Dating fender champ 12
Checking the send and return signals confirmed every thing was OK here so, there had to be a tank (pan) problem too.
I had to cut open the “cheap-tack” reverb cardboard box-tunnel and yes….a spring was off!
After doing this, I found that there was no reverb.
Further checking revealed the reverb pot was actually smashed-out of the print, but was still bolted in place….easily spot-able.
An updated version was introduced in 2006 as part of the "Vintage Modified" line.
The Champ had the lowest power output and the simplest circuit for all of the Fender tube amps.
It also has a nice built-in reverb that gives that classic Fender tone.
Yet again, another EBay purchase and belonging to Karl who is a regular customer of mine.
He brought the amp to me with a snapped-off “treble, pull-boost” control.
It is an all-tube, 12 watt amp with 12" Fender speaker.
It has 1 pre amp tube and two power amp tubes which sound great for the money.