NAD: 1973 Fender Champ

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NAD: 1973 Fender Champ

Post: # 1423211Post Nick »

I went to an estate sale this morning, it was open since yesterday so today everything was 25% off. I was surprised that everything I saw in the Facebook ad that I was interested in was still available and very fairly priced. This wasn’t the only thing I grabbed (also got a 1954 Harmony arch top and a Korg Poly61) but this was the best and least broken from the haul. I paid $300 and the only issue is the input 1 jack needs to be cleaned or replaced. It sounds amazing and I can’t believe I slept on these for so long. Best living room amp ever, all the Fender tube cleans you could want at practice volumes (still would probably be “too loud� for many settings. At the price they normally sell for, there’s a lot of solid “all rounder� amps that seem to make more sense, so I’m glad to finally enjoy one for a reasonable price

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(What looks like a hole on the right side of the grill cloth is just a speck on my phone camera)
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Post: # 1423213Post plopswagon »

Nice score, Nick!
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Post: # 1423217Post NickS »

Great find!
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Post: # 1423219Post NickD »

That looks in great condition! Nice find.
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Post: # 1423223Post benecol »

Amazing - well done Nick. Love mine.
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Post: # 1423224Post sunshiner »

Julian Lage and Margaret Glaspy gig with Champs. I like how in an interview Maragaret said that her mom has either an old silverface Champ or a Princeton but she refuses to give it to her. Must be a good amp indeed.
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Post: # 1423244Post paul_ »

Jeez, that’s a good deal.
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Post: # 1423261Post Mike »

I enjoyed mine while I owned it - great for little fender cleans but mine didn’t overdrive as pleasingly as others I’d heard (like Tim’s vibrochamp)

I know that’s not really what they’re for though. That’s a great price too
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Post: # 1423305Post Thomas »

Amazing haul!!
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Post: # 1423307Post dots »

holy bawz, that's a great deal!!
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Post: # 1423429Post henkstroem »

My go to amp since i found one, was similarly priced too....a decade ago 😀

Great find!
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