#2
oh dear, those are gonna be pricey.

it's interesting though.
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#3
Those are gonna be so freakin expensive! Sounded great with buddy demoing it though!
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#5
I bet the champ will go for like a grand+. They're gonna jack up that price like crazy.
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#6
these will sound good but you can honestly get an identical sound by getting the non signature. tweed deluxe, champ, etc. will be overpriced. they are taking a hint from gibson and marshall by giving anyone who have ever played an instrument a signature series. not diminishing what clapton has done for music but just every company is doing this to make money which is the name of the game
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#7
Quote by thejester
they are taking a hint from gibson and marshall by giving anyone who have ever played an instrument a signature series. not diminishing what clapton has done for music but just every company is doing this to make money which is the name of the game


From casual, inexperienced players that buy name brands. I mean it's like when I watched this video of Johnny Marr showcasing the Fender Champ

Johnny Marr: Fender Champ Demo

It's a great simple to use practice amp, that actually sounds great, and seems like a good idea to buy and have around until you're spending $1,000 on a practice amp!

I got the email too and was interested in the EC amp series, but honestly, i'm sure it is much cheaper just to get the normal amp, and swap out some components.
#8
did the old champ ever have tremolo though? i could be wrong, well probably am actually, but i don't recall that model.
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#9
Quote by gregs1020
did the old champ ever have tremolo though? i could be wrong, well probably am actually, but i don't recall that model.


No, those were the vibrochamps lol, hence Clapton's use of those.
#10
Quote by thejester
these will sound good but you can honestly get an identical sound by getting the non signature. tweed deluxe, champ, etc. will be overpriced. they are taking a hint from gibson and marshall by giving anyone who have ever played an instrument a signature series. not diminishing what clapton has done for music but just every company is doing this to make money which is the name of the game


Wrong, Clapton himself asked for some changes on those: http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20111005/1652/Fender_Eric_Clapton_EC_Vibro_Champ_EC_Tremolux_and_EC_Twinolux_Amp_Demos.aspx

About prices: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/Daily/News/Fender_Introduces_EC_Series_Eric_Clapton_Signature_Amps.aspx

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#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
I bet the champ will go for like a grand+. They're gonna jack up that price like crazy.

Looks like you were correct. I'd rather grab a silverface champ for $300ish... Everytime one pops up I'm broke though.
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#13
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Son of bitch

In response to prices, not you.


lol Yeah, those are Fück'n expensive xD

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Quote by tubetime86
Looks like you were correct. I'd rather grab a blackface champ for $300ish...

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#15
Give me ****ing break... 999 dollar nostalgia bs. There nothing remotely special about these amps except that amazing players used them fifty years ago. Get an Epi Val junior with an eq and save eight hundred dollars.
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#16
a champ and valve jr is the same... theres no need for an EQ to be a champ lol. it's expensive because expensive parts are used (or they say they used) throughout. but you're mainly paying for the fender name and for this one, clapton's name.
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#17
honestly they aren't any worse than any other boutique amp price wise. if they are indeed hand made then that kind of money is to be expected. would i buy one well probably not but it would be cheaper than trying to buy an actual 50s fender amp. a friend of mine has a 50s fender (can't remember which one but it's the same one that neil young uses) and i gotta say it's a really nice amp when cranked up.
#18
Quote by gregs1020
fixed

Same circuit... So maybe I should be grabbing the silverface champ for $200?
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#19
Quote by tubetime86
Same circuit... So maybe I should be grabbing the silverface champ for $200?

ya but the black face has the black.

black is the new black.

check your sig for pruf.


but really either, both are great little amps that everyone dismisses.
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#20
If I had the money I'll buy one the Twinolux , but that's just me though.

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