New Vox Custom Classics

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  1. Voxman

    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep..... :iamwithstupid: But please be assured the Preamp tubes MUST be changed to Mullards.... even GE's whatever to get the real tone out of the amp .... wanna know why? I'll show ya.....

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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    That's how they sound the best to me.....Master all the way up .... and theAmp controled from the preamp volume's and the guitar... IMHO.... I might need to add ;)
     
  3. bscepter

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    I put a pair of GT Mullard reissues in V1 & V2 and an NOS Mullard 12AT7 in V3. At leas I think I did... Looking at the amp from the front, I put the GT's in the left and middle spots, with the Mullard in the right spot. Anyhow, it does sound better. I haven't replaced the EL84s though. Should I get a quartet of JJs?
     
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    Funny .. I have 3 GT's ready to go but with this injury who knows when I'll get to it.....I think the Sovtek's sound a little better than the Phillips I put in there as an experiment..... so the power section seems OK but without changing the Chinese preamp tubes the amp has a bad case of the " Treble Fizzys " ... and to me with the old used Mullards, which were pulls from a duff Fischer Stereo, the tone change and quality of the sound was like night and day! {Cole Porter, BTW.....sorry :roll: }
     
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    Yeah, I thought the amp was a little "fizzy" sounding, too. But that could just be my basement. Also, when I hit a harmonic on the A string, I hear a ringing in the amp, like a tube cover rattling or something. Must be a resonant frequency of the cabinet. I hope this goes away.
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    A little fizzy? Your very kind.... ;) Let us know how it goes Tonight..... as I'm sure with a new amp there's always teething pains to work out..... at least here anyway....
     
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    Don't know if anyone else has seen the top panel yet so.....
    to keep us refreshed....



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    And the switches on the back....

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    I just love the sound of those Chinese preamp tubes, they make the Vox sing :)
     
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    Sorry...but they probably just rubbed "Black Cat " off :) :? and it looks like the fuse inserted in the top? :p
     
  10. bscepter

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    How do you guys feel about the stock EL84s? In the review, they say that they're Electro Harmonix tubes. Are they decent? Frankly, I don't relish going back in there to change them...
     
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    Well my point before was that there not bad at all ... now I didn't put in the expensive mullard blackburn coded EL84's yet because this is the real world and it'd be best to start with normally Available POWER tubes! Just do the preamp tubes first until you feel comfortable with them and their sound..... then as with all AC30's, you'd be best, with a critically matched quad of EL84's having low current draw!
     
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    Damn, I see on the tag....PROTOTYPE...
    Seems Voxy is quite connected!
     
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    Yea, to his tight as hell leg brace .... :cry: :roll:
     
  14. bscepter

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    So we played a show last night in a small-ish club with a nice stage and PA system.

    The verdict on my AC30CC? Well... I thought it sounded fanbloodytastic. In fact, the only complaint I have is that it's a little too quiet, and I might have to get another one.  :coolsmiley: I had the master all the way up, the blend switch on, "normal" all the way up and my "top boost" channel at about 12 o'clock. It sounded really full, offering up some almost Plexi-like distortion. Rolling back on my P90s cleaned it up nicely without losing too much top end. I did have it on the floor, though, about four feet behind me. That may account for my not hearing it as well.

    I'm still worried about the construction. I'm going to get a road case with casters to keep it safe and rollable.

    By the way, my new treble boost sounded divine through it.
     
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    Great.... beauty motherful congrats
     
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    Get an amp stand, man!!!
     
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    I did notice today, though, at lower volumes in my basement (where I could concentrate on the amp), certain resonant frequencies are causing nasty, buzzy rings that seem to emanate from my reverb pan. Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

    Actually, can I simply unplug and remove the reverb? I never use it.
     
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    Well with the head it's pretty easy but with the combos I think it's a little more difficult! ... but doable
     
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    Hey Vox,

    I'll do a foot race for an amp!
    I'll give you a 5 minute head start in a 100 yard dash..... ;)
     
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    If ya gave me a 15 minute head start it wouldn't matter Spunk... puttin stuff on BlytemeBay as we speak ;)
     

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