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post Mar 18 2009, 01:15 AM
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I messed around with a used one at Guitar Center today...sounded pretty good! Anyone ever spend a lot of time with one? What are your impressions?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Super-C...281-i1371514.gc


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post Mar 18 2009, 04:38 AM
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haha, you're a smart man Praetorian. I've owned one for about 8 months now. I went into guitar center wanting to buy the Vox modeling amp, but the salesman here told me I would be happier with this. For once, they were actually right D:. I sat there for hours comparing it to the Vox, a Peavey Vyper, a Micro Cube, and something else. The Superchamp blew them all out of the water.

Doesn't do metal well (who looks to a fender for metal anyways?) but it handles just about everything else. Line it up with a decent strat, a nice overdrive pedal, and you've got a pretty good blues combo cool.gif. Switch to the british channels, grab a les paul, and it rocks with the hardest. Its even hard to tell its a modeling amp. Basically, its one of the best amps for the price. You won't be disappointed.


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post Mar 18 2009, 08:02 AM
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Yeah, I have one! Initially I went for a Blackstar HT5, but after long deliberation I went for this one. I really liked its smooth, clean tones and it handles distortion pretty well, too. My guitar teacher who exclusively plays Marshall tubes was pleasantly surprised.
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post Mar 18 2009, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (Fullmetal_Tmd @ Mar 17 2009, 11:38 PM) *
haha, you're a smart man Praetorian. I've owned one for about 8 months now. I went into guitar center wanting to buy the Vox modeling amp, but the salesman here told me I would be happier with this. For once, they were actually right D:. I sat there for hours comparing it to the Vox, a Peavey Vyper, a Micro Cube, and something else. The Superchamp blew them all out of the water.

Doesn't do metal well (who looks to a fender for metal anyways?) but it handles just about everything else. Line it up with a decent strat, a nice overdrive pedal, and you've got a pretty good blues combo cool.gif. Switch to the british channels, grab a les paul, and it rocks with the hardest. Its even hard to tell its a modeling amp. Basically, its one of the best amps for the price. You won't be disappointed.


Would a Metal Muff help with the metal sound? I almost exclusively play blues and rock...but tend to play some metal now and then. I have a Metal Muff pedal...would that do the trick?


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post Mar 18 2009, 03:45 PM
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I don't own neither the Champ or MM, but I bet the salesman will let you try your MM pedal with the champ in the store wink.gif


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post Mar 18 2009, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Mar 18 2009, 10:45 AM) *
I don't own neither the Champ or MM, but I bet the salesman will let you try your MM pedal with the champ in the store wink.gif


Yeah...I think I will cart it up there to try it out!


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post Mar 18 2009, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Mar 18 2009, 07:32 AM) *
Would a Metal Muff help with the metal sound? I almost exclusively play blues and rock...but tend to play some metal now and then. I have a Metal Muff pedal...would that do the trick?


Yeah, the Metal Muff sounds awesome with the Superchamp. I used to have one myself, and I could get the br00talz very easily smile.gif



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post Mar 18 2009, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Mar 18 2009, 01:32 PM) *
Would a Metal Muff help with the metal sound? I almost exclusively play blues and rock...but tend to play some metal now and then. I have a Metal Muff pedal...would that do the trick?


My more experienced friend who plays exclusively metal disliked my distortion pedal for his music with it (DS1) but said the metal tones were more than sufficient with the pedal he was using, even when using my single coil'ed strat. I don't know which pedal he was using, though. I'll ask him.

Edit: Boss MT-2

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post Mar 20 2009, 02:41 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Mar 18 2009, 10:56 AM) *
Yeah...I think I will cart it up there to try it out!


I have the superchamp and the metal muff, it sounds awesome.
For metal I actually really like using one of the british models (based on a marshall) without about 1/2 gain and then use an overdrive pedal in front, I use an OCD and sounds amazing. I'm buying an mi audio crunch box and I think that will sound even better with it. Overall a great amp, try getting the footswitch too, it's really nice to have.
I agree with what has been said that the metal voicings (there are 2 of them) aren't that great, pretty noisey...but the marshall tones with an overdrive will get you great 80s hairmetal and beyond, but if you want more modern high gain stuff then a metal pedal like the muff or digitech hardwire tl2 will get you there in spades, the clean channel on the amp takes pedals very well.

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post Mar 20 2009, 07:14 PM
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I'd love to have something like a guitar centre anywhere close tongue.gif Would be awesome!

Is this one 15 Watt? I think that's just fine for home practice wink.gif If you want some more versatality, I have the Vox AD 50 VT and it has a real cool sound from jazzy to smooth rock tones to trebly metal, and it has a power reducer, so it goes from 1 watt to 50 watt with a turning knob, so you can just turn it up and keep volume high! It's tube in the preamp btw, if I'm not mistaken.


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