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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by horax, Oct 23, 2019.
Fender Pro Jr IV Tweed.
600. great little amp! Hated the epi. BUT, i finally broke down and replaced it for a 57 reissue champ....
The Fender Champion 600 has been called one of the ten best blues amps .
I liked the vjr ok. The 600, from memory was much cleaner and much lower vol. But there is the easiest mod in history that turns it into a monster. Just cut or unsolder one end of a resistor and the vol and gain kicks up big time. Then another leg turns off the neg feedback loop to get it even wilder. There are notes online
I loved the little C600, owned it twice. Modded it once. I do think it benefits from a speaker upgrade, but if you stay at "bedroom" volumes, it's great right out of the box. I actually tried to make mine more of a middy/octal-sounding kind of Charlie Christian thing. And it got there. But in the end, like most things, I had my fun with it, and off it went.
I would buy one again, just to have for LOW-VOLUME pure clean tube tone. It excels at that. Put a reverb pedal in front, done. And I think it's one of the most attractive amps Fender has ever made.
The Fender Champion 600 is really good.
What I used to do is run 2 of the same, with a ABY.
One overdriven with a volume pedal in front, and one cleaner. It was so awesome.
Pro Juniors can be great for this purpose; the Champion 600 as well. The comment about speaker sufficiency is spot on; stock is OK for diddling around, but I always end up replacing my small-amp speakers with something more serious and robust. I think the Epi is fine for fiddling around but is, IMO, poorly built and toy-like. I have not used or seen this VHT, but I have used other VHT stuff and find it all to be extremely well-designed from the ground up, and well built.
I have one of these. Pretty good. Shame about the shipping costs you mentioned.