Fender Super Champ (Deluxe)

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Schematic(s) SuperChampSch.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number: Super Champ, Super Champ Deluxe
Years of Production:
1982 – 1985
Era:
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black or brown (deluxe only) forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate:

  • Front: In, Vol/Lead, Treb/Mid, Bass, Reverb, Lead Level, Master – Power Sw, Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Fuse(1A), Speaker, Line Out, Pedal Red, Pedal Plain, Reverb Out, Reverb In, Hum Balance

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: 29 lbs.
Speaker:

Effects: Reverb
Watts: 18 watts
Tubes:

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Bias: Fixed, nonadjustable
  • Rectifier: Solid State

Comments:
Some Super Champs do not have a speaker jack, the speaker wires exit the chassis on the rear channel where the speaker jack normally would be.

4 Responses to “Fender Super Champ (Deluxe)”

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  1. Comment by Gene Dunn — December 17, 2011 at 6:40 am   Reply

    If you carefully review the schematic, you’ll see you missed several tubes in your tube listing.  The listing should read:

    Preamp: 7025 or 12AX7, 
    Reverb Driver:  12AT7
    Reverb Return & Phase Inverter:  6C10 Compactron
    Power:  2x 6V6GT

    Geno Dunn

  2. Comment by Coath_5 — May 4, 2012 at 4:47 am   Reply

    Can anyone help me: I have an old fender champ 12 that used to be my dad’s. Until very recently it worked fine but about 4 months ago it completely stopped working and now simply emits a low buzz when plugged into the power. Switching the on/off switch makes no difference and the power light doesn’t come on. I recently dismantled the chassis to see if there were any obvious loose connections and to ceck all the fuses inside, but everything I could see seemed fine. I also gave myself an electric shock doing this, which as I had completely unplugged it I found a little confusing.

    I’m guessin g it’s not an issue with the speaker unit as surely that wouldn’t affect whether the light was turning on/off? Any help/advice on how to fix this, or what might be the problem, would be enormously appreciated! Either reply on here or drop me an email at coath_5@hotmail.com. Many thanks, Harry

    • Comment by Ron95818 — May 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm   Reply

      Harry,
      The fact that you didn’t know how to discharge the capacitors (yes- this is why/how you can get shocked from an unplugged amp!) indicates that you lack the basic knowledge needed to go any further with this diagnosis/repair.  IMHO you’re done everything that you could reasonably do yourself. Take the amp to a trusted music store and have them repair or they suggest someone to do the repairs. Its likely you can get it fixed for under $100. 
      Good luck,
      Ron

    • Comment by cigaro — September 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm   Reply

      Assuming that you or your Dad never changed the filter caps, That would be my first guess. They aren’t very expensive to replace. As someone else has suggested, amps can electrocute you, even if they’re not switched on. This is because capacitors store electricity and if you touch them or other components in the circuit even several days after you’ve unplugged the amp, they can discharge and literally kill you.

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