#1
I realized vox came out with this new tube amp that theyre calling the vox classic plus or something, and its a couple hundred bucks cheaper than the custom classic 30W amp.
i was wondering what exactly they made different about this amp, and which one was better.

here are the links to the amps i'm talking about:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-AC30CC2-30W-2x12-Custom-Classic-Combo?sku=482620

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Classic-Plus-Series-AC50CP2-50w-2x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481037
#2
More gain on the drive channel of the Classic Plus and it's 50 watt instead of 30 watt. Probably slightly differently voiced too.
#3
They're very different. The AC30CC (first one) is a very classic amp design. AC30s have been around since the early 60s.
The second one is a much newer design, and is an attempt at an AC30 channel plus a higher gain channel. I didn't like it very much, since the AC30 channel was not quite as good as a real AC30 and the second channel was just too thin.
The AC30 is a tried and true amp, the Classic plus is ironically not a classic.
#4
Quote by Weybl Himself
More gain on the drive channel of the Classic Plus and it's 50 watt instead of 30 watt. Probably slightly differently voiced too.



yeah i gathered that much from reading the little bit that musiciansfriend had, but i was curious about why a 50W amp that is supposed to be more versatile is $300 cheaper than the AC30..or is it simply because the AC30 is a classic?

i was only curious because i've played the AC30 in GC before and i loved it, but my only complaint has been that it cant seem to handle very much distortion without an OD pedal. i was wondering if this amp entirely fixed that problem, or if there was a loss of quality in the process.

EDIT:
Quote by Roc8995
They're very different. The AC30CC (first one) is a very classic amp design. AC30s have been around since the early 60s.
The second one is a much newer design, and is an attempt at an AC30 channel plus a higher gain channel. I didn't like it very much, since the AC30 channel was not quite as good as a real AC30 and the second channel was just too thin.
The AC30 is a tried and true amp, the Classic plus is ironically not a classic.


so would you recommend to get the AC30 with an OD pedal, as opposed to the classic plus?
Last edited by ronsonol004 at Jun 16, 2008,
#5
An AC30 with an OD is definitely a good idea, assuming you're not going to try to play death metal with it.
#6
haha no i wont. the hardest i will ever go is metallica, and even that is a rare occasion. i usually stick to led zeppelin, floyd, the beatles, and other blues or classic rock bands.

thanks a ton you guys.