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Offline Bill

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« on: December 06, 2007, 07:45:40 PM »
Does this thing look tasty or what?

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 09:26:29 PM »
Vox is pulling a fast one on these amps from my understanding. One it isn't a reissue or a clone of an old amp. Two while it is hand wired it is only partially hand wired in the traditional sense. There is still a printed circiut board with the tubes on the board itself so that the only wires run from the board to the transformers and power tubes. Three it is hand wired in China which is a little weird when you think about it. Not that they can't learn to do a great job they have been copying everything they can get their hands on for ages. You can get a boutique amp in the same vain for the same or less money made in the states or England so this is a cash cow for Vox they will make a killing on everyone they sell. Looks nice but there are loads of boutique amps made that look as nice or better.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 05:28:10 AM »
Thanks for the scoop Alex. Its way out of my price range anyway.

I did like the way it looked. It seems I am a sucker for those mahogony cabs[:p]

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 01:59:12 PM »
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Originally posted by Bill



I did like the way it looked. It seems I am a sucker for those mahogony cabs[:p]



I couldn't help but notice that the cabinet isn't dovetailed, or even finger jointed... a shame since it takes so little effort to do it right, and have wood joints that are self aligning and strong enough to really last. Oh well...[:(]

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 11:48:01 PM »
you are mistaken, the cabinets are box jointed. The promo pics seem to have none but what was eventually released had box joints. I assume thats what you mean by finger jointed. I own one of these. And they are awesome too :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 12:03:30 AM »
Why would something like this cost $2000?

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 07:42:15 AM »
I think VOX's standard AC-15's sound delicious enough at 1/4 the price.  The wood cabinet is nice, but not worth the $1500 upgrade IMO.

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 12:26:26 PM »
except that the standard ac15 with an alnico blue is already close to a grand plus and that was one of the most important parts for me really was that its not en eyesore and i can actually let it sit in the family room and it looks like a piece of fine furniture and my wife's okay with it.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 12:39:34 PM »
Musicians Friend sells the "Custom Classic" AC-15 for $599 US, which is the one I have experience with.  I've seen them go to a savvy buyer for under $500.

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 08:12:26 PM »
Tryed one in Kailua, Hi couple mos ago. Just got back to LA. Waited for the creme tolex one for mos.  Liked it but appreciate Alex's inside info.  I use blues and centuries alot.  Mainly though, the cab is too big and too heavy fer my travel needs. Sure like the idea though.  Except for the tranformer prolems, I LOVE marshall's handwired 1974X with same power tube compliment, and the AC15 has the capability to keep up.  An AC30(handwired), of course cleans them both off the ****tail table, so to speak.  The first amp show in cali demo'd that. By the way, I am still working on the Steamboat Springs Speaker line of three amps due 2010 for guitar, bass and harp that will exceed every amp out there for tone, quality, portability and price.

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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 09:03:51 PM »
a chinese vox ac15 custom classic is available locally used for 4 bills.  greenback 12.  read this thread.  What does anybody think?  Love em?

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 11:42:15 AM »
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Originally posted by bembamboo

a chinese vox ac15 custom classic is available locally used for 4 bills.  greenback 12.  read this thread.  What does anybody think?  Love em?



The older AC15CC1 is not as well liked as the new AC15C1.  They are quite different amps.  I have the new AC15C1 and I like it a lot, especially with my Ric 12.

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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2011, 06:08:20 PM »
I'm in the process of buying one of these Vox AC amps right now, I have a question if anyone has an opinion in this matter. I've found these cheaper models called "Vox AC15 VR" and since they are cheaper I was wondering what the downside is. Does anyone of you have any experience with this amp, contra a proper AC15?
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2011, 10:15:40 PM »
FWIW, we just got an AC15C1 for the stage at church and it sounds really good.  I'm not a Vox guy, but I really liked the cleans on that amp.

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