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

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    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

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    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

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    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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