Fender Super Champ X2

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  1. frankd

    frankd Well-Known Member

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    If you were to find a Bh15 handsome devil like docs you can Mod it pretty darn close to a 74X
    and probably come out way cheaper than a 74X kit.
    Well congrats Doc sounds like you like it!
     
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    Got the SCX2 combo at Xmas and it's been great so far. Haven't used Fuse as my browser doesn't support it.... GRRR. Wanted a little more depth from the speaker so I ordered a 10" 75 watt Warehouse Guitar Speaker and have some NIB NOS GE 6V6 GTA's I'm throwing in and rebiasing. Got a deal on the made in Kentucky speaker and I hear good things about them. It just came today and its one heavy speaker.
     
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    You know what ? I got a combo XD. $100 less than the X2 head. Couldn't not buy it, could I ? Yep another Super Champ. The X2 is so good, I figured I had to check all the ramblings about the XD being better. Well ... it is different, but I coudn't say better.

    The 10" speaker sounds a little thin compared to the 1X12 I'm using with the X2 head. So I figured I'd try it with the Backheart 1X12. Sounds great, but it is a 16 ohms speaker, so the amp loses volume and tone. I'll try it with the old Vox 70/80 which is 8 ohms and then I suppose I will have to find a good 8 ohms 12". Any suggestion on a cheap solution. Maybe find another dead AD50VT, and canibalize that one too. I really like that Celestion 70/80 tone.
     
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    WOAH ! That combo sure sounds good with the Seventy 80 12" ! So I hunted down a Celestion G12T-100 8 Ohm from a Mustang III V2. $60 CND, that's like $19.99 USD.
    So I am building a cabinet for it. Width will match the Super Champ head and combo: 17.5" wide, 15" high, 12" deep. Pics to come tomorrow. My crappy back-up laptop doesn't want to read the camera's memory card.

    Open back or portholes ? I already have a similar speaker in this cab, which have slot holes from an old Vox. Maybe I'll do the new one with open back.

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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    I have a 4x12 with the G12 T 100
    better sounding speakers than I thought they would be
    I bought the cab with the intention of putting G12H anniversary or grennbacks
    But the Hot 100's are still there because they sound good enough.
     
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    I tried it with the cab closed, but had to add portholes. Sound was ... dunno ... not what I was expecting. Much better now.

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    I got creative with the jack plate. I had that ballast base lying in a metal parts box. The jack hole was exactly the right size, so why not ?

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    Doc, is that 3/4" plywood?
    How solid is that joinery?
    is it just 3 counter sunk screws?
    did you round over the edges with a router 1/4 round?
    If so, did it pull a lot of chips off the edges?

    I am going to build a cab around an Eminence GB128 and dont feel like doing a finger jointed tolex / vinyl covered kinda deal. I'll save the more complex fancier cab work for combos and heads.
     
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    3/4" recycled plywood, corners glued and screwed, nothing fancy. Front baffle glued and brad nailed to 1X2 stoppers. Back pannel holds with 12 screws .
    Didn't have enough 3/4" plywood to build the whole cabinet, so I used 5/8" for front and back. Fine, no rattle. Bottom is actually 2 glued layers of that 5/8" ply. So 3 sides are 3/4".
    I miscalculeted the front pannel position, I would have wanted it recessed so there would be space for a grill in front of the speaker. Not a big deal since it won't be travelling.
     
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    I gotta start dumpster diving again for materials.
     
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    the 4-4X12 cabinets were salvaged plywood from a remodeling of a 5 & dime store... the cabinets themselves cost about $2 apiece for glue, screws & paint... i split the dimensions of a ampeg & marshall cab down the middle... the 8X10 marshall was free empty... i snagged 12 fender bassman speakers on ebay for $150 4 of which i'm sitting on...

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    That's the way to go. You even had logos made with your name on it ... fancy !
     
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    Nice! First thing I noticed was the logo....
    How did you go about that?
     
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    I guess you have to Google Less Paul plastic logo :rofl:
     
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    alexander paul Well-Known Member

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    a gift from a guitarist/mechanic @ "paul chevrolet" ashland pa in the early 90's... they're out of business so it's one & done... a time when you would have to start me off with "there is a left & right button on a mouse"...

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