to change a tube. lol!
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#13
I suggest you do what I did and buy both!

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classic rock

beatles, stones


also smiths, oasis and the like


Both amps will do all of this. The Beatles are known for their association with the AC30, but a big part of their later sound was the Epiphone Casino thru a Deluxe Reverb. You hear that combo from the White Album thru Let It Be.

The downfall of the Deluxe Reverb is that it's really not loud enough for gigging, while the AC30 is probably the loudest 30W amp ever created.

The AC30 has it's own brand of cleans. I love 'em, but they're really not for everyone. There's a bit of dirt in the AC30 no matter where you have the volume. That's part of it's charm. The cleans on the DRRI, however, are absolutely killer. Simply pristine. The crunch on the AC30 will cover most of your classic rock on it's own while the DRRI will need a pedal (and take it very well).

The effects on the DRRI are tube driven, while their MOSFET run on the AC30. Whether that's the reason or not, I can't tell you, but the reverb and tremolo are MUCH BETTER on the DRRI.
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#14
those are both great amps for that style of music, you just need to decide whether you prefer the british or american amp sound. personally i'd get the fender because the sound is more "open" while vox has more of a midrangey trebley sound. you can't really go wrong with either of those though, and i can only imagine how good it would sound to run through both at the same time.
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Quote by slatsmania

the AC30 is probably the loudest 30W amp ever created.


After the Orange Rocker 30, which I find a bit louder.

Anyway if I were you I'd go for the AC30.

Both will do the classic tones, but the AC30 will do Oasis and Smiths stuff MUCH better, since I do believe both of them has used it too...
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Quote by slatsmania
I suggest you do what I did and buy both!


Both amps will do all of this. The Beatles are known for their association with the AC30, but a big part of their later sound was the Epiphone Casino thru a Deluxe Reverb. You hear that combo from the White Album thru Let It Be.

The downfall of the Deluxe Reverb is that it's really not loud enough for gigging, while the AC30 is probably the loudest 30W amp ever created.

The AC30 has it's own brand of cleans. I love 'em, but they're really not for everyone. There's a bit of dirt in the AC30 no matter where you have the volume. That's part of it's charm. The cleans on the DRRI, however, are absolutely killer. Simply pristine. The crunch on the AC30 will cover most of your classic rock on it's own while the DRRI will need a pedal (and take it very well).

The effects on the DRRI are tube driven, while their MOSFET run on the AC30. Whether that's the reason or not, I can't tell you, but the reverb and tremolo are MUCH BETTER on the DRRI.


Dammit slats! I've been struck on AC-30's for a while now, and now you're making me reconsider
I'm still in love with AC30s, but the DRRI does sound like a nice amp.
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I'll get an AC30 and you get a Deluxe Reverb, we can swap whenever we feel like it!

But seriously, threadstarter, I've played the AC30 (although not for too long, maybe half an hour or an hour) and it just sounded great. I think you'd be a fan of the cleans with the bands that you've listed there. I know I was a fan of them
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#22
They're both great amps. The dividing line for me would be whether or not gigging was a big priority. The AC30 is without a doubt the better gigging amp. However, if it's home jamming and recording that are your main focus, the DRRI is probably better. Especially if you have a great OD pedal to run thru it.
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#23
i loved some of the sounds i have heard on records from an ac30, however, the one time i played one i simply hated it.
you really need to go try them out.
i am pretty much a fender man though. i love the DRRI.
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I might actually get a DR because I just got a Fulldrive 2.


I ended up selling my FD2 because it was WAY too fizzy with the DR.

Slats, did you replace the speaker in yours? i cant seem to find a suitable OD pedal that sounds decent in it. I went through a FD2, Silver LTD and TS808 and havent found any of them usable.
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I ended up selling my FD2 because it was WAY too fizzy with the DR.

Slats, did you replace the speaker in yours? i cant seem to find a suitable OD pedal that sounds decent in it. I went through a FD2, Silver LTD and TS808 and havent found any of them usable.

I just got mine, but it's a brand new model. I'm hoping my Muff'n will sound nicer once the speaker breaks in, but to be fair, I haven't gotten chance to totally perfect the settings.
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I just got mine, but it's a brand new model. I'm hoping my Muff'n will sound nicer once the speaker breaks in, but to be fair, I haven't gotten chance to totally perfect the settings.


hey, congrats!

Give it time to break in or you might just want to go ahead and buy a Weber 12F150 and replace the stock speaker, apparently it sounds MUCH better than the stock.
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#28
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hey, congrats!

Give it time to break in or you might just want to go ahead and buy a Weber 12F150 and replace the stock speaker, apparently it sounds MUCH better than the stock.


It has to be the speaker. I can't believe a TS-808 wouldn't sound good through it, so the speaker has to be the reason for the "fizz". The clean sounds are incredible though.
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I ended up selling my FD2 because it was WAY too fizzy with the DR.

Slats, did you replace the speaker in yours? i cant seem to find a suitable OD pedal that sounds decent in it. I went through a FD2, Silver LTD and TS808 and havent found any of them usable.


That's really funny because my FD2 did the same with a 70's super reverb, so much treble and no low end, yet it was immaculate when i played it with a bassman and a JTM 45.

TS, i think the AC30 is better for you, judging by the bands you listed it should be perfect. If you get the deluxe reverb you're gonna need a top of line OD because its very picky, even though an FD2 didn't sound good, i bet an OCD might.
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