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Offline Elantric

Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« on: December 01, 2011, 11:18:40 PM »
A few of us own the Fender SuperChamp XD
Its a great little 15w amp with 16 personalities.

Get one on sale for $189 here:
http://altomusic.com/shop/Fender-Super-Champ-Xd-Guitar-Amp--_pid105792.am
 

A German guy has a cool Mod for the  Fender SuperChamp XD  to allow it act like a three channel amp.

The Mod is here:
http://www.ankertown.com/index.php?page=284

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Hi all,

modify your Fender SCXD by yourself.

including:

- 2. voice channel
- 2. FX channel
- boost

download the full installing guide at the following link:

www.ankertown.com/download/SCXDMODS.zip


happy tinker

Disclaimer:


Warning!

Through this operation the device loses its warranty if this

should still be active.

There will be no liability by the self-performed installation.

By a faulty installation, the device can take permanent damage.

Safe handling of soldering irons and tools are recommended.

Never use the machine in the disassembled state. It will

be performed live dangerously high voltages inside the

device!


(Warning - Do NOT use the following videos below as a basis for evaluation the Fender Super Champ XD's TONE -  just use aas a reference for the MOD ideas - this Amp sounds way better than depicted in the videos below!)






« Last Edit: December 01, 2011, 11:31:16 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 01:58:27 PM »
This might belong in the "deals" thread"
Just took delivery last night and its the best $189.99 I ever spent


Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Amp
http://altomusic.com/shop/Fender-Super-Champ-Xd-Guitar-Amp--_pid105792.am


This amp has faithful recreation of 16 different vintage USA  and UK amps, and has a real tube power amp of two 6V6's and 12AX7A phase inverter. Stock speaker works very well!

See post above for many "mods" to open up the routing  & multi FX possibilities.


I love this Amp!

 

« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 02:03:05 PM by Elantric »

Online admsustainiac

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 12:53:21 PM »
The Mod is here:
http://www.ankertown.com/index.php?page=284


Since the original ankertown.com site is now deceased,  Find copy of the Fender Superchamp XD mods in the attached Zip file -

Offline als

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 09:53:05 PM »
hi there
I'm new here and English is not my mother tongue.
So first of all sorry for my English

I've just found this amazing mod.

But well there are few things i don't get :
-in the installation guide it's said "Strip the ends of the 8 (NOTE: is very difficult with side cutter, because the line break fast. RECOMMENDATION: using soldering iron)"
what does mean strip the ends of the 8 (i guess it's the 8 on the switch , but i don't get the word strip)

-it is also said :"Direct connection of P5 on the board with the encoder P5"
it only mean let the P5 wired like it is in the stock amp ?

finally it would be cool that you can remove the footswitch to bring the amp every where . Does anyone of you have found a solution like , i don't know,some kind of special plug that is cutted of when you remove the footswitch?

thank you for reading
have a nice day (or night , where i live it's 4am)



 

Online admsustainiac

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 10:26:04 PM »
The Fender SuperChamp XD Mod was created by Sounds Service Berlin.
The original site is down - here is an archive

http://web.archive.org/web/20120119234756/http://ankertown.com/index.php?page=284


The Fender SuperChamp XD Mod created by Sounds Service Berlin is merely reposted here  - but VGuitarforums has nothing to do with it, nor any additional advice than what is in the archived zip file

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4951.0;attach=8154
Its also important to review the Fender SuperChamp XD Schematic
http://support.fender.com/schematics/guitar_amplifiers/Super-Champ_XD_schematic.pdf

Here is the original creator of the mod:

« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 10:30:58 PM by admsustainiac »

Offline Elvis Valentine

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 02:32:11 PM »
Sorry to resurrect such an old post but does anyone know if this would work for the superchamp x2? and if so where one would go about buying a pedal or schematics to build one?
Cheers.

Offline Elantric

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 02:38:09 PM »
the "X2" is similar but different - SuperChamp X2 has Tap tempo button , and access to Fender Fuse software via USB  using a DSP board similar to the one used in the Mustang Mini

but AFAIK  - no schematics are available yet for SuperChamp X2,

http://bmamps.com/Schematics/fender/Super_Champ_X2_Service_Manual.pdf
« Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 02:41:50 PM by Elantric »

Offline Elantric

Re: Fender SuperChamp XD Mod
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 02:54:04 PM »
A few years back,  I swapped my  SuperChamp XD chassis into an older 1970's Princeton Reverb cab with a 12" EVM-12L.  The Amp woke right up!

But now I have a few road gigs which requires traveling  with a smaller package so I want to go back to the stock SuperChamp XD cabinet again which dictates using a 10" speaker  -

The Quilter Micro Pro 10" uses a Celestion G10 Vintage speaker, so I ordered one for my Fender SuperChamp XD, goal is get close to the tone and larger dynamic range of my EVM 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LG2L5Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 02:56:12 PM by Elantric »

 

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