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(Open Box) A solid-state amp with plenty of effects and sound despite its compact size.

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 40-watt Champion 40 features a single 12" 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.

FEATURES
World-renowned Fender clean and overdrive tones
An assortment of British and modern amp voicing and distortion flavors
Diverse palette of effects, including delay time and tremolo speed
Easily set the TAP button to match the song's tempo
Auxiliary input for jamming with media players
Headphone output for silent practice
Classic Fender Blackface cosmetics

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SPECIFICATIONS
Electronics
Controls: Channel 1: Volume, Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice. Master: Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP
Voltage: 120V
Wattage: 40 watts
Inputs: One - 1/4"
Auxiliary Input: 1/8" stereo for use with media player
Headphone Jack: 1/8" stereo
Channels: Two - (Blackface Clean and Selectable Amp Voice)
Hardware
Front Panel: Black Angled
Grill Cover: Black "Bronco" Vinyl covering with silver grille cloth
Amplifier Depth: 9" (229mm)
Amplifier Width: 17.25" (438mm)
Amplifier Height: 17.25" (438mm)
Amplifier Weight: 19lb. (8.6kg)
Effects: Reverb, Delay/Echo, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone, and more. Delay Time and Tremolo speed can easily be set with the TAP button
Speakers
Speaker: One 12" Fender Special Design
Accessories
FootSwitch: Optional 2-Button Footswitch (sold separately)
Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
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FenderChampion 40 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 84 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (3)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (73)
  • Portable (70)
  • Excellent sound (62)
  • Warm / comfy (51)
  • Good power output (48)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (6)
  • Weak (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (46)
  • Performances (45)
  • Amateur recording (37)
  • Outdoor events / games (32)
  • Professional recording (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), Professional musician (19), Novice (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good for what it is

Ok. I bought this sight unseen off MF. It's just spoke to me. I had a 65w single 12 FMR a while back and got rid of it before Fender quit making them...Read complete review

Ok. I bought this sight unseen off MF. It's just spoke to me. I had a 65w single 12 FMR a while back and got rid of it before Fender quit making them and regret it. Had a Mustang II for a while and didn't really like it. LOVE my Super Champ. The Champion 40 feels like a cross between the Mustang and the Super Champ. Solid State, single 12, 2 channel (clean and gain), 4 amp voices (tweed, blackface, british, metal), FX with reverbs, choruses, flange, delay, tremolo etc... and a tap button. It's like a Super Champ with no tubes honestly.

It sounds like a solid state amp all the way. Nuthin you can do about that, but it's still got some very usable tones. I won't say I love this thing, but it's growing on me. The tweed and blackface settings seem very familiar to me and for practicing at home, this is a great amp. I don't have to burn tubes to practice at home anymore. I didn't like all the bells and whistles and flashing lights of the Mustang, and hooking it up to your computer may appeal to some, but not for me. This is for the people who want a Fender amp, with decent modeling capabilities, but don't want to read a manual. It's very straight forward and easy to understand right out of the box. Again, tonally, it's transistory, but passable. Not bashing SS amps, I've just never played one that did it for me. But that being said, this is a neat amp. I think it would handle a quieter type of gig, 3 piece maybe. Jazz stuff. Fully cranked it gets real honky and farty. And HOT!. This thing gets real hot. Don't know if that's normal, but after about 30 min of playing, I turned it off and felt the back of the chassis. It felt like a tube amp. I guess since it's got chips in it like a laptop, it's gonna run hot like a laptop. Your laptop has a built-in fan and this doesn't. Hope it doesn't fry itself. Cabinet seems bout right for this series. Not as well built as my Super Champ. pannels seem on the thinner side.

So would I recommend it? Maybe. Depends on what you're looking for. If you're turned off by the Mustangs, try this. If you're looking for a light weight combo to gig with, I would look elsewhere. I feel like under a very narrow range of circumstances would this guy work live. Solo jazz, sure. Full band, probably won't cut it. But everybody is different. It might be just what you're looking for. For junior's first amp, I would definitely recommend it. Kicking around the house, absolutely. It's 100w 212 brother would handle live better.

