Database Registry

Do you have an old Vibro Champ or Bronco amp? In the comment section below please post the serial number, year and current location and we will add it to the registry. Thanks!

If you have a blackface amp please also post the two-letter code found on the inside tag.

Note if you have additional comments,these will be moved to our General Discussion page.

Serial # Manufacture Date Location
A00262 February, 1964 Boonville, IN USA
A00488 September, 1964 Taos, NM USA
A00556 1964 Columbia, SC USA
A00763 1964 Seattle, WA USA
A00711 1964 Pasadena, MA USA
A00803 October, 1964 Chaumont, NY USA
A00808 1964 Boston, MA USA
A00822 November, 1964 Leiden, Netherlands
A00863 October, 1964 Birmingham AL, USA
A00940 December, 1964 San Francisco, CA USA
A00983 November, 1964 Marietta, GA
A01189 April, 1965 New York, NY USA
A01273 November, 1964 Westcliffe, CO USA
A01363 September, 1964 Portland, OR USA
A01519 February, 1965 West Palm Beach, FL USA
A01525 February, 1965 San Francisco, CA USA
A01822 February, 1965 Gefle, Sweden
A01938 1965 Cheyenne, WY USA
A01988 February, 1965 Cheyenne, OK USA
A02044 1965 Townsend, MA USA
A02402 1965 New Paltz, NY USA
A02599 February, 1965 Portland, OR USA
A02661 1965 Wyoming, USA
A02848 April, 1965 Barrie, ON Canada
A03256 February, 1965 Oak View, CA USA
A03568 February, 1965 Sonora, Mexico
A03582 1965 New Haven, CT USA
A03593 February, 1965 Concord, CA USA
A03771 1965 Kempner, TX USA
A03844 April, 1965 Atlanta GA, USA
A03987 May, 1965 Valencia, Spain
A03994 May, 1965 Greenwood, SC USA
A04079 May, 1965 Lyon, France
A04569 1964? New York, NY USA
A04609 1965 Glade Park, CO, USA
A04871 April, 1965 Charlotte, NC USA
A05047 July, 1965 Toronto, ON Canada
A05175 1965 Greenville, SC USA
A05184 May, 1965 Cresco, PA USA
A05476 July, 1965 Poulsbo, WA USA
A05671 July, 1965 Los Angeles, CA USA
A05779 1965 Ewing, NJ USA
A06192 October, 1965 Haverhill, MA USA
A06336 October, 1965 Houston, TX USA
A06410 October, 1965 Middlesbrough, UK
A06501 October, 1965 Springfield, MO USA
A06569 October, 1965 Zanesville, OH USA
A06708 October, 1965 Toronto, ON Canada
A07161 October, 1965 Portland, OR USA
A07235 October, 1965 Long Island, NY USA
A07241 December, 1965 Beaver Dams, NY USA
A07243 October, 1965 Latrobe, PA USA
A07386 October, 1965 Madison, WI USA
A07569 October, 1965 Los Angeles, CA USA
A07606 October, 1965 Montreal, QC Canada
A07885 October, 1965 Pittsburgh, PA USA
A08035 October, 1965 Courtenay, BC Canada
A08062 1965 Orange Walk Town, Belize
A08084 October, 1965 Hamburg, Germany
A08155 December, 1965 Western MA, USA
A08242 December, 1965 San Diego, CA USA
A08442 December, 1965 Sacramento, CA USA
A08642 December, 1965 Denver, CO USA
A08831 December, 1965 Greenwich, CT USA
A09057 December, 1965 Lincoln, NE USA
A09204 1966? New Orleans, LA USA
A09218 December, 1965 São Paulo, Brazil
A09581 1966? Central Indiana, USA
A09678 March, 1966 Zagreb , Croatia
A10066 1966 Savannah, GA USA
A10132 March, 1966 Portland, OR USA
A10166 March, 1966 Louisville, KY USA
A10308 May, 1966 Granville, OH USA
A10735 December, 1966 Merriam, KS USA
A10927 May, 1966 Portland, OR USA
A11275 June, 1966 Phoenix, AZ USA
A11288 June, 1966 Southern CA, USA
A11519 May, 1966 Richmond, VA USA
A11573 April, 1966 Powder Springs, GA USA
A11775 May, 1966 Baltimore, MD USA
A11843 1966 State College, PA USA
