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Patrick Sweany and Laur Joamets Demo the Fender '57 Custom Champ | Fenderplay button

Patrick Sweany and Laur Joamets Demo the Fender '57 Custom Champ | Fender

Introducing the Fender '57 Custom Series Ampsplay button

Introducing the Fender '57 Custom Series Amps


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The Fender '57 Custom Champ 5W 1x8 Tube Guitar Amp is a premium reissue of one of the most popular tube amps in music history. Renowned for its flexibility, ease of use and knockout tone, the '57 Custom Champ provides the classic sound heard on thousands of recordings. Now guitarists can experience the legendary tone and performance of the original in a meticulously crafted reissue.

Authentic 5F1 Circuitry for Heightened Dynamics and Sweet Overdrive

The '57 Custom Champ features Fender's acclaimed 5F1 circuit, which has become legendary for its heightened dynamic response and sweet-sounding tube overdrive when pushed. A 12AX7 preamp tube matched to a classic 6V6 power amp tube generates the in-demand overdrive that has made this circuit a staple of recorded music. When the volume is cranked, this amp sings with the natural compression and rich even-order harmonics of a power tube working at peak output.

Weber Special Design Speaker for Classic Champ Tone

The '57 Custom Champ is loaded with an 8" 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker. Specially designed to stay true to the classic Champ sound. Compressing to create a full tone at higher levels, the speaker also ably reproduces the classic tones found at the top of the amp's volume knob.

Authentic Components and Hand-Wired Craftsmanship

The '57 Custom Champ features hand wired craftsmanship and modern sourced components chosen for their authentically vintage Fender tone, including yellow coupling capacitors that provide sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with a smooth top end and round mids. Onstage, the amp looks great while retaining the classic Champ's visual appeal—lacquered tweed, leather handle and Bassman grille cloth. In the studio, the 5 watt design means you can explore the full range of available tones without overloading sensitive microphones or your ears.

A Style-Spanning Performer for Any Guitarist

Updated components, hand wired craftsmanship and a classic circuit design combine to create the '57 Custom Champ, a style-spanning performer suited for guitarists of all types.

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  • Power: 5W (tube)
  • Tubes: one 12AY7, one 12AX7 (preamp); one 6V6 (power amp)
  • Single channel
  • Two inputs: normal, bright
  • Speaker: 1x8 Weber Special Design with Alnico magnet
  • Cabinet Material: Finger-Joined Solid Pine
  • Covering/Grille Cloth: Bassman
  • Handle: Vintage-Style Leather with nickel mounting hardware
  • Knobs: Chicken-head style pointer
  • Protective cover included

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