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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Super Champ love?

tepperson

Look at my hair ...

... LIKE THE DESIGN?!
Jun 16th, 2017 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know there are other threads on this, but I just picked up a modded Rivera-era Super Champ with a new oak cab and 12" WGS speaker. Gigged it tonight, and this thing sounds amazing. Replacing my Top Hat Club Royale 20, as it's just too bright, although a heckuva nice amp. The SC is a heavy little beast.

That leaves me with all Fender for my funk band ('70s Musicmaster, new DRRI and the Super Champ) and a Marshall Vintage Modern to use in Mama's band. I may end up just using this in both ...

Who else gigs with one of these and what do I need to know?

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Jun 19th, 2017 05:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never owned one but I hear mostly good things about them.

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Too Near Atlanta GA

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Jun 19th, 2017 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I owned an incredibly cherry one for several years and have deeply regretted ever selling it...it was a really great amp. A collector offered me $1K for it and I couldn't refuse the offer.

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Austin, Texas

Yeeeehaaaa!
Jul 8th, 2017 10:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was deeply in love with a brand new one in 1983. I demo'd the '83 Telecaster I bought, with that Super Champ. I unfortunately could not afford both at the time. Fantastic sound.

Mikey_D
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Boston area

May 1st, 2018 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

First amp I ever had, and a couple years ago bought one to replace the one I sold long ago. Even has the original foot switch. I use it occasionally, and its fantastic. A great grab n go for anything. But since I don't play out any more, its more of a 'sit and gather dust' model

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Michigan

5 DIFFERENT CITIES 15 DIFFERENT MORONS.
May 1st, 2018 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pretty sure I skipped over one of these at a flea market 20 years ago. It was only $85.

Coulda woulda shoulda.

6 Cylinder Slim

north woods

It just needs more voltage
Jun 14th, 2018 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought one new back in the early 80s. I wanted something small to bring to band rehearsals. It doesn't have the rich clean tone of my Princeton Reverb, but it's good enough and if you happen to be in a place where you can open up the volume, the overdrive tone is really quite good. If you have to dial back the master volume you loose some of that punch and sensitivity, but it still sounds OK. I never used the built in overdrive feature. I think it's over the top sounding for what I play. While this was never a regular gigging amp, the fact that I've never had any kind of problem with it for 35 years is amazing. Very high quality amp IMO.

socal

California

Jul 14th, 2018 06:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How did the 12" WGS fit in there? I put an EV Force 10 in my '82 Super Champ (the factory upgrade) and it barely cleared the 6c10 tube & reverb tank. The WGS may be a little shallower or the new oak cab taller. Traded one of my 3 Princeton Reverb 2's for the Super Champ, so got both still. Also, have a Deluxe Reverb 2, so kinda have the smaller Rivera era covered. Wishing you well with your Super Champ!

(This message was last edited by socal at 08:02 AM, Jul 14th, 2018)

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