The classic American amplifiers of the '50s and '60s inspired us to create the, errrrr, American Classic Series.

The Ceriatone Champ Ulta amplifier is based on the single-ended 6V6 1x8 combo with tremolo made in the mid and late '60s.

Compared to the others in this series, the Champ Ultra has the most similarities with the Prinzetone. Tonally, the Champ Ultra shares more traditional blackface tonestack, known for its clarity and musical, yet subdued midrange. Similar to the Prinzetone, we also added a neat boost switch that defeats the tonestack. With the boost engaged, the breakup and frequency response are both decidedly more "tweed" in nature. The smaller, singled-ended 6V6 yields a very gradual transition to clipping, and has a particularly sweet sounding character.

We also kept the amazing tremolo circuit, which we believe is superior to the later "optical" type tremolo seen in the larger Blackface amplifiers of this period.

Like other Ceriatone amps, we have labored carefully to select the finest components to suit the design, and the Champ Ultra uses our specially designed custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.

Single Channel / Single Input
6 watts
Output Tubes: 6V6GT x 1
Preamp: 12AY7
Rectifier: 5Y3GT
Tremolo: 12AX7 (bias vary) Foot-switchable (Footswitch is included)

Champ Ultra Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $520.50
    (Fully working chassis. Footswitch included. Tubes not included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $606
    (Fully working chassis. Footswitch included. Tubes included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Amp Head I - $676
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Footswitch included. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $761.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Footswitch included. Tubes included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $963
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 1x12 combo cabinet. Footswitch included. Tubes included. Speaker not included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I w/o tubes. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times (due to a large number of guitarists ordering Ceriatone amps and the Covid-19 pandemic), Ceriatone will take no shortcuts or change their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. Lead times listed are approximate.

Current lead times are listed on the main page at and are approximate.

Pricing shown on includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed. Paypal is our payment processor and you do not need a Paypal account to check out.

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Champ Ultra

  • $520.50

Available Options

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