A12158 June, 1966 Hoboken, NJ USA
A12623 April, 1966 Whitakers NC, USA
A12838 1966 Belmont, CA USA
A13277 May, 1966 Winter Garden, FL USA
A13474 April, 1966 Rowland Heights, CA USA
A13572 1966 Fort Worth,TX USA
A14609 December, 1966 Strandbaden, Sweden
A14623 December, 1966 New Orleans, LA USA
A14759 September, 1966 Elkview, WV USA
A15143 September, 1966 Rowland Heights, CA USA
A15144 December, 1966 Hollywood, CA USA
A15307 December, 1966 Fredericton, NB Canada
A15554 December, 1966 Los Angeles, CA USA
A15652 December, 1966 Ely, NV USA
A15749 December, 1966 Skippack, PA USA
A16034 December, 1966 Montreal, QC Canada
A16080 December, 1966 Chillicothe, OH USA
A16103 December, 1966 Danville, NY USA
A16139 December, 1966 Miami Beach, FL USA
A16343 1966 Placerville, CA USA
A16844 April, 1967 Poulsbo, WA USA
A17026 June, 1967 Bendigo, Australia
A17033 December, 1966 Raleigh, NC USA
A17042 1967 Toms River, NJ USA
A17217 December, 1966 St. Petersburg, FL USA
A17233 June, 1967 Copenhagen, Denmark
A17333 April, 1967 Groton, CT USA
A17382 December, 1966 Boston, MA USA
A17457 December, 1966 Auburn,NY USA
A17614 1967 Upton, MA USA
A17956 April, 1967 Camano Island, WA USA
A18051 April, 1967 Memphis, TN USA
A18075 1967? Pori, Finland
A18366 1967 Hootervile, SD USA
A18391 April, 1967 Walcourt, Belgium
A18749 June, 1967 New Jersey, USA
A18921Br 1967 New York, NY USA
A19125Br 1968 Jonesboro, AR USA
A19354 1968 Port Angeles, WA USA
A19393 1967 Nashville, TN USA
A19408 1967 Portland, OR USA
A19518 1967? Apache Junction, AZ USA
A19652 1967 Portland, OR USA
A19853 1967 Gray, ME USA
A19746Br 1967? Los Angeles, CA USA
A19854 1967 Lexington, KY USA
A20617 1967 Brisbane, Australia
A20764 1967 Sao Paulo, Brasil
A21226 1968 Lake Gaston, NC USA
A21412Br 1968 Atlanta GA, USA
A21552Br March, 1968 Louisville, KY USA
A21574 1968 Baltimore, MD USA
A21615 1968 Verona, Italy
A21712Br 1968 Paris, France
A21759 1968 Frederick, MD USA
A21801 1968 Australia
A21828 1968 Netherlands
A21996 1968 Nashville, TN USA
A22307Br 1968 Leiden, Netherlands
A22581 1968 San Jose, CA USA
A23131 1968 Overland Park, KS USA
A23158 1968 Kamloops, BC Canada
A23168 1968 McCalla, AL USA
A24105 1968 North Grafton, MA USA
A23411Br June, 1968 Charleston SC, USA
A23815 1968 Trion, GA USA
A24282 1968 Philadelphia, PA USA
A24388 1968 Toronto, ON Canada
A24486 1968? Nashville TN USA
A24533 1968 Lowell, IN USA
A24791 1968 River Falls, WI, USA
A24898 1969 Suwanee, GA USA
A25438 1969 Atlanta, GA USA
A25654 1969 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA
A25840 1969 Wadsworth, OH USA
A25955 1969 Sacramento, CA USA
A26046 1969 Garden Grove, CA USA
A26115 1969 Monrovia, CA USA
A26136 1969 Sao Paulo, Brazil
A26169 1969 Centereach, NY USA
A26839 1969 Oregon City, OR USA
A26883 1969 Fort Worth, TX USA
A26961 1969 Maine, USA
A27131 1969 San Fernando Valley, CA USA
A27171 1969 Minneapolis, MN USA
A27435 1969 Pacific, WA USA
A27585 1969 SE Massachusetts,USA
A27681 1969 Charleston WV, USA
A28135Br 1969 Chicago, IL USA
A28199Br 1969 New York, NY USA
A28318 1970 Menifee, CA USA
A28412 1970 Jersey Shore, PA USA
A28534 1970 Lebanon, PA USA
A28571 1970 North Providence, RI USA
A29032 1971? Tampa, FL USA
A29517 1971 Columbus, OH USA
A29634 1971 Colorado, USA
A29964 1971 Sheffield Lake, OH USA
A30090Br 1971 Strandbaden, Sweden
A30398 1971 Carrboro, NC USA
