Other Amps

Vox AC10

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Has anyone tried one yet? Can they cut through? Real nice price--considerably less expensive than a Princeton Reverb. My wife would kill me if I bought another amp, but I'm really really tempted.

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The videos I've seen of it are amazing. If I had about another square foot of space free in the house, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. You can buy them with open-box discounts from MF for about $50 off, too.

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Cool Amp , Love Mine ! Get One , Or Even TWO !

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If I hadn't bought an AC15, I'd certainly look into one of these. As I'm not gigging, an AC10 would make more sense for home use.

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Here's a great amp review. They should all be like this. Can't understand a word he says, but it is very systematic and true sounding.

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Jopapa I've tried this model Vox many times. Just a great sounding amp. I'm bad at describing tone but I will say it's very different from Fender but in a great way. I tried the tan colour version. These are about $450.

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I have one from -64 great amp...

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I had an original 2-10" for a long time. It was a great recording amp. Those speakers were a big part of it though.

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Those would be the blue Elacs Billy?

I have a '63 AC12 2-10" and sadly the speakers are shot. I really must get them sorted.

The AC10 does indeed record exceptionally well. The only issues I have with the model are the 220K input resistors and the difficulty of finding non-microphonic and reliable EF86s and ECF82s.

I would recommend swapping the 220Ks for 68Ks but besides that, I haven't found the other mods worth bothering with. You can install the top boost module in AC10s but I preferred mine without.

The reissue is a very nice sounding amp for the money although it has relatively little in common with the original. Nevertheless it does produce tones that could be described as Vox-like.

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If you want Fender sound too, then go for a VOX AD60, I have about 4 of them and 2 of the 120 twins, they have 22 amplifier models and you can save 32 on board patches, the optional VC12 foot controller has about 99 patch capacity I think.

They are not that plentiful but great value!

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I don't know what the speakers were. They were just silvery metal coloured and had very thin, paper cones...not pulp.

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For the record: The 68K resistors that Fender started putting on the input jacks and that everybody else copied are there to form a summing network so that you can plug two guitar players into the same channel without the guitars interfering with each other. If you don't plan on letting a friend plug into your amp, you don't need any resistor at all.

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The input resistor is supposed to eliminate radio signals from showing up in the signal path too.

Not sure how much they do in that Dept in real world use.

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That was my understanding GC.

Billy, what you're describing sounds like the mid '60s ELAC speaker Vox used in the AC10 and PA cabinets.

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Nope, the resitors are just part of a summing network. They actually add noise. I'm always amazed at how many techs don't understand that.

Yes, I think you're right about the speakers. ELAC sounds familiar.


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