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Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black 

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Overview
  • 15 watts of rich, dual-channel tube amp sound
  • Voicing knob for selection of 16 different amp types
  • A wide selection of digital effects
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    $499.99
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A compact combo with plenty of power, tone, and versatility.

The Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp combines 15 watts of rich, dual-channel tube amp sound with modern extras such as versatile amp voicing and a wide selection of digital effects. It's simple, toneful and flexible, and with its easy computer connectivity you can also custom tailor your amp's voicing and effects to your personal taste. Your rehearsal and recording sessions will really come alive with the unlimited tones that can be created with the Super Champ X2.

Made in Ensenada, Mexico, the Super Champ X2 features a single 10" Fender Special Design speaker, voicing knob for selection of 16 different amp types (tweed, Blackface, British, metal and more), 15 effects with level control, dual-channel switching (footswitch optional), tap tempo control for precise delay time adjustment, 1/4" line output, external speaker capability and USB output for speaker emulated digital recording. Fender FUSE™ software (available as a free download) allows even more tonal versatility, with customization of amp voicing and effects defaults, effects parameters deep editing, and online access to free Fender community content.

Features
  • 15 watts of rich, dual-channel tube amp sound
  • Voicing knob for selection of 16 different amp types
  • A wide selection of digital effects
  • Easy computer connectivity
  • Works with Fender® FUSE™

Enjoy authentic Fender tone that can be tweaked exactly to your needs. Order today.

 

Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Speaker: 10" Special Design Speaker
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
  • Inputs: One Input
  • Controls: Volume 1, Channel Select, Gain, Volume 2, Voice, Treble, Bass, F/X Adjust, F/X Select, Tap
  • Line Out: One Line Out
  • Height: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Width: 17.5" (44.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.2" (23.3 cm)
  • Weight: 24 lbs. (10.9 kg)
  • Footswitch: Optional Footswitch Available (P/N 007-3858-000)
  • Legalese: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
  • Unique Features: 15 Watt tube power amp with two 6V6 tubes, 12AX7 preamp tube, 10 inch Fender Special Design speaker (combo amp), Voicing knob with 16 different amp types (Tweed, Blackface, British, Metal, etc.), Two channels with channel-switching format (optional footswitch available, P/N 0073858000), 15 effects with effects adjust control, TAP tempo control for delay time/modulation rate adjustments, External speaker capability, 1/4” Line output, USB output for speaker-emulated digital recording, Software (free download) allows additional flexibility.
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FenderSuper-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (26)
  • Portable (26)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Warm / comfy (22)
  • Good power output (11)

Cons

  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (27)
  • Amateur recording (18)
  • Professional recording (16)
  • Performances (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender Takes Perfection And Delivers A New Level!!!

Price, sound, great stock speaker, new modeling sounds and choices, 15 watts tube RMS, channel switching, light weight and Fender quality. Need I say more?
Sometimes people create a...Read complete review

Price, sound, great stock speaker, new modeling sounds and choices, 15 watts tube RMS, channel switching, light weight and Fender quality. Need I say more?
Sometimes people create a product so good that they just leave it alone, let it run its course and then eventually retire it......not Fender!!! They take the extremely popular and amazing Fender Super Champ XD, an amp most people who have tried have also bought, and dramatically improve upon it!! I have the original and love it, but I must admit this new model is even better in several different levels of operation. First, let me say both amps are great, but since the Super Champ XD is no longer available as new, the X2 tells us why by its amazing operational skills and value. The new version is highlighted by a great sounding stock speaker, excellent tube power @ a conservative 15 watts RMS, and most important of all slight modeling changes that give one more "Fender Sound" options than the earlier model. You still have many choices for those who want distorted, thrasher sounds, but, for true Fender fans, you also receive several new classic Fender sounds to choose from as well. For any professional or soon to be pro musician, this is one amp that can serve you in practically any gig situation. It simply sounds amazing and is very powerful and light weight to haul around. Seriously, unless you are an absolute "Rock Star" who needs walls of amplifiers for a big concert venue.....make sure you check this baby out. Did I mention that the price is very reasonable? This is one of the new standards in the Fender line and it is now made in Mexico instead of China. Should be a plus. Either way, check it out, you won't be sorry......this is one great amp!!!!!! By the way, I am no rookie, I have played professionally for over 40 years and I think this amp will be popular with many age levels and styles of players. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you in your music.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Extreme pros and cons

Nice little amp, great features. I like the tubes comlimenting the modeling, as I don't like straight modeling. Nice variety of amps and FX. Wish there was a Mid and Presence...Read complete review

Nice little amp, great features. I like the tubes comlimenting the modeling, as I don't like straight modeling. Nice variety of amps and FX. Wish there was a Mid and Presence control.