A31198 1971 Sparta Mi, USA
A31796 1971 Houston, TX USA
A31891Br December, 1971 Phoenix, AZ USA
A32233 1972 Nashville, TN, USA
A32235 1972 Toulon, France
A32297 1972? Chicago, IL USA
A32320 1972 Belfair, WA USA
A32339Br 1972 Franklin, LA USA
A32971 1971? Rotterdam, Netherlands
A32977 1971? Paris, France
A33000Br 1972 Minneapolis,MN USA
A33262 1972 Bürstadt, Germany
A33372 1972? Irkutsk, Russia
A33381 1972 St. Louis, MO USA
33419 1974? Las Vegas, NV USA
A33719 1973? Denver CO USA
A33781 1972 Mooresville, NC USA
A33999 1973 Pasadena, TX USA
A34532 1973 Gray, TN USA
A34638 February, 1976 Lilburn, GA USA
34722 November, 1972 Grosse Pointe, MI USA
A35411 1973 Morris, AL USA
A35466Br 1973? Seattle, WA USA
A35615 1973 Derbyshire, UK
A35762 1972? Oxford MD
A35962 1973? Marin County, CA USA
A36102Br 1973 Bloomington, MN USA
A36214 1973 Puerto Rico
A36418 1973 Miami, FL USA
A37142 1973 Portland, OR USA
A37151 1973 Texas, USA
A37161 1973 Seattle, WA USA
A37210 1973 Santa Rosa, CA USA
A37265 1973 Chicago, IL USA
A37323 1973 Hoover, AL USA
A37592 1973 Monroe, WA USA
A38428 1973 Birmingham, UK
A38567 1973 London UK
A38602 1973 Evansville, IN USA
A38682 1973 Charlotte, NC USA
39738 1974 Salem, OR USA
40304 1974 Alabama, USA
40766 1974 Houston, TX USA
40857 1974 Tehran, Iran
40881 1974 Anadia, Portugal
40909Br 1974 Cary, NC USA
A40969Br 1974 Lake Charles, LA USA
A41277Br 1974 Gefle, Sweden
A41400 1974 Florence, MS USA
A41423 1974 Taos, NM USA
A41865 1974 Los Angeles, CA USA
A42050 1975 San Angelo, TX USA
A42231 1974? Täby, Sweden
A42509 1974 Mexico City, Mexico
A42632 1975 Culver City, CA USA
A42967 1975 Minneapolis, MN USA
43708 1974 Gothenburg, Sweden
43739Br 1974 Raleigh, NC USA
A46184Br 1975 Seattle, WA USA
A46556 1975 Lake Zurich, IL USA
A46922 1975 Fayetteville, NC USA
A47463 1975 Barstow, CA USA
A47549 1975 Frazier Park, CA USA
A47737 1975 Charlotte, NC USA
A47992 1975 New Brunswick, NJ USA
A48416Br 1975 Roswell, GA USA
A46168 1975 Paris, France
A47104 1975 Brooklyn, NY USA
A47378 1975 Missouri City, TX USA
A47474 1975 Brussels, Belgium
A47511Br 1975 Raleigh, NC USA
A48146 1975 Vancouver, WA USA
A48388 1975 Southampton, England
A48586 1975 London, England
A48860 1975 Tokyo, Japan
A48968 1975 London, England
A49032 1975 Gefle, Sweden
A49200 1975 Paris, France
A49429 1976 Toronto, ON Canada
A49480 1975? Angoulême, France
A49634 1975 Tucson, AZ USA
A50191 1975 Stockholm Sweden
A50307 1975 Mililani, HI USA
A50819 1975 Tijuana, Mexico
A50993 1976 Hyattsville, MD USA
A51093 1976 Honolulu, HI USA
A51223 1976 Fort Worth, TX USA
A51618 1976 Orrington, ME USA
A51969 1976 Yuma, AZ USA
A52070 1976 Goleta, CA USA
A52407 1976 Louisville, KY USA
A52469 1976 Oulunsalo, Finland
A52567 1976 Atlanta, GA USA
A52834 1976 New Zealand
A52835 1976 Cambridge, MA USA
A53197 1976 Walcourt, Belgium
A53243 1976 Nagano Japan
A53244 1976 Vantaa, Finland
B64947 1976 Brussels, Belgium
B65294 1976 Canada
B65364 1976 Jefferson, OR USA
B65384 1976 Kajaani, Finland
B65666 1976 Charlotte, NC
B65742 1976 Hollywood, CA USA
B65921 1976 Ridgecrest, CA USA
A608099 1976 Cumming, GA USA
A608559 1976 Laguna Niguel, CA USA
A608649 1976 West Falls, NY USA
A609273 1976 Kent, UK
A609419 1976 Opole, Poland
A609423 1976 Amiens, France
A609584 1976 Buford, GA USA
A610220 1976 Baton Rouge, LA USA
A610263 1976 Minneapolis, MN USA
A610379 1976 Swarthmore, PA USA
