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Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp Black 

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Overview
  • Power: 100W solid state
  • Two channels — Blackface clean and selectable amp voice
  • Speakers: two 12” Fender Special Design
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    $419.99
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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
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (20)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Portable (16)
  • Warm / comfy (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (15)
    • Performances (14)
    • Amateur recording (11)
    • Professional recording (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Novice (4)

    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

     

    Not the Frontman 212 AND 33% more $$

    This unit replaced the Fender Frontman 212 which was 199.00 just last year and now discontinued.
    Adding effects and a useless 1/8" jacks is not grounds for a 33% increase...Read complete review

    This unit replaced the Fender Frontman 212 which was 199.00 just last year and now discontinued.
    Adding effects and a useless 1/8" jacks is not grounds for a 33% increase in price..
    Aside from the spring reverb nobody buys this amp for the effects..
    Not a dignified move by Fender Executives

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Tobe

    By KP Gitfiddle

    from LAS VEGAS,NEVADA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Great Vintage Tone
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      This Amp is full of surprises. I got it for the price. But, the Clean tones in CHANNEL ONE are so clear and loud it is truly amazing. The Gain channel is a work of art. Several AMP modeling tones . Both channels have their own separate effects modes. Flange, chorus ,etc. Footswitchable channel and effects. This amp is great for small gigs, recording. But could do larger gigs if miked.Needs line out, but with an adapter the headphone jack handles that duty. A great sounding amp for modern and vintage amp tones.

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      5.0

      Hellava Deal

      By DedHed

      from Pendleton, Oregon

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No external speaker jack

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Can't beat the price on this Fender amp. Lots of effects to play with.

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      5.0

      COMBO FOR THE AGES

      By XPJX OCMD

      from MARYLAND

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Reverb Just Ok

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I have played in punk, hardcore, and indie bands for years. Never thought I would ever have a combo amp like this. However, solidstate has come worlds above what it once was. This combo helps me now sing the praises of combos as your main performance amp for these genres (Kurt Ballou/ converge plays live out of a combo now). This thing is loud enough for clubs, quiet enough to play at home. It has a ton of tones, most being really good for recording. No rattles, good construction. Wish there was gain/distortion on channel one. Wish it had a line out for extra 2 by 12". Wish it had XLR output. But really a great product for basically nothing.

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      5.0

      Fender Champion 100

      By Nathan Badoo

      from Elk Grove CA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I wish the on/off switch was on the front, but it's really not that big of a deal.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very nice solid state amp

          By tlhamon

          from Flat Rock, MI

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          Pros

          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

              This is the best solid state, low cost amp Fender has made since the Ultimate Chorus. High power, but light enough to carry to a gig. The effects are very usable and would do fine at a gig (especially since all time based effects can be tap-tempoed). The clean channel does a fine job with plenty of headroom and volume. My only disappointment is in the amp models. There is only one model that really had enough gain to stand on it's own. All of the others would require a distortion pedal in front to reach anything I would consider lead worthy. As for their authenticity, I wouldn't say they are great, but there is a good variation in tones and gain structures, just not enough gain.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Looking for most bang for the buck amp.

              By Walshlaird

              from Detroit, MI area

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Fine Features
              • Looks Good
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • None Really

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I was looking for a reasonably lightweight amp with some power as I was returning to live gigging after some years off. At 40 pounds and 100 watts the Champion 100 was spot on in those needs. My surprise has been the quality of sound coming from this all transistor amp. I won't say it is an exact match to a tube amp tonally but it's darn close and, again, 40 pounds and 100 watts. I've done a couple of outdoor gigs with it and it sounds terrific and strong. The 2 channel options works real well. We do some all acoustic songs and the clean channel works perfectly with an acoustic electric and outboard EQ and compression. The built in chorus is a nice touch. We also do some progressive blues rock material and I have found an excellent blend of sounds with my pedal board overdrives, delays, choruses and the on board effects and amp voicing options. Both with single coil and humbuckers. It feels quite well built and it has great classic looks from the stage. All of this and a price that's not at all hard to take.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best of both worlds

              By muktie 23

              from High point NC

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              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Great Clean Sound!! And Excellent Crunch or distortion(overdrive)i have found this amp to be Much warmer then expected, i used tube amps most of my life only switching to solid state when a friend started a amp comp and asked me to sponsor his equipment, i was very impressed with the sounds he was able to get.so when it came time to get another amp i played the twin reverb back to back with the champ and the champs versitility and warmth won me over.

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                (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not the Frontman 212 AND 33% more $$

                By speedrover

                from Greensboro, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Great Analog Dual 12

                Cons

                • No Spring Reverb

                Best Uses

                • Extremely versatile

                Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                This unit replaced the Fender Frontman 212 which was 199.00 just last year and now discontinued.
                Adding effects and a useless 1/8" jacks is not grounds for a 33% increase in price..
                Aside from the spring reverb nobody buys this amp for the effects..
                Not a dignified move by Fender Executives

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceptional value and wonderful tones

                By rstuartcpa

                from Jacksonville

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I purchased this amp to take to open mics and jam sessions where thief, beer spills and cigarette burns are not just probable, they're likely. I've owned a couple of solid state amps, but my passion is Fender tube power. I've got a few of the "holy grail" Fenders like a blackface Super and silverface Deluxe plus a few tweed clones (Cox Amps…RIP Brian Cox)…but, I don't dare take them out to play.

                  This amp will never replace my valve amps, but WOW this is great amp. It's a convergence of technology and cost effective production that is almost too good to be true. How could a solid state amp get such good reviews? It preforms like an amp many times its cost. But, it's not great because it's cheap…that's just the icing. This thing sounds great. I love the punchy clean tones of the Twin Reverb channel and even more the thick blackface tones on tap from the second channel. I could care less about the British tones, but here if you need them. The gain control sweeps from clean to super crunch without ear splitting volume, but that's on tap too. This amp doesn't push as much air as a real Twin, but it's pretty darn close.

                  The effects and effect combinations are well conceived and realistic and the included foot switch makes the cannel and effect switching easy and useful. The cosmetics are great and the weight is only 40 lbs.! If you own only one amp for practice, recording, and gigging this is it. The combination of portability, versatility and affordability, is unmatched in the market today.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great all the way around built to play

                  By Spike

                  from Ocala Florida

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • All I Can Say Is Wow
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Just Everything You Want

                  Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  you will love this thing

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