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I love playing A LOT of metal, blues, fusion, and hard rock. after only afew minutes with the AC30cc2, i knew i would buy it

right now, it is on layaway for my financial safety and i would like to ask a few questions about how customizable it is.

1: Since i love playing metal. i was wondering just how much gain and distortion this amp can take. i know since its a tube amp, i can get better tubes for what i play, but will the custom vox speakers be able to handle it?

2: I have never actually owned a tube amp, so this is all a learning experience for me. are there any tips anyone can give me about how to keep my tubes in good shape?

....uhhh..... i think thats all for now. hope someone can help me out.
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#2
Don't get an AC30 if you plan on playing metal. Simple as that.
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Don't get an AC30 if you plan on playing metal. Simple as that.

maybe my form of metal isnt the same as yours because i got the perfect tone i wanted out of it. i guess just Hard Rock would fit me more.
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maybe my form of metal isnt the same as yours because i got the perfect tone i wanted out of it. i guess just Hard Rock would fit me more.


I guess. When you say metal, I think of scooped mids and a bunch of n00bz listening to "teh br00talz"

Anyway, gimme a band that would be the most distorted tone you would be playing.
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I guess. When you say metal, I think of scooped mids and a bunch of n00bz listening to "teh br00talz"

Anyway, gimme a band that would be the most distorted tone you would be playing.

I play the same tones as Paul Gilbert does these days. i just completely dig the sound of the natural distortion compared to the extremely high-gain pedals out there right now. i have an Ibanez TBX150R that provides all the low end brutal sound i will every want or need. what i wanted out of the AC30 is a pure, clear tone with solid mids and bright highs for my solos and lead work. im an only guitarist in my band so i need something powerful enough to fill the gap of the rhythm section
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If you liked the AC30, get it. Very simple.

I love my AC30.

again. i already got it. i want to know how to keep the tubes healthy and how much it can take
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again. i already got it. i want to know how to keep the tubes healthy and how much it can take


oops. Its late/ early and I skimmed.

Tubes:
Always let them warm up on stand-by before turning on the power.
Let the amp sit on stand-by for a minute before turning off the amp.
Don't drop it.
Maintenance is pretty simple, really.

It doesn't get very heavy. With a good OD pedal, you may be able to get into hard rock territory, but a dedicated hard rock amp would be better for that.
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If you want to know how much it can "take," don't worry about it. Unless you start running a church organ through it you'll be fine. It can take whatever you give.
There has been an issue with ghost notes on some of the stock speakers. It might be a good idea to crank the amp as loud as you possibly can and try to pull some ghosting out of it to see if it's a problem, so you can get it fixed under warranty. Plus it will be fun.