Vox AC30 Fawn & Essex
Premium Helix Amp Tone
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This is my take on the Vox AC30 design. It's one of my favorite amps for how it interacts with overdrive pedals and so I've included four total presets - two for the modern players who like to use the Vox as an edge-of -breakup-machine with pedals for gain staging and two for the vintage players - a nod in the direction of the way Brian May likes to use his rig with plenty of power amp distortion and even more when you boost it.
What you're getting:
- Four presets
- EGS_AC30_Essex.hlx (edge of breakup modern tone - single coils)
- EGH_AC30_Essex.hlx (edge of breakup modern tone - humbuckers)
- EGS_AC30_Fawn.hlx (medium-high gain vintage tone - single coils)
- EGH_AC30_Fawn.hlx (medium-high gain vintage tone - humbuckers)
- A walkthrough of how each of the switches are working together
- A detailed guide on best practices for setting up your Helix device
- FAQ and troubleshooting guide
- Some premium frickin TOAN for your Helix
“Premium Amp Tone” means that this preset is designed to make the absolute most out of the Helix’s amp, cabinet, EQ, compressor, and overdrive blocks. This preset is meticulously dialed in and tested for live performance with a full band. Use it on your HX Stomp in combination with other external effect pedals, or drop the 6 blocks given into your larger Helix unit and build your own custom preset around it with the premium amp tone serving as the foundation. Explore different combinations of footswitches 1-3 and you'll find that this preset will cover all your needs for different overdrive and amp tones. Footswitches 4 and 5 are not necessary to the preset, but can be useful. If you have questions at any point, reply to the download email you’ve received and I’ll follow up to assist you.
Each of these presets are limited to a maximum of 6 blocks, and as such will work on all of the following products:
Native users - please note that these presets are set up in stompswitch mode and do not contain snapshot data. Native is set up to prefer snapshot mode, but you can still easily access the "stompswitches" through MIDI commands.
Helix - Vox AC30
The presets in this package were designed on studio monitors, tested over the course of many rehearsals and live performances, and finally revised on a professional FOH system. They were tested and refined at levels of 90db+ (read about the Fletcher Munson curve for more info) so you can be sure it’s be trustworthy on a gig in a full band mix and in the studio for recording purposes. It's a long process that has resulted in versatile, reliable presets that can be trusted across any amplification device.