Fender Champion 600
The Fender Champion Amp is a 5W tube guitar amplifier with a 6-inch speaker and 1950 “two tone” cosmetics. This simple tribute to the cute and collectible 1949-53-era Fender guitar amplifier makes small-room sessions lots of fun! Originally intended as a student model, the Champion Amp (also known as the Champ) has also been employed by many professionals for its low output, easy-to-record capabilities. Fender has added a higher-gain preamp circuit to take the overdriven tone beyond that of the original, and a choice of High- or Low-gain inputs. An internal speaker output jack allows the use of a larger speaker cabinet.
The original Champion 600 had a low-gain preamp with 6SJ7 tube; the 12AX7 and associated tone circuitry lets the amp be driven harder for more overdrive.
5W tube power amplifier driving a 6-inch speaker provides perfect low volume for practice or recording.
Internal speaker can be disconnected, allowing amp to be used with a larger external speaker cabinet.
Two inputs (Instrument And Microphone)
These are the mods:
- 2.7K 1/2-Watt Resistor
- 30K 1/2-Watt Resistor
- 220K 1-Watt Resistor
- .68uF 100V Polyester Capacitor
- 500pF 500V Silver-Mica Capacitor
- Weber Alnico Signature 6“ speaker
- 12AX7 Tung-Sol
- 6V6 Tube Electro-Harmonix
- New Grill Cloth
The Champion 600 sounded OK out of the box, but these changes have mad this a great sounding, powerful 5W amp. It breaks up about 6 and sounds incredible. Plug in a Strat and the cleans are exactly what you’d expect out of a Fender tube amp. Plug in a Les Paul Junior with a P90 and blow out the windows!