'57 Custom Champ®

Model #: 8160500100

  • Color
    Lacquered Tweed
  • Voltage
$999.99
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Giant Sound In A Small Package

One of the most popular amplifiers of all time lives again in the '57 Custom Champ. Renown 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 hand-wired performer—from crisp, classic cleans to naturally compressed overdrive that responds remarkably to guitar volume and picking dynamic changes.

Features
  • 5-watt hand-wired all-tube guitar combo amplifier
  • Single 8” 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker
  • Original 5F1 circuit with Fender Pure Vintage yellow capacitors and Schumacher transformers
  • Single 12AY7 preamp tube, single 6V6 power amp tube, single 5Y3GT rectifier tube
  • Dual ¼” inputs accommodate a variety of instruments
  • Includes a protective cover
Patrick Sweany and Laur Joamets Demo the

Fender '57 Custom Champ

  • Highlights

    CLASSIC TWEED TONE
    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
    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
    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
    CHROME CONTROL PANEL

    In addition to the handsome covering, this amp features the silvery style of a mirrored chrome control panel.

    LEATHER HANDLE
    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 our past.

    LOGO BADGE
    LOGO BADGE

    In a nod to our past, the logo badge is a reproduction of the classic badge and font used on our classic late-‘50s tweed amps.

  • Specs

    Electronics
    • Voltage
      120V
    • Wattage
      5 Watts
    • Controls
      Volume
    • Channels
      One
    • Inputs
      Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
    Hardware
    • Cabinet Material
      Finger-Joined Solid Pine
    • Grille Cloth
      Bassman
    • Amplifier Jewel
      Red Jewel
    • Handle
      Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware
    Miscellaneous
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Speakers
    • Speakers
      One - 8" Weber® Special Design with Alnico Magnet
    • Total Impedance
      4 ohms
    Tubes
    • Preamp Tubes
      1 x 12AY7
    • Power Tubes
      1 x 6V6
    • Rectifier
      Tube (1 x 5Y3)
    Measurements
    • Amp Height
      12.5" (31.8 cm)
    • Amp Depth
      7.6" (19.3cm)
    • Amp Width
      13.5” (34.3 cm)
    • Amp Weight
      15 lbs (6.80 kg)
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