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Overview

  • 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
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    $239.99
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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

Go with this Champion of great tone. Order today.

 

Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp 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
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    simple to use,two channels,reverb,chorus

    By Chumlee

    from East Ohio

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Amp has all the functions I wanted. No modeling or computer hookup., Sweet and simple, plenty of power for home use. Very well constructed, looks great too! Five year warranty is great!!

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      5.0

      Perfect little amp for small to med gigs

      By Manderhan

      from Ocala, Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      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.

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        5.0

        One More Vote for the Champion 40

        By Card carrying Woodstock alumnus

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me Novice

        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...

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          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.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nothing better than a fender

          By soloman

          from ohio

          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 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.

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            5.0

            Very nice, easy to use amp

            By tvguy11

            from Meridian, MS

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Just got this today to use as a practice amp for lap and pedal steel, small jams with friends and maybe occasional use with my old stratocaster. Very nice sound once you get everything dialed in, and plenty of punch for 40 watts. Has some nice effects and voices. One thing I particularly like is the reverb/delay combo effect. There is a tap button to adjust the delay, and an effect level control making it very customizable. It is less than twenty pounds, and the controls are very intuative and simple. A very nice little amp for the money.

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                (4 of 4 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.

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                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A very cool and fun amp

                    By JD Picker 59

                    from Shreveport, Louisiana

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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.:)

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                    (19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Pretty good for what it is

                    By E-Train

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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