Dating a fender champ amp
They continue to be a backline and recording mainstay of musicians who seek a great, chimey Fender clean and, when pushed, a classic overdriven tone.
For decades, the tonal richness and touch-sensitive dynamics of real tubes have given Fender amps a defining and unmistakable voice, as heard on most professional recordings and performances of the past 60 years—the music you’ve known your whole life.
Mic’d, they can be used even in medium to large venues.
The tuxedo was the result of the ever-thrifty Leo Fender wanting to use up the remaining “brownface” Princeton Amp chassis and cabinets.
Built like a proverbial tank, these 50-plus-year-old amps will be rocking way into the future.
In this guide, we’ll learn a bit about each of the amps in the Blackface lineup, including performance attributes, key tech specs, and famous users.