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Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp 

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Simple to use and versatile enough for any style of guitar playing, there's a Champion amp that's right for you whether you're looking for your first...Click To Read More About This Product

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Loaded with versatile features and crisp Fender tone.

Simple to use and versatile enough for any style of guitar playing, there's a Champion amp that's right for you whether you're looking for your first practice amp or affordable stage gear. The 100W, dual-channel Champion 100 features two 12" Special Design speakers, with great amp voices and effects that make it easy to dial up just the right sound - from jazz to country, blues to metal and more.

It features two footswitchable independent channels: channel one delivers classic Fender clean tone based on amps like the Twin Reverb, and channel two has selectable amp voicing, including Blackface, British, Metal, Jazz and Tweed, for a wide array of tonal variety. Each channel offers selectable FX, including delay, chorus, reverb and more.

FEATURES
  • Power: 100W solid state
  • Two channels ” Blackface clean and selectable amp voice
  • Speakers: two 12" Fender Special Design
  • 1/8" aux. input
  • 1/8" headphone output
  • FX loop
  • Built-in FX: Reverb, Delay/Echo, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone and more -- Delay time and Tremolo speed can easily be set with the Tap button
  • Front panel: Black angled
  • Grill cover: Black "Bronco" vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
  • Dimensions: 10.25" x 26" x 19"
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
  • Two-button footswitch included
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FenderChampion 100 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (71)
  • Good power output (69)
  • Easy to use (68)
  • Warm / comfy (53)
  • Portable (51)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (64)
  • Home studio (58)
  • Outdoor events / games (47)
  • Amateur recording (31)
  • Professional recording (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (53), Professional musician (20), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW. It sounds great for solid state!

I bought this to replace my frontman 212R and Mustang IV. I like the simplicity of the frontman and it had a good clean tone to work with, however this champion 100
is...Read complete review

I bought this to replace my frontman 212R and Mustang IV. I like the simplicity of the frontman and it had a good clean tone to work with, however this champion 100
is LEAPS AND BOUNDS BETTER. They actually put in an audio taper pot and replaced the linear pot that would jump from 1 to about 5 in volume. The champion has great volume control. I also have the mustang IV 2x12 combo and I think the Champion 100 sounds better. how you ask? simple. THEIR IS NO MORE DIGITAL HISS IN THE AMP MODELING. I loved the bassman model in the mustang, but could never get passed to trailing off digital hiss. what ever Fender did, they fixed it here. Ive had trouble finding the EXACT amp models for this amp online, so I will post them here. they are Tweed Bassman, Tweed Deluxe (clean), Tweed Deluxe (dirty), Tweed Champ, 65 Twin, 65 Deluxe, 65 Princeton (clean), 65 Princeton (dirty), 60's British Clean, 60's British Dirty, 70's British, 80's British, Fender Super-Sonic, 90's Metal, 2000 Metal, and "jazzmaster" (Roland JC120). It has a whole lot of effects and a GOOD SPRING REVERB WITH THAT FAMILIAR "PLUNK" SOUND. The amp also responds well to rolling off the volume. I took a chance with this amp and it payed of great. Im very happy with it, as I hardly ever feel compelled to write reviews. A WORD OF ADVICE! THE SPEAKERS NEED TO BE BROKEN IN! Put a HEAVY blanket over this thing and crank it for a bit. It sounded a bit "cold" until the speakers were broken in, but after that, WHOA. If it were lost or stolen I would grab another in a heart beat. This amp is going to go up in price when it catches on. Do some research on its channel and FX switching. Very useful and handy. For being a solid state amp, it catches the Fender tone GREAT. Easy 9.5 out of 10 in my book. Ive recorded with it as well with GREAT results. I run the PRE OUT to my computer and use Kemper IR's with it. I know people wont believe me, but it sounds as god as my AXEFX standard in the fender realm. Dont beileve me? give it a try and prove me wrong! Conclusion, one happy camper here.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Update

This is an update of my earlier review. After several months with this amp, i've learned a few things....The tone controls interact with each other, meaning you can get a decent...Read complete review

This is an update of my earlier review. After several months with this amp, i've learned a few things....The tone controls interact with each other, meaning you can get a decent sound out of it, but no more. If you want some extreme tones (high treble, for example), there's no way to get them with these controls. Also, you can play gigs with the Champion 100, but you really have to crank up the volume to do so. If you have to dial it up past 7 to keep up with the rest of the band, you're overworking your amp. I think what they did was to give us a 100-watt amp that only puts out 50 watts acoustically (100 watts PEAK POWER, instead of RMS), and you need an extension speaker cab to get full power. Problem is, there's no extension speaker jack in the back of it for that purpose. At higher volumes, it's hard to tell the difference between 100 watts and 50 watts, and at bedroom volume 20 watts is loud. But if you have to dial up the volume of an amp to 7 or more to keep up, when all of your other 100-watters keep up at somewhere between 3 and 5, you've got a 50-watt amplifier, and that's what the Champion 100 is.......It's still a decent-sounding, portable, feature-packed amp that'll play smaller gigs with ease. But if you want full power, you're going to have to jury rig it somehow, or install a speaker jack........

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5.0

i like it

By ted

from ky

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

    n

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it

    By jdog

    from ms

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

    love it

     
    4.0

    Great Amp

    By Big Al

    from MERIDIAN, Ms

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I USE IN A BAND SITUATION, playing local establishment's.. She's plenty loud I use set volume's half way with full band.

       
      5.0

      Great value, clean, crisp sound, numerous built in FX, power

      By Al

      from South Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This is a great addition to my amp collection. Very quiet compared to tube amps. Built in FX eliminate multi foot pedal set up. 100 watts of pure power, clean when I want and quick change over to wah, reverb,
        chorus, metal, etc. The best of all worlds.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding Amp!

        By JEO

        from Lake Station, IN

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Using in my home studio...

           
          5.0

          A good product to Buy

          By Rog

          from Los Lunas, NM

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I think the sound that you get for the price you pay is excellent

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            champion 100

            By bonsaibilly

            from ft. myers fl.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I use this mainly at home and for recording music.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Amp

              By Dave V

              from New Jersey

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Warmth
              • Great bult in effects
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I bought this as a practice amp but it is light and powerful enough to bring to gigs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My expectations where exceeded!

                By Jon A

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I've been looking for a good solid state 2x12 combo for a while. I've used tube amps most of my life, but I wanted a good quality solid state for reliability. In addition to the Fender, I had been considering an Orange Crush. The Fender Champion is a little less than half the cost, so I figured what have I got to lose. I ordered the amp new, and it is incredibly user friendly. The thing I am most impressed with is the tone quality. It has the most warmth and true tube tone of any solid state I've ever heard. The clean channel has dimension and clarity, to my ear very close to a Twin. The overdrive is incredible as well. I was expecting sub par scratching, fake sounding solid state distortion. I was pleasantly surprised. The overdrive is very warm and harmonically dynamic (not muddy or scratchy). The amp even gave me some very authentic sounding tube feedback! Outstanding.

                  Not only does the amp deliver in the tone department, I found the effects very comprehensive, and easy to use. I had no problems dialing in my ideal clean and overdrive tones.

                  I also really like the look of the amp. Very cool 70's Blackface vibe.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy this amp again

                  By One take

                  from Okeechobee, Fl.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Lightweight for its size

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