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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Woollymonster, Sep 27, 2019.
He is one of my favorites on YouTube
He also posts here as @fivewattworld
Nice! Interesting about keeping volume around 3 or 4 for great sounds.
I can’t drive 55.
But I can play my 5 W champ at 5 5 5 all day long.
I think this is my next build. I’m going to keep it as authentic as I can. I own a lot of speakers, but no 8 inch. what i’ll be trying to accomplish is the Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way sound. Speaker suggestions?
One of my favorites on YouTube and I just found the channel thanks to a friend.
Liked the video so much I bought a 1957 Fender Champ.
Tame any of these 5 watt amps with a Swart Night Light Jr. Excellent attenuation.
My Custom Shop Hand Wired 57 Champ has this:
Speakers: 1 x 8" Weber Special Design Alnico
Total Impedance: 4 ohms
You might contact Weber. Great sound.
Love his vids! Classy and tasteful with a healthy amount of Tom Petty/Mike Campbell!
All I know is I need a champ! Or two...
You can never have too many Champs. I think I'm down to only four, but that could change later today. Getting itchy again.... LOL
Champlification. Champlifier. '71 Champ, stock save for a replacement 10" Radio Shack speaker. It rips.
Then there's the Supro 1606 five-watter built by Valco. It also comes in straight and trem versions. Some people think of it as a "Champ-killer." I tend to think in terms of it being a little "swampier." Heres' the little secret: Gretsch had Valco build the 6150 for them with better hardware and tolex and called it the 6150. Despite the Gretsch's identical circuit and better hardware, Jimmy Page used a Supro so the Gretsch sells for a fraction of the Supro's price. I think the secret may be getting out. This one is mint.
My, def not authentic but awesome little 5F1 Champ...
My modded 68 Vibro Champ with a Mercury Magnetics 57 Champ OT and a 10 inch 4 ohm Peavey Scorpion that screams tone.
The DeArmond R5T.....it has a single 10" speaker and deeper cabinet, not to mention transformers that look like they belong in a tweed Deluxe. I haven't heard any single ended amp that compares.
The original speaker in the DeArmond R5 was a Jensen P10T, which breaks up way too soon.
I found a '64 C10PF and had Weber do a recone with their hemp cone and a 50 watt voice coil. It sounds great!