A610626 1976 Alexandria, VA USA
A738834 1977 Amsterdam, Neatherlands
A738918 1977 Rhododendron,OR USA
A739025 1977 Luxembourg
A739038 1977 Edinburgh, Scotland
A739076 1977 Portland, OR USA
A739264 1977 North Nottinghamshire, UK
A739285 1977 Nola, Italy
A742832 1977 Mainz, Germany
A742889 1977 Orlando, FL USA
A742977 1977 Edinburgh, Scotland
A742983 1977 Bagneux, France
A743102 1977 Tervuren, Belgium
A753072 1977 Connecticut, USA
A754042 1977 Goleta, CA USA
A754043 1977 Lansing, MI USA
A754219 1977 Portland, ME USA
A754254 1977 Maysville, KY USA
A754256 1977 Sunrise, FL USA
A754560 1977 Mayo, MD USA
A754673 1977 Garretson, SD USA
A755334 1977 Sedan, KS USA
A755837 1977 Southern Spain
A820091 1978 Astoria, IL USA
A820486 1978 Concord, CA USA
A820548 1978 Live Oak, FL USA
A820607 1978 Atlanta, GA USA
A820610 1978 Oakland, CA USA
A820798 1978 Westfield, NY USA
A821019 1978 Lake Arrowhead, CA USA
A826079 1978 South Shields, England
A826089 1978 Palestine
A826104 1978 Mission Viejo, CA USA
A826215 1978 Hannover, Germany
A826480 1978 Tacoma, WA USA
A826598 1978 New Zealand
A826628 1978 Offstein, Germany
A826848 1978 London, England
A846461 1978 Bethlehem, PA USA
A846551 1978 Southern WI, USA
A847035 1978 Everett, WA USA
A847098 1978 Venice, Italy
A847262 1978 Sioux Falls SD
847577 1978 Raleigh, NC USA
A847579 1978 Sault Ste Marie, ON Canada
A847861 1978 Chantilly, VA USA
A848266 1978 Lafayette CO USA
A848281 1978 Los Gatos, CA USA
A848460 1978 Robbinsdale, MN USA
A848943 1978 Rieden AG, Switzerland
A849189 1978 Berlin, Germany
A849585 1978 Gefle, Sweden
A870719 1978 Nanaimo, BC Canada
A875964 1978 Mayo, MD USA
A876083 1978 New York, USA
A876113 1978 Moscow, Russia
A876190 1978 Winder, GA USA
A876330 1978 Cedar Rapids, IA USA
A876483 1978 Michigan, USA
A876645 1978 Troy, IL USA
A876699 1978 Lebanon, MO USA
A876724 1978 Lindsay, ON Canada
A890910 1978 Waco, TX USA
A891085 1978 Akron, OH USA
A891173 1978 Valley Center, CA USA
A891364 1978 Pontoise, France
A891479 1978 Reston, VA USA
A891589 1978 Amsterdam, Netherlands
A891757 1978 Milford, CT USA
A891759 1978 Osprey, FL USA
A892300 1978 Redondo Beach, CA USA
A952673 1979 Sierra Vista, AZ USA
A962546 1979 Puerto Rico USA
A962749 1979 Winchester, KY USA
A962766 1979 Richland, WA USA
A962935 1979 Hobart, TAS Australia
A963217 1979 Dallas, TX USA
A963504 1979 San Pedro, CA USA
A963545 1979 Nacogdoches, TX USA
A964375 1979 Hollywood, CA USA
A984234 1979 Centralia, WA USA
A984364 1979 Lima, Peru
A984643 1979 Cologne, Germany
A984838 1979 Philadelphia, PA USA
A984880 1979 Zetten, Netherlands
A984897 1979 Richmond Hill, ON Canada
A984900 1979 Colorado, USA
A984932 1979 Kenyon, MN USA
A984984 1979 Madison Heights, MI USA
A985188 1979 Buffalo, NY USA
A985194 1979 Strandbaden, Sweden
A985319 1979 Pawling, NY USA
A985408 1979 U.K.
A985489 1979 Mayo, MD USA
A985587 1979 Baton Rouge, LA USA
A985890 1979 Danville, NY USA
A986352 1979 New Britain, CT USA
A986454 1979 Roswell, GA USA
A988466 1979 Byhalia, MS USA
F071869 1980 St. John's, NL Canada
F071991 1980 Scotts Valley, CA USA
F072401 1980 El Segundo, CA USA
F072692 1980 Wales, UK
F085162 1980 Greenwich CT, USA
F085321 1980 Trenton, NJ USA
F085654 1980 Voisins, France
F085903 1980 Rochester, NY USA
F111593 1981 Nottingham, England
F134744 1981 Viskovo, Croatia
F134848 1981 Belgium
F134876 1981 Orkney Isles, UK

