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The Super Champ XD club

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Kid Klash, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Manolian

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    No I just use it to play at the drummer's studio,with a bass player. (Trio) I did use it on an outdoor gig 2 years ago , ran it in stereo with an '82 Fender Princeton reverb II ,sounded great.
     
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    Hi Noflyzone,
    nice woodwork! I'm new here. Have a look at my (dirty) interpretation which is more a "heavy relic hardcore aged" version. ;-) Not finalized yet, some details are missing...
    More details of my project may be seen here: https://pin.it/1PzbkEZ
    But: 12" Speaker and a included tilt leg mechanism!

    My next project on this amp is the 3 channel footswitch!

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  3. wabashslim

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    I picked up a fuzzy cabinet from an old Fender M-80 & stuck my XD in it after cutting a new baffle. It holds an original Reverend 1250 speaker.

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    Formerly it was in this fake-tweed box but I needed that for my Plexi 6V6.

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  4. driver8

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    How's it sound?
     
  5. wabashslim

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    The sound's well worth the trouble & expense IMO. That Rev speaker has been in a bunch of amps & cabs and it's always great in Fenders, but a little brittle in that Plexi 6V6. I just couldn't see spending almost $200 (now) for a 12" Newell cab when there's so many out there living empty lives.
     
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    Not sure if I posted on this thread previously, but count me in. I've had mine for over ten years, all I've done is change the speaker because I didn't like the stock one.
    I have a seven year old SCX2 that's been nothing but trouble.
    Messed up the FX selector on the XD, so I'm stuck on reverb at the moment, but it is the best place to get stuck.
     
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    I got a SCXD and a Vibro champ XD. Love them both. I see a lot of guys talking about running 2 x 12 and 4 x 12 cabs. Can these little amps handle this load? Do you need to do anything special?

    Do you run the internal speaker and a line out to the cab or disconnect the XD speaker and plug the cab lead directly into the speaker jack on the amp?
     
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    Any cab with speakers rated over 20 watts will work great. You disconnect the internal speaker and run a cable from that speaker jack to the cabinet.

    Three things to be mindful about.

    1- NEVER turn or leave the amp on without a speaker connected. You will fry the transformer. Don't ask me how I know :(
    2- Don't use a guitar cable, use a simple 2 wire cable. Lamp cable for example can be used, if you're able to solder jacks to it.
    3- Make sure the cab is 8 ohms.
     
  9. LAGinz

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    Does anyone have the old list of suggested settings for the XD that was posted on Billm Audio? Thx!
     
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    Suggested settings ? For tones related to certain artists or tunes ?

    Edit: I just found this on MLP

    Voice #1 (Champ tone)
    Gain: 5, Vol: 5, Treble: 5-6, Bass: 4.5, Fx: Spring reverb, Level: 2.5.

    Voice #2 (Instant Clapton)
    Volume 2.5 if bedroom, Gain 10, Bass 5, Treble 5, Reverb to taste....maybe none.

    Voice #2 (Tweed w/ gain set at 6-
    Gain: 6, Vol: 6, Treble: 5, Bass: 8, Fx: Spring reverb, Level: 2.5.

    Voice #2 (Cranked Fender in the studio)
    Gain: 7, Voice: 2, Treble: 4.5, Bass: 3.5, FX Level: 2.8, FX: Spring reverb.

    Voice #3 (Tweed voice)
    Gain: 5, Vol: 3, Treble: 7-8, Bass: 7-9, Fx: Spring reverb, Level: 2.5.

    Voice #3 ("Funk 49" Strat-bridge pup and no effects)
    Gain at about 7.

    Voice #3 ("Sunshine of Your Love" Strat-Overdriven Tweed)
    Gain 4, Volume: up to you, Bass 4, Treble 4, Reverb Setting 2 (concert hall), level 4.

    Voice #4 (Nice Chicago Blues Tone on Strat)
    gain 5-6, bass 10, treble 6-7, reverb ="spring", volume 6-8.

    Voice #8 ('Live' Marshall-type sound)
    Gain: 8, Treble: 3.5, Bass: 8, FX Level: 4.8, FX: reverb + delay.

    Voice #11 (Les Paul Guitar-PAF bridge pup for Cream, Led Zepplin, Bluesbreakers)
    Gain: 7, Treble: 4, Bass: 7, FX Level: 4.5, FX: large room reverb.

    Voice #14 (Strat on neck or middle pup) Gain just below 2, vol 5, treb 6, bass 8, fx level 2.5 fx spring reverb.

    Voice #14 (Strat & Tele-keep the volume up on the guitar-Strat position volume 2, tone knob 3; Tele position 2, tone knob a bit above "low")
    Volume - to taste, Gain - 1.5, Treble - 6, Bass - 6, FX - Reverb 4 (reverb + delay), FX Level - 3.

    Voice #15 (Fingerstyle using Tele neck pup-works for Church hymns/music)
    Gain: 8.5, Vol: 4, Treble: 5-6, Bass: 4.5, Fx: Spring reverb, Level: 2.5.

    Voice #15 (335 humbucker guitar, Wes Montgomery-style without the distortion)
    Gain: 3.5, Vol: 6, Treble: 5, Bass: 6, Fx: Spring reverb, Level: 2.5.

    BJr. Settings (compare the typical BJr setting-if you have one: vol 5, T8, B8, M5 with TwinStack, so like mids off without Twinstack. Presence normal, no Fat, no boost.) vs.

    SCXD-like BJr:
    1. Clean Channel-Channel 1, Treble 7, Bass 10.

    2. Voice #5
    gain 4, Treble 7, Bass 10 (gotta make up for that 12" speaker)

    3. Voice #10
    gain 2.5 to 4, treble 9, bass 10.
     
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  11. wabashslim

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    Don't forget to experiment with lower gain settings on some of the drive-ier models...like 3# or in particular #7 - which cleans up (mostly) but with lots of compression.
     
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    Right, P90's on #3 is bliss.

    I don't have/play regular single coils. I mostly use #1, 2, 3 and 8 with P90 and humbuckers, through a 2X10" cab.
    I wouldn't know what it sounds like with the combo 10" by itself, always with an extension cab at the studio and through a 12" in my custom combo cab at the cottage. The thought of making a head with the XD went through my mind.
     
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    Hey thanks for that stuff—still looking through some old drives for that Billm stuff. It was in the form, I remember, of a chart, and was an accumulation of what he did with input from a lot of others. Unfortunately I remember hearing he was very sick a few years ago.
     
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    This amp is fully worthy of a 12" speaker (at least) and the just-slightly-larger cabinet to fit one. When I had to reinstall mine in the original 10" cab I played it once and felt like I ruined it, so the search began for another empty cab that would sorta fit (see my posts above).
     
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    Today's Handy Household Hint! upload_2020-11-9_11-10-37.png

    If you put your SC's chassis in another cabinet you can use the original for a 12" extension speaker by cutting another baffle big enough to fill the whole front. There'll be a little gap at the top slant, easy to fill or leave it open. Don't let that old Kay speaker set around gathering dust! Rockit till it blows!
     
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    Thank you for this. Currently running my XD into a 212 cab.
     
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    I used a 2X12" for a while. Very full sound. If you have a chance to try a 2X10", do. I think it's the best for that amp, closer to its native tone.
     
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    Getting my first SCXD today! I'm stoked... Can't wait haha
     
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    What is MLP? I've been in IT for the last 10 years (gotta put food on the table. lol) and spent FAR too much time online. So MLP means something completely different to me than what you are referring to I'm sure.
     
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    MLP = My Les Paul, another forum.
     
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