Anticipation...

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Moriarty, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Moriarty

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    Ordered a Champion 40 from Reverb yesterday. Used, in "very good" condition. $130 shipped. I am eager to plug in and play!
    I haven't had a "real" amp in years. I have a couple dead, no name practice amps destined for projects when my ship comes in, and a Blackstar Fly 3 that I love. But this is different. I spent a long time researching and demoing amps, and this is the one that makes the most sense for me. I have a very small show coming up with an ad hoc band, I'm ever so slowly recording material for future release, and I really want to get out there and play some small rooms.
    And record without getting too loud. I live in a house with 3 apartments. Baby next door/old lady downstairs.
    The seller PM'd me right away and said he would ship ASAP.
    And the now the wait...
     
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    It's arrived! At my parents house. I didn't want it sitting on the porch here. Dad's bringing it by in the morning. I happen to be laid up with three broken toes, so I guess I'll just have to play sitting down. Not my favorite thing to do, but I'll get by
     
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    Congrats!!!

    (On the amp, not the broken toes....)

    Hope the amp does what you expected when you get it.
    And getting a new amp when laid up isn't a bad way to while away the time until you get better!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Enjoy your new amp! There's plenty there to keep you busy for a while. I found overdrive pedals don't get you much breakup because there's no tubes to overdrive. One of the British voices has a nice crunch to it if I remember correctly. The stock speaker is a light, highly efficient Chinese speaker with a good bottom end to it. If you start playing medium size rooms, upgrade the speaker for a meatier tone. Hope your toes heal quickly, you'd never think something so little could hurt so much.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Dad dropped it off earlier than expected, and I've had a chance to test it out.
    So far I love it! Just a bunch of fun with a simple interface. It sounds exactly like I'd hoped.
     
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    You’ll probably like it. A friend has a Champion 40 and plays it in probably 30 or so ‘small room’ venues each year, running all types of electric guitars through it. I’ve played with him quite a bit and it is a nice sounding amp.
     
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