Dating fender champ 12

This lessens the load on the power tubes and makes the amp run more efficiently.

Fender changed this to white/silver/black woven material in 1964. This added an additional watt to the power rating, bumping it up to 5 watts.

The tubes are glued to their bases to prevent rattling.

The original Champion 600 sold for .95 (today’s Chinese model goes for 9.95). The Champions cabinet underwent a design change in 1953 to go along with the larger amps in the Fender line-up.

These little guys have been around since 1949 and still remain in Fenders line-up.

Though they were meant to be student amplifiers for home use, players have found out, they make excellent recording amps and even sound great when miked.

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