What is your overall opinion of this product?
I was concerned that Vox had changed the AC30 so much that it wouldn't sound like the an AC30. I am happy to say, it's still great! They added features that make it usable in more situations, but it still has the AC30 tone. The chime, and harmonic content are all in there. It will still sound best if you run the master volume on ten, and use the channel volumes, but that isn't always practical. It still sounds fantastic with the master turned down. Lots of gain on the Top Boost channel, and you can link the channels for more tonal options. It's excellent for an "old school" player, like myself, who likes to use the volume on the guitar. It handles pedals very well, and the bypassable effects loop works very well. The only thing I recommend, is to change the tubes. It ships with Chinese tubes, and while it doesn't sound bad with the stock tubes, it sounds MUCH better with a good set of tubes in it. Tung Sol EL84s sound best to me, but the choice is yours.