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Running an AC30 with a JCM900 SLX

Discussion in 'Backline' started by cloy26, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. cloy26

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    Good idea? Bad idea? I picked up an ac30cc2 and really want to see how it sounds paired with my sl-x or even my 5150... Advice? Is it a dumb idea? I don't have an a-b-y yet, but plan on diy'ing one if it's worth the effort.
     
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    What style of music? What kind of tones?

    I don't see why it'd be a bad idea unless you need the tight/heavy thing. I'm a giant Vox fan, having owned a handwired AC30 and a couple AC15's, and they're amazingly versatile amps.
     
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    Thrice's vhessiu and the super overdriven tone on beggars and major/minor... But I want to be able to dial it back... So I can have a dirty clean vox, then roll the volume knob and be pushing the ac30 pretty hard to get that full blown ac30 overdriven goodness, then add the Marshall for a super heavy addition to some parts.
     
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    not the biggest fan of the JCM900 SLX, some guys get good tones out of it, but the AC30 is fucking awesome!
    Get yourself a Treble Booster, these things work really well with Vox amps imho, Bad Cat amps are based on
    Vox, too afaik and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) used them for a long time.
     
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    The AC30 and SL-X should cover a lot of tones :)
     
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    Any input on the vox with a 5150? I'm thinking green channel dialed to pretty dirty. I guess I'm gunna go get some for an aby
     
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    Just noticed this part. Unless you're cranking that AC30, you're not gonna get the full blown AC30 overdrive. They are fuckin loud amps!
     
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    for thrice kinda stuff? i'd throw the Jcm900 in the bin and just use the ac30.
     
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    If im not mistaken, I'm pretty sure teppei has been know to use an 800 off stage in addition to his ac30
     
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    Thrice are on hiatus now.
     
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    This is true. And saddening. But they have one tour left.
     
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    Between the Vox and the Marshall you should have the Thrice tones nailed.

    I agree that you can probably cover everything with just the AC30 (and maybe an overdrive). The Marshall is just icing on the cake.

    I was reading that they used a Morgan 30/800 on Major/Minor (among other stuff I'm sure), which is basically an AC30/JCM800 hybrid. They've been using AC30s live for awhile now too.
     
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    didn't slash use the jcm900 slx alot before he got his signature model (the old one)?

    like I said, not the biggest fan of the jcm900, but if you already own a 5150 you're
    able to get decent sounds for almost every style with the jcm900 and the ac30, that
    would be really cool.
     
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    I was actually trying to see if I could find some mods for the slx to make it not so.. fizzy. It was my first tube amp and I remember not being impressed by the tone, then playing a jcm800 and it ripped my face off. But I do know a properly set up and dailed in slx sounds amazing.
     

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