#1






Yeah, i finally upgraded from my shitty MG, and hot damn, what an upgrade it is. I bought a 1965 fender vibro-champ, even though its a 1965 its all pre cbs, it left the factory 1 month after the sale to cbs. So its a pre-cbs, basically. Features are pretty basic, it was a student amp at the time, but it has a really nice vibrato, hence the name. But yeah, pretty simple, just volume treble and bass along with speed and intensity for the vibrato circuit. Mine doesnt have a footswitch for the vibrato, so to turn it on and off its turning up the intensity, and at one its off. The only thing unoriginal besides some replaced capacitors and stuff is of course the power cord for grounding issues, and the previous owner replaced the speaker with a new alinco weber speaker, and it sounds great.

Tone wise its awesome, its all tube, obviously, when i got it one preamp tube was blown making it squeal pretty damn loud, but after replacing it it works great, barely any noise comes through, a little but of hum when i use my telecaster, but the amp itself is almost silent. Its got a really smooth creamy tone, pretty much what youd expect from a 60s fender amp, i havent truly cranked it yet, but i plan on it soon, but from what iv done so far it can get a pretty nice crunch.
#2
HNAD
Now it's time to hunt down some nice NOS tubes to do it justice.

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
#4
I'm jelly. Plop an overdrive pedal in front of it and see how it sounds with that. i bet that thing sounds so sweet when the tubes are really being pushed.
GEAR:
1987 Ibanez RG550 w/ DiMarzio PAF Pro and Bare Knuckle Aftermath
Fender Jaguar Classic Player Special HH
Ibanez RGT42 w/ DiMarzios
Ibanez AEG10E Acoustic-Electric
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe w/ Celestion Vintage 30
#5
Very nice!
Ibanez RGT6 EXFX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Slash Goldtop Les Paul
Carvin DC-135
Washburn G-5V
Taylor 214CEG

EVH 5150 III
Peavey 6505+
Line 6 Flextone III
50s Valco Supro
#6
Sweet. I bet that thing's a tone machine.
Gear
Highway One Tele (w/Custom Shop 51 Nocaster pickups)
Standard Tele (modded to Nashville specs)
Reverend Roundhouse

Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

And pedals!



"Shiva opens her arms now..
...to make sure I don't get too far"
#9


Lot's of fender love lately
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#10
Anybody that can't appreciate a pre-CBS blackface Fender needs to just keep their mouths closed because their head must be up their arse.
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
#11
Quote by Cathbard
Anybody that can't appreciate a pre-CBS blackface Fender needs to just keep their mouths closed because their head must be up their arse.


Not enough sweeps.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
#14
HNAD!
Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster
Ibanez 1987 Roadstar II Deluxe
Yamaha THR10X
Marshall JCM900 SL-X
Ibanez WD-7 Weeping Demon Wah
TC Electronic Polytune
Seymour Duncan Tweakfuzz
#15
If I wasn't saving up for other things, I'd love to get a pre-CBS Fender...or two...
Fender Telecaster
DeArmond M series
Vox Night Train 15 head w/Weber loaded 1x12
Dunlop DVP3 Volume (X)
Klone circuit/Russian Big Muff 2in 1
Fulltone Fulldrive 2 MOSFET
TC Electronic Nova Delay
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Line 6 M5
#16
Quote by Cathbard
Anybody that can't appreciate a pre-CBS blackface Fender needs to just keep their mouths closed because their head must be up their arse.

i can imagine my local vintage amp dealer saying exactly the same thing
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#20
Crank that thing and riiiffff ouuut!

HNAD!
"If you're looking for me,
you better check under the sea,
because that's where you'll find me..."
#22
Be glad it's not a 50's bassman, or I'd find you, kill you, and tear the amp from your cold dead fingers.

HNAD!
I'm up for building you a pedal.
(Or modding nearly anything moddable)
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