Like the Princeton Reverb it does not have a bright cap or bright switch.The out-of-the-box tone of the Champ and Vibro Champ is greatly balanced and natural.Even without a huge bottom end there are enough mids and screaming highs to cut through in most bands.Personally we have not modified the tone stack on these amps since we are clean tone hunters.Then you’ll have to decide yourself if it’s worth trying out or not.The Blackface Champ and Vibro Champ (with tremolo) was introduced in 1964 after its presuccessor, the narrow panel tweed Champ, had been produced nine long years at Fender since 1955.The wooden cabinet and baffle board does not have to carry those heavy speakers and transformers.Given its small size and low output the Champ is mostly used as a practise amp at home or in studios.
) and with a tiny 8 inch speaker can be of any value to a guitar player or musician.
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.
We did as well before we got our Blackface Fender Vibro Champ in 2005.
As we’ve now enjoyed this amp for over ten years, bringing it with us on every family vacation where we drive by car, it’s time we explain how it works and what it can do.