57 custom champ

  1. thegaijin

    Fender 57 custom champ. Thoughts? Stew Mac kit?

    Happy weekend to you all. I’ve been thinking about buying a 5 watt amp, most likely a Fender 57 custom champ, and wanted to ask those who own one a bit more about them. Most of the reviews out there are positive, as reviews tend to be, and listening to the tones Julian Lage gets out of his is...
  2. heatx

    5F1 Chanp as a Pedal Platform…

    I’ve made a few posts about the ‘57 Custom Champ I picked up a few months ago. I’ve been loving it. Changes to the stock amp are: - Full set of NOS RCA Tubes - Jensen P8R - Evidence Audio Siren II Speaker Cable I know this isn’t common, but I’ve been experimenting with it in the studio as a...
  3. Jaysmay

    Fender Deluxe Reverb vs Custom 57 Champ

    Locally I can find Deluxe Reverbs 65 RI for $ 850 or BO and 57 Custm Champ for $875 firm. Lots of Reverbs between CL and Marketplace and only one Champ. It's DC so it's a good sized market. Is it just supply and demand? Is a 57 Custom Champ that good? I recently sold a Tweed Blues Jr and got a...
  4. L

    Amp kit compared to the real thing

    At about a grand, the Fender '57 Custom Champ is alot more than I'd like to spend on an amp. I ordered a Champ clone kit from Mojotone that I can't wait to arrive. Anyone here own or played both? If so, how does the kit version compare to the real thing? Thanks in advance!