Fender Champion 600

NO Schematic
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Model/Circuit Number: 5B1
Years of Production:
1949 – 1953
Era: TV Front
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Rear facing brown panel w/ white screened labels, control numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head

  • Front: In , In, Vol/Power Sw – Pilot Lamp, Fuse
  • Rear:



  • White (front, top, bottom, rear) and brown (sides) vinyl

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Cabinet mounted, block letter

Effects: None
Watts: 4 watts

  • Pre amp: Metal envelope 6SJ7
  • Power: Metal envelope 6V6
  • Bias: Cathode Biased
  • Rectifier: Metal envelope 5Y3

Also known as: ”The Champion in the catalog, “Champion 600″ on the interior label, and “600″ Amp on the control panel. Original price of this “Student Amp” was $49.95.
D.P. wrote in to say: ”I had to know what was in the fender 5B1. So I bought one, model number 2528. Attached are a couple of pictures of the chassis. It is the exact same layout as your schematic and wiring diagram for the 5C1. The chassis is copper.”

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  1. Comment by Ralph OsborneJune 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm   Reply

    That’s not a 1950 it’s a 55 or so 5f1 tweed the 5b1 is two tone and has smaller speaker grill . they were made from 49 to 53 have a1950

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