70s SF Champ - Cranked!

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  1. Bestron

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    Here's a short vid of a champ I recapped for a friend with an 90s LP Special II, it goes up to eleven! Running it through a 2x12" with two greenbacks

     
  2. scottl

    scottl Gold Supporting Member

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    Fat and tasty tones!
     
  3. CA_Dan

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    Thanks for posting! Not enough clips of cranked champs. I love those amps.
     
  4. Bestron

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    thanks!

    yup, I love a nice Champ with the volume at 8/9. late 70s chaps can sound tinny and shrill with the stock bias setting, but change the cap+resistor and it becomes sweet and a true rocker. amazing for recording!
     
  5. cugel

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    i have zero suggestions as to how to improve on that tone. i really miss my sf champ! great sleazy playing too. i mean that in the best possible way
     
  6. Snottyboy

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    I love Champs...thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Audioholic

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    Sounds awesome!!!
     
  8. mary04

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    Awsome, awsome, awsome!!
     
  9. Bestron

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    thanks ;)

    sleazy is an awesome compliment by the way, hehe :beer
     
  10. dunara

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    ...and there it is. Davey Johnstone on 'Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting', Ronnie Wood/The Faces 1970-74 - pick a track; silverface Champs were very common in UK studios in the 70s. They ended up on countless rock/pop records from that era.
    Thanks for that demo! :)
     
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    nice!
     
  12. alexanderplatz

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    Sounds great.
     
  13. firebird

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    I'm very impressed and pretty hard to please. It's been a really LONG time since I played through a Champ and I'm very pleasantly surprised to hear how much gain is there. Through the cab the thing sounds so sweet and full. It sounds great! Thanks for doing this.
     
  14. GenoBluzGtr

    GenoBluzGtr Silver Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Great Classic Rock tone.
     
  15. Metallicdream91

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    I whole-heartedly second that!
     
  16. Zingeroo

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    Nice. I had a SF champ and I never had an extension cab to play it through. If I had, I might have kept it! Those tones just evoked that Stones/Faces vibe I dig so much!
     
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  18. AA864

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    yeah, I've had that party... SF champ + 2x12 / V30s.

    It's a fun party with tons of soul. Rock on.

    My SF Champ is going nowhere.
     
  19. zestystrat

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    Agreed.

    My vibro champ + my 2x12 cab with crex's = awesome.

    I've kept up with drummers with that set up.
     

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