On a side note, I ran my Super Champ thru the 12 in speaker of the Champion 40. Sounded pretty good. And guess what... the Super Champ Chassis fits in the Champion 40! So if you've been wishing that you're Super Champ had a 12 in it, swap the chassis. You'll have to retap some holes in the SC chassis to line up with the 40's, or put new holes in the 40 cabinet, but both chassis are the same size. I may try that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't go here...

If you have ever owned an older Fender amp, you will immediately notice a tremendous lack of tone in this thing. It has very treble highs, but is really lacking in some midtone...Read complete review

If you have ever owned an older Fender amp, you will immediately notice a tremendous lack of tone in this thing. It has very treble highs, but is really lacking in some midtone and bottom. It has a lot of volume, but a very noticeably weak tone. I first tried a 40 watt Mustang in a local store, but was astonished at the weak tone it had. I ordered this, hoping it had to be better. It is lighter to carry, but has the same lack of tone. I would not recommend this to anyone looking for characteristic Fender tone.

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(33 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty good for what it is

By E-Train

from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fender Clean
  • Good Fx
  • Portable

Cons

  • Gets Really Hot
  • Has That Transistor Sound

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Bedroom
  • Home Studio
  • Practice
  • Rehearsal
  • Small gigs

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

Ok. I bought this sight unseen off MF. It's just spoke to me. I had a 65w single 12 FMR a while back and got rid of it before Fender quit making them and regret it. Had a Mustang II for a while and didn't really like it. LOVE my Super Champ. The Champion 40 feels like a cross between the Mustang and the Super Champ. Solid State, single 12, 2 channel (clean and gain), 4 amp voices (tweed, blackface, british, metal), FX with reverbs, choruses, flange, delay, tremolo etc... and a tap button. It's like a Super Champ with no tubes honestly.

It sounds like a solid state amp all the way. Nuthin you can do about that, but it's still got some very usable tones. I won't say I love this thing, but it's growing on me. The tweed and blackface settings seem very familiar to me and for practicing at home, this is a great amp. I don't have to burn tubes to practice at home anymore. I didn't like all the bells and whistles and flashing lights of the Mustang, and hooking it up to your computer may appeal to some, but not for me. This is for the people who want a Fender amp, with decent modeling capabilities, but don't want to read a manual. It's very straight forward and easy to understand right out of the box. Again, tonally, it's transistory, but passable. Not bashing SS amps, I've just never played one that did it for me. But that being said, this is a neat amp. I think it would handle a quieter type of gig, 3 piece maybe. Jazz stuff. Fully cranked it gets real honky and farty. And HOT!. This thing gets real hot. Don't know if that's normal, but after about 30 min of playing, I turned it off and felt the back of the chassis. It felt like a tube amp. I guess since it's got chips in it like a laptop, it's gonna run hot like a laptop. Your laptop has a built-in fan and this doesn't. Hope it doesn't fry itself. Cabinet seems bout right for this series. Not as well built as my Super Champ. pannels seem on the thinner side.

So would I recommend it? Maybe. Depends on what you're looking for. If you're turned off by the Mustangs, try this. If you're looking for a light weight combo to gig with, I would look elsewhere. I feel like under a very narrow range of circumstances would this guy work live. Solo jazz, sure. Full band, probably won't cut it. But everybody is different. It might be just what you're looking for. For junior's first amp, I would definitely recommend it. Kicking around the house, absolutely. It's 100w 212 brother would handle live better.

On a side note, I ran my Super Champ thru the 12 in speaker of the Champion 40. Sounded pretty good. And guess what... the Super Champ Chassis fits in the Champion 40! So if you've been wishing that you're Super Champ had a 12 in it, swap the chassis. You'll have to retap some holes in the SC chassis to line up with the 40's, or put new holes in the 40 cabinet, but both chassis are the same size. I may try that.

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Practice, Small Venue, and Acoustic Amp!

