Hello, (and never) Goodbye!
I am an amp junkie. I've gone through just about every major amp and always do me something that kept me looking. When I found the Blackstar, I tho gut my search had ended. I sold everything except for a Marshall practice amp and 2555 Silver Jubilee.
Lately, however, I've been digging that "Beatles" tone and neither of my amps could accomplish it. So, I pulled the plug on the AC30C2. Without needing to fiddle with the control knobs I instantly achieved Beatles tone. With a little tinkering, I found Brian May, Rory Gallagher, and the Edge.
What I noticed in playing with the controls is that there is no way to get bad tone out of this amp. With my Blackstar, I had to spend about a week finding the right tone. The AC30C2 doesn't know how to produce bad tone. I have so far played a Gibson Les Paul Standard and a Fender American Standard Strat through this amp and have enjoyed listening as much as well paying it.
This is going to be much easier to gig with than my Blackstar half stack too! It weighs less and takes less space. And for those that say it can't take pedals, I say learn how to use your gear. I've put my new 35th Anniversary TS808 Tube Screamer in front of the amp and it sustains and sings like no other. I only use it for leads. It isn't necessary but allows me to sit above the mix when playing with the band.
In short, you can't go wrong with this amp. The tone is infectuous. The 2x12 Greenbacks and 30 watts is more than enough for even outdoor venues. You need this amp in your stable.