599 Responses to Database Registry

  1. Mark Kocon says:

    1965 OG A05779

    Ewing, New Jersey

  2. AdN En says:

    Vibro Champ
    A 03568
    Feb 1965
    Production #3
    Sonora, Mexico

  3. Eric Brown says:

    Tube chart reads PL. Chassis SN# A 17457. So December of 1966 I guess? Auburn,NY USA

  4. Al Harmon says:

    A820548 1978 Vibro Champ
    lives in Live Oak, Fl.

  5. Frank Scaglione says:

    Serial # A 26169 Centereach, N.Y.

  6. Glenn O says:

    Vibro Champ
    34722
    November 1972
    Grosse Pointe, Mi

  7. Per Fjallstrom says:

    Vibro champ
    A 50191, Stockholm Sweden

  8. Chris Harris says:

    1974 Bronco 40909
    Cary, NC

  9. Pete says:

    Fender Vibro Champ SN A05657
    1965
    Original owner
    Yeah, I’m that old

  10. wayne crabtree says:

    A 52407
    Louisville, Kentucky

  11. MichaelB says:

    Vibro Champ- Amp
    A14623
    2 letter code is “PL” (December 1966)
    This amp is still rocking’, and resides in New Orleans, LA

  12. Dustin says:

    A847579 1978 Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

  13. Kent Hughes says:

    1965 Vibro Champ

    O B Model label stamp
    A 03256

    Oak View, CA

  14. Ron Woods says:

    Vibro Champ

    A 33719

    Denver, CO

  15. Rob Melone says:

    Vibro Champ
    A963504
    San Pedro, California, USA

  16. Paul says:

    A985188
    Buffalo, NY

  17. Brock Palmer says:

    A10927 PE

  18. a. campbell says:

    Vibro Champ
    A19518
    1967?
    Apache Jct., Arizona

  19. Brennan Roth says:

    1976 Silverface Vibro Champ – B65666.

  20. John-David Iverson says:

    1977 Silverface Vibro Champ
    Serial No. A52070
    Goleta (Santa Barbara), CA
    I have 2 of these. Torres Engineering added reverb and mid range boost to this one – I love the reverb. I put it in a custom cabinet to fit a 12″ speaker – very nice. My other Vibro-Champ was left completely original. Love ‘em both!

    • vcadmin says:

      Hi John-David,

      This amp’s serial number is from around 1976. Could it have been mistyped, as in A752070? In 1977 the amps had 6 digits serial numbers rather than 5.

