Thoughts on this champ clone

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Delaware_123Delaware_123 Frets: 92
Spotted this on eBay, looks lovely. Would imagine it would be a tough sell to pass on if you wanted to re sell though. Any ideas who jmw are?
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/226085850110?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=9u3KQ1xxRbq&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=3JdcnEoLSPy&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 7829
    Too small & ratty in that cab
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 72740
    It’s illegal to sell with that logo on. That doesn’t give me a high opinion of whether it’s likely to be compliant with safety regulations either.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Only two things are infinite - the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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  • ICBM said:
    It’s illegal to sell with that logo on. That doesn’t give me a high opinion of whether it’s likely to be compliant with safety regulations either.
    Very true 
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  • Fiddlesticks_Fiddlesticks_ Frets: 276
    edited April 15
    Hard pass. Aside from the legality issue there’s little info about the builder (or even on who the builder actually is) and thus little info on how well it’s really built (other than a few snapshots), how reliable it might be or how it sounds. The seller also admits to not knowing much about it.

    I think there’s smarter ways to spend nearly £700.
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  • Hard pass. Aside from the legality issue there’s little info about the builder (or even who the builder actually is) and thus little info on how well it’s really built (other than a few snapshots), how reliable it might be or how it sounds. The seller also admits to not knowing much about it.

    I think there’s smarter ways to spend nearly £700.
    Yep think your right 
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 9674
    ICBM said:
    It’s illegal to sell with that logo on. That doesn’t give me a high opinion of whether it’s likely to be compliant with safety regulations either.
    What? Ebay allowing fakes to be sold? Whatever next.
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  • ElectricXIIElectricXII Frets: 1162
    For my taste the ageing is way over done. I also think it's far too expensive for an unknown builder and unknown build quality. Granted some of the components appear to be decent.
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  • MikePMikeP Frets: 60
    Soldering doesn't look very professional
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  • wrinkleygitwrinkleygit Frets: 263
    If you’re looking for something small, I’m toying with letting my Cornell Stinger go, I believe it’s one of the last pre Romany builds, as it has a serial number inside and a QC check label signed by Dennis. Certainly a lot less than £700 !!! and just down the 
    M5 from you, PM if it’s of interest 
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  • LewyLewy Frets: 4282
    You see Fender Custom '57 Champs going used for not much more money.
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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 1610
    From the one internal picture the soldering doesn’t look very good. And I’d want to see the other end of the chassis with the mains, switch, fuse, earthing etc.  
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 72740
    From the one internal picture the soldering doesn’t look very good. And I’d want to see the other end of the chassis with the mains, switch, fuse, earthing etc.  
    Even then I still wouldn’t buy it.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Only two things are infinite - the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 1610
    ICBM said:
    From the one internal picture the soldering doesn’t look very good. And I’d want to see the other end of the chassis with the mains, switch, fuse, earthing etc.  
    Even then I still wouldn’t buy it.
    You and me both!
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  • jca74jca74 Frets: 358
    Does that 1K (I think!) resistor bottom left look a little burny?

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  • springheadspringhead Frets: 1610
    jca74 said:
    Does that 1K (I think!) resistor bottom left look a little burny?

    10K. Looks like maybe someone has caught it with the side of the soldering iron tip. Clumsy work. 
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