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Sound Quality

Great for roots rock, indie rock, blues, rock'n roll, (I use 2 in stereo with delay and reverb effects)also takes all pedals well. Noisy only if you do not let it warm up. at 3-4 nice clean and warm- very natural and woody, at 5 and 6 it starts breaking up, 7-10 it sounds like a cross between the Stooges and old Sabbath with buckers and p90s, nice blues over drive with singles. Very elementary- the original Fender cleans/ overdrive wattage/size not big enough for bassy rhythm live, but works great recording.

Reliability/Durability

Old amps really need alot of tlc, educate yourself as much as you can. The 74 seems to have some filter cap problems- have blown many fuses. Keep them clean, let them warm up and you will be fine. backup- another reason I have 2. totally worth it.

General Comments

instead of buying one of those new fangled Champion 600's or whatever they are, save a little more and look for a silverface Champ- they have basically the same circuit as the blackface champ (unlike the larger old Fender amps that had many changes over the '70s)

 

Love the size- packs a punch for such a small and light amp

also have a 76 princeton Reverb, 71 Twin Reverb, 68 Bandmaster.

 

These old amps blow the new amps away




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