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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Following a reference on BM.com, I went and looked up this new release.

http://www.voxamps.co.uk/products/ac30/ac30bm.htm

I was highly amused by the control panel. Anyone found out how much it'll cost yet?

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How bizarre.

I can't see Brian ever using one though, which kind of defeats the purpose.


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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

£1300

I sort of agree with you though - although they're ideal for BM they're too "niche" for anyone else

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Posted: 15 Mar 06, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, but only 500 made? Is that worth the extra $800???

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

extra $800 compared to what? Regular AC30s aren't $800 less than this...

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather buy a normal ac30 which also have some EQ knobs.


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 02:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a shameless fucking rip off! I reckon it'd cost about a tenth of the current price if you took Brian May's name off it.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well it does have the treble boost built in and is modelled on the same spec that Brian has his amps re-configured.

He never touches the bass / treble etc they are always full up, same on the guitar he doesn't bother with the trb/bass pot any more, I believe it's always effectively off.

So I guess it's going be pretty close to his real configuration.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's one of these overpriced bits of musical kit that no real musician will probably ever buy. Only people with too much money, who probably can't play anyway, and think that this will turn them into Brian May.

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The control panels on the AC30s Brian uses are exactly the same as the new signature models with just a volume control, although I belive they dont have the built in Treble Boost.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"He never touches the bass / treble etc they are always full up, same on the guitar he doesn't bother with the trb/bass pot any more, I believe it's always effectively off."

Yeah I understand that, but I want a good amp, not just Brian's sound. I also want to make my own sounds.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah - no ability to change the options?

This is just something stupid rich kids will ask their parents to buy (Johnny Knoxville anyone?). Daddy, I want to play like Brian May, buy-me-that, buy-me-that!

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True, but then why buy any 'signiture' item if you didn't want to sound like the artist?

This is clearly for the folk that wish to capture that sound, and after all it is a sound that has served Brian well for 40 years.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks wrote:

extra $800 compared to what? Regular AC30s aren't $800 less than this...


This isn't a regular AC30. No knobs, two tones. A regular AC30 would be nearly as much.

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ofcourse i'd like to sound like Brian. But I'd rather buy a normal AC-30 so I can change it if I want.

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Thanks wrote:

extra $800 compared to what? Regular AC30s aren't $800 less than this...


A regular AC30 would be nearly as much.


That was my point.

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Posted: 18 Mar 06, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, all I have to say is that if anyone gets one and is bitching about the one knob thing, I will gladly trade my 2 years old(sadly it hasn't been played much at all because of it's loudness and my laziness)AC30 TB(green) for one.

Sure, you don't get the bells and whistles, but isn't Brian's without those for a reason? Like some way to boost the Normal channel even more than the others?

The amp seems to me to be exclusively for Queen maniacs and offers us a guaranteed Brian-ready amplifier.

I keep thinking eventually digital amps(which Vox is apparently very good at) will finally reach a point where they can nail Brian's sound, and that he might offer a total package digital amp with his treble effects(new/old), wah, chorus, deacy effect, and maybe even that wild 'Get Down Make Love' effect he sometimes toys with.

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