#1
Hi.
I'm looking for cheaper 5f1 (Tweed Champ) amp because Fender's 57 Champ costs too much. Like Cox amps or something.
Can you tell me some brands that made good but not expensive Champ clones?

#3
Quote by AcousticMirror
lil dawg amps

Hell yea.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#4

Cost me about $200 in parts and is a faithful copy of a 5F1. There are heaps of kits out there and it is a very simple circuit. I don't recommend building one in a cookie tin though, it's 10x harder than building one in a traditional chassis - and that's my niche so get off my lawn!!
Here's one:
http://triodeelectronics.com/5f1kit.html
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Last edited by Cathbard at May 22, 2011,
#6
Quote by jeTTa02
Is the 5f1 kit hard to built? I don't have any experiences...

Not if you can solder. It'd probably the simplest amp to build that's ever been invented. A lot harder to do it like I did but if you get a normal chassis it's pretty damn easy. Possibly the best first tube project there is. Hell, possibly the best first amp period.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#7
if you can stick wires through solder lugs you can build a champ.

it's got like 20 parts.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#8
How simple can you get?




Not much to them, huh?
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#10
Depends on how good you are. In a prefabbed chassis; a couple of hours in you are good at soldering, 4 or 5 if you are slow, even longer if you are clueless.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#12
3 days if you're me. I have nothing to add here, but I've looked for DIY amp kits before, this is by far the better priced option I have ever seen. So thanks for that info.
#13
Those Classic Tone transformers are surprisingly good considering their price too. They aren't something slapped together from old coke cans in a child labour sweat shop in Asia, they are made in an old transformer factory in Chicago. I've had a lot of success with them.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band