Gigging with one of those "harp" amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tomm Williams, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Tomm Williams

    Tomm Williams Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Anybody here ever use one of those Bogen-style amps converted to guitar use for a gig? Supposedly they come real close to tweed tones?
    I just picked one up in nice shape off EBay, a 1955 Bogen ch30 Challenger. Just wondering if they have more use than looking cool.?
  2. Silent Sound

    Silent Sound Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    Since it's been converted for guitar use, there's no way of knowing what it sounds like unless you have a schematic or list of the mods done to it. They could have just done the bare minimum to get it to work with a guitar, or they could have gone crazy with tweaks!
  3. Humble Texan Fan

    Humble Texan Fan Member

    Oct 20, 2015
    Scandinavian as in 'dynamite'
    Sometimes it's just a few resistors or caps that make all the difference. Compare to vintage Lead vs Bass amps. Some amps, however, are more geared towards a certain usage and thus are a pain to mod without ripping the entire circuit out, really.

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