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Picked up this amp on ebay yesterday, it was being sold from Kitchener so the seller may just be a forumite. It's a 60's Made in Kalamazoo USA Epiphone Pacemaker . Waiting for it to arrive so it can be checked out. Here's a couple picks.

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Great score. Any tube amp is worth checking out!
 

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I played one of those a few years ago. Rockin little amp - better than any Champ I've ever heard.

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Sneaky said:
I played one of those a few years ago. Rockin little amp - better than any Champ I've ever heard.

Pete
You best come play my champ then, Pete.

Though I can see where you are coming from, I think I can see 2 EL84s hanging down, which should put it into another league than champ.
 

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You best come play my champ then, Pete.

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I'd like to try it sometime. Just to clarify... I have never played a tweed champ (original or clone). I've just never heard a SF or BF one that sounded very good.

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I'd like to try it sometime. Just to clarify... I have never played a tweed champ (original or clone). I've just never heard a SF or BF one that sounded very good.

Pete
You are right about the SF and BF ones, they don't turn my crank either.

My champ has been put in a larger tweed princeton cab with a 10A125. I tuned the circuit to brighten it up a bit as well. Sounds much bigger and better, but still gets nasty.
 

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It has arrived, first thing open it up and see what's inside.....

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Put it back together, add two JJ EL84's and a JJ 12AX7 and plug it in
Tube tone for sure, at about 2/3 O'clock lovely breakup. I can see why this would be used in a studio. Don't know about the speaker though ?? never seen a red one in those days even the cone is red ... any ideas.
 

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Dunno about the speaker, but that is a lovely little amp you go there! Very sweet!

But of course i am a sucker for older underappreciated tube amps!
 
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