‘65 Blackface 6W Vibro-Amp Kit
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After the original Champ amplifiers received such acclaim, Fender introduced the Vibrochamp in an effort to build on the success of the simple 5F1 circuit by adding a tube-driven tremolo with speed and intensity controls without losing any of the Champ’s renowned tone. A unique-sounding and apt recording amp, the Vibrochamp has been used by a wide range of artists, from Eric Clapton to Mac Demarco.
Lightweight and portable, the Mojotone Vibrochamp style amp is perfect for the studio, practice, and even mic’d club gigs. Our Vibrochamp style amp is a class A, 7 watt tone powerhouse with clear and articulate sound reproduction at low volumes. And no worries, if you want the raw and entrancing sound of a dimed out Champ, this kit will deliver without losing its inherent clarity.
Enjoy the smooth, natural compression of a single 6V6 power tube and the versatility of two inputs with varying output levels. Controls from left to right are volume, treble, bass, speed, and intensity. Nothing beats a well-designed and short signal path with a straight-forward control panel -- our Vibrochamp amp is based on a circuit that has proven its worth for almost 60 years!
- Class Type:A All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~7 Watts
- Bias Type:Cathode Bias
- Build Time:~5 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (2)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6V6S (1)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ 5Y3
- Transformers:Power - Champ (MOJO760EX), Output - BF Champ (MOJO771)
- Speakers:Mojotone AV8C 8" 4 ohm Speaker (2)
- Cabinet:Blackface Vibro Champ 1x8 Combo Cabinet
- Hardware:Vibro Champ Small Parts Kit, Vibro Champ Chassis, Front & Rear Faceplates, Fender style 1-button Footswitch, 10' Install Power Cord
Disclaimer: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability.
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Building a fully functional amplifier kit is not an easy task. Before building a kit, one should have the ability to properly solder as well as read and understand a schematic and wiring diagram. While we do our very best to ensure all documentation is current, the included documentation is meant to serve as an overall guide to building the amplifier. Simply following the schematic and wiring diagram does not guarantee you will have a fully functional amplifier. In fact, post build troubleshooting is a common issue across all builds.
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Ratings & Reviews
I found an empty Fender cabinet at a pawn shop for $10, and bought it on a lark. After staring at it for a year or so, I decided to look up what would fit in it. It turns out it would fit a vibroChamp, so I started thinking about building one. I have decent soldering skills and a rudimentary understanding of electronics. I didn't use any special tools, and was able to build this kit in about 10 hours, though I was in no hurry. It worked perfectly right after I finished it, but I did need to go to the web with a few questions where the wiring diagram was not clear enough for me. As far as the sound, what is there to say? The tube breaks up perfectly when you push it past 6, and the Vibrato is lush, I just leave it on! I put in a 10" Celestion 10 Thirty speaker, and used my last NOS tubes that I inherited from my dad. If you want this thing to make more noise, just plug it in to a bigger cabinet, it will scream.