Music Store Live is proud to present this 1955 Fender Tweed Champ - Amp 5D1! This little monster wants to be turned UP! This tweed tube beauty delivers the all the single ended glory that you could hope for and it does so after years and years of gentle use. This Champ-Amp is exactly what you want to help your next recording deliver the over the top tube crunch that so many rock and blues legends have relied on for their recorded lead guitar sounds. It also makes for the best tube practice amp and tons of fun to bring on small and intimate gigs. This is a vintage gem!
This 1955 Fender tweed Champ, or Champ-Amp, is model 5D1. Everything seems original, though admittedly we can't say if the resistors have been changed. The capacitors are original. The tubes have been replaced. The jewel light bulb is not working at the moment due. The power cord and handle are original and the tweed is quite clean. This little monster features a 6" speaker, lacquered tweed covering, WIDE PANEL rear mounted controls and a leather handle. This 5D1 features a single 6S17 preamp tube, a single 6V6GT power amp tube and a 5Y3GT tube rectifier. The speaker code reads 395450 and dates to 50th week of 1954. The speaker IS original but we have not identified the 395 factory code. We have seen this a few times on Champs from this era. The speaker was possibly made by Cleveland Electronic Inc. or "Cletron". Either way it still sounds great. Serial # 8718 Factory tube chart code: EC, dates this amp to March (C) of 1955 (E)
This 1955 Fender Tweed Champ is in excellent condition. Everything looks and sounds excellent. The tweed is frayed only in one or two very small places. This amp has really come through the years in great condition. 5 Watts, Class A - everything you need to record killer vintage tube tones. Eric Johnson said it best: "The best amp in the world has just one knob".
1955 Fender Tweed Champ 5D1
Wide Panel Rear Mounted Controls