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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 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Portable (6)
  • Warm / comfy (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Performances (7)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Sound

    By Ross

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Experienced

    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.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Deal!

    By Bob-_WXm.

    from Tenn

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      So far, I am very pleased with this amp and very impressed.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good amp; great customer service!

      By SAVROCK

      from Savannah, Georgia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Not Sturdy

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Needed an amp quickly to replace broken gear before I went on the road. Ordered this one. The amp arrived as scheduled, but not without issues. Box was torn to hell and back, punctured and showed signs of impact - probably due to damage during shipping. The cabinet itself had a 6" crack on the left side, and several smaller cracks inside near the speakers. I immediately called customer service, and they arranged to pick up the bad amp, and ship a replacement overnight - the only question I was asked was whether or not I felt that it was damaged at the warehouse, or damaged during shipping.

      Got the new amp, and it sounds good. Puts out a lot of sound; dynamics and quality are both what you'd expect for a product in this price range. Word of caution: Obviously the first amp did not survive shipping, even in its box with protective styrofoam. This leads me to question its durability on the road. I am meticulous and careful with my gear, so I don't see this as being an immediate concern, but unless you're like me, I'd either pay special attention to how you handle this amp, or go buy another one.

      I'm pleased with this purchase, and even more pleased with the response from Customer Service in getting me an amp before I hit the road!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Small and powerful

      By Jim

      from Hoffman Estates, Il

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            Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

            OK, this is my second Fender Champ 100 (and second review). Like someone else posted, I bought my first amp on Black Friday in November and it burned out only after a few weeks. Maybe we had prototypes or 'test' amps because they were one of the first sold. The pain of being first to buy the 1st version.

            But Musicians Friend took a lot of the pain away. They did all they could do - sent me a return sticker at their cost and then sent me a new AMP a soon as Fender could catch up on the backlog. Just got the replacement in the middle of January.

            Hopefully Fenders backlog was due to knowing about this problem and fixing this to make sure it's right before shipping more. For this problem I took away a star. Still love the amp and power. Lets hope Fender fixed the problem.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender Champion 100 Amplifier

            By LesPaul1

            from Medina, OH

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Fender Name For Quality
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Versatile Sound Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

              1st new Fender Chamnpion 100 amp ordered on Black Friday was shipped within several days of the order, however, this amplifier only last about 2 weeks, where this amp's power would cut off within 1 minute of it being turned on.

              For this incident, a "Free" postage paid UPS return label was provided, which was a "BIG PLUS" in the consumer not having to pay for return shipping of a defective product.

              Muscian's Friend promptly expedited another new Fender Champion 100 amp within 3 days of my call so I would have it before Christmas. I have been "rockin" ever since the 2nd amp was shipped.

              I will continue to do additional business with Musician's Friend--they ROCK above and beyond others!!!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Powerful purchase

              By Jak

              from Ames, IA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                The choice of amp sounds and FX in this amp are way more than I expected. No buzz - phenomenally clean. Need to wear it in a bit I have read - but, to me, the sound was aces right out of the box. They said not to talk about the price here - so all I will say is that it was a steal. 100 Watts, and 2 speakers as well for true stereo FX! Fender has made a sweet thing here. I play an old Ibanez Artist through it. Look forward to becoming entirely at one with it. I can use it as an acoustic guitar amp as well. But we all know what 100 Watts is for...

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                (5 of 5 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.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp

                    By SoundSteeler

                    from Hayward,CA

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                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Nice Clean Sound
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Noisy Aux Input For Mp3

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    This amp is a better version of the now discontinued Frontman 212R and Stage 100, in fact is like those amps mixed together. Nice Fender clean tones comes from this amp, distorion is OK but I recommend pedals for that. The aux input is something that needs to be redesigned, it does not accept any sound source like an ipod, it is noisy, it needs more powerful sound sources like a laptop, so does not connect anything else or it becomes noisy as hell.

                    A flaw in the design make that the effect that you put into the effects loop also affects the sound of the aux input, for example I hooked up my favorite reverb and the backing track I was jammin' with was also affected by the reverb, something that does not happen with my other amps with the same aux input feature.On the positive side this amp manages pedals very well, the sound is very pleasant and wamth, I cannot emulate this sound with my Mustang III V.2, in my opinion this amp sounds more authentic, more traditional solid state and not so digital as the Mustang; dont get me wrong I like both but this one sounds more clear, defined and powerful, it is what it is, a very good investment in my opinion.

                    When the first one I received came with a defective aux input MF replaced it with courtesy and professionalism,thanks to MF for an outstanding service. Bottom line I highly recommend this amp, however as time passes Fender will be aware of the aux input issue and hopefully the next generation of this type of amp will come with a master volume to control the overall mix volume and a better aux input circuitry that does not be affected by the effects loop, apart from that this amp is a decent investment, give it a try, it covers everything from clean to Metal, you will not be dissapointed.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Fender Champion 100

                    By SoundSteeler

                    from Hayward,CA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Nice Clean Sound
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Noisy Aux Input

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fender Champion 100 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Amp sounds really good, good cleans and punchy distortion, however the aux input for jammin with an mp3 requires a powerful sound source like a laptop, do not hook up an ipod or it becomes noisy and useless. Footswitch is two button simple and functional. My Mustang III V2 100 watt amp does not sound like this one, this has a pleasant sound like an hybrid between digital effects and more traditional solid state. I simply cannot emulate that feeling on the Mustang. When the first amp I received came with a defective aux input Musician's Friend replaced it with courtesy and professionalism, thanks MF for an outstanding service. Bottom line, give this one a try, it is like the Frontman and Stage 100 mixed into one amp, very versatile.

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                    (31 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW. It sounds great for solid state!

                    By Nicholas Pierce

                    from southwest

                    About Me Experienced

                    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.

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