Dang, missed a rare Fender Champ II for a song

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by StratUp, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Some guy listed a Fender Champ II amp on FB for $80. Rarest of the rare. $80.

    https://wgsusa.com/fender-champ-ii-one-rare-bird

    "The Champ II has 2 6V6’s in push-pull producing about 18 watts through a ten-inch speaker, and has an extra pair of 12AX7 triode gain stages in the pre-amp section...In tiny lettering under the treble control on the Champ 2 are the words "pull for mid boost". With this control engaged, it no longer sounds at all like a Princeton, now it sounds like a little JTM 45;"

    I saw it two hours after posting - contacted him - it was already sold. He marked it a few minutes later.

    I'm guessing he thought it was only worth what a model SS Champ was worth. I offered him more if he'll sell it to me. Don't have much hope.
     
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  2. Riderock

    Riderock Strat-Talker

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    I got lucky years ago when a guy who my buddy was rooming with had a 65 Champ he wanted to sell for $50 .He had it for decades and no longer played. Of course I jumped on it. Mint when I got it but unfortunately I put a rip in the speaker
     
  3. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    My buddy got a 64 vibro champ for $50 in 92 cause everyone wanted rack gear or big amps.