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1983 Fender Super Champ Amplifier (SOLD)

1983 Fender Super Champ Amplifier (SOLD)

The Fender Super Champ compact tube amplifer appeared in 1982 under direction from Paul Rivera, as Fender sought new ideas to revive their market.

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1962 Fender Champ Lap Steel And Amplifier Set SOLD

1962 Fender Champ Lap Steel And Amplifier Set  SOLD

This is very cool – from 1962, a Fender Champ Lap Steel and Amplfier set, in excellent condition and with many of the original accessories.

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2003 Fender Vibroverb Amp (SOLD)

2003 Fender Vibroverb Amp (SOLD)

In 1963, the 40-watt Fender Vibroverb amp appeared as the first Fender amplifier to include reverb, a feature that rapidly became commonplace.

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1970 Fender Champ Amplifier SOLD

1970 Fender Champ Amplifier  SOLD

The venerable Fender Champ amplfier was built between 1953 and 1982, and rose from an initial 3 watts, to 5 watts in 1965, to a whopping 6 watts in 1972.

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1960 Fender Champ Amplifier SOLD

1960 Fender Champ Amplifier  SOLD

Here’s a lovely 1960 Fender Champ Amplifier. After having its name shortened from Champion and getting a boost to 5 watts!) in 1955, the Champ continued production and was very popular with beginner musicians.

Or, it was popular until massively more powerful amps became available, and the demand for small amps fell off.

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1955 Fender Champ Amplifier SOLD

1955 Fender Champ Amplifier SOLD

Here’s a very cool 1955 Fender Champ Amplifier. The Champ was introduced in 1948, when it represented a sizeable amount of power and volume, and discontinued in 1982, by which time it was completely overshadowed by stack-type amps with exponentially more power.

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