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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 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (72)
  • Good power output (71)
  • Easy to use (69)
  • Warm / comfy (54)
  • Portable (52)

Cons

  • Limited functions (6)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (65)
  • Home studio (60)
  • Outdoor events / games (48)
  • Amateur recording (32)
  • Professional recording (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (55), 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.

VS

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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(41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW. It sounds great for solid state!

By Nicholas Pierce

from southwest

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

    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.

    (34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This amp really is a Champion

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Gig With Live Band
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Practicing
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Here's the follow up and, I'm very impressed! When I started playing over 40 yrs. ago and, Fender was what everybody was using and, we played them hard. At that time everything was tube powered no solid state amps had entered the market yet. Sure they sounded Great but, the tubes could be a pain, especially when 1 or more of them would give you problems. At that time you could buy tubes everywhere even at the grocery store and, tube testers were everywhere but, those days are gone and, the price of tubes has gone through the roof. Traveling with a tube amp is not a good deal for a giging musician SS amps are much more dependable in this dept. Studio work and, maybe tubes would be OK.
    I love the Black Face Look of this amp, the sound is excellent, typical of what I expected from a Fender amp and, the effects sound Great! I also really enjoy the channel switching and, being able to turn the effects on or off with the footswitch.
    I play in a Classic Rock/Country band so I load the first channel clean with a little reverb delay and, the second channel with crunch and effects also. It's a perfect setup, easy to use and setup is a no brainer. I recieved this amp on a Thursday and did a gig Friday with very little tweaking. As a working musician I apprecaite this simplicity because I have always felt that my time should be devoted to my performance and, not fiddling with knobs or settings.
    This is a Great amp for a very reasonable price tag with the performance and, features that a novice or a professional musician would appreciate.

    (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Sound

    By Ross

    from Las Vegas, NV

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Incredible Cleans
    • Incredible Tone
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Okay, let me start off by saying that I was extremely amazed with amp; from coming from a little Fender Mustang 1 (20W)for 2 years this was an insane upgrade and wouldn't trade this amp for the world.

    The two channel system was new to me but one of the best things I have seen come from an amp because not only did Fender focus just as much on the distorted channel but they master the art of the clean sound and you really really can tell with this amp. I have heard people say that the clean sound is so good that you can play a acoustic through it and I am almost sure that's complete fact because when you hear it you'll know.

    The amount of things that you can do with this amp is immeasurable, absolutely incredible. From the gain to the mids to the bass and trebble. The amount of control you have over your tone is massive. This is probably the best investment I have made into my guitar besides my guitar itself. If you like playing with spectacular tone get this amp, you won't be disappointed.

    (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small and powerful

    By Jim

    from Hoffman Estates, Il

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

        First let me say I'm no expert on amps. But I did do my research like most people do on the internet and this amp came out on top for the money. When I was a kid, I played in bands. I put the guitar down, got married, raised kids and here I am 40 years later. At 57-years old I decided to get back into playing. For now I'm just jamming with classic rock songs I grew up with. Every now and then I play with some friends… no gig playing (yet).

        I'm using this amp with a Fender American Special HSS Strat I bought new last year. At that time I also got the Fender Mustang I to practice with. Originally I just wanted some sound. It worked fine but now I wanted to take it to the next level since I realized I loved playing again.

        Needless to say, this amp fits the bill perfectly. It's great to feel the compression from the 2 12-inch speakers again. With my 12-string acoustic sitting on a stand about 15 feet from the amp, I can easily get some strings to vibrate and play and that's with the volume about 2/3rds. I also knocked down a picture frame on a wall and set off some motion sensitive Christmas decorations… it cracks me up. I'm very pleased with the power, tone and the various effects.

        It really seems to make my pickup switch on the guitar more sensitive (front to back pickups) as well as the volume and tone controls on the guitar.

        Having the foot switch is real handy as I switch back and forth all the time from the clean channel to the distortion in middle of songs and also to the various effects.

        Very happy with the purchase as you really can't go wrong with Fender amps and even more happy with size of the amp... I'm to old to lug huge amps around.

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A winner with a full band

        By varock

        from VA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • 100 Watts
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Almost Tone Of Tube Amp

        Best Uses

        • Garage Band
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I'm the owner of a Deluxe Reverb Reissue, which I really like - great sweet tube tone. However, it would get muddy on me when cranking it up, and breaks up pretty early. I was looking for something with more headroom and wouldn't break the bank. Something that would cut through the mix of a full band but not break up real early.

        I liked this amp from the start - very light weight for a 2x12, and sounded pretty good by itself. First time with the full band and very pleased - plenty of headroom and sits in the mix really well. With a keyboard, drums, bass, another guitar, etc. - I really can't tell the tone difference at all between this and the DRRI. Sure - if you're playing alone or recording then the DRRI is certainly a step better in tone. But this is probably the closest you'll get to a Twin for a fraction of the price and weight!

        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exceptional value and wonderful tones

        By rstuartcpa

        from Jacksonville

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        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.

          (10 of 24 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

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great all the way around built to play

          By Spike

          from Ocala Florida

          About Me Novice

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          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

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice!!

          By Jeff

          from Perris, Ca

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • 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:

          Excellent amp. I'm not a big tube guy anymore, and I really like what Fender has been doing with it's solid state stuff. Like the Mustang III I used to have, this one has several amp models and effects, but the Champion sounds a bit more analog. Of course, I'll never use all these features, but they're nice to have. The amp does have a couple of sweet spots.....The tone controls aren't like what I'm used to. Small adjustments to the treble, mid, and bass controls can affect each other, as well as the overall tone of the guitar, but the different amp models seem to make up for this, and I'm having no trouble getting great sounds. Also, I'm able to squeeze some fine guitar tones out of the metal amp settings by lowering the gain, which has been a problem with past SS Fenders......I never would've thought stock Fender speakers would sound so great, but these chalky-sounding speakers balance out the sterile SS feel of the amp tone, making it sound more tube-like, and I'm impressed.....The only drawback I see is that there's no external speaker jack in the back. I sometimes like to stack my combos on a 4x12 cab, and I can jury rig this amp, but I'd rather not have to. Also, it does tend to amplify electrical signals from other sources (noisy drills from the neighbor next door, or neon lights, for example), so you might consider a power conditioner for those unfamiliar bar gigs...Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase, and I recommend this amp to anyone--

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Amp for a Puritan like Me

          By JOHN

          from undisclosed

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I was looking for a powerful clean (Fender type) sound and the occasional dirty for leads on certain songs. This amp has it. If I need a delay, then I use my delay pedal, not this amp's delay. The effects this amp offers may be desired by some but not me. I needed a strong powerful clean sound without having to spend a lot of money and this amp has it. My drummer told me that he felt like I punched him in the jaw with this kind of power. This amp is just what I needed and for a great price. Thanks again MF.

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