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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 practice amp or affordable stage gear. The 20W Champion 20 features a single 8" Special Design speaker, 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 a single channel that has selectable amp voicings, 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.

Crystal-clear Fender clean and a bevy of tonal options.

FEATURES
  • 20 watts
  • 8” Fender Special Design speaker
  • Single channel and input
  • Reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone and other effects
  • Different amp voicings and distortion types
  • 1/8” auxiliary input and headphone output jacks

SPECIFICATIONS

Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Electronics
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 20 Watts
  • Controls: Channel 1: Volume, Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice. Master: Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP
  • Channels: One - (with Selectable Amp Voice)
  • Inputs: One - 1/4"
  • Effects Loop: Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In) for use with Outboard Effects
  • Hardware
  • Cabinet Materia: 7-ply 3/4" medium-density fibreboard
  • Amplifier Covering: Black textured vinyl
  • Grille Cloth: Silver
  • Amplifier Jewel: Red LED
  • Front Panel: Black angled
  • Handle: Molded plastic strap with nickel-plated caps
  • Speakers
  • Speakers: One - 8" Fender Special Design
  • Total Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Measurements
  • Depth: 7.5"
  • Height: 12.75"
  • Width: 13.75"
  • Weight: 12 lb.
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FenderChampion 20 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Excellent sound (18)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Warm / comfy (15)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good little amp

As the bassist in the band I wanted a small guitar amp for practicing my 6 string and doing my home recordings. I tried a Line 6 but took it back, too much malarky...Read complete review

As the bassist in the band I wanted a small guitar amp for practicing my 6 string and doing my home recordings. I tried a Line 6 but took it back, too much malarky to wade through for too little return. I was weary of the Mustang and Peavy for the same reason. The Champion 20 is easy to use, perfect for those of us who want to dial it in, not spend hours fooling with half arsed presets or creating new ones. Plug in and tweek your sound on the dials, the way it's always been done.

The "amp models" are really just tone variations and you dial in the basic models. Let's face it you're not getting a true Tweed or blackface sound from an 8" solid state amp, ain't happenig. You can get a those "style tones" but it's more about just having options in sound. Good sounding basic effects as well. In amateur recording it sounds worlds better than trying to use amp models and basic effecs in my DAW.

I gig as a bass player so I won't perform with this amp. If I did a guitar gig I would not hesitate to bring this to a small coffee house type setting. Or even mic into it for a slightly larger venue.

Small enough to carry around the house or throw into the car for a little show. Loud enough to be heard. Very attactive classic Fender styling.

Overall I call this the best amp I've found in the price range. Excellent value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Small but loud

This amp is quite loud, but lacks the real Fender tone of their previous models. It has numerous features, but overall just lacks the real sound I wanted, so I sent it...Read complete review

This amp is quite loud, but lacks the real Fender tone of their previous models. It has numerous features, but overall just lacks the real sound I wanted, so I sent it back. In fact the 40 watt. as well as the Mustangs seemed to completely lack the Fender tone, such as what the Sidekick, Twin Reverb, Showman, etc...produce. It is not something that depends on size, but is a characteristic tone that these amps do not have. I know there is nothing in this price range to produce that sound, so you must pay more if you really want it.

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1.0

Poor sound quality

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from Bergen, NJ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Poor sound quality. No more pros.

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      5.0

      Great Little Amp, Just What I Needed!

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      from Glenpool, OK

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Incredible Versatility
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Rugged, Solid Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Practice

        Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

        I was actually searching for an effects pedal and stumbled on this amp, with built-in effects. Plus it was a Fender. Plugged in my Strat, and WOW. Great sound. Loud enough for my needs Effects sound great to my ears. No need for a separate pedal. Just dial up your effect level and voice and play. Simple to use, lightweight, well built, and won't break the bank. Incredible value.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Small but loud

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        from NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This amp is quite loud, but lacks the real Fender tone of their previous models. It has numerous features, but overall just lacks the real sound I wanted, so I sent it back. In fact the 40 watt. as well as the Mustangs seemed to completely lack the Fender tone, such as what the Sidekick, Twin Reverb, Showman, etc...produce. It is not something that depends on size, but is a characteristic tone that these amps do not have. I know there is nothing in this price range to produce that sound, so you must pay more if you really want it.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great amp for the money!

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        from Waynesboro, VA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Great little practice amp once you get used to the sound of solid state electronics. Perfect for what I needed.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Almost a home run.

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          from B'Gosh

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I bought this amp with just the intent of having a guitar amp to play while watching TV. I wanted a practice amp with some added features rather than go with a bare bones Frontman. This amp does not disappoint. The only snit is the 8 inch speaker. A ten inch speaker would have put this amp over the top. Having 20 watts is plenty to play a practice with, but the 8 inch speaker doesn't seem to be able to hold its own. Clean settings sound great with my Fender jazzmaster guitar. You can get a touch more low end by just setting the amp on the floor. Overall it is a usable practice amp with nice easy to use features. For the price, I cant really complain.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lots of features, big sound, Fender quality.

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              from North Little Rock, Arkansas

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Lots of features usually found in bigger, more expensive amps. Works great for my practice amp. I swap between guitar and keyboard and gets great sound. Very portable and looks nice. Just what I expected of Fender equipment.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                worth every penny

                By 

                from Portland, OR

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Love All Of The Effects
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Wish It Had A Pedal

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Great practice amp
                • Home Studio
                • Perfect For Small Spaces

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Bang for your buck, the best amp under 40 watts. Sounds great, lots of built in effects. Perfect totable practice amp. I only wish it had a foot switch option.

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp

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                from FL

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  The 20 Combo is a nifty little affordable guitar amp. I am completely happy with this amp and would recommend it to anyone not requiring a really powerful event unit.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great amp for the money

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                  from Malone NY

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Great addition to my Ovation 12 string Custom Balladeer. The different voices add to the tonal effects. Makes the equalizer on the guitar add additional tonal effects. Great buy for the money

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp

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                      from WNY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                        It could use more outs.
                        Speaker/out
                        Line/out

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