Details about 1957 FENDER TWEED CHAMP Valve/Tube Guitar/Harp Amp "the Layla amp" - Great Tone!See original listing
“In good original condition including original speaker. Serviced and working well - earthed mains ”... Read more
09 Sep, 2014 20:01:06 BST
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“In good original condition including original speaker. Serviced and working well - earthed mains cord fitted and ‘death cap’ removed. Sounds very good, though we advise fitting a new Weber Alnico speaker to these amps for better performance - classic recording amp. An original 57 Tweed Champ.”|
1957 FENDER CHAMP 5F1
Soundgas are pleased to offer for sale is this US-made 'Tweed' Fender Champ valve (tube) amp dating from October 1957 in good cosmetic condition and excellent working order. This is the year the reissues are based on.
It's been serviced, had the 'death cap' removed and been fitted with an earthed mains cable so is ready to safely rock your world.
One of the great recording amps of all time: it sounds fantastic and has tone for days: a great 'crunch' amp.
It is in very good original condition apart from the 3-core power cord, the death cap and various out-of-spec minor components removed in the past - all major and important original parts are present.
The original handle is functional but showing signs of age.
The original speaker is in good condition, but it's nearly 60 years old. For those who want to use their amps, rather than just look at them, we advise customers to fit a Weber Alnico Signature 8S - an excellent modern replacement driver for the Tweed Champ. Not only does this save the original speaker from further wear, but we find the tone is much-improved: more volume, definition and bottom end.
Whilst collectors like to see original speakers, fitting a more efficient modern speaker maximises these amps' potential tone-wise.
It is of course a USA 110v mains unit so will require a step-down transformer for UK/EU use.
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