Fender Vibro Champ

1968 Fender Vibro Champ

Silverface Fender Vibro-Champ 1968

Price: £799.00
S/N: R352

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


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    I received the guitar 10:30am on the dot. Basically it was 30 hours from London to my house in Arizona. That is amazing. The guitar is a beauty. For 42 years old it is in great shape, it's just like the one I had as a kid. Don't worry I will not be selling this one like I did my original one. Thanks again for all the personal service, it was a pleasure doing business with you. PS Thanks again for all your help in getting me this guitar. I haven't stopped playing it, except to sleep, since I got it.


    Jim, Arizona, USA

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    You will be happy to hear that the amp arrived with no damage whatsoever - the generous layers of bubble wrap and the pallet bottom really worked. The amp is superb. I am delighted with it - it oozes 60's cool and sounds great.


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