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Hoodster
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Mike in Oregon

U can add dirt, but U can't add clean
Oct 24th, 2007 08:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

AS Gaz pointed out in the Vibro Champ XD thread, these new amps are now up on Fender's website, with pics and specs. I hope the SC has enough swat to hang at smaller jams, cuz at 24 pounds it could make a killer grab n' go.

Here's the Super Champ XD

Joe Potts
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Western Pa.

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Oct 24th, 2007 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Super Champ looks very interesting. I'm hoping my local dealer gets one in soon.

Maybe a dumb question - but what the heck do they mean by the Vibratone effect? And I couldn't make out on the back picture where it was made. Not that that will factor into my buying decision, it won't. I'm just curious.

jakerson
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Oct 24th, 2007 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

they are available for order several places online... and were in the american musical catalog I got earlier this week. I'd sure like to hear one before I plunk down the money though.

as for where they are made... I thought that almost ALL new Fender amps were being made in China. Maybe I'm wrong?

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Oct 24th, 2007 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the early 70s Fender had a rebranded small leslie speaker with the name "vibratone". I used to play one back in those days. Can't remember if it was a 10" or 12" speaker, non-powered (needed to be hooked to a power amp of some sort), with a rotating piece of styrofoam to give the leslie/rotating effect.

Billm
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New Jersey, USA

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Oct 24th, 2007 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put the pic up on my big monitor. Definitely made in China, with Chinese 6V6s. But where else could they build it for that price? I'm looking forward to it--I'm sure it'll replace my Pro Junior.

I think JJ is going to see an upswing in 6V6 sales when this amp hits!



champster
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Oct 24th, 2007 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm getting one. Want to run one in stereo with my Champ II.

Hoodster
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Mike in Oregon

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Oct 26th, 2007 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Someone on another forum reports that the 16 voicings will be the same as on the FMDSP amps. I can't find a list of all 16, just this on Fender's website:

"Amp Type" selector has 16 different amp tones, including Fender Tweed, Fender Blackface, British Combo, British Stack, Fender Hot Rod, Metallhead, Jazz Combo, and acoustic simulator.

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Oct 26th, 2007 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really love the specs on this thing, but it's really cool that the amps look so much like "regular" small Fenders.

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Toneland

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Oct 27th, 2007 12:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Where do yo switch the amp tones, don't see a knob other than the DSP selector.

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Oct 27th, 2007 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Where do yo switch the amp tones, don't see a knob other than the DSP selector."


Look at the amp pics enlarged. The "voicing" knob is on the row with the gain, volume #2 and then the amp voicing knob.

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Toneland

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Oct 27th, 2007 09:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

gg, thanks for pointing out the obvious! Is a list of those voicings available anywhere online?

EdMan57
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Oct 28th, 2007 01:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Shane told me that the list of voicings are listed in the included owner's manual.

Ed

I Am the Walrus

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Oct 28th, 2007 02:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How much of the signal path is digital? Can you bypass the digital stuff?

Hoodster
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Mike in Oregon

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Oct 28th, 2007 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Is a list of those voicings available anywhere online?"

See my post 3-4 above yours........

Billm
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Oct 28th, 2007 10:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here are the tones from an FM manual. No guarantees that these are the tones in the SCXD.

ACOUSTIC 1 A super clean amplifier tone with the character of an Acoustasonic™amplifier good for acoustic finger-picking.
2 A super clean amplifier tone with the character of an Acoustasonic™
amplifier good for acoustic strumming.
JAZZ 1 A clean amplifier tone optimized for jazz styles with the character of the Fender® Twin Amp™ on a dark setting.
2 A darker amplifier tone optimized for modern jazz styles.
TWEED 1 A vintage tone based on early Fender® Tweed Champ® amps.
2 A fat vintage tone based on early Fender® Tweed Bassman® amps.
BLACKFACE 1 A bright, slightly overdriven vintage tone based on early Fender® Blackface amplifiers.
2 A bright, heavily overdriven vintage tone based on early Fender® Blackface amplifiers.
BRITISH 1 A bright jangly tone reminiscent of early British combo amplifiers.
2 An overdriven vintage tone based on early high-gain British stack amplifiers.
3 A high-gain distorted tone based on modern British stack amplifiers.
4 A super high-gain distorted tone based on modern British combo
amplifiers.
HOT ROD 1 A high-gain overdriven tone based on the Fender® Hod Rod® series of amplifiers.
2 A high-gain distorted tone based on specialized boutique amplifiers
METAL 1 A sustained super high-gain scooped metal tone based on modern heavy metal amplifiers like the Fender® Metalhead™.
2 A darker super high-gain scooped metal tone based on Fender® Dyna-Touch™ amplifiers.

Billm
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New Jersey, USA

Hey! What exit?
Oct 28th, 2007 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's a review of the DSP functions in one of the FM amps from one of our members:

FM65 DSP review

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MBJ, Portland, Oreg

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Oct 29th, 2007 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wonder if it is similar to the new line 6 bogner amp--tube amp with the digital modeling replacing the tone stack.

Billm
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New Jersey, USA

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Oct 29th, 2007 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We won't know that until we open one up. I'm hoping that it's a real tone stack, but I've never been in an FM to see what the deal is. Then again, they may not have implemented this one the same way.

George17

USA

Tube Tone is the Answer
Oct 29th, 2007 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When will this amp be available? It is still not listed on the Fender website.

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Mike in Oregon

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Oct 29th, 2007 02:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Um, did you click the link in the very first post in this thread?

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