Anyone record with a Champ?

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  1. retrobob

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    Its amazing how big some of those little amps sound on tape.
    I captured some really good tone using a 59 tweed champ and a
    59 LP Junior.
     
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    Some upstart named Eric did
     
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    Yep. And a great way to get a huge sound is to put a mic in front and another reversed phase in the back.
     
  4. retrobob

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    I'll have to try that. I wonder if I can just mic both front and back and
    change the polarity of one of the mics on my machine? It has that capability.
     
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    I did a couple of guitar tracks through my '69 vibrochamp on my band's new record. Sounds great.

    But where it REALLY shines is as an electric piano amp (rhodes, wurly). I mean, it's like magic for those tones coming from a keyboard.
     
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    So did some kid named Billy.
     
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    that'll work! you can also swap a couple wires in your XLR cable to reverse the polarity (just make sure to label the cable!).

    i record with champs all the time. there's something about an 8in speaker that helps the guitar sit nicely in the track without having to use a high pass filter.....naturally keeps the guitar out of the way of the bass and kick.

    i really dig running something like a rhodes through a vibrochamp. that's great application of one. also nice for livening up midi keyboard VST's--i'd be lost without a vibrochamp on a rhodes-flavored vst.

    try putting one on its back with a snare drum on top and running a heavily gated snare drum through it (i use a radial x-amp for reamping), with the amp running at full tilt. it's a great effect and can help "fix" a poorly recorded snare.


    cheers,
    wade
     

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