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Fender Custom '57 Champ Reissue Guitar Combo Amplifier

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Product Description

The Fender 5F1 circuit used in the ’57 Custom Champ has become legendary for its heightened dynamic response and sweet sounding tube overdrive when pushed. A 12AY7 preamp tube matched to a classic 6V6 power amp tube generates this in-demand overdrive. When the volume is cranked, this little wonder sings with the natural compression and rich even-order harmonics of a power tube working at peak output in Class A topology.

The 8-inch 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker stays true to the classic Champ sound, compressing to create fat tone at higher levels while more than ably reproducing the raunchy tones found at the top of the amp’s volume knob. The hand-wired circuit includes newly sourced yellow coupling capacitors chosen for their authentically vintage Fender tone—sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with smooth top end and round mids.

Of course this amp sounds great; it also retains classic Champ visual appeal—lacquered tweed, chickenhead knob, leather handle and 1/4-inch inputs for low or high output instruments are all here. In the studio, the 5-watt design means you’ll be able to explore the full range of available tones without overloading sensitive microphones (or your ears). Updated components, hand-wired craftsmanship and a classic circuit design all combine to create the ’57 Custom Champ, a style-spanning performer. Includes a protective cover.

Fender 57 Custom Champ 1x8 5 Watt Tweed Tube Guitar Amp Features

  • Hand-Wired Circuitry on Eyelet Board
  • Finger Joined Solid Pine Open Back Cabinet
  • Brown Leather Handle
  • Black Chicken-Head Control Knobs
  • Red Jeweled Pilot Light
  • Toggle On/Off Switch
  • Red Jeweled Pilot Light
  • Original Class A 5F1 circuit with newly sourced Yellow Coupling Capacitors
  • One 12AY7 preamp tube matched to a classic 6V6 power amp tube
  • Single 8-inch 4-ohm Weber Special Design alnico speaker
  • Schumacher transformers
  • Includes a protective cover


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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Fender 57 Custom Champ 1x8 5 Watt Tweed Tube Guitar Amp Specifications
  • Model Name: Fender '57 Custom Champ
  • Model Number: 8160500100 (120V USA)
  • Series: Custom Series
  • Type: All Tube 
  • Output: 5 watts into 4 ohms
  • Speakers: 1-8-inch Weber Special Design 4 ohm, 10 watt, Alnico Magnet Speaker
  • Ohms: 4 ohms
  • Channels: Single Channel with Two Inputs: (Normal and Bright)
  • Controls: Volume 
  • Tube Compliment: 1 x 6V6, 1 x 12AY7, 1 x 5Y3GT (Rectifier)
  • Covering: Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Oxblood Grille Cloth
  • Dimensions: 
    • Height: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm), 
    • Width: 12.5 inches (31.8 cm)
    • Depth: 7.8 inches (19.8 cm)
  • Weight: 16.5 lb (7.5 kg)
  • Footswitch: N/A
  • Cover: Includes a protective amp cover 
  • Accessories: Fitted Brown Cover 

Customer Reviews

Review: GH Submitted: 6/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Exactly what I expected
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Sounds just like the old ones only new with fender and AMS extended warranty. Lots of head room but lots of grind also. Great amp...

Review: Carl Morgan Submitted: 6/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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It's a tone heavyweight in a lightweight body

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This amp has the swing an ring of a 9lb hammer an its portable. lay into it an it just ask for more an more. Need I say more !!!!

Review: R.S.V. Submitted: 5/31/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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“Pocket Rock-it”

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Of all my Amplifiers this is my “Pocket Rock_it “, for my hi watts needs I got my Boogie Mark IV, for the middle range my Supro Black Magick Reverb & my 65’ Deluxe Reverb, but for my low watts needs _ this Little beast. Very responsive, you can feel & hear the difference __ hand wired amp and the hardware all around vintage specs, good sounding and dynamic Amp.

Review: Evelio Valle, eveliovalle@me.com Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Awesome little beat!

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A must have for vintage tone chaser. I really believe fender hit this one out of the park. Just YouTube this amp, watch and travel back in time.

Review: Jason R Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love this!!!

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I love this amp. The tones you can get from it are fantastic. From cleans to the perfect classic rock distortion with this thing cranked. Use this for the studio and it's perfect. It's quite loud for what it is but you would need to mic it if you are playing live with a full band. Great investment!

Review: Larry B Submitted: 10/4/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Tone for days

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It doesn’t get much better than this. This little hand built American made 5 W amp is a tone monster. Add about level 3 you get these bell like harmonics coming out of it . Kick it up past that and it starts to get really dirty and gritty. There’s not a pedal out there that can replicate the tones and punch that this amp has. It’s called the champ for a reason.

Review: Cimmay Submitted: 9/30/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Good One

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This is just what's needed to keep neighbors at bay. There is no hum or buzz or rattle when it's on 12, and I got it plugged into a surge protector. Very tone sensitive using the controls on the guitar. Played it on 12 with a nu tubescreamer and the sonics were never experienced before, could feel and nearly see the wave variations. This is my second '57 Champ, they upped the quality control substantially. It was made July 2018, 3 months ago.

Review: Mark Vincent, mvince550@gmail.com Submitted: 9/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This Amp Is Awesome

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I absolutely love this amp. At 5 watts it may be slightly loud for apartment or bedroom use if you’re looking for overdrive, but the amp takes overdrives incredibly well. The quality of the materials and craftsmanship are both excellent, and this amp will pay for itself several times over during its lifespan. It’s expen, but for me it was absolutely worth every penny. If you’re looking for a small amp that can provide rad overdrive at manageable volume and shines with overdrive pedals, check this amp out. PS: If you get this amp, I highly recommend replacing the 12AY7 with a 12AX7 if you’re looking for earlier breakup. Also, I replaced the stock tubes with some Tung-Sol’s and JJ’s and it seemed to really bring the amp to life.

Review: Mike Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best amp to come out of Fender since the early 60s.

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This is exactly what it says it is. A small hand built tone MONSTER. If you have never played an original 57 than this will be the best tweed you ever buy.

Review: Darren Submitted: 8/11/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Fantastic!

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Literally just turn it all the way up and discover what your guitars controls can do. It’s that simple and that fantastic.

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