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  • Classic 30 vs. AC 15?

    As connoisseurs of tone, if you wanted a lower watt, single 12" speaker combo, would you go for a used Classic 30 for about $400, or a new(ish) AC15 for $500+?

    I have a Classic 50 4/10 now, which has worked like a mule for me for years, but it's more than I need..... and it's becoming a pain to haul up stairs. Also,  I like the lower wattage sound for what I'm doing.

     

    Thank you for any and all opinions.

     

     


  • #2

    I would go Classic 30. Ac15 is a different voicing from what you are used to.

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    • weaselphartz
      weaselphartz commented
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      I had a classic 30 for a while - sounded pretty good but wasn't too impressed with those 4 el84 tubes rattling around. Seems to be a common problem.


  • #3

    I owned a Clssic 30 years ago. Real solid and relaible amp, but I never liked the gain structure. Not thick enough. Real versitle amp though. It also keeps up in band suituations


    Just Me wrote:

    As connoisseurs of tone, if you wanted a lower watt, single 12" speaker combo, would you go for a used Classic 30 for about $400, or a new(ish) AC15 for $500+?

    I have a Classic 50 4/10 now, which has worked like a mule for me for years, but it's more than I need..... and it's becoming a pain to haul up stairs. Also,  I like the lower wattage sound for what I'm doing.

     

    Thank you for any and all opinions.

     

     


     

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    • #4

      absolutely AC15,  with the greenback or blue alnico sperker

       

      make some noizzzzze

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      • Einar4
        Einar4 commented
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        Have owned both. The Peavey I upgraded with a Greenback. Then fell in love with an AC15 C1 , loved the lower volume, then replaced it with an AC15C2. With my Humbucker Tele it has the voice of honkytonk angels. Main drawback is the 70 pound weight. I am thinking of replacing it with a Vox Night Train 15 and a speaker cab made from an old Vox Cambridge Twin.












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