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The cabinet now was the so-called wide panel tweed model or model 5C1.This may be the most collectible amp in the Champ line.Cranked up and miked, these amps sound like a 50-watt Marshall. Most Fender amplifiers come with two to four power tubes and operate in Class AB mode.This means the amp comes with a phase inverter tube (usually a 12AX7) that oscillates the power between the two power tubes, or two pairs of power tubes in high watt amps.Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
Most of us are familiar with it due to the Chinese reissue.Up through 1955 the amp was labeled as the Champion 600.In 1955, the name underwent and update to The Champ Amp and the model became the 5D1. Fender designated this model as the 5E1 until 1956 when it listed as the 5F1 model. This amp underwent some changes from the prior models.Originally, it was the leather luggage style strap, this became a leather fold-down strap and finally in 1964 it was made of black plastic that folded down, typical of today’s Fender amps.
The speaker started as a 6” Jensen, but as the years went by, it became an 8” Jensen.The 600, model 5B1 was a very minimalistic amplifier.