Looking to buy a small Amp for home recording.

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Re: Looking to buy a small Amp for home recording.

Post by Jazzmonster Jones » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:16 pm

Fender Champion 20.
Does a great Princeton impersonation, and a not bad VoxAC. Plus a lot of other stuff. No effects switch though and the 40 may be too much for your needs.

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Post by somanytoys » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:21 pm

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Thu May 28, 2020 12:58 am
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. :)
I pulled the trigger today on a Vox AC4C1-12. Hopefully I'll get it next week.
Did it ever come in? What do you think of it? It will sound better once you break the speaker in, or replace it. The Celestion VX12s (or whatever they are) speakers that often come with them sound pretty good, but there are other Celsestion and Weber speakers that sound better with them.

Edit: also consider getting some better tubes for it at some point. Om trying to remember what it has, seems like only one of an EL84 and (2) 12AX7s. If you want less distortion, you could use something like a 12AT7 in the first tube position (V1). Different tubes makes a big difference, just like the speaker. But you might enjoy running it stock for a while, too.

I actually forgot that you could get an AC4 combo with a 12 speaker. I have 2 AC4 TVs with 12” speakers, but they’re heads & cabs.
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Re: Looking to buy a small Amp for home recording.

Post by stevejamsecono » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:26 pm

Supreme Pancake wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:58 am
Thanks everybody for your suggestions. :)
I pulled the trigger today on a Vox AC4C1-12. Hopefully I'll get it next week.
Excellent choice. After playing mostly Fender and Fender-derived amps (Mesas, Musicmans, etc.) for a long time, I've found myself quite besotted with the AC15 that I've picked up during quarantine to play at home. It's definitely different sounding than what I was used to, but once I spent some time with it I realized that I really valued its distinctive qualities. The chime and the mid-forward nature of the OD is really special, and once I started recording demos with I was quite pleased.
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Post by 601210 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:30 am

On this subject, anyone tried the Supro Blues King 8 yet? 1 Watt, 8" speaker, 12AU7 as a power tube, and comes with a quirky line out mode. Seems like it might be an interesting home recording option?

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Post by Supreme Pancake » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:09 pm

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This is the first amp I've bought in nearly 15 years. So this was kind of a big event for me.
As for fitting my needs, it's great. I can record guitar while not worrying about bothering anyone and it's much easier to carry around than my twin reverb. :D
As for sounds it has quite a variety. To my ears, it sounds best with my Epiphone Sheraton which has P90s(my other guitars are all Fenders). I feel I still need some more time with it though. I would say I'm still more of a Fender guy. But I'm glad to finally owe a Vox Amp.

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