I once lost my original handle few months ago. then tried Jayco and Fender handle at the time. the first one I got from fender didn’t fit tweed champ like this.
003-6129-049 arrived today. unfortunately, it doesn’t fit either. this 9″ handle from Fender has identical length to the 50’s original. but the slots are not wide enough. but it still better than 099-0945-049. it looks easy to extend the slots.
And, I noticed 003-6129-049 fits the original wide panel tweed deluxe. this tweed deluxe currently has Jayco handle on it. they look almost identical to each other. and, I see the sewing stitches are better on Jayco.
it came with a narrow panel champ. I see 4 layers from this side
the dimensions are like this
overall length 9″ (23cm)
handle mount center to center 7″ (17.8cm)
slot to slot (inside) 6″ (15cm)
and, I’m using this to protect my leather stuff. belts, shoes, and for this old handle as well.
it’s the only correct 3 ply humped handle on the market.
the handle I purchased was too short for the vintage tweed amps. I barely put it on my champ after extending the slots. the part # is 099-0945-000.
found this too late. 003-6129-049.
but, it’s good to know fender has the right one for tweed amps
UPDATE – 003-6129-049 doesn’t fit the original champ either
this handle is the one I put on my tweed champ.
this one looks pretty much like the original, and it feels very firm with 2 ply structure while the original had 4.
I’d be stuck with this Jayco repro handle without trying 003-6129-049. it feels great and secure. all they are not the original. but handles are not the tone caps or tubes anyway.
and, this humped one looks good with the original 3 ply structure and shape.