The Vox AC15 Custom Classic preserves the tone that made it a rock classic while adding updates to give it more flexibility and control. Master volume plus global reverb and tremolo controls have been... Click To Read More About This Product
The Vox AC15 Custom Classic preserves the tone that made it a rock classic while adding updates to give it more flexibility and control. Master volume plus global reverb and tremolo controls have been added, while a rear panel impedance switch is provided to facilitate the use of extension speakers. It generates 15W of tube power to drive a 12" Vox speaker and delivers the warm, expressive tone of the original AC15. Tremolo and reverb are footswitchable via the included VF002 footswitch.
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I recently bought this amp and a Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany. They go great together! It is the best setup for 1500$! This amp has beautiful sound and tone, and can...Read complete review
I recently bought this amp and a Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany. They go great together! It is the best setup for 1500$! This amp has beautiful sound and tone, and can get stinkin loud for 15 watts! I never need to turn it up more than half way through the master volume. The distortion is great but has only one sound. It is a crunchy distortion that can go heavier or lighter, but that is the only distortion it has so I would suggest getting another distortion pedal, but it isn't really necessary! This amp goes great with any guitar (best with Gibsons in my opinion) and for such quality, it is amazing they sell it for 600$!!!! It seems like alot when you first buy it, but once you plug in your axe, it is purely amazing!
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Good but not Great
I had an AC15 for a while and it was one of the better sounding amps that I've owned. Clean, it was very full and rich sounding and it would scream when overdriven....Read complete review
I had an AC15 for a while and it was one of the better sounding amps that I've owned. Clean, it was very full and rich sounding and it would scream when overdriven. However, mine spent more time in the repair shop than in my house(literally). I know that mine was probably a lemon but I replaced it with a Fender Deluxe instead of another Vox. I would recomend looking into that, its got more power and a 2nd channel for the same price. Now, if your looking for a low wattage amp that won't disturb the neighbors, and tone is important, this is probably your amp. However, if you plan to use it for gigs, you may want to look elsewhere. If you do decide that the AC15 is for you, play it safe and go with the extended warranty.
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very nice clean tube sound in this price catergory
Fellow friends of mine who are professional musicians told me not to get this. I didn't listen, and I ended up buying the thing. I thought it sounded pretty decent, but when I got to take it home and play with it, I was disappointed. My friends were right. The amp sounded very thin and brittle. It didn't have the fullness and the warmth that old Vox's had. When I cranked up the top boost, the distortion just sounded like a clean tone with some fuzz on top. It did not sound cool at all. This thing also gets very noisy when you plug in your pedals. BTW, it's already noisey as it is, but it gets distinctively noisey when you use pedals with this amp. I don't recommend this to anyone. It does sound decent and still has that Vox sound. But it sounds cheap and doesn�ۡ���t have enough headroom. If you are looking for that true Vox sound with the warm, full, chimey sound, get one that was made in England. That's what I did. I ended up returning this amp and got an ac15 made in England off of ebay. This custom classic doesnt even compare to the English Vox amp.
I've always been a huge VOX fan and the new models aren't half bad... don't expect the classic EF86 tone but it still sounds 'VOXY'. For the price I think these are one of the best amps for rock players... they have a GREAT clean to crunch tone and stay really sweet if you don't push them full tilt. The reverb is sweet sounding as well as the trem (not that I use it much). I think the cheaper version (as opposed to the AlNiCo Blue version) does a great job of delivering good tone at a low price... made in China though and I haven't see many used ones that didn't show some kind of signs of falling to pieces. I don't know that they are all that reliable either... I guess you can't have good tone AND reliability for this price!
l got this amp about a month ago i got this amp and it was one of the best buys ive ever made, it has claassic tube tone with a vintage feel. the clean is amazing and sounds alot like the lead guitar in sweet home alabama. when you have distortion on, it makes a prettty good sound for a lot of zz top and the free bird solo. the only down side to it is it takes a crane to lift it but you can fix it easily by putting casters on it. it is amazingly loud for it's wattage and i can play gigs with it when the volume is only turned at ten o clock. i think it is an amazing amp overal.
I purchased this amp after lugging around a Fender 410 Deville. Don't get me wrong, the Deville is great, but it gets old hauling it to band practice and small gigs. This amp fit the bill perfectly. It is a great price point for the Vox name, and sounds great as well. I am also a harmonica player and use this amp to plug my 50's EV mic into. The sound is amazing! For larger shows, you may have to mic this amp because it tends to break up heavier at higher volumes. All-in-all a great amp, buy it. You'll be glad you did.
This is my first tube amp, and it was well worth the upgrade. These 15 watts go a long way - it sounds great practicing at low volumes, and even better cranked up playing with a band. Sparkling cleans with loads of personality and crunchy overdrive that'll knock your socks off. Gets darn loud, and the tremolo is a vox classic. The reverb is good, not great (can't compete with a fender for some great reverb). It sounds amazing with pedals! I chose this over a fender hot rod deluxe, also a great amp - but this thing had tone that couldn't be topped, especially in this price range.
This amplifier is amamzing. I have to compete with a Fender DeVille and A Carvin 500 Watt Bass Rig, and this little 15 watt monster will to the job. All these who say it doesn't have a clean sound, obviously don't know how picking dynamics work or are using EMG's or some other active pickups with it. Granted Vox amps are just a little harsh but and sounds a little dirty...Some people refer to it as a "jangle" but I have played everything from Merle to Metallica with this amp. The only effects i run are a Crybaby, a TubeScreamer, and a Boss DS1. The amp does the rest.
It's still too early to judge reliability of this amp. But so far, I have been able to create amazing clean and higain lead tones on this amp with my new Boss GT-10. Its flip sides are: heavy for a 15W, hard to change tubes (one has to take out the whole chassis to replace tubes).
This amp is amazing. I got it and the moment I plugged it in I realized I found my dream amp. The only thing you need with this amp is an analog distortion (I have a bulldog distortion). The built in effects are very useful especial the reverb. This amp is great for every genera ranging from the cleanest thing you can imagine to (with a distortion pedal) the dirtiest highest output thing you can do.
First off, I have always had fender amps and strats. I love that sound, but after I had to sell my Blues Deluxe(it was very loud) I was open minded for something else. I love to play blues but that's not all I play, I also need to have an amp that sounds great with an acoustic plugged in. I played the low watt fender amps, and they delivered a great blues sound, but kind of lacked on other tones. I never thought I would buy a Vox but a few of my buddies have them and with a little tweaking, you can get a great blues tone, but also a very warm clean tone, and crunch to die for. This amp is very versatile and I love the vintage style. It's in a bigger cab so the speaker can breath a little better than the blues jr which I liked. So overall I'm very happy with the amp so far, it takes a little time to get it dialed in, but it definitely has made me a believer in Vox. Get one!
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