Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
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Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]

Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 8 reviews )
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iamqman07/10/2011

iamqman's review"Great amp"

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
I wish Fender would still make amps like this one. Fender seems to be turning it over to out friends over seas to build out small wattage amps anymore. We see them come from China and we see them come from Mexico. To which only a certain number of amps come from the States anymore. You see the higher end one and the old time classic still built here but small little watters like this wouldn't stand a chance nowadays.

This is a great little amp from the 1970's. This little thing has such a great tone and vibrato and at such an affordable price even today. This is a tube amp design which which had to 6v6 power tubes and two 12ax7's. This was a 6 watt amp and had such a vintage tone for days.

UTILIZATION

Cabinet

* Dimensions: 14½ x 17 x 7¼
* Hardware: Small Chassis Straps 3 5/8''
* Handle: Black Strap
* Feet: Glides
* Corners:

Covering Material

* Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
* Grill Cloth: (68-74) Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black script

Logo: 20 lbs
Weight: 20 lbs
Speaker

* Size: 1 x 8
* Impedance: 4 ohms

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 6 watts
Tubes

* Pre amp: 7025
* Power: 6V6GT

Bias: Cathode bias
Rectifier: 5Y3

SOUNDS

The set up like most Fender amps is pretty easy. On the front panel you volume, bass, treble, speed, and intensity. You had the on and off switch along with two inputs for high and low inputs. Pretty basic setup and not much else to it. So there isn't too much to get in the way of tone here. You just plug in and go. Set you bass and treble accordingly to your guitar and then if you want a little vibrato just turn those two knobs clockwise until you have found your sweet spot.

These amps just shine with fender Straocaster or Telecaster but they sound just as good with your favorite guitar. NOt too much volume here but if you needed a boost these amps like all Fender amps take pedals better than anybody out there.


OVERALL OPINION

These amps were made in the 70's and now have been long discontinued. You can find them all day in the classifieds or on evilbay. I have seen them as low as $350 and as high as $550. So right in that pocket you can score solid vintage sounding tube practice amp. Not a bad price for an American classic.

would recommend this amp to anyone needing a good sounding vintage amp that is below $500 on a good day. Great amp for the money.
moosers08/18/2010

moosers's review

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
The Fender Vibro Champ '70 is a vintage guitar combo amplifier that I've used in the recording studio. This amp can certainly be used in any situation that you'd like to use it in, but since I've only used this amp in the studio, this review will be focusing on that use of the amp. I should say that I'm not 100% sure on the year of the one that I've used, but I'm pretty sure it was right around 1970, or at least it's from the early 1970's. We've got one at the studio where I work. The amp has two 1/4" inputs in the front and I'm not sure if it has any other connections on the back panel since I never had a need to look. The amp delivers 6 watts of power and has a single 8" speaker.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Fender Vibro Champ '70 is very simple. It only has a few parameters to work with, but it really has all that you need. The parameters it has are for volume, treble, and bass, as well as parameters to control the vibrato effect, which are for intensity and speed. If you've ever used a Fender amplifier with vibrato before, you know that these are the parameters found for this. It's so easy to use that a manual won't be necessary.

SOUNDS

For such a small amp with only an eight inch speaker and six watts of power, the Fender Vibro Champ '70 really has a huge tone. I've used the amp with a Fender Telecaster primarily for a recording session where we were looking for a vibrato effect and wanted to overdub the part. We could have used a pedal, but since this was around we used it and I'm glad that we decided to. The vibrato is pretty much just like any found on other Fender amplifiers, so needless to say it sounds awesome. The amp in general is great sounding for getting a simple clean tone or adding some vibrato, but don't expect too much in the form of overdriven tubes since the amp has such a small wattage.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, the 1970 Fender Vibro Champ is a really awesome guitar amplifier considering it's size and power limitations. The vintage Fender Vibro Champs are better than the newer ones in my opinion, even though there isn't as much to work with here as the newer models. I can't say much about the price or the availability of this since I don't know much about it, but if you need a mini amp for practice or recording and want to get something vintage, the '70 Vibro Champ is a really awesome little amp!
fredlagratte12/25/2010

fredlagratte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
This small all-tube amp is 6 watts of very clean: a volume control, one for bass, treble and one for an intensity and speed for the tremolo. No gain adjustment available as the new model.

UTILIZATION

Settings are few, it is very easy to use and sounds like a good old Fender. The sound is clear and crystalline (plugged into a Fender Stratocaster) at lower volume and slightly crunchy when cranked.

SOUNDS

Should especially for clean sounds but few give more if we add a distortion. It is suitable for playing at home but not to follow a group because of its low power unless he puts a microphone in front to pass over a sound system. Next the guitar used, it may cruncher faster (especially with type humbucker pickups) and agree to the blues and jazz. Personally I prefer to pair it with my Fender Stratocaster Deluxe that my Gibson SG but it is purely my opinion to myself!

