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post Nov 23 2007, 05:41 PM
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I'm thinking this piece would serve great as a studio amp for miking up. 1 pcs 12AX7 pre amp and 1 pcs 6V6 power tube

Fender Vibro Champ XD


EDIT: Perferct for practicing aswell. Must confess I'm a bit intrigued smile.gif

EDIT2: Not stating that 5W neccessarily is the best wattage for home/studio but it can be pretty loud. An amp between 0.1-1W would be a killer cool.gif

EDIT3: Price seem to land on 250 USD in the US, 210 GBP in the UK and 280 Euro in Germany. It's released in Jan 2008

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post Nov 23 2007, 09:07 PM
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I'll check it out before I go off and buy the Blues Junior.


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post Nov 23 2007, 09:14 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 23 2007, 10:41 AM) *
I'm thinking this piece would serve great as a studio amp for miking up. 1 pcs 12AX7 pre amp and 1 pcs 6V6 power tube

Fender Vibro Champ XD
EDIT: Perferct for practicing aswell. Must confess I'm a bit intrigued smile.gif

EDIT2: Not stating that 5W neccessarily is the best wattage for home/studio but it can be pretty loud. An amp between 0.1-1W would be a killer cool.gif

EDIT3: Price seem to land on 250 USD in the US, 210 GBP in the UK and 280 Euro in Germany. It's released in Jan 2008


Talk to Andrew. You can get the Epiphone 5 amp for a bit over $100, and there are all kinds of mods out there for it that you can get on ebay.

I have one myself. The one without the speaker. It has a 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker jack.

edit: there actually is some tiny tube amp that puts out a fraction of an amp. it is expensive though.

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post Nov 25 2007, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Nov 23 2007, 03:14 PM) *
edit: there actually is some tiny tube amp that puts out a fraction of an amp. it is expensive though.


The epiphone valve junior is a great amp when modded check out mecury magnetics for some good total conversion mods. The tiny amp you may be thinking of is the Zvex nano head, also sounds amazing, check out some of the videos on youtube. it is pricy though at over $400


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post Nov 26 2007, 12:37 AM
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Hey this amp is nice, probably full of character. I would really like to have one for my blues sessions smile.gif

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post Nov 26 2007, 03:18 AM
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I didn't care for the saturation on this amp. The preamp section is only "powered" by the 12AX7 but the preamp saturation/distortion is actually Solid State and it really responds like solid state saturation. You can run the preamp clean and just max the volume but at best you get the nice warm clean fender sound. Although like most Fenders I'm sure it plays well with pedals and effects so maybe it will be a great buy... who knows? hehe

I liked the Blues Junior more when I tried them out a while back.... so that's what I got.

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Wow looks very nice. I think I may go to my local music shop and try one out.
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post Nov 26 2007, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE (Hardtail @ Nov 26 2007, 03:18 AM) *
I didn't care for the saturation on this amp. The preamp section is only "powered" by the 12AX7 but the preamp saturation/distortion is actually Solid State and it really responds like solid state saturation.

Maybe that's the intention to have saturation at low volumes? Makes it a better practice amp but less of a studio amp perhaps. If it's not so it's allowed tube distortion at higher volumes?


QUOTE (Hardtail @ Nov 26 2007, 03:18 AM) *
I liked the Blues Junior more when I tried them out a while back.... so that's what I got.

Here in Europe it's released in Jan 2008. How long have you had it in the market in the states already? Was it this 5W XD model or the original Champ model?

You're the Fender guy so fill me in please! biggrin.gif

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