Should I buy a '57 RI Champ?

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  1. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats - enjoy!
     
  2. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    good choice !!! you should buy another as a back up !!!
     
  3. Alex M

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    Love mine. You made the right choice.
     
  4. mr.danny

    mr.danny Former Member

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    Nice buy. Try playing it thru your PRRI speaker or another single speaker larger cab. You'll be hooked!
     
  5. tombm3

    tombm3 Tele-Holic

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    Glad you had the chance to get it. Typically if I had the chance to get one at that price it would be long gone before I got back to it. Enjoy!
     
  6. mr newhaven

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    I have had one for a couple years!

    Really awesome amp!



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    Pardon my toes!
     
  7. mr.danny

    mr.danny Former Member

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    You've got Harrison's guitar and Clapton's amp..... I'm guessing your girlfriend's name is Patty? :)
     
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    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

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    The 2 guys I work for just did a Clapton, Harrison thing with one of their wives. Really weird around the office now. What's weird is that their all cool with it. But then again, I work at a place where I wear my pajama bottoms to work in the winter and my bathing suit in the summer. LIFES GOOD!!!

    15 more posts and I'm a Tele-Holic. I guess there's always rehab. I just hope Lindsey Lohan is there. Nomnomnom.
     
  9. zook

    zook Friend of Leo's

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    You mean they have more than one? :)

    Winnie
     
  10. Mr Kite

    Mr Kite Tele-Meister

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    Well I've had a proper mess around with it now (and will get plenty of chances to this weekend as my girlfriend is away!) and it sounds great!

    There was a bit of microphonics coming from the preamp so I swapped it out with one I had lying around, and it made it much better.

    It is a little bit of a one trick pony, but that one trick is so good that it's okay! Hoping to hook it up with the PRRI tonight and use a volume/blend pedal to bring the champ in when I want, might get some interesting tones...

    Are these champs self-biasing? Can't seem to find any info anywhere so thought I'd ask here...
     
  11. Linc Gray

    Linc Gray Tele-Holic

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    Congrats on the Champ. Keeps surprising me. Suggest you find a 'good' NOS Bugle Boy 12AX7. The Champ loves them.
     
  12. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Umm... yeah, you can.


    You sound like you're pretty stuck on your opinion. You can't get Cinch sockets and 100% U.S. made tubes in a Fender. You can't send your "Fender" back to Fender to be re-voiced if it doesn't exactly hit the spot.
     
  13. Alex W

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    I think if I came across a used Fender '57 Champ for $499 I'd be interested since that's half the street price of a new one. But I would consider a boutique or custom build before I'd buy a new one at $999. muchxs made me a nice 5E3 amp and I second (or third) the recommendation on his work.
     
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