'57 Custom Champ®

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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

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.

Electronics
  • Controls
    Volume
  • Channels
    One
  • Inputs
    Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Hardware
  • Cabinet Material
    Finger-Joined Solid Pine
  • Amplifier Jewel
    Red Jewel
  • Handle
    Vintage-Style Leather with Nickel Mounting Hardware
Miscellaneous
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)