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Since when did AC30s have pitch-shifting vibrato???

 

The old circuits had a tremolo and vibrato option. The vibrato is as lush as any Magnatone but without the thump, and it's true vibrato btw.

 

I'm sure there's a better demo but you can kinda get an idea in this video for very brief moments here and there.

 

[video=youtube;1KtM2-Ljn18]

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I can hear it in the clip. The pitch-shifting seems pretty one-dimensional to me vs. the Maggie type.

 

Erk, PAlease! There's like .5 seconds of it hear and there in that video, none with the depth up and you're writing it off already? You're too funny. :facepalm::lol:

 

Check one out in person sometime you might find you like it, you might find it sucks? Either way you'll find something out. ;)

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Erk, PAlease! There's like .5 seconds of it hear and there in that video, none with the depth up and you're writing it off already? You're too funny.
:facepalm::lol:

Check one out in person sometime you might find you like it, you might find it sucks? Either way you'll find something out.
;)

 

M'kay - tell me what years the AC30 had pitch-shifting Vibrato and I'll do my best to be in the same room with one.

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M'kay - tell me what years the AC30 had pitch-shifting Vibrato and I'll do my best to be in the same room with one.

 

My copy of Stephen Grosvenor's "A Service Engineer's Guide to the Vox AC30 Valve Amplifier (Rev Ed)" is showing the Vib/Trem circuit on the JMI Vox AC30's starting in 1959 (AC30, AC30/4. AC30/6), and on the AC15's starting from 1960. So pretty much all of the 60's and early 70's.

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Could someone please explain Neils amp set up live, if it ain't too complicated? Is the Magnatone used as a loudspeaker, or is one of his deluxes got an ext. out to it?

 

There's quite a few interviews around that go into further detail, but the source of the sound is the tweed Deluxe, and the Magnatone (plus a few other amps, another Fender and maybe something else) does the actual air pushing. just a sec, lemme dig up that website....

 

EDIT: here, sir.

 

http://thrasherswheat.org/friends/amps.htm

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