Dating fender vibro champ
Steel serial # 6260, Amp serial # C12446, amp and speaker production code JA (January, 1960), capacitors, tubes, and pot all dated late 1959. A one owner, completely original Fender Champ Steel and amp set. No modifications other than that the cloth insulation of the speaker leads were cut (not the wire, itself; and we can’t tell you why).
The oldest Fender Champ design was the Fender Champion 600.Amp: Serial # C-05705, Tube chart dated November 1957, all part codes date 1957. Light scuffing on the tweed covering, no tears in the grille cloth, handle is perfect.Original 1957 RCA 6V6 and 5Y3, Steel: Serial # -04930.Tweed is in excellent condition, as are the grill cloth and handle.The Steel is also in excellent and original condition. Found locally, this Fender Champ steel and amplifier set is 100% original, complete, and in perfect working order.by Frank Stroupe ***WARNING-There are voltages inside of a tube guitar amp that can KILL you.
There are components in the amp that hold live current long after the amplifier is unplugged.
Here we have a vintage 1951 Fender TV-front tweed Deluxe amplifier, an early piece of Fender history.
Serial number 3648, original Jensen P12R alnico magnet speaker, just reconed.
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...
Vintage 1959 Fender tweed Bassman, classic 5F6-A circuit. Mid-60s factory Top Boost AC-30, designed by Dick Denney, JMI production, grey panel, original transformers, housed in a very authentic North Coast repro cabinet riding on a beautiful repro chrome dolly, Weber Blue Dog alnico...
Pre-CBS, Fender Electric Instruments, about 40 watts from two 6L6s, great tremolo.