Soul Touching Sound
After almost 50 years of playing guitar personally and professionally, I have finally found that amp I was searching for. You know, the one with that perfect; sweet sound that almost seems to touch the soul? Well.. for me, it's the VOX AC10C1. Of course the guitar has something to do with that also, but since all electric guitars are not much more than pickups shoved under a set of strings, I'm betting the sound lies in the amp. Either way, I absolutely LOVE this VOX AC10C1. It's so full of tone, it's crazy. Never mind that it has a 10" speaker; this amp is amazing. After listening to tons of reviews I preferred the custom speaker tones over the model with the Greenback hands down. Glad I went with this one! Super easy to get incredible tones with the "dead simple" Bass and Treble controls while setting the pre and post gains for any distortion needs you have. The tubes are really sweet sounding. I read where some thought a real "spring" reverb would be more desirable... but I'll bet they've never played a stage that wasn't all that solid with one. VOX did an amazing job with this electronic reverb... it's really accurate and sounds much better than any true spring reverb I've ever used. I don't miss the panic when they go "bang" as one of your band-mates taps his foot too hard on the stage. So, no worries about that here.
For me, the AC10C1 is the "perfect" amp. Easy to find that sweet spot, and the real tubes sound creamy-yet-bright with the classic "chime" settings; and still distort incredibly well when asked to. In short... Perfect! ...VOX!