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Re: AC30 preamp suggestions


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8/29/1997 1:11 PM
Steve Keay
Re: AC30 preamp suggestions
Hi,,  
I can't find any info on that amp.  
I see the AC50/4 pre but it is not  
with the EF86. I havn't even found any  
info on that tube yet either...  
Any pointer???  
 
Thanks alot,,  
Steve K
 
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9/1/1997 6:15 PM
M.Romasco

Steve,  
According to The Vox Story, the AC30/4 design w/ the EF86 was the best tonewise. They started making the AC30/4 with a 12ax7 later because of mechanical problems with the EF86. This was caused by bass players using AC30's and vibrating the tube too much.  
It states that players noticed a difference in sound when using the new AC30/4 w/ the 12ax7 preamp. Vox in return added another 12ax7 making the Top Boost (sounds good but it's not the same).  
The ef86 in my opinion is more sensitive to the touch of the strings. Very warm.  
Listen to The Shadows early recordings.
 

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