#1
Both my self and the 2nd guitarist in my band are considering the new(ish) vox ac30 custom classic seris first of all, if this a good idea to have two guitar players playing through the same type of amp?

Also we are both huge indie fans: the view, oasis, blue, arctic monkeys, killers, razorlight and love the tone of noel gallgher (oasis) but how come noel gallagher ues and ac30 so does bryan may but there tones sound COMPLETLY DIFFRENT.

Hows that?

Also is there a better amp for indie/classic rock than an ac30?

thanks for any help
#2
Take a look at Laney VC30's and Orange Rockers as well as the AC30.

Brian May uses an overdrive pedal - I think a tubescreamer through his which gets him his tone.
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Also is there a better amp for indie/classic rock than an ac30?


No.

I'd rather the other guitarist find a different amp. Maybe a Fender Super Reverb or a Bassman or something like that. They're also great indie amps. But there's nothing wrong with both of you playing the same amp. Different guitars and pedals will alter the sound quite a bit.

And Brian May uses a treble booster and that guitar of his is his own unique creation.
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Take a look at Laney VC30's and Orange Rockers as well as the AC30.

Brian May uses an overdrive pedal - I think a tubescreamer through his which gets him his tone.


i think the ac 30 would be best choice out of those three
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Take a look at Laney VC30's and Orange Rockers as well as the AC30.

Brian May uses an overdrive pedal - I think a tubescreamer through his which gets him his tone.

May? I was under the impression that he just used a trebble booster, aside from his switchers and reverbs and such.

TS, the AC30 is a great amp for indie, although the bands you listed arn't...well, who cares. Good amp for what you play, and don't worry about two guitarists with the same amp.
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Take a look at Traynor amps, they've got lovely cleans and ok OD's and they'll do anything with the right pedals.
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#7
i wouldnt want my rhythm player to play the same amp as me, i have know idea why though. i cant think of any reasons why. theres nothing wrong with it. an ac30 should be perfect for you though.
#8
I say one go Fender one go Vox.

Maybe Twin Reverb and AC30?

Or one Orange one Vox.
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#9
There is nothing wrong with using the same amp, but for the sake of experimentation, both of you should just try out and pick any amp you like. And probably not buy it for the indie image.

edit: I don't mean to be harsh on you guys or anything. And I don't mean to say ac30's aren't good amps. They're fantastic, in fact, I own one.
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#10
AC30s are great, and i agree with Revhain. A mix of two different amps will create a interesting sound when they're combined. But if you both prefer the sound of AC30s then don't make the fact that you'll have the same amp affect your desicion
#11
Listen to some of the songs in my myspace page (in my profile). If you can, split the sound into two speakers-- you will be able to hear an AC30 on one side and a Twin Reverb on the other.

Last time I checked, we were pretty indie.

Also, Noel is running a pair of Blues Juniors these days.
#12
AC30s are the bomb. they are good for most things that dont need high gain. so yeah it would be good for indie.
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#13
AC30s are THE indie tone IMO.

I'd personally get yourself one, and have your other guitarist get like a HRD or something - if there's one thing the HRD is good for distortion-wise, it's a trashy Indie-type sound that's actually pretty good.
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I'd say look at Orange as well, atm Orange seems to be the amp of choice for indie bands, and I'm pretty sure Oasis use Orange as well as VOX ac30
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