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1979 Fender Champ Silverface Vintage Tube Amp Class A 1x8, Serviced


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Up for sale, a 1979 Fender Champ in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Thoroughly serviced, this Champ delivers a tone with chiming and dynamic cleans that give way to sizzling overdrive as you turn up the Volume knob. It's a perfect pint-sized Class A amplifier for studio use, and with a microphone in front of it, this amp can sound like a giant. It's hard to beat the Champ for simplicity and tonal purity.

The original Schumacher transformers are intact, dating between the 48th week of '75 (output) and the 21st week of '79 (power). The circuit retains the original blue molded caps in the preamp, with a couple modern smaller electrolytics. The power supply has also been rebuilt inside the chassis, with the original large can cap retained. The stock CTS pots have visible date codes from the 20th week of '77. The tubes include a JAN/Phillips 5Y3 rectifier, General Electric 6V6, and a 12AX7 preamp tube with no visible markings.

The original ceramic magnet Oxford 8" speaker is intact, dating to the 26th week of '79. The tube chart is present inside the cabinet too.

The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with light blue stripe is intact and quite well-kept. Both back panels are original, and all of the original hardware is accounted for as well, including the raised Fender logo, sphinx glides (feet), chassis straps, corners, and handle caps. The brushed aluminum faceplate retains the original witch hat knobs.