09-28-2013 06:27 AM
NOT another "AC15 vs C30" thread...This one is about how the famous Peavey workhorse holds up against the 'twin' version of the AC15. I know, apples vs oranges, but since I like both, I decided to look at the specs to make some sort of unbiased comparison that should tell me which of the two is the overal best bang for the buck.
PV C30: Switchable dirt chanel. Twice the power. Effects loop. Made in the USA.
AC15C2: Tremelo. Two nice speakers instead of one supposedly generic speaker that gets mixed reviews here and there. Costs less, especially considering it may need better/different tubes and maybe even a speaker upgrade.
Some of those arguments might be debatable. So untill I find the balls to actually FINALLY pull the trigger, I'd appreciate your opinions one last time. Like how much difference will a tube swap and speaker upgrade make for the PV? Anything else I'm overlooking? What about overal build quality? Which one is easier to fix, which on's more reliable/durable, etc...?
If you guys are gonna say it's 100% about taste, personal preference and musical style, it'll take ages before I'll make up my mind:s Something to give the edge to the vox will make me order one tomorrow, and else I'm mailing a couple guys about a used C30 I found online. Thanks.
09-29-2013 03:57 AM - edited 09-29-2013 03:59 AM
Depends on the users ears. I have not been much of a Vox guy ever. I'll take Fender Twin or Super over a an AC30.
That said, the C30 is indeed a workhorse. The speaker used is an issue with some, but many said the same about the AC15 speaker.
Then you have the guys that listend to posters at forums, swapped the speaker out and didn't like it any more than the OEM speaker. Then they had to sell that replacement speaker for a loss. lol
09-30-2013 03:03 PM
Yeah, I think I know what you mean. Not to say I can't appreciate a good speaker, but a speaker upgrade is rarely worth the extra cost impo. Much like pickup upgrades, you're left woth something you can't flip for more than a couple bucks, while your new tone isn't a hell of a lot better than what you began with, and the resale value of your upgraded axe hardly changed...
Which is why I was a bit surprised to read that a stock C30 needs upgrades. Why spend an extra $100 on a nice budget amp, right?
I'm more of a vox man than a DRRI man btw, found that out the hard way.
10-01-2013 12:14 AM
A Classic 30 with Blue Marvel speakers... most will swap that BM for something from Warehouse Guitar Speakers, Jensen C Series or maybe an Eminence. I have not heard of any trying to put a much better quality (pricier) speaker in there. A big reason for not much improvement of tone over the Blue Marvel.
10-09-2013 12:57 AM
I tracked this song with an AC15hw. I apologize for music style but it paid the bills.
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