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Re: AC30 preamp suggestions

9/1/1997 6:15 PM
M.Romasco
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Re: AC30 preamp suggestions
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.