I have a few other jpegs of other silverface equipment I know the owners of.I suppose I could have ripped off some photos from other websites, but that's not my style.
It is a pretty cool little amp, and I really liked it. I don't think it has been plugged in since..Champ was louder, and sounded MUCH better. I still think it is a great little amp, especially for the price...
I think that Gibson made a mistake discontinuing it..just needed a little improvement) I mentioned that the Champ is hand wired.
Where else are you going to find a tube rectified, single ended, hand wired, 6 watt (and a very strong 6 watt) amp for $500, much less $200? I have an Epiphone Galaxie 10 that I was given for Christmas.
It is a 10 watt (maybe) single ended tube amp, with solid state rectifier, printed circuit board (PCB), and cost $199..isn't as bad as some PCB amps, because the tube sockets are attached to the steel chassis and not the board itself.
The following chart, was originally printed in VG magazine, by Gerald Weber.
If you see any data that is not listed here or notice any errors, for 1970’s and earlier Fender amps, please send us an email and we will update the chart.Electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.The code follows the format: = a number from 1 - 52 indicating the week of manufacture.(5 or 6 times as much in the case of a tweed Champ vs a silverface one) Face it, tweeds are actually museum artifacts, and if you find any genuine tweed Fender for under a grand, buy it and consider yourself extremely lucky, and I'm not going to compare Silverface equipment to tweed.Personally, I would rather compare Silverface equipment to what is available today. It is a great sounding little amp, and you can usually pick them up for under 0.Both had seen many miles by the time I got them, and I've added a few more to the Bassman in the nearly 20 years that I've owned it.