AC30 Crazy built in chorus idea, will this work?

Say you have an old school 6 input AC30 and an Ernie Ball panning pedal.

Say you connected the outputs from the pedal into the top boost and vibrato channels, with the vibrato (not tremolo) tuned on.

If you blended between the two, would you get a chorus-ish sound?

Just wondering...

Luke

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Ive got no idea.... but can i just say, i think the 6 input Vox AC30 is the greatest combo ever designed, the top boost, twin blue speaker model is the best thing since sliced bread.

At the risk of changing the subject / creating conflict / asking a stupid, rambling question; I saw a local band called The Tisdales on Saturday, and the rhythm guitarist was playing a Les Paul (loaded with so-called BurstBucker Pro pups) through a Maxon overdrive into an AC30 half stack. I was fairly excited for them to go on because I’d never heard that particular amp in person – few players in my neck of the woods gig with Vox amps.

Expecting to be engulfed by waves of warm tone, I instead was subjected to flat sonic mediocrity that could have been easily replicated by any solid state amp. Don’t get me wrong, they put on a GREAT show – the lead guitarist was playing a Bigsby-equipped Guild through a HotRod Deville that sounded amazing – but the Vox seriously failed to move me; and the guy went through a couple different settings all at high volume. Any thoughts on what the problem, if any, may have been?

vitaminE wrote:
At the risk of changing the subject / creating conflict / asking a stupid, rambling question; I saw a local band called The Tisdales on Saturday, and the rhythm guitarist was playing a Les Paul (loaded with so-called BurstBucker Pro pups) through a Maxon overdrive into an AC30 half stack. I was fairly excited for them to go on because I’d never heard that particular amp in person – few players in my neck of the woods gig with Vox amps.

Expecting to be engulfed by waves of warm tone, I instead was subjected to flat sonic mediocrity that could have been easily replicated by any solid state amp. Don’t get me wrong, they put on a GREAT show – the lead guitarist was playing a Bigsby-equipped Guild through a HotRod Deville that sounded amazing – but the Vox seriously failed to move me; and the guy went through a couple different settings all at high volume. Any thoughts on what the problem, if any, may have been?

Must have been a Vox lookie likie, maybe tawainese speakers and i bet he ripped out the guts and put in a SS amp, or maybe a non-top boost model. did you investigate the gubbings? (the insides?).

It has happened. I saw a Beatles tribute band playing at the town's open-air gala and, from where I was in the crowd, at least two of the Voxes were shells.

and back to the Q, I don't think it would exactly be a chorus-ish sound because the AC30 is a mono amp. What you'd have is a blend of "dry" and effected guitar. I have a Nobels 4-splitter for a similar purpose; flange bass while still having a straight low-end. Maybe if you could introduce a touch of delay into one chain...?

I think you'd end up with an elaborate vibrato intensity control. You risk adding a lotta hum by forming a ground loop between the two stages of the amp. If you try this and you do get a lot of noise you might try diconnecting the shielding ground from the amp side of one of your cords to eliminate the redundant ground.

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