#1
First off, I'm going to give some background about my playing style, because I need some justification and opinions from people who have the Vox.


I will be using the amp for both practicing alone, with my band, and also playing gigs. The places will hold anywhere from 100 to 1000 people (think a high school gym). Will the AC30 be loud enough when its cranked?

Some of my favorite artists include:
Oasis
Mark Knopfler (later years)
Eric Clapton (early years)
Led Zeppelin
Rory Gallagher (no surprise there)
Muse
Jimi Hendrix
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Spoon
SRV

I know that Brit Daniels, Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Noel Gallagher all have used AC30's in their carreers, so it only makes sense to get one. I am a little concerned about the sound.

The ones I have played have had heavenly OD for blues, but can it also do some rock like Oasis? I have a strat and I'm getting a Les Paul so I can cover both grounds, but will my TS-808 be enough to push it into harder rock territory? I don't play metal.

Another concern I have is if the 30 watts is loud enough? I currently keep my JCM900 on 50 watts, but have it turned to 8 when playing gigs unmiked, that's why I am concerned.

Thanks in advance!
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#2
Hendrix, RHCP, and Zepp's live tone were/are pretty much always Marshalls. SRV was a Fender man, so getting good, similar tones to them will not be the easiest thing. A boost/overdrive should push it enuff for modern rock and hard rock. And IMO, if you gig, you should be able to mic it if you dont have enuff volume.
#4
Rory used Marshalls live too.

If you want an awesome rock tone out of the AC30, you've gotta crank that bad boy.


Get a Range Master too.

That'll be fairly close to Rory's tone.
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#5
Just pull a Brian May and hook up 4 AC-30's together!

But seriously, 50 watts is only marginally louder than 30 watts. You should be more than fine.
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#6
I really like the dynamic sound that the AC30 produces, and the cleans are pretty nice too.

I am just wondering if the OD will cut it.
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I really like the dynamic sound that the AC30 produces, and the cleans are pretty nice too.

I am just wondering if the OD will cut it.


Yes. The AC30 can do hard rock tones.
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#8
The AC30, especially if you get the Blue speakers, is a hugely loud amp. It might actually be louder than the JCM900 if you had the stock speakers in it.
I'd definitely get it over the 900.
#9
I can get very convincing hard rock out of my AC30 with a TS-808 and a fat Strat. Make no mistake about it, it's a rock amp. It's also notoriously loud. Playing clubs, I never get above a quarter of the way up on the master. And as mentioned above, if you're playing in front of 1000 people, there should be a PA for you to mic it up to.
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#10
any way to save up for AC30 and keep the JCM900
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#14
I not positive, but I am pretty sure that Oasis uses AC-30's, I could be wrong, but regardless their tone is pretty much right up that amps ally.
#15
Because you don't have both, obviously. I sure as hell wish I still had all my old gear...
#16
I can always buy another JCM900 if I change my mind I suppose.

Any more stories of people who own the AC30?
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