  21. John-David Iverson says:

    1977 Silverface Vibro Champ
    Serial No. A754042

  22. Carey Cutler says:

    A24533 1968 Lowell, Indiana

  23. John Spivey says:

    According to everything I can find, my Vibro Champ Amp was manufactured April 1965.
    Production #4
    Serial # A04871
    Letter Code “OD”
    Black face and reads “Fender Electric Instrument Co.”
    Knob set screws located at the “10″
    No logo on the grill cloth
    All original!
    Sweetest sounding little amp. We’ve been together for the past 35 years. Money can’t buy this one!!! Lives happily with me in Charlotte, NC.

  24. Jim Ring says:

    SERIAL # YEAR OF MANUFACTURE LOCATION

    A51618 1976 Orrington, ME USA

  25. Robert Reich says:

    Bronco
    A19746
    Los Angeles, CA

  26. John Keaton says:

    1973 Silver Face Fender Vibro Champ A 37142 with a tailed Fender logo.
    Power transformer 606-3-12 = Mid March 1973
    Output transformer 606-3-09 – Late Feb 1973
    Original tubes & speaker
    Portland, Oregon via in Anderson, Indiana where it was stored in a closet for 4 decades.

  27. Richard Ziegler says:

    VIBRO CHAMP 1980?
    F085321 – next to this is 0876
    lives in Trenton, NJ, bought for 90$ in Morrisville, PA

  28. David Moore says:

    A988466 Byhalia Mississippi

  29. Anonymous says:

    I have a 1965 serial number A 05184 FEIC no logo .letters OE stamped on the tube chart,it is an excellent piece, in sound as well as cosmetics,I have owned it since 1976 original transformers,pots,most caps not the tubes,and a Weber Classic Alnico Speaker,got it when I was a teen and never had the original speaker so the Weber was a sound choice when the CTS needed to go,I will never let her go ,she has thousand upon thousands of hours on it and I will never let her go!!!! this one resides in Cresco,P.A.

  30. Taylor Coggin says:

    Vibro Champ
    A32297
    Chicago, Il

  31. Preston Gorman says:

    A19854 – 1967 Silver Face. Lexington, KY

  32. Steve Vandehei says:

    Vibro Champ
    S.N. A01938
    1965
    Cheyenne, Wyoming

  33. Skit says:

    Vibro Champ
    A12158
    June 1966
    Hoboken, NJ

  34. gianni says:

    Vibrochamp
    A 847098
    1978

    venezia, italy

  35. Fred says:

    Hi,
    Also intrested in Champ or other Fender serial numbers?
    Haarlem , Netherlands

    • vcadmin says:

      Hi Fred,

      For now we’ll stick to just Vibro Champ and Bronco amp serial numbers. The serial numbers list would grow incredibly large if other amps were considered.

  36. Patrick Boonstra says:

    Vibro Champ
    A738834
    Amsterdam NL

  37. ray says:

    new weber speaker on the way (8A125), some new tubes required. sounds ok now but there’s a rattle from one of the tubes plus a crack in the base of the 5Y3GT. cant wait to get the new parts in there.

    VC serial number A826079 South Shields. England.

  38. Les Nelson says:

    silver ’79
    A984984
    Soon to be replaced power Xformer
    Madison Heights, MI, USA

  39. David Bosworth says:

    A37592 Monroe WA

    Original owner, Bought new at Music West in Bellevue WA

  40. Dano says:

    Vibro Champ
    A608559 … I guess it makes it a ’76
    Laguna Niguel, CA

  41. Dan Persson says:

    Vibro Champ
    A985194
    1979
    Strandbaden, Sweden

  42. Dan Persson says:

    Bronco
    A30090
    1971
    Strandbaden, Sweden

  43. Michael Umanoff says:

    December 1965 Vibro Champ A08642 OL on tube chart
    I live in Denver, CO
    Amp was bought at a Guitar Center in New Jersey in 1998

  44. Eric Erie says:

    A984932
    1979 Vibro Champ!
    Kenyon, Minnesota 2/3/2014

    Bought from Eastman’s Music Faribault, MN
    Great condition other than a slightly ripped speaker.
    Still has Fender branded tubes
    Replacing speaker with a Mojotone American Vintage 8″ speaker

  45. Ed Beauchamp says:

    Vibro Champ A985319 – 1979 – Pawling, NY

  46. Jim says:

    A33000

    1972 Bronco

    Minneapolis,MN

    I got this amp in Boston at Bay State Vintage Guitars in the early 1980′s.

