Hi folks, sorry I haven't been posting much but life has been eating my time. However, I had this amazing experience last night and wanted to share it with you. I had purchased a Vox AC10 when they first came out. I really liked the sound and it was a fabulous amp for quiet rehearsals although it certainly would not keep up to a rock 'n roll drummer. I just enjoyed it for its serious Voxy sounds and its small size/light weight. I had been playing around with speaker selection for a 2x10" cab I was building for my AC30 head. I had a fairly large number of speakers to try and there were many choices that sounded good. After all, the AC30 is iconic for a reason. The speakers that seriously blew me away were the Eminence Red Fang 10" ceramics. In the AC30 they sounded better than two 10" Celestion Golds (they were pretty great too!) I was really delighted with the sound. Punchy, responsive and as Voxy as anything I've ever heard. I decided to try one in the little AC10. As replacing the speaker is a pain (Vox makes you remove a pile of screws and take the whole back off the amp) I decided to replace the cheap Chinese tubes at the same time. The difference was profound. The amp was much louder, much more responsive and a little bit heavier. It really did sound like a mini version of the AC30 and IMHO, better than the AC15. But to me, it was still just a very good practice amp. Bear in mind, I think a Bassman makes a great bedroom amp. One of the bands I play in has been gigging some of the Royal Canadian Legions - playing classic rock stuff. As the clientele seems a little older than the average, volume control has been a priority. Even my Princetons were difficult to control and still get a decent sound. Last night as I packed up the car to head to the gig, an idea popped in my head and I put the AC10 into the car with a 1971 Princeton Reverb as a back up. Holy Mother of Pearl! I spent the first four songs turning the little beast down after starting the first song (I wanna hold your hand) with the Master volume on 8 and the Gain on 3. I finally got it into balance (no sound check, right?) with the Master on 5 and the Gain about 2. A touch of the AC10's great digital reverb and the bass and treble controls on 2 and 7 respectively. Best of all, even at low volume levels it retained the famous top-boost grit and Vox jangle. I was playing a Gretsch Panther, a 5422-12 and a Elitist Casino last night and they all sounded incredible. World class! The other guitar player in the band, a gear head if ever there was one, was playing through a 1968 Deluxe Reverb and was struggling with the amp in the worst way. All through the night he kept asking questions about the little AC10 and is going to purchase one. This from a guy who has a huge collection of Matchless, Goodsells, Bad Cats and antique Fenders. Sorry for the long post but I thought I needed to share this with the many Vox fans here. For the cost of a inexpensive speaker, two EL-84s and two 12AX7s, you can have a mini AC30 that is very capable of keeping up with a live drummer. I even think it may be louder than the AC15 as I had no shortage of headroom. The improvement over a stock AC10 is tangible and the AC10 stock is already a great little amp. I have quite a few gigs in the next couple of months and I'll be wringing this tone monster out. I'll keep you posted.