The Fender Champion 600: Modifying the PCB To 5F1 Specs

Modifying The Fender Champion 600 again!

In this video we go hack up The Fender Champion 600 and convert it’s stock circuitry into that of a 5F1 Tweed Champ. This modification is fairly easy to do with basic soldering skills and experience in working on electrical gear. It certainly is a dirt cheap way to get you to work with a tweed style amp without buying your tickets into the boutique club.

Warning! Working on electrical gear involves high voltages! Make sure you are qualified and experienced in doing this kind of work. If not, leave it to someone who is!

CONTENTS

0:00 INTRO

0:50 DISCLAIMERS

2:20 THE MODIFICATION

3:24 TONESTACK

5:50 PLACING TONE CAP

7:10 JUMPERING

8:49 NEGATIVE FEEDBACK RESISTOR

9:40 CATHODE BYPASS CAPS

9:50 POWER RESISTORS

11:20 OUTPUT TUBE BIAS

12:36 DEMMO TIME

17:36 OUTRO

CONCLUSION

The sounds that ┬áThe Fender Champion 600 amp can deliver in this configuration, even with it’s PCB design and otherwise stock components makes you wonder why no low-budget tweed version wasn’t available in the first place. Especially when we see we mainly need to cut parts out and simplify the thing. I do would like to state that the stock amp sounds good on it’s own and I might do a proper A-B comparison between both. Therefore keeping a stock one is also an idea, or make the tone stack mod switchable. But, I do imagine most recording and touring guitarists would go for the more desirable tone, harmonics and responsiveness of a tweed amp, no?

May this video please you!

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