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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Stage Right(Monoprice) Amps

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Edmond, OK

Sep 11th, 2018 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Anyone got one? 5 or 15 watts.

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And a triple chainset
Sep 11th, 2018 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

No, but coincidentally I was watching a demo of the 5 yesterday, a youtube chap called Doug comparing it with a silverface Champ. It sounded a bit rough but difficult to tell within the constraints of the vid.

Like the Epiphone Valve Junior before it, it's probably a good platform to mod. The Celestion Super 8 speaker is a discontinued model, maybe the Chinese makers got a licence deal or something, but it has a Celestion sticker on it. The Celestion Eight 15 which came after it is better, and well worth the £25.

I know nothing about modding amps but my Valve Junior is hugely improved for some of the common mods and the better speaker. I imagine the 5 would be similar. There are a few mod videos on youtube.

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Edmond, OK

Sep 12th, 2018 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've still got the cab from my Epi Valve Jr (Special(?)) good gramma.LOL

Any way, my modding amps days are over. But I have seen a YT on changing a re4sistor(cap) out for better bottom end.

I was looking for a less expensive bedroom amp, with longevity.

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Sep 12th, 2018 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

I used to mod Valve Jrs. back in the day. I did probably 8 or 10 of them. I didn’t keep any of them.

The mods made huge improvement. But the amps still weren’t keepers in my world. I kinda got over single ended EL84 amps through all that.

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Sep 12th, 2018 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

If its longevity (and tone) you're looking for just save a little longer and buy a Yerasov.

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Headed for the bar
Sep 12th, 2018 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I was looking for a less expensive bedroom amp, with longevity."

If you like the sound of the Fender Champ but don't want to pay vintage Champ prices, look for a Fender Bronco.

It's identical to a Champ on the inside; just wearing different clothing. It was sold as part of a set that included amp and Bronco guitar.

The later tweed amp with the Bronco name is not like the original earlier Tolex models.

Vibro Champ in Bronco cosmetics

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Edmond, OK

Sep 12th, 2018 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

And the sound? They hang around the Vintage market don't they?

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