The bad:
Every combo I've owned has some sort of rattle or buzz somewhere, including my Princeton Reissue, and that thing cost nearly $1K, which is rediculous. This amp is no exception, and the first day out of the box I had to trace a buzz down to a bad speaker; the speaker has a buzz like the paper was ripped, but there is no rip anywhere. It does this completely out of the cabinet, so it's not cabinet or baffle rattle. I get so tired of purchasing products and then having to return/exchange them, only to get another one with some other problem.

Fender Fuse:
I feel Fender threw us a bone with this. You can create presets on your computer to your heart's content, but unlike the Mustang and G-DEC, you can't upload presets to the amp. You can only create them, store them on your computer, and use them when the amp is connected via a USB cable. This is completely useless if you want to take the amp anywhere with you. All this software serves to do is highlight the fact that 50% of the amp's true features are completely unusable without a computer connection. Therefore, I threw the software in the Recycle bin.

Lastly, the amp does not recall your Tap tempo setting after you change voicings or turn the amp off - there's no way to save your Tap setting. It's annoying to have to reguess my Delay setting every time I turn the amp on.

This is a nice amp that could have been so much better. It's worth keeping because it has a few nice tones, but now I have to replace the speaker and settle for less functionality than I was expecting.

It would be 3/5 if the speaker wasn't broke, and 5/5 if you could also upload your presets to the amp. With two strikes against it, I gave it 2/5-Below average. I recommend it, but only to those who know what to expect.

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4.0

Excellent amp at a excellent price

By Meat sauce

from Belford N.J.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Amp Voicings
  • Great Built In Effects
  • Great Vintage Tube Sound
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Miked Up For Large Venue
    • Recording
    • Small Club Or Bar

    Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp is my second tube amp .both are 15 watts . And this amp has many modern features my other amp doesn't have . Get a great variety of different amps all in one amp w a wide selection of great built in effects . And at half the price of my other amp we'll worth it

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent Amp -- After Speaker Swap-Out

    By Pro from Dover

    from Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Stock Speaker Sounds Dull

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Practice

    Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    A '65 Princeton RI or '65 Deluxe Reverb RI it isn't but, for its size and cost it's OK for practice and home studio recording. I mainly use the tube channel (Channel 1) and only use channel 2 via optional footswitch for some overdrive (when I'm too lazy to hook up my pedal board...) and go light on the FX.

    I agree with everyone who said that the stock "made for Fender" ceramic speaker was lacking and disappointing. I thought about swapping it out for a Ragin' Cajun as many have done. But, I ended up replacing it with a Celestion Greenback 10" because I once had a '65 Princeton RI FSR unit that came with the Greenback and loved the sound over the usual Jensen ceramic C10. My modded X2 doesn't sound as good as the Princeton FSR, but the Greenback definitely made a sonic improvement to my ear. A bit expensive but, you do get what you pay for.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love my Super Champ XD

    By jigga

    from Southern California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Jamming
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I love the sounds my Super Champ XD makes. I don't know if anyone would use all 16 voices regularly, but there are bound to be a few enjoy. My favorites are the overdriven blackface and the overdriven metal. I like to switch between the clean (which is modeled after blackface amps, and the overdriven blackface with the gain on 10.

      Mine has a Rajin Cajun speaker in it, and it makes quite a difference. I played one of these at the store and it didn't have the low end with the stock fender speaker.

      I play with a drummer and the super champ keeps up well. I turn it up to around 8, 8.5 and it's audible the entire time.

      I also run a Boss GT10 through it sometimes and it sounds good.

