I have been using the Champ head for a couple weeks now at band practice. Am currently running it through a Warehouse G12C in a wedge cabinet. Have it mic'd with a Beyer M-88 pointed at the cone half way between the center and edge. Running the amp about 5 on the volume, 8 on treble and 4-6 on bass. (I play 99% of the time on the neck pickup so I run my amp fairly bright) If I turn to 6 or 6.5, the amp will start to compress a bit and dynamics start to reduce. 5 seems to retain 90% of the amps headroom but heats the tubes enough for some tube bounce
My guitar tone in my ears is the best its been since we started w/IEM's, I'm super happy with it.
I have been able to get other amps to sound decent with a little boost turned on, but the clean sound has been lifeless. The champ sounds good clean with nothing pushing it. And I think using a low wattage amp is allowing the speaker to not heat up and sag like it did after 3 hours of a 40 watt Vibrolux pounding it.
Excellent work Bob. Excellent. Thank you again!
Having a crazy weekend! Sound gig after gig after....
I did plug it in long enough to make sure it powers up
Have not had a chance to put it through it's paces
Will spend time with it tomorrow and Tuesday the band rehearses so I'll know the important stuff then (if it maintains headroom after heating up and being thrashed for an hour straight)
All that said, I know Bob's work. I have no doubt what t will sound like. Awesome.