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Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:07 am

Really stoked, basically have an NOS Vox AC-15TVH 1957-2007 50th Anniversary head on it's way to me.
So,
The "modder" in me goes online and finds out that basicaly they nailed this amp perfectly and it needs nothing.
Wow, I always thought it was a great head, but this just really makes my 330WB salivate in anticipation.
Earlier this year I scored an empty, beat up white tolex 2007 Anniversarry 2x12 cab(exactly like the one in the Pro Guitar Shop video demo of this head) and restored it to almost showroom clean and added 2 UK Celestion Blues in there.
Can't wait to crank her up!
Anyone else here have one they'd like to talk about? Love to hear how others are using theirs.
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Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:49 am

Cool !! 8) :)
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:19 pm

Uggh-love to post some pics but even my crummy phobe pics are too big. Bummer):
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (jps) » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:25 pm

whojamfan wrote:Uggh-love to post some pics but even my crummy phobe pics are too big. Bummer):

Do you not have a means of reducing the file size of your photos? If not you can e-mail them to me and will take care of that for you.
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:14 am

I barely have the means for tying my shoes as far as computers go, I'll shoot those over to you, thank you(:
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (jps) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:01 pm

Here's Mike's great looking amp! 8)

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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:27 pm

Thanks Jeff, you rock!!
Hope to see you at a jam so I can buy you a drink(:
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:31 pm

I replaced the PVC handles with some nice black leather ones from Brettuns Village. The fit perfect, lay flat when you want them to, and will most likely outlive me.
Also, I like to change the jack nuts to the white ones because I like the way they look with the white tolex, and much easier to see on a dark stage.
I've got NOS RCA preamp tubes and EZ81 in there and she's sounds stellar. I don't know what EF86 is in there, as it's got a heatshrink condom over the whole tube-but since it's not microphonic, I'll not mess with it until next year when the money tree blossoms(;
Recording guitar tracks for our new album right after Christmas, this puppy is gonna be all over it(:
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (jps) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:22 pm

whojamfan wrote:Thanks Jeff, you rock!!
Hope to see you at a jam so I can buy you a drink(:

Some day; we have yet to meet in person. 8)

I was hoping to go to the upcoming NAMM Show but stuff got in the way (I hope to end up with a nice dining room as compensation. :!: ).
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (whojamfan) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:00 pm

Party at Jeff's!!(;
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (jps) » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:53 pm

Come on by! Don't forget the snow shovels. :mrgreen:
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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (wmthor) » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:14 pm

jps wrote:Come on by! Don't forget the snow shovels. :mrgreen:

The words snow shovels are not in my vocabulary. The only thing white that I saw yesterday was the little ball that I was chasing around the links.

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Re: Vox AC-15 TVH

Postby (milo) » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:41 am

I know that I'm late to this, but I have the combo and its a fantastic amp...especially for the prices these days. I've been a long time fan of EF86 amps and also have a Goodsell that uses it for the preamp.

One thing that may be of help in the future is that I've found that EF86 tubes with the screen style plates generally seem to sound better than the stamped metal (more normal) looking types. For some odd reason I've also found that once an EF86 starts to act up a bit I can swap it out for awhile and eventually reinstall it and it will work great again. When I find one that I'm especially fond of I make sure not to toss it, and a lot of times I can reuse it later.

The only thing I miss is the tremolo. As of now I've built an external tube trem that works on cathode bias amps. I haven't had a chance to tap it into the Vox preamp yet, but if it works as well as it does in another amp I'm going to build it into a "top-boost" type of plate and make a replacement back panel for the AC15. That way I can add the trem and have the vintage look of an early AC.

Congrats on the amp.
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