  47. Jimmy says:

    Fender Vibro Champ 1971 A 31022, Tailed Logo, but says only Vibro Champ.
    Serial # indicates ’71, but specs refer it as “72? Also is the original speaker a “Fender Special Design?

    • vcadmin says:

      The “Fender Special Design” speaker is OK. The outsourced it and had it Fender-branded.

      The 1972 Fender catalog shows The VC reading “Vibro Champ” not “Vibro Champ Amp”. However, and here’s the confusing part, a few other amps show the “-Amp” suffix. The 1970 catalog definitely shows the “-Amp” suffix. Unfortunately I haven’t found a 1971 catalog, it might not even exist.

      I’ve changed the Spec page to transition at 1971 rather than 1972. Any other 1971-72 owners out there? What does your amp read? Anyone have access to a 1971 Fender catalog?

  48. Paavo Makkonen says:

    Fender Vibro Champ 6 Watt RMS Silverface
    Serial B 65384
    1976
    Kajaani, Finland

  49. Mr.Andersson says:

    Fender Vibro Champ
    Serial# A01822
    Two-letter code: OB (February -65 maybe?)
    Year: 1965
    Gefle, Sweden

    Cheers!
    /Andersson

  50. Mr.Andersson says:

    Fender Bronco
    Serial# A41277
    Year: 1974
    Gefle, Sweden

    Cheers!
    /Andersson

  51. Dennis Dew says:

    1978 Vibro Champ Silverface, A876330, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  52. Danny says:

    1976 Vibro Champ
    A610220
    Baton Rouge, LA

  53. Jeff says:

    Chassis is A 26425 and transformer is 608940 but it reads Vibro Champ Amp on the faceplate. So I’ve got a 1969/70?

  54. Marc Rodriguez says:

    1975 Vibro-Champ Silverface
    A46556
    Lake Zurich, IL
    Needs replacement speaker- otherwise sounds sweet!

  55. Fernando Jorge says:

    VIBRO CHAMP (Silver face)
    nº 40881 (No lyrics) / 1974
    PORTUGAL

  56. Mladen Grubelic says:

    1981 Vibro Champ
    F134744
    Viskovo, Croatia

  57. Guillaume Jacques says:

    Vibro Champ
    A 16034
    December, 1966
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  58. BERNAL Jean says:

    vibro champ
    a32235
    1972
    TOULON

    FRANCE

  59. Steve Chandler says:

    Vibro Champ
    A01273
    NK – November, 1964
    Westcliffe, CO

  60. K. C. Hines says:

    Bronco
    A21552 March 1968
    Louisville, KY

  61. Corbett Tyler says:

    1976 VC Silverface
    A52567
    Atlanta, GA 30360

  62. Gary Herron says:

    1967 A20617
    Briz vegas , Oz

  63. Rob Millette says:

    ’74 SF
    A 41400
    Florence, MS

  64. Dave Gloster says:

    serial# A826848
    Vibro Champ
    Location: London, England

  65. mark mager says:

    Vibro Champ
    A 02599 February 1965
    Portland, OR

  66. Randy says:

    Ok Guys. I am trying to learn to use the Blackface Vibro Champ that I have owned for 35 years and have never played through it. In fact, I never owned a true electric guitar until about 6 months ago. I now have several (LP, Midtown, Strat, and several Tele’s). Prior to that I played acoustic electrics through a PA system. I have a Marshall All Tube combo that sounds great but it’s too loud to play in the home. I want that sound like Dickey Betts but at a volume that is bearable. What would you suggest for settings to get that sound at low volume through this Vibro Champ?

    • vcadmin says:

      I found that playing my telecaster in the rhythm pickup through my VC at 100% volume, 100% bass, 0% treble can give me a nice “Jessica”-like tone. Note: it’s not low volume, but its not as loud as a Marshall either.

