NAD: Vox AC4

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NAD: Vox AC4

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4W, 1x10 combo.

Longtime curious, never played one. Mr Smallface was selling one for a price that allowed me to indulge my curiosity and painlessly move it on when I was done.

Ah the best laid plans............

Every guitar I have loves this thing, acoustics included (Anybody want an AER?). It has a huge pallete of clean tones and if you want Vox OD, dig in, it's right there.

I went through it and replaced V1 with a 5751 which for me is just habit. After a valve stash rummage and tasting session, the JJ EL84 was replaced with one of my old Mullard equivalents. Immediate impression was increased volume and presence with this particular Mullard so I stopped there.
I love the sound of me playing through this amp, probably the highest compliment I can pay it.

It's a perfect volume for home; it works well from accompanying a vocalist with no mic, up to a band with moderate drummer once you plug in an external speaker. That speaker needs to be 16 ohm but by great fortune, my #1 working cab is a 1x12 Celestion Blue, 16 ohm. "You win some; you might get lucky now and then".......Thanks Mark.

Thing is, I don't use the Blue. Oh yes, it really does sound good but it takes the amp out of the home. I'll take it to a jam with a rhythm section but at home, the Greenback 30/10 sounds superb.

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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How many amps do you have?

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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Oooh I might have to visit next time I'm south of the Brynderwyns!
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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They’re really great little amps. I’ve always loved them.

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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griff wrote: Sat Apr 29, 2023 9:39 pm How many amps do you have?
1,2,3,4......lots :oops:
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:50 am They’re really great little amps. I’ve always loved them.
You figured in the buying decision, " Well I know Ben likes them." :D
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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robthemac wrote: Sat Apr 29, 2023 10:46 pm Oooh I might have to visit next time I'm south of the Brynderwyns!
And there's a Tele that's missing its Daddy.
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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So glad you're enjoying it Bruce! :-)
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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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smallface wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:12 am So glad you're enjoying it Bruce! :-)
It hasn't helped. I have enough worry about leaving amps neglected too long already. :rofl:
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Congrats! They’re an awesome amp!!

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:56 am
bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:50 am They’re really great little amps. I’ve always loved them.
You figured in the buying decision, " Well I know Ben likes them." :D
I really wanted to grab the green one to match my ac30.

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:46 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:56 am
bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:50 am They’re really great little amps. I’ve always loved them.
You figured in the buying decision, " Well I know Ben likes them." :D
I really wanted to grab the green one to match my ac30.
I have it now :thumbup:

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:05 am
bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:46 am
Slowy wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 8:56 am

You figured in the buying decision, " Well I know Ben likes them." :D
I really wanted to grab the green one to match my ac30.
I have it now :thumbup:
Dibs!

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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I must warn you all that it is a gateway drug to AC10 ownership.

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Re: NAD: Vox AC4

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bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:06 am
codedog wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 10:05 am
bender wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:46 am

I really wanted to grab the green one to match my ac30.
I have it now :thumbup:
Dibs!
Noted!

I'll be searching for treble boosters at some stage soon. Have never tried one before.

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