Fender '57 Custom Champ Amplifier 120V - Lacquered Tweed
Giant Sound In A Small Package
One of the most popular amplifiers of all time lives again in the '57 Custom Champ. Renowned for its flexibility, ease-of-use and knockout tone, this is the classic sound heard on thousands of recordings. A wide variety of playable tones inhabit this handwired performer - from crisp, classic cleans to naturally compressed overdrive that responds remarkably to guitar volume and picking dynamic changes.
The Fender 5F1 circuit used in the '57 Custom Champ has become legendary for its heightened dynamic response and sweet sounding tube overdrive when pushed. A 12AY7 preamp tube matched to a classic 6V6 power amp tube generates this in-demand overdrive. When the volume is cranked, this little wonder sings with the natural compression and rich even-order harmonics of a power tube working at peak output in Class A topology. The 8" 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker stays true to the classic Champ sound, compressing to create fat tone at higher levels while more than ably reproducing the raunchy tones found at the top of the amp's volume knob. The handwired circuit includes newly sourced yellow coupling capacitors chosen for their authentically vintage Fender tone - sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with smooth top end and round mids.
Of course this amp sounds great; it also retains classic Champ visual appeal - lacquered tweed, chickenhead knob, leather handle and 1/4" inputs for low or high output instruments are all here. In the studio, the 5-watt design means you'll be able to explore the full range of available tones without overloading sensitive microphones (or your ears). Updated components, hand-wired craftsmanship and a classic circuit design all combine to create the '57 Custom Champ, a style-spanning performer. Includes a protective cover.
Classic Tweed Tone - Heard on countless recordings since the 1950s, the timeless guitar amp tone of the original-era tweed-covered Fender amps and their descendants really come alive when cranked with remarkable touch sensitivity and sound.
Special Design Speaker - This special-design speaker uses vintage-era construction for versatile, highly dynamic tone spanning every sonic shade from clean to mean.
Vintage-Style Yellow Capacitors - This amp features custom-made yellow coupling capacitors chosen specifically for their authentic vintage Fender tone. In vintage tone circuits they generate extra harmonic content and airiness.
Chrome Control Panel - In addition to the handsome covering, this amp features the silvery style of a mirrored chrome control panel.
Leather Handle - As a special touch, this amp's handle is carefully crafted from leather. Not only is the handle durable and stylish, the all-leather construction is an authentic detail from Fender's past.
Logo Badge - In another nod to Fender's past, the logo badge is a reproduction of the classic badge and font used on their classic late-'50s tweed amps.