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This means that you’ll get good bang for the buck with a silverface amp.
Also, smaller and lighter amps like Champs and Princetons have stood the test of time much better than bigger amps.
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.
Then you’ll have to decide yourself if it’s worth trying out or not.
Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.
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.
6 watts from a 8″ combo amp is simply not enough to deliver distinct clean tones on stages and in larger practise rooms together with a drummer.
But there are many players out there who don’t need clean tone and, in their mission of rock’n roll, have modified the Champ with a switch that disengages the tone stack to get a loud and hugely distorted Marshall/Tweed tone.