- Jan 14, 2023
So my LGS shot me a great price on a 57 Champ. He has 11 in stock and is dealing. I want a tube amp, and currently have a Super Champ X2, so I'm thinking of treating myself. Was thinking If I can get a great deal on the Deluxe, maybe I should go that route, but it may be more than I really need. It will be used as a bedroom amp, no gigs, no bands, just looking for pure clean sounds. I can do all the modeling with the SCX2. Something to compliment my new Tele Pro II and Gibson ES 335. Looking for some "bluesy" type tones. Probably just get a reverb pedal. My only concern with the Champ is not so much the 5 watts, but the 8" speaker. I know a speaker is a fairly easy upgrade. Should I splurge on the Deluxe, or get the Champ and have plenty left for a speaker/tube upgrade?