Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fender Vibro Champ Amplifier

This is the first amplifier I ever bought. It's an all-tube Fender Vibro Champ from the late 70s or early 80s. I purchased it from Elderly instruments when they would still ship amplifiers. I've used this little amp in a lot of my recordings. It doesn't have reverb, but it does have tremolo, which I like. The tremolo on this amp sounds more intense than the one in another bigger Fender amp I own from the same era.

Another nice thing about this amp is that it breaks up easily with my Les Paul. It's not the most reliable amp for playing live, however, as it does peter out if the volume is set anywhere past 8. Still, for recording, it sounds huge.
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