By Arch69er

from Clinton, MO

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Pros

  • Clean Control Layout
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Great clean tones
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Useable Effects on DSP

Cons

  • Speaker is a disaster!
  • Speaker mounts too small

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Great Acoustic Amp
  • Home Studio
  • Practice
  • Small venues

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

I have purchased two of these amps, both in open box and new from an individual over the past year. I tried a couple of different models of the Blackstar ID Series in a similar power range, and was unimpressed with the general lack of clarity, complexity, and high(er) cost. I have had some good experiences with VOX Valvetronix amps and the larger Roland Cubes, but wanted a strong clean tone above all else with useful effects kept to a minimum; something a step above my VOX Pathfinder 15R, which has been taken to countless recording sessions over the nearly 10yrs. I have owned it. A 30-40W open back combo with a single 12" seemed about right.

The "weak" link on this amp is the driver itself, and the lack of solid mounting hardware to make a change out easier. Consider that you have blue-tinted thread lock lacquer on the back of each of the speaker mounting nuts, which must be removed with alcohol and tweezers to avoid stripping the threads. And, you will have to loosen all chassis mounting screws in order to carefully slide the top edge of the speaker baffle/grille from underneath the lip of the control panel for access. I have replaced these horrid drivers with a Jensen C12N and another with an Eminence Legend 1275. Both are outstanding and bring this amp platform to life. Make sure you select a speaker with a rating around 50WRMS @ 8ohms, and add a couple of #12, 3/4" pan head wood screws and lock washers from the rear, since these speakers will weigh between 7-8lbs., compared the the two pound OEM speaker.

After the speaker swap, you'll have amazing Fender clean tones in several voicings, with a digital reverb, tremolo, vibrato, and chorus that are excellent quality and at your fingertips. Acoustic electrics sound fabulous on one of the Blackface clean settings with a little chorus and reverb mixed in. Mini stereo plug in and out on the front panel make for a great practice amp and easy connections to computers, mixers, etc.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly What I Was Looging For

By Glen Rappold

from San Diego, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Jamming
    • Performances
    • Practice
    • Small club gigs

    Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

    For years I gigged with a Fender Deville tube amp, but at age 60 it was getting just too heavy to lug around, so I got a Fender Excelsior, which I mic through a PA. Although I love the Excelsior, it's still a pain to drag around that and a pedal board if I want to play in the living room or out on the patio, etc, so I started looking at SS amps with effects.

    I first purchased a Mustang II, but I seemed to spend all of my time on the computer trying to dial in a tone I liked. I was spending more time on the computer than I was playing, and to be honest I didn't like the tones or the closed back. Maybe the models are better now as I had a first generation model, but I'm just not a tinkerer, so this amp was not for me.

    I started reading reviews on this amp and listening to demos online, and decided to take a chance and order the Champion 40 without trying it. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for.

    The clean channel is classic chimey Fender roughly based on a Twin Reverb, and the amp models on channel 2 are MUCH better to my ears than the Mustang II was. My favorites are the Blackface Deluxe, Blackface Princeton, and British 70s models.

    The effects (with the exception of the auto wah- which sounds a little goofy to me), are all very useable. The amp is as easy to use as it gets, and you don't need a computer to dial in great tone which was a huge plus for me. It sounds great with my Am Std. Strat, Epi 335 Pro and Godin 5th Ave. Kingpin.

    It's a loud SS 40 watts, definately could handle smaller club gigs.I would have NO problem micing this amp and using it anywhere, and at 19 lbs. I may be doing just that from now on.

    Musician's Friend was great to deal with as always.

    I highly recommend this great sounding little gem!

