Fender Champion 600 (small tube amps)

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Postby grady » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:58 pm

Bluelew wrote:Which one Grady? the pro-jr. or the champ?


The Pro Jr and Champion are made by Fender.

I tried the small Peavey Valve King or whatever it's called.
It would make a decent doorstop.
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Postby jeffl » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:01 pm

grady wrote:
Bluelew wrote:Which one Grady? the pro-jr. or the champ?


The Pro Jr and Champion are made by Fender.

I tried the small Peavey Valve King or whatever it's called.
It would make a decent doorstop.
Grady: you have a wonderful way with words,especially when being critical,lol! You should write more lyrics,bro'.
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Postby ricochet » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:45 pm

There's a need for decent doorstops. :lol:
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Postby Bluelew » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:56 am

jeffl wrote:
grady wrote:
Bluelew wrote:Which one Grady? the pro-jr. or the champ?


The Pro Jr and Champion are made by Fender.

I tried the small Peavey Valve King or whatever it's called.
It would make a decent doorstop.
Grady: you have a wonderful way with words,especially when being critical,lol! You should write more lyrics,bro'.


:oops: yeah I thought we were talking bout fenders, my mistake.
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Postby TheDude » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:16 pm

Catweazle wrote:The Peavey Nano-valve (€149) and the Fender Champion 600 (€189) can both be ordered from http://www.music-store.de.

http://www.thomann.de has brought out a 5W Class A tube amp, like the Epi Valve Junior (but with tone knob) for €98.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/news_msg_tube_ ... n_ga5.html


Already checked with the Germans... It's on the website, but they don't have stock yet. I've pre-ordered the Champ with my local guitarstore.

The ProJr would be 15W, just like my BluesJr. Far too loud for my purposes.

I went with the Champ cuz deep down... I'll always be a Fender-man!

That Harley Benton looks pretty cool though! Probably made in the same Chinese factory the ValveJr hails from!

Uh-oh! :? Feel... :? more... :cry: GAS... coming... uhh! :wink:

The store where I ordered the Champ had a very, very nice Mesa/Boogie Lonestar that has an output switch that allows you to choose from 5W/15W/30W. However... At 2600 EUR I think my Mrs would have a fit!
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Postby Bluelew » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:15 pm

Champs are in now at Musician's Friend too.
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Postby slickcat » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:25 pm

The Mesa Lonestar has some of the best tones I ever heard in a combo amp........but it aint cheap. :cry:
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Postby R.B. Huckleberry » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:05 pm

ricochet wrote:I can't hear my wife when she stands in the door and yells at me to turn the VJ down.


Oh yeah, I'm sure that's because of the amp! :wink:
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Postby thebluesbox » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:59 am

when you guys get tired of them mass produced jobs that everyone and his brother wants to own and does own, just let me know. You can own a one of a kind vintage combo that no other kid on the block has!

Im finishing up a fine combo right now its a Wooden cabinet, Pecan varnish with gloss lacquer and a cane boogie style grill. Sporting a 12 inch 60's vintage organ speaker and a ch10 bogen chassis. I did this one in a vintage style cab with the chassis in the rear bottom, a nice untraditional to the modern combos, with a cool old retro look.

I'll be posting images and details on my site and ebay when its complete for listing.
If your interested drop me an email before I list and sell it.
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Postby ricochet » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:53 am

R.B. Huckleberry wrote:Oh yeah, I'm sure that's because of the amp! :wink:
Yeah, those tubes just melt the wax in my ears and plug 'em up.
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Postby rustyslide » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:28 am

Played a Fender Champion 600 yesterday, and just loved it. I think it works better than the VJ for single coils, and it's also better suited for low volume practicing, as I think its 5W rating is probably max, rather than 5W clean like the Epi.

A friend of mine is likely going to pick one up, but he's going to try it through his Strat first, as they didn't have one like it at the store.

I want one too.
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Postby voneville » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:43 am

thebluesbox wrote:when you guys get tired of them mass produced jobs that everyone and his brother wants to own and does own, just let me know. You can own a one of a kind vintage combo that no other kid on the block has!

Im finishing up a fine combo right now its a Wooden cabinet, Pecan varnish with gloss lacquer and a cane boogie style grill. Sporting a 12 inch 60's vintage organ speaker and a ch10 bogen chassis. I did this one in a vintage style cab with the chassis in the rear bottom, a nice untraditional to the modern combos, with a cool old retro look.

I'll be posting images and details on my site and ebay when its complete for listing.
If your interested drop me an email before I list and sell it.


Got any soundclips of your amps? I'd love to get my hands on a champ clone "head" and build my own cabinet (I'm a better cabinet maker then electrician).
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Postby Bluelew » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:41 pm

I just got a champ yesterday and it's a great little amp, turn it all the way up with my strat or tele and it sounds great. Good solid cab, no rattles, Hard to beat for $199.
I would however be interested in those Bluesboxes too!
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