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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:14 am    Post subject: Vox AC15H1TV (edit) Reply with quote

So I had some big old amps I've not been using lately...trading my Twin for a DRRI was a game changer for me so I thought I'd trade them in for a nice companion to it.

I originally went to look at an Orange Tiny Terror combo then found the Vox. Compared to the TT the vox felt a bit livelier and versatile overall even with the stock Wharfedale speaker that everyone seems to hate. It sounded especially good with filtertrons but then what doesn't...anyway at $400 it seemed a good deal.

Talked to my friend about it and come to realize he hates these with a passion. Bought one a couple years ago and changed the speaker, tubes, did some cap mods or something and still didn't like it. He thinks I should spend more $ and get the handwired ac15 they have instead.

I'm definitely going to try them side by side and while I have the cc1 on hold I'm sure I can change my mind. Definitely want a Vox, but does anyone else have a different opinion on this model? Even though I liked it in the store I'm worried I might have buyers remorse when I get it home.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From memory, and recent research when I was looking for an AC15/10, I think the CC1 run was supposed to be quite patchy; reliablility issues as well as the sounds not quite being up to scratch.. seems like people speak far more favourably of the current C1 series.

I guess if you like the sound of it and it's got some kind of warranty, that's what really matters? Was it much cheaper than what you could pick up a C1 for?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't have any used C1's in stock, a new one is $629. This CC1 is $400.

I may just trade something else for the difference although I've always seen brand new gear as a bad investment unless it's on sale. Even though the AC15HW is even more money, it's already been broken in and is a steep discount off the price of a new one at $800.

Whether I go CC1 or C1 I'm thinking of swapping in the the Celestion G12 V type in my DRRI because I want something a little darker and warmer in that amp anyway, and it also seems like it'd be a good fit for a Vox amp (so much they included it in a special run of red C1's.)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
They don't have any used C1's in stock, a new one is $629. This CC1 is $400.

I may just trade something else for the difference although I've always seen brand new gear as a bad investment unless it's on sale. Even though the AC15HW is even more money, it's already been broken in and is a steep discount off the price of a new one at $800.

Whether I go CC1 or C1 I'm thinking of swapping in the the Celestion G12 V type in my DRRI because I want something a little darker and warmer in that amp anyway, and it also seems like it'd be a good fit for a Vox amp (so much they included it in a special run of red C1's.)

The main difference is that the C1 has two channels, normal and brilliant whereas the CC1 only has the brilliant channel. The stock speaker is also a wharfdale for the CC1 and a greenback for the C1.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the greenback is worth it, but i couldn't speak to the handwiredness. having the two channels is also pretty swell.


this place has one you can get shipped for a little over five bills. i think i remember you had an issue ebay, tho...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to go compare some amps in a few minutes...I'm in love with the IDEA of the HW, also would be a great excuse to trade in my Yamaha Combo Organ which while cool takes up a fuck ton of space and is not getting used as it could/should be. I'm more about casiotones lately anyway..

Of course it all comes down to which coupletones I like better.

Taking the Ovation and pedalboard with me. Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wrong...it's not an HW1 it's an H1TV
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I was wrong...it's not an HW1 it's an H1TV

That is still handwired and it has the blue celestion, well worth it!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks ace!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The H1TV is now on layaway Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waaaaeeeeeeeey
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
The H1TV is now on layaway Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitar center has the C1 on sale today for $500. I couldn't try it though because there's too many shredders. Also already traded my amps for credit at a different store.

I should be able to pick up the h1tv on Tuesday unless I somehow sell the gear I'm trying to before then.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has arrived...tidied up the guitar corner of my practice space and hung my guitars.

I haven't had much time to spend with it but my first impressions are great. I like having the option to take it down to 7.5 watts for the early breakup, it's like having two amps in one.

Might try to do some mods to the DRRI to open up the clean headroom now, because the vox handles overdrive in a far more articulate way.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have some really tasteful gear Nick. An demo with Corvette through H1TV when you have time/wish for it?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I can try to make a demo happen but will need to restring the corvette first...it's been out of commission because I wanted to put a chet atkins bigsby arm on it but ran into issues with the size difference between import and USA bigsby parts. I'll probably just return it to stock for now.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great amp!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Thanks, I can try to make a demo happen but will need to restring the corvette first...it's been out of commission because I wanted to put a chet atkins bigsby arm on it but ran into issues with the size difference between import and USA bigsby parts. I'll probably just return it to stock for now.

It's interesting, those Corvette Reissues had bigsbys in stock and cost $300-$350 new. With todays price level for new guitar it seems very cheap
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm? In the US the G5135 like mine sells for $650 brand new, I picked mine up used for just under $400.

They did make some simpler bolt on models at the under $300 price point.

It's a nice guitar, I really like the Mega'tron pickups, but it suffers from the generic "all necks feel the same" issue that plagues most import guitars (generic profile, 9.5 radius, medium jumbo, covered in thick poly).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
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