An updated version was introduced in 2006 as part of the "Vintage Modified" line.
The Champ had the lowest power output and the simplest circuit for all of the Fender tube amps.
With settings at 5-6 its tone is rich and sweet like a hi-fi tube... Speakers are recent Jensens, but the originals are boxed up and included, and will be shipped separately. Early '60s, JMI (Jennings Musical Industries) production, small student combo, 4 watts from a single EL84, ECC83/EF86 preamp, EZ80 tube rectifier, black vinyl, lovely brown Vox grille cloth, hinged handle, has added footswitch jack...
If we assume a liner progression of serial numbers on the Champ, the logo discrepancy must have come about by Leo Fender wanting to use up old stock when making a transition to a newer styling.
This “use the old stuff up” philosophy would famously show up again with the Transition Champs in late 19. The power cord has been replaced with a brown lamp cord and it looks like a couple of the capacitors have been replaced as well.
All-original except grounded plug (original gray cord included). Big brother of the tweed Harvard model, one of the most recorded amps in history. Here we have a vintage 1964 Ampeg M-15 "Big M" combo amp.
In excellent condition with the original footswitch, loaded with the original Jensen C15N, dating to the 36th week of 1963. Fender's top of the line piggyback amp, blackface AB763 circuit, 85 watts, 4x6L6, solid-state rectifier, 2 channels, tremolo, matching cabinet with JBL 1x15" loudspeaker, clean and original including tilt-back legs, sliding...
Amp just thoroughly serviced, grounded cord added.... A rare find as these higher watt 50's Fenders were expensive in the day.
This one has that high power twin tone like Keith's.The 5C1 circuit was extraordinarily simple, using one 6SJ7 pentode in the preamplifier section to provide a single stage of voltage amplification, one 6V6 beam power tetrode in the power amplifier section, a 5Y3 rectifier tube and a single volume knob with no tone controls.By 1955 Fender started putting its amps in the "Narrow Panel" tweed cabinet with a plastic oxblood color grill cloth, circuits used a 12AX7 dual triode in the preamplifier to provide two stages of voltage amplification, and a single 6V6GT power tube to produce about 5 watts.It also sports an oxblood grill cloth with yellow, gold and red highlights instead of brown linen.There was also a logo change from the old style block letter logo to the new, sleeker script style logo. This amp has the old block letter logo in the new 5E1 cabinet.(with 8" speaker), changing a year later to "Champion 600" (6" speaker) with circuit designation 5B1. This style lasted until 1953, when Fender's cabinet style changed to the "Wide Panel" design with a tweed cloth covering.