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1966 Fender Vibro Champ Blackface in very good condition. It comes with the new footswitch. The tube chart code is not visible. Serial:A10828.  The original power transformer is coded 8316603 (3rd week of 66) We replaced the faulty output tranformer with a Hammond 1750C. The pots are a mixture of dates from mid-65 through to early 66. This amp is 110V and comes supplied with a brand new step-down transformer and 30 days warranty. 

This little Blackface-era Fender amp delivers five watts of pure tube tone through a period correct Jensen special design speaker which has been re-cone. (we've said "period correct" because no date stamps are visible - it may well be original to the amp)  It has a sparkling clean tone which can be pushed into lightly compressed overdrive once the volume is up to 5. It also benefits from Fender's beautiful sounding tremolo circuit. There are a few scuffs in the tolex but no tears. There's some rusting to the metal parts but the faceplate is clean. The original oxf

Serviced in October 2021 by Mac Amplification in Leeds:

Service of Fender Vibro Champ Amplifier Serial no. A10828
A new output transformer has been fitted. Work to a good standard. The amp has been previously ‘modified’ incorrectly, which is most likely the cause for the demise of the original transformer. Put back to standard and all faulty components replaced. Input jacks loose and incorrectly wired. Rewired back to standard.
Test all components for tolerance and replace as required. Check all fasteners for security. Clean all valve bases. Test valves. Clean/lubricate crackly control pots.
Tested to spec.

Instrument sold

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


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If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

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