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Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp Black  (Open Box)
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Product# H97921
OVERVIEW

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

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.

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
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Portable (20)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Warm / comfy (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

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

 

Practice Amp

This is an ok amp for a beginner who does not know much about sound. It has a lot of features and is small and portable. The 2 problems I have is it has...Read complete review

This is an ok amp for a beginner who does not know much about sound. It has a lot of features and is small and portable. The 2 problems I have is it has that typical solid state fender boxy sound. Also the worst part of this amp is the blackface setting jacks the volume up to loud when you switch from the other settings. The others are pretty equal in volume but the models also sound very similar. I feel there are many other small practice amps which would do the job better.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

worth every penny

By G_money

from Portland, OR

About Me Experienced

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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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp

By Banjofan

from Thonotosassa, FL

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Ask me a question

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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp for the money

    By Peter 12

    from Malone NY

    About Me Experienced

    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 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp

        By Bluto

        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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little practice amp

          By Whuds

          from Memphis

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beginner
            • Practice

            Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I bought this little amp for practice while traveling and in bed room. I hate headphones and wanted a small quiet amp with decent sound. This amp is better than I expected. In fact I liked it so much I bought its bigger brother the Champion 40 and modded it with eminence Texas Heat. I think this is a great amp for beginners or just for practice.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good little amp

            By Ibanezae

            from Brandon, FL

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Intimate Jams
              • Small Venue

              Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo 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 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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great amp for the price

              By Scott

              from Birch Bay, WA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No Channel Switching

              Best Uses

              • Great For Jamming
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

              Great little amp that you can practice with using a laptop, iPod or drum machine running into the AUX Input. Lightweight and easy to carry into a jam session. I have even used it on small gigs.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT LITTLE PRACTICE AMP!

              By rick marshall, prs

              from MILWAUKEE, WI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great for practice

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Great little amp for practice, has a surprising number of voices (different amp types) and effects for such a compact rig. I have it set up in my living room to use with one of my guitars, and it is surprisingly clear and LOUD!

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It does what it does.

                By Fully

                from Boulder Creek, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Great Amp For Recording
                • Portable
                • Powerful
                • Voice Selection Is Great

                Cons

                • None Really

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                The Princeton Voice is my favorite; and, it's right on the money with my actual Princeton Reverb Amp. The other voices are also on the money. If you record at home, or in the studio, you will love the Champion 20, its convenience and it's portability. Simply setup an SM57 aimed precisely at its 8-inch speaker, and you will love what you record. It's an excellent value in my opinion. Oh yes. One more thing. I've been a player for more that 50 years. :)

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                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Satisfied

                By Uncle Twanglish

                from Southside VA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Been playing about 16 years and have tried several different brands of amps, Peavey. Fender, Roland, Dean Markley and a Pignose just for the fun of it. Some I still have. But this Champion 20 is just sweet for a practice amp! Thought about getting the 40 but the 20 amp suits my needs best. Great usable amp modeling and effects, easy to dial in the sound you want. Great strong sound from a fairly small package. Responsive to the degree of pick attack. I compared the Champion 20 to the Mustang I. I preferred the simplicity of the Champion. Didn't need all the techno bells and whistles. The open back seems to have more depth of sound than the closed back Mustang. If it got stolen I would not hesitate to replace it with another Champion.

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