The mighty Fender Champ went from it's Tweed iteration straight to Blackface, missing out on enjoying a few years as a Brownface amp. This has always bugged me and I wondered 'What would a Brownface Champ sound like?"

Of course, there's no way of truly knowing so it's down to interpretation...and trial and error.

I worked on the prototype on and off over a six month period, trying to capture the Brownface sound. I eventually settled on a Vol/Treble/Bass arrangement with preamp voltages closer to the Tweed amps than Blackface.

Available to order with optional Tremolo or spring Reverb.

I stand behind every amplifier I make. Every Rift amplifier is guaranteed against defects in craftsmanship and components (excluding certain items) for the life of the amplifier (or my life, which ever ends first) as long as it remains in possession of the original owner.

Second hand amplifiers are not supported by the warranty.

Any user modifications or external modifications even by a qualified technician,
abuse and damage beyond normal wear and tear will void this warranty.


  • Preamp Valve: 1 x ECC83
  • Power amp Valve: 1 x 6V6
  • Rectifier Valve: 1 x 5Y3
  • OPTIONAL: Reverb or Tremolo
  • Finger Jointed Pine Cabinet w/Brown Tolex
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired circuitry
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • WGS G8C Speaker
  • 14.5" x 17" x 8.5""