Fender Super Champ (Deluxe)
Model/Circuit Number: Super Champ, Super Champ Deluxe
Years of Production: 1982 – 1985
Controls: Black or brown (deluxe only) forward facing w/ white labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
- 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
- Dimensions: 16 7/8″ x 13 7/8″ x 8 3/8″
- Hardware: Small Chassis Straps 3 5/8″
- Handle: Black Plastic Strap or leather
- Feet: Chrome Glides
- Black Tolex or natural oak (deluxe only)
- Silver sparkle or brown (deluxe only) grille cloth
Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: 29 lbs.
- Size: 1 x 10
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Model: Eminence or EV(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)
Watts: 18 watts
- Pre amp: 7025
- Power: 2 x 6V6GT
- Bias: Fixed, nonadjustable
- Rectifier: Solid State
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.
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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
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 email@example.com. Many thanks, 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.
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.
Any guess on the value of one of these?
i have a 1983 fender super champ that was recently given to me as a gift. It sat in a closet since 83. I am looking for the proper footswitch for it. Anyone know where i can source one?
Mike Xavier, have the original footswitch if you are still interested?
I am looking for an 1980’s super champ footswitch. you have one? Let me know please!
Thank you, Frank
Do you happen to still have the footswtitch?