Dating a silverface fender amp

05-May-2019 21:18

We have found the sweet spot on these amps to lie around 7-8 on the volume pot, a beautiful clean and peaceful place to stay when fingerplucking an ES335 for some real vintage tone.Single strings will come out clean as a ringing church bell while hard pick attacks and chords will have some hair on it.6 slightly distorted watts through a 12″ or 15″ speaker is loud enough for most players.The video below demonstrates a 1965 Vibro Champ The difference between the Champ and the Vibro Champ is the tremolo and not the vibrato.They remain pretty clean all the way up to 10 but with farty bass notes and some waspy speaker distortion, not very different from the Fender tweed amps.Now that is THE TONE that you delta blues players are looking for.Add a little reverb from your favorite 9V reverb pedal and you’re in tone heaven, anywhere you go.Since it consumes only 70-100 watts you can easily hook this amp up to your car’s battery for quite some time.

The Vibro Champ has tremolo, which is volume/amplitude shifting.

The tremolo effect is huge in the Vibro Champ and allows you to go deeper and slower than on the AB763 amps.

If you hook up to a large 12″ or 15″ extension cabinet you’ll notice how deep the amp breaths.

As we’ve now enjoyed this amp for over ten years, bringing it with us on every family vacation where we drive by car, it’s time we explain how it works and what it can do.

Then you’ll have to decide yourself if it’s worth trying out or not.

The Vibro Champ has tremolo, which is volume/amplitude shifting.The tremolo effect is huge in the Vibro Champ and allows you to go deeper and slower than on the AB763 amps.If you hook up to a large 12″ or 15″ extension cabinet you’ll notice how deep the amp breaths.As we’ve now enjoyed this amp for over ten years, bringing it with us on every family vacation where we drive by car, it’s time we explain how it works and what it can do.Then you’ll have to decide yourself if it’s worth trying out or not. We aim to provide a complete source for all your Guitar Amp knowledge.