Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jfavela, Nov 18, 2005.

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  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    Ive narrowed my combo purchase down to 2.
    The Vox AC30 1X12
    or the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 1X12 , "Emerald."

    Just want to pick your brains on the pros/cons of each. Which would you buy, if you could only have one.

  2. Oats

    Oats Guest

    I am a vox guy all the way-- definately the ac- 30 just for the sound. the deluxe sounds thinner to me especially for recording...
  3. MilesAway

    MilesAway Guest

    Deluxe in a heart-beat.

    The AC-30 has a very distinct character to it that, while *incredible* at what it does, really limits it's versitility. The EL84 tubes running in class-A give a very 'squishy' sound and burn out rather quickly... in contrast, the Deluxe is a much 'bigger' sounding amp (6L6's are known for clarity and a huge bottom-end) that's better suited to more applications. It's a better platform to run FX through and in terms of reliability, blows the AC30 away. To top it off, the price-tag will be MUCH less than the VOX.
  4. gambit

    gambit Active Member

    Dec 14, 2000
    Bristol, UK
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    Can I just ask why it matters? You see you'll be the one buying the amp, playing the amp, lugging the amp around, swapping the valves, using it everyday. You're the one who will hear it on stage and it will be your guitars going through it. So the question to ask is which one do YOU like? :wink:


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