      I love this thing.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am soooooo happy with this amp!

      By Song writer Russell

      from Lake Station, In

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        Wow! perfect for all projects! Awesome sound! Once it warms up, it kicks! best clean sound in a while.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Amp - I like it

        By Jim

        from Olympia, WA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Light weight
        • Nice Amp Models
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Hard To Get Good Feedback

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Church
        • Direct To The Board
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Line-out To The Pa
        • Performances

        Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        My main amp for years has been a Fender Deluxe, which has an all-tube signal path and wonderful sound. So I wasn't sure how I would like a small amp like the Super Champ. But I needed something that was easier to carry and still gives good sound. I have a small project studio in my basement and I play in church almost every weekend. The Fender Super Champ is a slight compromise in tone quality, but no one seems to notice except me. I love the fact that I can take a line-out direct to the sound board. It makes setup a snap.

        The amp modeling is nice. The only thing I miss is feedback. The digital pre-amp makes it hard to get any kind of musical feedback, so it doesn't let you get full use of the tubes.

        The size and weight make it perfect for gigging - if you play through a sound board. It ways a small fraction of what the Deluxe weighs, and that makes it worth it for me. I lose a little tone, but I save my back.

        I have used it in the studio when I needed a quick guitar part and I didn't want to take the time to mike the Deluxe. It worked great and the customer was very impressed with the results. With all the amp models you can dial up just about any kind of crunch you want. The sound from the speaker is decent, especially for its small size. It will never sound like a big amp in a heavy cabinet, but all that subtle tone gets lost when you play with a band anyway.

        The small tone goes away when plugged direct into the PA. The line-out signal is pretty good. You are not going to feel the thump you get from a big cabinet, but for small gigs this thing works great.

        I bought the amp cover, foot switch, and an amp stand at the same time I bought the amp. The amp stand points the sound right at my face and that helps me hear when the stage gets loud. I highly recommend an amp stand for gigging with this little Champ.

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        5.0

        Fender Super Champ X2

        By C70man

        from Tampa, Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          Right out of the box, I could define and use the settings I wanted. Tremolo settings could be more adjustable, but they sound and work well.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great amp but not quite enough power

          By HardTellin

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp delivered exactly the performance and sound quality described by the promo literature for the Super Champ. The wide range of sound shaping options helped me find the tone I was looking for quickly. Unfortunately the 15W weren't enough to contend with a full band during rehearsals (the purpose for this little amp) so I returned it and purchased a slightly more powerful amp. Excellent support for the return transaction from MusiciansFriend.

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Lacks tube amp sound

          By Totalwreck

          from Twin Cities

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Low price
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          I was looking for a small and reliable tube amp for practicing at home and was attracted by the favorable reviews and price of the Super-Champ X2. I've had Fender amps in the past, and the clean sound of a Fender tube amp is a beautiful thing. However, this amp just doesn't deliver. Now I get it that it's small and should be expected to be limited in tonal possibilities. However, for an amp advertised as a "real tube amp," once you switch to the second channel to use the range of available "voicings" -- supposedly a significant feature of this particular model -- it pretty much sounds like a small solid state amp: it just doesn't have that sweet tube amp sound. For a small practice amp, it's perfectly acceptable yet underwhelming. But if you're looking for the sound of a tube amp, I'd try something else.

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          5.0

          Great little amp

          By fatharock

          from Prescott Valley, Az

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            A beautiful little amp with tons of features.
            In addition, free software from Fenderf interfaces
            with the amp via USB. Works wonderfully !
            I had been searching for a small watt tube amp
            and this amp exceeds all my expectations.
            Great shopping provided also.
            Kudos

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            5.0

            Clear Choice

            By Alvin

            from Florida

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fender Super-Champ X2 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              We needed an amp for our rhythm guitarist. He uses a very soft pick on a vintage Guild hollow body. We use amp stands and mic (SM57) our amps on stage. As with most groups, equipment size and weight are important so we try to stay under 30#. We liked the Fender amps because of the reverb and our short list came down to the Blues Jr. and the Champ. While our first choice was the Fender Blues Jr., the price difference and the owner's playing style made this the clear choice.

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