    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A very cool and fun amp

    By Quincy

    from Shreveport, LA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I wanted to buy one of these since I found out about them. I finally discovered some demos on youtube. I bought one slightly used here at MF at a great price. I love the way this amp sounds. I know some people don't like a ss amp, but they don't bother me in the least. This amp is so easy to use. I found some very usuable sounds soon as I plugged into it and turned it on.The guy in the other review said his was hot after he had it on for a while...I left mine on for about 3 to 4 hours just enjoying it and it never got hot so maybe his might have a defect, I don't know.But it is plenty loud enough if you play like I do...it works great, but I think younger players are expecting concert level sound out of an amp that wasn't designed for it. We older players play at a much more quiet level...there's a difference between being heard and being the only thing heard. But bottom line, this is a great little amp and oh, if your wondering, the clean channel shares the effects from the modeling channel which is cool for me. Bottom line...great little amp at a very affordable price. Fender does it again.:)

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just what I needed..!

    By Guitarzan

    from Alabama

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I'm 60 years old .. Playing Music Live and Recording it are what have always done .! I own a licensed School of Music and teach 13 instruments .. But at Gigs I am a lead player and vocalist .. This Fender Champ 40 is what I have been waiting for for years for Gigs.. Of the 26 amps I own , this is my new Gig Amp.. ( 19 Pounds ! ) of Great Fender reliability and sound...! If I want more sounds I simply take my Line 6 pod and plug it into the clean channel if I need louder sound just drop a mic in front of it.. I waited a year and read reviews and listen to demos on YouTube before I purchased this app it's worth every penny great money machine....!

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Champion 40 "good little Combo amp"

      By Guitardude5000

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

      The champion 40 is a great little Combo amp versatile and loud for its size. I play in a Ska roots rock band with seven members and a full horn section. Skeptical and a little concerned that I would not be heard over such a large group thought I would bring it to rehearsal and try it out. Surprise,the amp is loud enough at about 12 o'clock or five on the dial slight break up at that volume but really fairly good,its a two channel amp first channel has a very nice fender classic clean sound with a little break up as you turn the volume up ware this amp really gets cool is the second channel where it has many cool old amplifier sounds and i like most.that being said it wouldn't be my go to amp in most live situations not warm enough or thick enough sound in my opinion if thick is a good description for the tube amp I usually use. However I'd say for rehearsal or use at home it's much better than what you normally get at this price.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lovin it!

      By Laven

      from Centennial, CO

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Another excellent product from fender. Easy to dial up some great tones, especially in the fender and british models. I would not recommend this amp for those in the metal crowd, but if you're a blues and classic rock lover this amp will more than satisfy. Appearance is stunning with the classic blackface exterior. I highly recommend this product.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best 1x12 bang for the buck

          By GearJunky

          from Fort Mohave, AZ

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Great Amp For Pedals
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Bedroom To Bar Gigs
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I am one of those guys (like so many of us) that just can't leave my music equipment alone and have to experiment a little (sometimes a lot). In the case of the Champ 40, I wanted to see what a Celestion G12-65 Creamback would do in the place of the stock Fender speaker.
          The results,
          Creamback: More hiss, was not as clean, had more drive.
          Stock speaker: Better on clean, less hiss, had less drive.
          My conclusion, is that you probably will never get a better sound from another speaker than the one the Champ 40 comes with.
          This is not that surprising, as most of the low end amps are designed to match speaker and amp to come up with an acceptable product. I use this amp for practice, and upgraded from a Frontman 25R that has a 10" speaker. I was looking for a fuller sound with some limited amp modeling, in a small package/footprint, and that is what I got with the Champ 40, along with front controls like the Frontman, as I stack or shelf my amps 2 or 3 high, and (for this application), top control amps are a hassle. The overall sound is much better than the 25R. My only wish for the Champ 40, is that the gain would work on both channels, and I have seen the same request from other reviewers. The overall sound is a bit tinny, which is a Fender thing (I have many Fender amps), but not so much that it bugs me. The drive channel Voice (Amp models) and FX (Effects) are just enough to keep it simple.
          When you pull it all together; Price, Value, Functions, 12" Speaker, Ease of operation, Small size, I just don't see anything available at this time that can out do this combo.

