David discusses this amp in a 1988 [*Guitar World* interview](http://www.guitarworld.com/pink-floyds-david-gilmour-discusses-his-technique-and-gear-1988-guitar-world-interview) saying "I use a Boss Heavy Metal distortion pedal and a Boss digital delay pedal, which then goes into the Fender Super Champ."more
"his favourite new amp, as heard on the solo of Bargain Of The Century, is a Fender Super Champ XD (249 – it’s a valve amp but it comes equipped with onboard digital effects, handy for imitating many of the other tones showcased on the record)." - [*Guitar-Bass.net*](http://www.guitar-bass.net/news/albert-hammond-jr-how-to-sound-like-albert-hammond-gfc-guitar-technique/).more
GC: The leads for "Alone" off of Hand It Over sounded a little bit different. Can you describe the tone you got for that and how you got it? Mascis: "Alone" had a lot of effects. I think a lot of it is the LoveTone Meatball and the Ibanez AD9 delay from the same era as the Tube Screamers everybody liked. GC: Was there any direct recording on that? Mascis: The first solo at the beginning is out of the back of the Fender Super Champ amp direct.more
I have owned the blonde wrapped version of this amp for several years now. I currently use it as my practice amp, but have to attenuate it when i play it in my apt in Hollyweird, CA. My upstairs neighbor must have a six sense about her, because as soon as I plug one of my guitars in, she is at my door asking to respect her "hearing" condition. I can barely here the speaker my self.... haha.
I really don't utilize the digital voicing section (there are 16 on this amp) very often, but they seem usable enough to work on ideas. I swapped the stock speaker for a Patriot Ragin Cajun a few years back, and will probably swap it out for something else when I have the time. Either that or build a twin speaker cabinet for it..... Any suggestions?
This amp was a good purchase for me, and I will probably keep it around for awhile longer.
This is the Fender Super Champ with a Taylor T5 going through an Ibanez TS-9. I use this amp for its clean channel, which has that classic Fender sound with a tiny footprint. Until I can afford a Deluxe Reverb, this does just fine. And living in NYC where we carry our gear everywhere, this amp is just about perfect.