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Old 10-07-2017, 08:47 AM
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The Frontman has twq failings. Then went low cost on the speaker and Fender did not know how to do a distortion channel. Many swap out the speaker, the above amp has a Celestion Tube10 speaker in it. The Ragin' Cajun is a popular swap. Think this is the stock speaker. Not as bad as some say.



And into an Electrovoice. At 3:22 he throws a dirt pedal in front of it.



What also makes the recordings better is the mikes or cameras are not dead in the center if the speaker. A lot of people crank up the distortion and mic in the center resulting in a harsh sound.



That being said, a tube champ is a classic amp.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:53 AM
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:47 PM
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interesting thread, i was at the shop a month ago and played frontman 15r, i really liked the sound but just seemed a little small, anyway- i got my super champ X2 used at a super low price, i thought the amp very good, but really didnt like all the amp modes- basically i just settled on one for my style music, so decided to sale it being to much amp and controls for my needs- i did like the reviews of frontman 25r and all the videos of it ( one on here also) actually it paid for the 25r i found plus a little extra, but- i really like the amp- very clean fender sounds- strong reverb (spring i believe)- 2nd channel has enough overdrive for my needs, i know i gave up tubes, but so far i have no regrets
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:59 AM
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I have a Champ and the reason I bought it instead of the BJ is because it has two channels and the BJ only has one channel, but if you only want/need one clean channel then the BJ is a nice amp. Both are 15w, if I'm not mistaken.
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I have a Champ and the reason I bought it instead of the BJ is because it has two channels and the BJ only has one channel, but if you only want/need one clean channel then the BJ is a nice amp. Both are 15w, if I'm not mistaken.
the champ is about 6 watts.

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The tweed, blackface, Vibro Champ, and I believe most of the silver face ones are single ended 5W amps. The Super Champ xd is a larger 15W amp.

Edit: the x2 is 15W, not the xd. Got my letters and numbers crossed up there.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:27 PM
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I like silverface champs enough to have two, one with alnico Weber, one with ceramic.
They sound glorious together....
Champs are easy to work on or modify, can be found for $250/300, and you will not lose money on an old Fender if you sell it.
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the champ is about 6 watts.

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Thanks. I honestly did not know.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for all of the activity on this...clearly I've hit a good nerve. Nice to see all the glowing reviews of the old champs too.

Going to look at and play one tomorrow. Will make sure to start a NAD thread if I come home with a new addition.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:43 AM
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My 72 mint VibroChamp is the only amp I own. It is not going anywhere.
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