          I just bought a second Champ 40 for a teenager I am musically supporting.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect little amp for small to med gigs

          By Manderhan

          from Ocala, Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small to medium venues

            Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

            If your playing light to medium gigs this is the little amp you need, if your a Fender man (or gal).
            We do a duo gig at a wine and beer cafe and this little amp is perfect. I've been a Fender man as long as I can remember, I played through a 66 vintage Bandmaster for close to 40 years and always sounded better than I actually was. But this little Champion is exactly what the name implies it's a champ. Buy one you won't be dissapointed.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good little amp for the buck

            By old timer

            from Moreno Valley

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Foot Switch Not Included

            Best Uses

            • Hobbist

            Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

            I have been playing on an off for over 40 years. I have used mostly Fender Blackface amps over the years ranging from Bandmasters to Dual Showmans and my last amp was a Carvin Belair 2x12 and 50 wts of tube power. Much like a twin reverb. So when I decided to start playing at my later years, I could not afford a tube amp anymore. Back in the day you could buy a Blackface for about what this amp costs.
            So I was spoiled by tubes and their sound. This little amp has really surprised me. On the clean side you get a real nice sound and can almost hear a Blackface trying to emerge. I say almost but it is acceptable for a solid state amp. They are what they are. It has plenty of power for me as a hobbist and my 335 sounds nice and fat through it. I have not had any real heating issues with it as others have mentioned. In fact I left it on for several hours playing,taking a long break and playing some more and it did not overheat. I am not into the Gain channel and since it did NOT come with a Footswitch, I brought my Vox Tonelab SE out of retirement. Got get my tube fix somehow. It accepts the Tonelab easily.
            For the money this is one good little amp. I don't think there is any thing in its price range that can touch it if you are playing blues and Classic Rock. I'm happy with it.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lotta amp for the money!

            By Lefty From Philly

            from Mount Laurel, NJ

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

              This is a great grab and go amp if you are playing a small room gig. The cabinet voicing's and effects are great. I do wish that the Reverb was separate from the other effects. Nice sound and it stays true to the Fender sound. Great price point!

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Amp

              By Long Row

              from Oklahoma

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I use 2 of these amps wit a Boss GT 100 and play in stereo.

              I love solid state Fender amps because they are so clean, basically you just use them to rise the sound and preamp with the effects board. Playing in stereo sounds so good and fills a room.

              I highly recommend these amps as they are loud, light and well worth the money.

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Classic Fender quality at an affordable

              By SoulProsper

              from Missouri. The "Show Me" state

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I've had so many setups I cannot remember. Fender and Marshall amps have been my primary sound live and in studio. My main gigging amp is the 40 watt Fender Hotrod Deluxe. Love it! Also had a 50 watt SS Marshall amp just in case..... never had to use it but it's a great amp too.

                As far as guitars I love the Fender. Have had many other guitars including Carvin, Kramer, Gibson copies, Ibenez, but more Fenders than I can count.

                I first plugged in with just my guitar to see what this little "Champion" had to offer. Played around with all the dials and settings. Not too bad.

                Then I hooked up the BOSS GT-3. Yeah, I know it's outdated, but that is part of my gigging gear too. I really enjoyed the sounds. The only real thing missing is that classic tube "warmth". Now I have a new standby. This Champion will never compare to the Hotrod Deluxe but in that once in a lifetime pinch it works.

                Overall it doesn't matter where you are. If I were to speculate I'd bet several renowned musicians have this in their arsenal.

                Happy strumming!!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One More Vote for the Champion 40

                By Card carrying Woodstock alumnus

                from Charlottesville, VA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                • None So Far

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  I consider myself a decent acoustic guitar player, but I love electric blues and wanted to take a shot at learning some licks. I didn't want to put much money into this endeavor and wanted to get an amp that would be fairly easy to dial in a decent tone. Armed with a Robert Cray Strat, I wanted to stay in the Fender family. I listened to some reviews, and the Champion got good grades for ease of use and blues tone so it seemed like a no-brainer. It sure fit into my budgetary requirements. I've owned several other Fender amps, both SS and tubed, and their tone varied a good bit. I wasn't really looking for a variety of tones but just one tone that would work for me. It was easy to dial in what I wanted, and the Champion 40 seems to have been a very good choice...