    • Chris F says:

      Hey Randy, glad to hear from you.
      If it’s too loud, try putting it on a folded blanket, and put an unfolded blanket over it too. Use as many folds as necessary to help adjust for your comfort, the direction the sound comes out, etc. It helps because getting the right natural tone requires leaning on the volume. At 5 watts, the VC isn’t going to blow anyone’s ears, but it’s a sure bet no one in the house will be sleeping through it either. Another option is to buy a power brake. We all know that amps sound better when pushed. This lets the amp push at high volume, and allows you to turn it down before it gets to the speaker. Just an external volume between the amp and the speaker. This won’t work as well, because some of the sweet tones we hear when an amp is pushed are also due to the speaker itself. Just some thoughts….. I hope you find your Dickie Betts tone. :-)

  67. Jonny Imperial says:

    Vibro Champ
    A42967
    1975
    Minneapolis, Mn.

  68. Billy Savage says:

    I just picked another VC. Don’t tell the wife! It’s a fixer. Haven’t taken it apart yet, but the chassis number is B65742. Does this mean it’s a ’76 export model?
    Hollywood, CA

    • vcadmin says:

      Yeah, most likely an export model, or maybe slated for export but given a US transformer. Hard to tell. All the amps registered here on vibrochamp.org in the 60000-69999 range appear to start with a “B”, but they are all US/Canadian amps.

  69. Jillian Barfield says:

    A 18330
    Production 31 A
    QD

    • vcadmin says:

      Your VC was made in April 1967, one of the last blackfaces.

      Jillian, if you could please post the city/state that the amp is in we can register your amp here at vibrochamp.org.

    • Chris F says:

      Girls know about good tone too? Well now, don’t that just beat all!! Welcome Jillian, hope you have lots of fun with your VC. :-)

  70. chris zavolas says:

    Vibro Champ
    A738918
    1977
    Rhododendron,Oregon

  71. Luigi Nusco says:

    Vibro Champ Siverface
    A739285
    1977
    Nola, Napoli, ITALIA

  72. Levi says:

    A50307, 1975, Mililani, HI USA

  73. Marc R says:

    I just acquired a 1975 Silverface Vibro Champ
    # A465556
    RCA tubes- Original ??
    Non original speaker- by Quam?? What should I replace with?

    • vcadmin says:

      Weber speakers are good (tedweber.com). I use the Signature S series and have good results.

      BTW, what city/state is Vibro Champ located in? We can register your amp here at vibrochamp.org. Also, the serial number A465556 looks like it has one too many digits. Could you please re-verify? Thanks.

  74. Mark Casimes says:

    Bronco
    A46184 1975
    Seattle, WA

  75. John Sandin says:

    Vibro Champ
    A10735
    December 1966
    Merriam, KS USA

  76. Christopher Karow says:

    So here goes-
    Vibro Champ A03844, April 1965 (#4, OD)
    Champ A04654, August 1965 (#6, OH)
    Bronco A21412, 1968
    Vibro Champ A254348, 1969
    Champ A48814, 1975

    My little Bronco is strange, the production is just written in as Bronco- above that “VIBRO-CHAMP-AMP” is just marked through and the UL marking is blacked out.

    All of these are in Atlanta, GA

    • vcadmin says:

      That’s quite a collection you’ve got!

      The 1969 Vibro Champ’s serial number doesn’t look quite right, though… should have 5 digits. Could you please check it again and repost? That way we can register your amp. Many thanks!

  77. Andrew Newstead says:

    A15902 Sticker shows 97

    • vcadmin says:

      Your amp looks like it was made late in 1966. Do you have the 2-letter code on bottom right of tube chart? Also, what city/state is the amp located in?

  78. Gregg says:

    1975 VC Silverface A48146
    Vancouver, WA

    Cheers, G

  79. Laird O'Rollins says:

    Bronco
    A-35466
    1973?

  80. J.Bigelow says:

    black face Vibro Champ Amp # A07241, code is OL, ’65 Dec with production # 12. I am glad to find your website! I have owned this amp since ’93, it was a gift, actually a friends brother “borrowed” it from a guitar shop that was using it as a door stop in the shop. I haven’t used it much. But looking at E-bay and other resources, this was quite the gift!

  81. Gary Love says:

    Vibro Champ
    A06410
    October, 1965
    Middlesbrough, UK

  82. Bradley Power says:

    F071869

    1980

    St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

  83. Jamie Waldron says:

    Bronco
    A 31891 December 1971
    Phoenix, AZ

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