1968 Fender Vibro Champ Description
This amp is from the first year of Fender’s manufacture of the silverface Vibro Champ and is a small but mighty vintage tone machine, featuring a single 8″ speaker (4 Ohm) speaker and a 6 watt output. Don’t be fooled however into thinking that this amp is under powered in any way, as it delivers a very impressive voice indeed.
Powered by a 6V6GT power tube and a single 7025 preamp tube, it exhibits all the classic Fender clean tones you’d expect and it will break up into overdrive very easily. It’s a studio musician’s dream amp and would also appeal to players anywhere from the jazz world through to bluesmen and classic rockers, seeking great tone without carrying large and cumbersome 2×12 or 4×12 cabinets.
Fans of vintage effects will drool over the perfect tremolo effect built right into this amp and a wide variety of effects can be attained with this circuit alone by adjusting the speed and intensity controls. The Fender Vibro Champ is also excellent with a variety of stomp boxes and effects pedals (especially overdrives) which get you in to serious classic rock tones very quickly.
The amp is in very good condition overall and is wired for US voltage, but is easily adapted via an inexpensive step-down transformer. If you want some real late 60’s vibe in your guitar tone then look no further than this outstanding tube amp.
1968 Fender Vibro Champ Features
- Silverface control panel
- Blue sparkle grille cloth, with aluminum frame
- Black-skirted witches hat knobs
- AA764 circuit
- Twin inputs, Volume, Treble, Bass, Speed and Intensity controls
- Black tolex covering with black strap handle
- 5Y3 rectifier
- Single 8″ speaker (4 Ohms)
- Output 6 watts
- Size: 20″ x 16¼” x 9½” (48.9 x 41.3 x 24.1 cm)
- Weight: 20 Ilbs (9.1kg)
- Preamp tube – 7025
- Power tube – 6V6GT