Beautiful Sweet Fender Sound! Well worth the price tag!
By: Mike Roberts from Marina Del Rey, CA.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The EC Vibro Champ is very well made. I own many amps of various quality, price doesn't always mean good quality. The EC Vibro champ quality was obvious right out of the box. Made to last for decades. The Solid Pine is light. This is a very well-constructed amp.
How has it stood up over time?
I have only owned mine for a few days. I am sure it will age like wine.
Your general opinion of this product.
This amp is absolutely pro quality. I was hesitant to purchase because of the price tag. I was planning on not being impressed and returning it. =) I fell in love with this amp right out of the box. The build quality, the beautiful warm Fender tone. The tones you hear that come from this amp are very recognizable from your record collection. The tremolo is the best I have ever heard. I own a 65 Deluxe Reverb along with a Boss Tremolo. The EC Vibro Champ Tremolo pulses like I have never heard before. This amp has my creative juices flowing.
The best way to compare it is professional quality all the way. This amp sounds larger than it looks. Well worth the price tag! This is a very very powerfull special amp. I'm lucky to own one.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Playing this amp is like sliding in to your favorite high end sports car! You get what you pay for and then some. This amp is larger than I expected in person based on picturs. Speaking of larger, the sound of this amp is much larger than it appears.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The beautiful warm tone on this amp is instantly reconizable straight out of your record collection. It's so pure, so warm and so sweet all in one. When you crank it's overdriven limit it breaks up beautiful. You will hear Stevie Ray Vaughn and of course Clapton in this amp.
You can get some great Twangy James Burton poppy country sounds. The tone from this amp will make you feel great about your playing! It sounds amazing. From crystal clear to twangy country, to dirty punk grunge. This is a tone machine!
How did the stain or paint job look?
The lacqured tweed is so nice. Made to age like wine. The leather handle adds a lot of class to this little mircale of an amp. Very beautiful amp!
How was the action out of the box?
This amp was love at first sight right out of the box!