Monday, January 30, 2012

Fender Red Knob Champ 25SE tube amp in Austin TX for $100

Note: That pic is a stock photo I found - there is no photo on this CL listing.

Hey, don't laugh... if you haven't played these amps you've missed out on a little known secret. The Fender Champ 25SE is sometimes referred to as the "Lightweight Fender Twin."

The design of this circuit is very similar to what Leo Fender was doing at MusicMan in the 1980's: solid state Preamp and two 6l6 / 5881 power tubes with a 12AX7 as the phase invertor.

There are lots of mods available to try and make the drive channel on these sound better but IMO why bother? Is there a drive channel on a Vintage Fender Twin? Of course not! Just put a Tube screamer or any other decent drive pedal into the clean channel and you will be good to go.

Very loud little amps. And at $100 you could pay more for the overdrive pedal than you do for this amp - LOL!

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Fender red knob Champ 25SE - $100 (South Austin)

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Date: 2012-01-30, 1:37PM CST
Reply to: sale-exmys-2826013076@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
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BAsic 25 watt Champ. Dirty channel has broken knob and clean works fine. Some knobs could use a clean they are scratchy sometimes. But good loud amp with reverb.
2x6l6 and 1 12ax7. Sounds good for a Fender.

First come first served.

•Location: South Austin

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