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post May 10 2008, 01:29 AM
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Just to preface, I have been looking for an amp for the past couple of months to go with my Strats, I mainly play classic rock/blues guitar. I was leaning towards the Fender Blues Junior. However due to my wife's unforseen huge income tax payable, haha, I had to lower my budget.
So I still wanted to get a tube tone but a 5 watt amp was a bit too small for my practice amp, so I discovered Fender recently came out with these nice hybrid tube amps, the 15W version that I bought is the Super Champ XD.
It's a really nice little amp, has 15 amp settings with fx on one channel, and the first channel is a tube tone based on the blackface. I really haven't had a lot of time to play with it, as it just came in today, but I will post my impressions in a few days in this thread. I am guessing I will run my podxt live through the first channel only using fx, no amp settings on the pod.

For anyone that's interested, this is the demo video that sold me on the amp, this guy goes through all the amp settings playing on both bridge and neck pickups, a great demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aGMTrL0pGg
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post May 10 2008, 02:37 AM
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Congrats! Sounds cool - looking forward to the full review smile.gif


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post May 10 2008, 03:55 AM
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Congratulations smile.gif

I'm looking forward to the review as well (please make one) biggrin.gif
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post May 10 2008, 09:53 AM
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post May 10 2008, 10:15 AM
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Based on the video the amp has that great signature Fendery twang to it, congrats dude! smile.gif


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post May 10 2008, 10:54 AM
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Congrats with the new amp.


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post May 10 2008, 11:27 AM
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Nice amp, I have had the chance to try one in a shop, and I have to say that he sounds good! Congratulation!


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post May 10 2008, 09:59 PM
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The demo's first clean preset sounds very good and natural. COngratulations! smile.gif


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post May 11 2008, 10:35 PM
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Congrats man!! Write a review when you play with it a little smile.gif


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post May 11 2008, 11:14 PM
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congrats on the new amp wink.gif


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Nice amp, seems to be all tube isn't it?

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post May 14 2008, 05:22 AM
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I have not had a lot of time play with it, it's a a great sounding amp.
There's a lot of conflicting info online regarding whether it's all tube, it's tube front to back (ie tube preamp and power amp) but I believe the DSP also has it's own preamp, almost as if there are 2 preamps? It has a very warm and full sound considering the DSP effects...even running pod xt amps through the clean channel sound really good. I would say it's more tube than a vox ad30 but not a full tube like a blues junior, you can't beat the price though, a blues junior would have cost me $200 more.
Oh and this amp is really loud, it's a 15w tube and a lot louder than 30 watt solid states I have tried.
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