NAD: 1975 Vibro-Champ

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  1. EspyHop

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    Got a great deal on a 1975 Vibro-Champ.

    This is my second one. My first was a a surprisingly minty blackface that I bought in 1992 and sold two years later, before they started becoming collectible.

    Anyway, the new one is in quarantine until Friday. I already figured that it probably needs some work, but even if I have to put another $200 in it, that’s still less than what they’re going for on Reverb and eBay.

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  2. adjason

    adjason Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    sweet!
     
  3. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet! Congratulations.
     
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    Cool. I love my vibro champ.
     
  5. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    Cool! I picked up a less than perfect 76 SFVC a few years ago for cheap....

    Worked on cosmetics, replaced electolytics, and installed a WGS speaker. It's a fantastic and very satisfying amp.
     
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    Congratulations, I’ve got a 79 that I love.
     
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    We'll, I feel sorry for both the people who don't have or love champs! [emoji1787] just don't know what they're missing! I find it the perfect small format practice amp. Enjoy that thing!

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  8. afireinside

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    Nice! I missed 2 of them under $300 last summer. I found a boutique builder who made a new sf champ (can make it into a vibro for $200 more w shipping) got it for $320 maher cab all legit
     
  9. Jerry J

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    I two scored a '76 SFVC years ago for cheap, right at the time they were taking off in value. I too replaced all electrolytics EXCEPT for the original Cap Can. And I swapped out the speaker with a Jensen. Suppose I need to replace that cap can at some point.
     
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    Very cool, Champ's rule!! Mine is from 1960, and it's a beast!! I feel for those who don't get Champ's, they just don't know what they're missing, boxy?? Not mine!! Congratulations on your score, you won't regret it!


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  11. PA Woody

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    I picked up a 1977 vc from a friend of my daughter a few years ago. It was in excellent condition when he bought it on Ebay but the cabinet was damaged in shipping and he lost interest in it. I gave him $200 for it and reglued the damaged joints(a ridiculously easy fix). Other than some minor damage to the tolex it's perfect.
     
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    Congrats.
     
  13. theprofessor

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    Congratulations! Those are fun little amps! Enjoy!
     
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