Fender Silverface Champ

Model/Circuit Number: AA764
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
Faceplate:

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

Cabinet:

Tolex/Tweed:

Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black script “Fender” w/ tail ~ 1968-1974 or “Fender®” w/o tail 1974-1982
Weight: 20 lbs
Speaker:

Effects:
Watts: 6 watts
Tubes:

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

Comments:
The speaker jack and fuse (1A) are located under chassis. Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics in 1982. Champs produced in 1982 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grill cloth.

18 thoughts on “Fender Silverface Champ

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  • December 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm
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    Just got one of these. Great amp! I don’t like having tons of knobs to tinker with, and with the Champ I just find a basic setting and let my playing do the rest. I’ve been able to record into the night with this as well. So glad I found it!

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  • February 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm
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    Just picked up a “drip edge” 68 Champ, paid $350 cnd, so it looks like I paid a fair price…..

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    • August 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm
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      That’s a good price for an original drip edge Champ.  IMHO the drip edge amps are great.  I’ve had a few (wish I still had them) and they’re terrific value..

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  • February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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    Oh by the way the silverface was actually produced in 67 as well, starting in april. They were same circuit as the previous “Blackfaces” and were produced with a “drip edge” until may of 68, when the circuit was changes.

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    • March 26, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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      I could be wrong but the Champ circuit never has changed as far as I know until the end of run in 80.

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  • September 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm
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    just got a champ silverface ,no tail on the logo , what im not sure about is the grill cloth has NO blue in it , its a silver grey and black , it does not look like its been changed , what up with that ??

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    • November 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm
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      I bought mine in ’73 and I still have it. The blue in the cloth is really faded, barely looks blue so that might be the issue with yours.

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  • November 16, 2014 at 11:36 pm
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    I have recently acquired a Fender Champ, it fits almost all of the information given here. Except my preamp tube is a 12ax7. My speaker code says it’s a 76 model. It’s a silverface with orange black and silver grillcloth that’s factory. The fender logo is tailess. I need the schematic for this amp. The preamp like I said is 12ax7, power amp tube is 6v6, & the rectifier tube is 5y3. Can anyone please help me?

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    • October 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm
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      7025 is a premium version of the 12ax7 supposed to be low noise, any 12ax7 will work in this amp.

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  • March 12, 2015 at 12:40 am
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    I’ve attempted to download the schematic for this amp, the one I have has a broken volume control and no knob, the unit works perfectly but I’d like to repair the volume control and knob..

    Great sound, simple operation, I wished it had a reverb but maybe I’ll build a tube reverb unit to couple with the Champ..

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  • March 27, 2015 at 6:52 am
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    did you click the tab Schematic(s) champ_aa764.pdf

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  • November 25, 2015 at 5:59 am
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    What are dimensions ?

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  • February 6, 2018 at 8:15 am
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    Need the dimensions for this amp to order a vinyl slipcover – mine is in the shop right now being fixed.

    Anyone?

    Specifically, a Champ, not a Vibro Champ.

    Thanks!

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  • March 8, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    I purchased one Fender Silverface Champ! Good amp!
    Just I’m a bit disapointed of the bass knob. It dosn’t respond so much. Treb is ok.
    Does any one made the same experience?

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    • September 14, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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      Yes, Daniel Kremer. I have a 1970s silverface and the bass knob is not very responsive at lower volumes. Once you turn the volume up to 4 or higher, the bass knob has a more notable affect. I’m not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to work, but that’s what my does.

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    • October 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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      As I am celebrating this month 40 years of playing electric guitar, I pulled out my first amp, a Champ, and what an appropriate name! I guess it’s a ’79 since I got it for Christmas that year.
      It is the PERFECT low wattage amp. I’m running a 2018 Nashville Tele into the Fender Pugilist Distortion, full shred, and it’s a beautiful sound.
      #FENDER4EVER

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  • March 26, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Does anyone know if The Vibro Champ has more power or more distortion than a regular Champ?
    I’m just wondering cuz it does use an extra tube for tremolo and thinking it may have more signal path thru the tubes etc…

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