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Looks like some new Fender amps coming

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by AlbertaGriff, Jan 12, 2021 at 1:22 AM.

  1. AlbertaGriff

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    Saw these on thrme CME website tonight. First I'd seen, so thought I'd share.

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    The Vibro Champ says the reverb is a DSP "hall" style reverb. The Pro's description was just the same as the VCs so they hadn't finished yet I guess.

    Anyway, something to check out.
     
  2. dickey

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    Only 1 channel on the Pro?
     
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    We just purchased a blues deluxe reissue last week! So happy! My golly, haven't they got it figured out by now? Keep on pickin!
     
  4. strat a various

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    That's just not right. Thalidomide?
     
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    Interesting!

    The champ apparently has reverb and a 10" speaker, which are sensible mods I think.

    No info on the pro, but it looks too small to be a 2x12" combo.
     
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    The Pro is likely a 2x10. Isn't the regular Pro Reverb generally a Deluxe Reverb with 6L6 and more power?

    Interesting,
    Gene
     
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    SF Pro Reverb was 2x12, 40 watts (two channels, of course).
     
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    $750 for a low power amp with no gain channel or power attenuator is way too much, and doesn't interest me at all. If I wanted an old school single channel amp with no master I could get a Princeton for only $150 more, and it has real spring reverb. For $749 you can get a Marshall DSL40CR, PV Classic 30, Vox AC15, Hotrod Deluxe, or any number of other fine full featured tube amps.
     
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    The Pro might be a single 15”, like the Tweed Pro?
     
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    I really wish they’d offer some lower wattage heads like other companies are doing.
     
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    Digital reverb
     
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    Too rich for my blood :(
     
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    hmmm...40 watts ...do u think this would be great for some chet or chicken pickin? Looks like the right amp for that...unless it starts breaking up a 4 on the vol...? Id love to hear one
     
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    I have the transformer set from a DR Vintage Modified. It failed its owner 2-3 years ago. I sold the cab as a speaker cab. Threw the chassis and boards away.
     
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    I’m interested/curious about that Vibro Champ...I don’t care about the digital reverb (I don’t use reverb very much), but curious how it sounds and performs...
     
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    Regarding the Champ, the 10" speaker would be welcome. It will be interesting to see what the digital reverb sounds like. It must sound better than NO reverb! I wasn't happy with the small-tank reverb on my BJ.
     
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    Not for me.

    Edit...maybe.
     
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    Adding a 10 inch speaker and reverb turns the Vibro Champ into a quasi-Princeton Reverb Jr. It’s sort of like an amp for people who can’t decide between an old VC or new PRRI.
     
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    Assuming that VC is what I assume it is, are you sure that isn't just "I'm not the market for a Champ?" Those features make a VC what it is really, and a VC is a vastly different amp than a Princeton.

    The BF/DR reissue line has always been a step upmarket from the Hot Rods, and $750 isn't out of line with prices for vintage VCs really. Digiverb is cheesy in principle but probably makes this workable for guitar-into-amp guys who must have some reverb.

    I've got VCs already so won't buy one, but I've thought they needed a Champ/VC in the Reissue line for a while. Doubly smart if they can get this to market during quarantine.
     
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    Meanwhile, there are probably a few thousand happy DR Vintage Modified amp owners playing their amps without any problems at all.
     
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