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1966 Fender Vibro Champ
The Blackface Champ and Vibro Champ (with tremolo) were introduced in 1964 after their presuccessor, the narrow panel tweed Champ, had been produced nine long years at Fender since 1955. The blackface model continued the 1×8″ combo design and the single ended 6V6 power amp, class A. It was still the smallest kid in the Fender amp family. Unlike most other amp models Fender kept the circuit almost unchanged during the silverface era. All resistor and capcitor values are the same between the two eras and the only practical difference is the regular blackface and silverface differences; cabinet + baffle construction, chocolate drop caps, plastic insulated wires. These Fender smaller and lighter amps like Champs and Princetons have stood the test of time much better than bigger amps.
Given its small size and low output the Champ is a favorite in recording studios, and even as practice amps. Pure Fender tone and history, coupled with tubes that scream out with distortion and warm up with cleans. This amp has had the speaker replaced but the original speaker is included with this amp.
This Pre-Owned Vintage Amp is in Good Condition w/ all the wear and tear you would expect from a vintage guitar amp. Stains on Grill Cloth, Some scuffs throughout, a new power cord, and the original speaker in the box. The current speaker is a Ted Weber 8" Signature Series 4 ohm 15 watt Alnico speaker specially designed for Fender Champs. Footswitch is not included.