Fender Vibro Champ 5-Watt Vintage Blackface Guitar Combo Amp


The Blackface Fender Vibro Champ was introduced in 1964 to build upon the success of the standard Champ Amp and ran until 1968, when cosmetic and circuit changes brought forth the "drip edge" Silverface amps. Still a Champ at heart, the Vibro Champ added a tube tremolo circuit with controls for Speed and Intensity, making this classic recording amp even more versatile without sacrificing any of the original tone. If you see a '64 for sale without a Fender badge -- worry not. No Vibro Champs had badges until '65...for whatever reason.

Product Specs

  • Vibro Champ
  • Blackface
  • 1964 - 1967
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Fender Vibro Champ 5-Watt Vintage Blackface Guitar Combo Amp
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  • My 1964 Blackface Vibroverb Champ

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    This would not be a collectors dream but if your looking to play it. Well your in for a treat. In the listing it said the 10” replacement speaker was failing (yep someone had “moded” the unit to take a 10”) so first thing I put a G10 in. The amp had been played regularly according to the seller s…

  • Fender blackface Champ

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    I usually play in a band with a Princeton Reverb but Fender Champs are great around the house at wife-happy volumes and they sound very much like the larger cab silver face and black face fenders. Highly recommended if you want to replicate your bigger fender sounds at lower volumes. I've also seen these being played through at pubs, mic'd.

  • Full grade Blackface tone in small package

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    If you find guitar amp/cabinet plug-ins not sufficient for recording and you're looking for the real thing, than this is it. At Half of the Princeton price you get ideal and authentic recording platform...

  • Sounds as smooth as glass

    I have played this fine instrument since I bought it in 1966. While I primarily used it as a practice amp I recently starting using it in stereo with my Rivera Venus amp.. The Fender adds crystal clear sound which adds headroom to my stereo combo. I love this amp, it is worth every penny if you c…

  • No Comparison

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    There is no equal to a Blackface Vibro Champ. It is the perfect tone machine. It gets excellent Fender tube tone and it is very light and portable. It sounds great all on its own, but it will take pedals with no issues. It sounds small due to the size of the cabinet, but removing the upper back piec…