                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nothing better than a fender

                  By soloman

                  from ohio

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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 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    This 40 watt fender guitar amp has got all i need for practice and playing at gigs. Due to it's size, i have a amp stand so i can hear it better and the sound comes out when playing at places and on stage. I was not sure if it was going to be loud enough but it worked out better than i thought. This summer i hope it will be ok when i am playing live on stage when i use it. The effects are good and i do not use all of them, even if they are all there in the amp itself. Mainly i like using the reverb that makes the fender amp sound like a reverb amp should. I am happy with it and it suits my needs.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent for the money

                    By Frank

                    from Valley Forge PA

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • no cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Like many other reviewers , I had a Mustang amp and found I spent more time fiddling with the controls and on the computer trying to dial in sounds I wanted. I moved the Mustang and got the Champion 40 hoping to get great sounds with being a scientist. I couldn't be happier with this amp , it is much better than I expected or hoped for. Easy to dial in a large variety of sounds, lightweight, easy to remember settings. And priced right too! The only improvement Fender could make might be having a separate knob for the reverb. But that is a minor thing , this amp is perfect for practice and small gigs. You will be surprised how good it sounds - I was!

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works great for harp

                    By Tubatoothpaste

                    from Central Illinois

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      Here's a review that's coming from a different angle: using this amp for blues harmonica. Yes, I know that harp players are supposed to have bona fide vintage tube amps, and in fact I do: I own a 1964 Gibson Falcon. Best harp amp I've ever had. But I've had enough people give it the eye and comment on it, that I'm afraid it will get stolen at a gig or jam session. Plus it's kind of heavy and I'm not getting any younger.

                      So I decided to give one of these a try. I went to a local Fender dealer with my JT-30 mike a key of A Marine Band, and a 1/8 inch patch chord. Plugged the mike into the amp, plugged my smart phone into the aux jack with the 1/8 inch chord, started a jam track, and started to wail.

                      It was like jamming with the band. The sound reproduction of the mp3 was not distorted. The amp reproductions are very good, and harmonica sounds very good through the amp.

                      I have found that the settings I like best for harmonica are the "British" amp, with "Delay + Reverb" dialed in at level 4 on the effects.

                      This amp is very light, and it is very powerful for the weight. It has a 12 inch speaker, so I expect to be able to use it for gigs.

                      Having the headphone jack has been great for messing around with the amp to dial in the right sound: I have dogs, and one is especially sensitive to sound. I usually have to practice sans amp to keep her from "singing along," but the headphones give reliable sound reproduction without making the dog howl.

                      Would I recommend this amp? Heck, yes.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      EXCELLENT VALUE!!!

                      By jjoeaxe

                      from Florida

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I needed a light weight amp with a 12" speaker and 40/50 watts. After reading the reviews from several sources I ordered the Champion 40. Weighs 19lbs.! All of the reviews I read were right, this amp is very impressive! For the money, it would be hard to beat! I bought primarily for rehearsal, but could easily be mic'd into PA and used as a primary gig amp! Very happy with my new amp!

                      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great 4 jazz and like

                      By rubenrivera49

                      from East Chicago Ind

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Needs a line out
                      • Needs A Speaker Out

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom Practices
                      • Events
                      • Performances
                      • Small Venues And Like

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I got this amp and it plays great 4 jazz what I mainly use it 4. This is a good gigging and 4 the price and if not loud enough I mike it to a pa. This a back saver and a good to go amp and 4 the budget of your wallet, check and pocket book. It is easy to handle and fiddle with. If u play jazz in a coffee house or club(miked) don't want 2 lug yo heavy freaking tube amp, then this is yo best bet 4 the price or o-t-d price u can get 4 it. my money is well spent 4 this amp. It is you choice if u keep or change the stock speaker 4 yo sound. it is great the way it is 4 me.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great amp for the size and money

                      By parsonbrown

                      from crossville, tn

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                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      The fx features are great. It is light enough to move around and powerful enough to make big sound. Use it for practice and take it on stage and mike it for great sound anywhere.

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