Fender VibroChamp Eric Clapton, has anyone tried one? Opinions?

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Allelectronics.com has 4&8 ohm 50 watt(!) resistors for $2.75 a piece. You could put the resistors in a breakout box, install a switch and 1/4" jacks and plug the amp into one jack, and the speaker into the other jack.
That's a nice little Tuesday night project!
 

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Nice if used in an appartment. The output is cut to approximately 1/4 power.

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Purely look. I like EC but it "ruined" a classic look to me. The size was too big for the little amp in my opinion. I like it better without such EC logo. (right is a normal Custom Champ)

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There is a new small 5W one which came out only this year, the '68 Vibro Champ Reverb with a 10" (G10R-30) Celestron speaker, but it has digital reverb.

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PCB based. I know it's less expensive. My Super Champ X2 really is souring me on newer board driven amps. I think that, when the time comes, I'll pay a bit more for point to point. And spring reverb.
The Super Champ was great at first, especially considering the price point. Now it makes noises, loses power. I replaced the power tube.....The new Jj tube is better then the groove tube. But the issue remains. The boards are disposable according to multiple people who have had issues. I used to be pretty good at troubleshooting pcb issues. But, not any more. I might have a chance with point to point components. Or at least feel confident someone else might.
 

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I have a 1975 silverface vibro champ...nothing better!!

i like my 68 black line drip edge Vibro Champ as well, but the vibrato different (not better or worse, just different) and the tone is not as clean as 1975
 

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I had a 1980s Super Champ. 18watts. That was a great amp. They were always pricey, and still are. Also due to age many will require some component replacement. Where I am there is no such animal as a amp tech. I would have to do any repairs and I'm afraid I'm just not up for the task.
I looked at amp kits and the same sentiment applies. I just don't feel competent enough in my abilities anymore. At one time I was pretty good.
 

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I had a 1980s Super Champ. 18watts. That was a great amp. They were always pricey, and still are. Also due to age many will require some component replacement. Where I am there is no such animal as a amp tech. I would have to do any repairs and I'm afraid I'm just not up for the task.
I looked at amp kits and the same sentiment applies. I just don't feel competent enough in my abilities anymore. At one time I was pretty good.
Plenty of techs who accept mailed in chassis. A Champ chassis is not too big or heavy to pack well and ship
 

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I had a 1980s Super Champ. 18watts. That was a great amp. They were always pricey, and still are. Also due to age many will require some component replacement. Where I am there is no such animal as a amp tech. I would have to do any repairs and I'm afraid I'm just not up for the task.
I looked at amp kits and the same sentiment applies. I just don't feel competent enough in my abilities anymore. At one time I was pretty good.
That's my grab-and-go amp. I continually think about selling it, but it's just too handy and the perfect practice, low wattage amp. I'm not too enthralled with the 80s-style dirty channel, but the clean channel is wonderful and takes pedals really well. I've got NOS spares of the odd 6C10 tube, and I'm now leaning toward just keeping it.

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