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    Default New to Fender Amps. Help please,

    I just bought a Champion. If someone would give me a guideline as to the settings I should use, that would be great.
    I have an American Standard Telecaster. I use the neck pick-up only. I play jump blues, jazz ballads/medium swing tunes, and blues like Albert Collins and BB King.

    I appreciate your help.

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    There are no standard settings for any amplifier. It depends on the guitar, the room, the pedal chain, etc., etc.

    Here's how everybody gets the sound they want: turn the knobs until it sounds like you want it to.
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    Yup. What he said! ^^^^^
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
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    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    I suggest putting all knobs on 11.
    I'm not sayin' that, I'm just sayin'......

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    Set it really loud, like this:



    You'll want the neighbors to take notice and call you a "stinker". That's how you know you have tone that moves the listener.

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    I usually steal Artist's setting during interviews. Do a youtube search and you can hear it straight from them.
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    Here's what I like to do:

    On the amp, put the Volume and Tone controls to halfway and the Reverb and Vibrato controls to taste.

    Turn all guitar controls to zero.

    Bring up the guitar volume control to a comfortable level and then bring up the guitar tone until it sounds good.

 

 

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