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Train tJan 31, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
Hi everyone. I have modified a few amps and have gotten a feel for digging around in the chassis. I want to build a kit next. Can anyone recommend what they favor for a harp amp kit? I like Weber speakers and I see they have a number of kits available. I am open to any vendor. I just want to get one that will really work well for harp use. Thanks in advance for you honest reply.
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Maybe a standard Champ Kit?
5F1 - Tweed Fender Champ
5F2 - Tweed Fender Princeton
5F6A - '59 Fender Bassman
Any of those make great harp amps
You can't go wrong with any kind of vintage champ circuit.
I have read that weber kits are real good for the money. If you do get one, be sure to post a vid on youtube so we can have a listen. Was it hard work learning about modding amps. Everything I've read on modding amps has gone way over my head?
I built a 5F1 tweed Champ replica from Marsh Amplfication. Mike Marsh provides documentation to help you through the building process. He allows some customization of the kit. When I bought mine, I told him I wanted to stick as closely to the original as possible. I ended up with a smooth cone Alnico Weber 8 and Heyboer transformers. The other components are all top notch. It went together pretty easily. I had some problems and Mike Marsh was super helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again. It also sounds really good. If I was to build a new one, I would go with the Weber 5F2H harp amp. It's a screaming deal and it includes an upgraded speaker, the Weber 10A125-O with a H dustcap. Downside is there is no documentation or support if you get stuck.