Five Watt World Fender Champ

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Woollymonster, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Woollymonster

    Woollymonster Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    370
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    Texas, USA
     
  2. 57fenderstrat

    57fenderstrat Tele-Meister

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    315
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2019
    Location:
    Binghamton NY
    He is one of my favorites on YouTube
     
    DrPepper and Woollymonster like this.
  3. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    3,339
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Location:
    Lansing, MI
    57fenderstrat likes this.
  4. joshote

    joshote Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    147
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Location:
    Camarillo Ca
    Nice! Interesting about keeping volume around 3 or 4 for great sounds.
     
    Greggorios and Skamania like this.
  5. peteb

    peteb Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,090
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Location:
    Cascadia
    I can’t drive 55.



    But I can play my 5 W champ at 5 5 5 all day long.
     
    Greggorios and Skamania like this.
  6. avspecialist

    avspecialist TDPRI Member

    Age:
    65
    Posts:
    51
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2019
    Location:
    avon,ct
    I think this is my next build. I’m going to keep it as authentic as I can. I own a lot of speakers, but no 8 inch. what i’ll be trying to accomplish is the Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way sound. Speaker suggestions?
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  7. Jerry J

    Jerry J Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,539
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Location:
    NoVa
    Likewise
     
    Greggorios and Skamania like this.
  8. Skamania

    Skamania Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    242
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2018
    Location:
    California
    One of my favorites on YouTube and I just found the channel thanks to a friend.

    Liked the video so much I bought a 1957 Fender Champ.
     
  9. teleman1

    teleman1 Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    981
    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Location:
    Arizona
    Tame any of these 5 watt amps with a Swart Night Light Jr. Excellent attenuation.
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  10. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    72
    Posts:
    1,281
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Reston, Virginia
    Champ's rule!!!
    20190317_001636.jpg


    RJ
     
  11. Woollymonster

    Woollymonster Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    370
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    Texas, USA
    My Custom Shop Hand Wired 57 Champ has this:

    SPEAKERS
    Speakers: 1 x 8" Weber Special Design Alnico
    Total Impedance: 4 ohms

    You might contact Weber. Great sound.
     
  12. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    914
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Location:
    clinton, ia
    Love his vids! Classy and tasteful with a healthy amount of Tom Petty/Mike Campbell!
     
  13. stepvan

    stepvan Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Age:
    41
    Posts:
    162
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2018
    Location:
    amherst
    All I know is I need a champ! Or two...
     
    Greggorios and Jamie_h like this.
  14. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,195
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Location:
    Was North of There, Now Way Way South of There
    You can never have too many Champs. I think I'm down to only four, but that could change later today. Getting itchy again.... LOL
     
    Axis29 likes this.
  15. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    888
    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Location:
    Between Clever and Stupid
    [​IMG]
    Champlification. Champlifier. '71 Champ, stock save for a replacement 10" Radio Shack speaker. It rips.

    Then there's the Supro 1606 five-watter built by Valco. It also comes in straight and trem versions. Some people think of it as a "Champ-killer." I tend to think in terms of it being a little "swampier." Heres' the little secret: Gretsch had Valco build the 6150 for them with better hardware and tolex and called it the 6150. Despite the Gretsch's identical circuit and better hardware, Jimmy Page used a Supro so the Gretsch sells for a fraction of the Supro's price. I think the secret may be getting out. This one is mint.

    [​IMG]

    Bob
     
    Skamania likes this.
  16. jimgchord

    jimgchord Tele-Holic

    Age:
    46
    Posts:
    983
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Location:
    victor,ny
    Jupiter 8"
     
    avspecialist and Greggorios like this.
  17. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    347
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Location:
    Australia
    My, def not authentic but awesome little 5F1 Champ...
    .
    IMG_20190925_175248.jpg IMG_20190927_131001.jpg IMG_20190925_175331.jpg
     
  18. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,514
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Location:
    Southern California
    My modded 68 Vibro Champ with a Mercury Magnetics 57 Champ OT and a 10 inch 4 ohm Peavey Scorpion that screams tone.
    IMG_0385.jpg IMG_0386.jpg
     
    Skamania, radiocaster and Greggorios like this.
  19. slider313

    slider313 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,142
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Location:
    NC
    The DeArmond R5T.....it has a single 10" speaker and deeper cabinet, not to mention transformers that look like they belong in a tweed Deluxe. I haven't heard any single ended amp that compares.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. slider313

    slider313 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,142
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Location:
    NC
    The original speaker in the DeArmond R5 was a Jensen P10T, which breaks up way too soon.

    I found a '64 C10PF and had Weber do a recone with their hemp cone and a 50 watt voice coil. It sounds great!

    [​IMG]
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.