Fender Silverface Vibro Champ

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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1968 – 1982
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

  • Front: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear:


Protect your amp with a Fender Vibro Champ (Silverface) Style Cover


Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 20 lbs

Effects: Tremolo
Watts: 6 watts

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 6V6GT
  • Bias: Cathode bias
  • Rectifier: 5Y3

A Fuse (1A), speaker jack, and vibrato jack are located on the bottom of the chassis. Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics in 1982. Vibro Champs produced in 1982 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grill cloth.

5 Responses to “Fender Silverface Vibro Champ”

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  1. Comment by JAC — January 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm   Reply

    I have a 1978 silverface VC with an after market cover.  Jenson P8R speaker and all JJ Electronic tubes.  I still have the original RCA 5Y3 rectifier tube.  I decided to get a new one when I blew out a fuse not long ago.  This is a great small amp.

  2. Comment by Denis Morissette — December 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm   Reply

    I have an 1978 silverface vibro champ and i want to replace the capacitor do you have a kit for that?

  3. Comment by Rich — August 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm   Reply

    Have an chance to pickup a 1974-1976 vibro champ for 300.00. Does this seem like a good pick up?

  4. Comment by Robert Wells — February 7, 2017 at 11:39 am   Reply

    Hi there, couple of questions. I just purchased a one owner (estate sale) 1973 vibro champ all original with the exception of a recent service where it was tuned, and the 3-prong power cord upgraded and soldered. The pots/contacts were cleaned and refreshed. Power caps refreshed @ 5 days 400vdc, 100k drop. The power tube cathode cap was replaced. Can you explain the power cap information and what is a 100k drop? Also, I have read on line that the early 70’s SF champs still had the BF chassis is this true of the early SF VC? If so how can I check mine? One last thing: can you recommend a awesome replacement Alnico speaker? I paid $465 I think I got a good deal. Thoughts?

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