OVERALL OPINION

I use now for about 6 months and I have nothing to reproach him. The electronics, lamps and original wall are what gives it a very 70's grain.
I also play on Marshall 60 watts for rehearsals and concerts but the sound has absolutely nothing to do ...
My neighbors tell me thank you for this purchase because the Marshall is a bit much, and so the lights give everything they made anything like that push it.
In short, a super compact amplifier that is little use when you want! Thank you to my dealer who was willing to give me and the guy who left it to the store (the poor do not know what he did sell an amp that Trampe !!!). A great deal
oxas1601/30/2010

oxas16's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
some lamps
zero connectivity. 2 inputs, 1 hight, 1 Low.
6 watts power but 6 watt lamps!
rglages bass, treble.
effects: trmolo great! like disks legend ...
damage is not rverbe.

UTILIZATION

super simple.
sounds as if thee has bought the amp 2000.
a stratum, a piphone, correct any guitar.
good sound, it is! Completely l! Authentic! as I had on full cost of old records.

SOUNDS

Fender sound in all its splendor.
gnial in indoor, amplified in concert.
thrust in volume, but the crunch is also extraordinary.
it's funny how old amps worth as a great sound, like a badger INESPRE for me.
j'l'avais if not at home since more than 6 months, would not believe 'em.
I had some great amps lamps, but the one he m'pate.

OVERALL OPINION

if you find one in the correct state ......

I already had the luck to find one, although I regret not sr
oxas1611/03/2009

oxas16's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
<span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>lampes.simple all, a switch, it heats 5 seconds and off you go ...

6 watt lamps. power is small but what a sound! HP 8 "has a lot to time.

... settings low, high, volume, input and low and hight ......
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">super tremolo.</span> this one you'll ever have with a pedal simulation ...
is the tremolo of the shadows, Creedence, etc. ... recognizable.

</strong></span>

UTILIZATION

<strong>ultra simple to use and if you got a guitar just correct, it sounds great.

with either double or single coil. is clear is hot, it's very beautiful.

it allows to focus on the game only.

the sound is really excellent and we understand why it cost as much at the time! about one and a half minimum wage.

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SOUNDS

Of course, this amp is limited in power, but whoever plays with him and wants a great sound control, it was so easy ...
but he who wants to put a microphone in front and passing through the sound system, it should do really well.

has emerged a fender princeton 15 watts in this spirit. (950 euros) I have not tried.

OVERALL OPINION

before I had the same field without 6 watts simple tremolo. it is less worn and sounds better.
I have had other larger tube, but this one it sounds really great at low volume.
I have a mesa boogie f 30 but you can not get sound in an apartment or house without a tear eardrums.
the vibrochamp, I love it and it absolutely must have one to realize.
plus he is cute.
Price: hard to find in good state, which has not been hacked or damaged.
be between 450 and 600 euros for one in good condition.
guilhem00103/14/2007

guilhem001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
All lamps

UTILIZATION

Simple and effective
one branch, it sounds ...

SOUNDS

Its vintage "lamp", I play with a guitar type strato THE S0N

OVERALL OPINION

I loved the sound of a Fender Champ buddy, I found this "vibro field" and I bought for a pittance (150 euros) to a guy who preferred to keep a multi-effects rack ( "Forgive him, he knows not what he does")
used with a Boss overdrive, the crunch sound is excellent, clear sound, everything is good ... is too much!
elimealoz11/28/2006

elimealoz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
Hello,
I mermet intervene Fender Vibro Champ on the Amp.
I possde three amplifiers of this type for my guitars
I find it very difficult especially in France.
It is difficult to acqurir this type of vintage hardware for
less than 400 500 Euros for a copy in very good state.
This amplifier is rare ..... and expensive.
Sincerely,
EA

UTILIZATION

Superb ...

SOUNDS

Jazz guitar and rock

OVERALL OPINION

Last 20 years for granted.
foufou05/07/2004

foufou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Vibro Champ "Silverface" [1968-1982]
Greeting distinguished
I'll say now, my love
Most:
All lamps, low-powered, 10 watt or so, a great sound for jazz and blues
He does not have reverb, tremolo, but the best I know

UTILIZATION

1 volume knob
A bass
1 treeble
speed and intensity for the vibration (it does not dconecte, it must be put to eliminate Azro)
An on / off button

SOUNDS

When the sound, it is not complicated:
- Start with, go to the crystal-clear lgrement crunch
- With a les paul, is very slight crunch of a ZZ top (or this amp excels)
- With a 335 you'll take to BB King
the vibro verb are usually very good amp,
Did you know that there are albums of Led Zeppelin and Cream on which he used t??

we go at least:
rarely in good condition original ....
Very often they bidouillbr t /> the hp silent very fragile and very often he does chang But then if by a celestion vintage, it's bnf but if it's something else, we'll have to trust your ears
hard, hard to do saturate ... volume and a 10 humbucker (note, even a 10, no abyss ears)
a test with your guitar because it aurant a direct influence on the sound did not gain control of
(Ah, if there is a 0 to -4 db ..)
was not to use same club for fun, or else turn everyone but the singer and prohibit the public to speak or you will not hear you
quickly hard, grunge and reggae

OVERALL OPINION

BUT despite all that, this amp to sound fabulous but not strong.