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.
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Bought one of these for practice but was blown away by the huge sound and tones of this little thing. Now I find myself using it all the time. Really for the money this thing sounds amazing, it has some of the tube amp feel and it's tones are classic Fender through and through. I changed out the stock speaker for a Jensen and it just made this thing sing. I have no idea how Fender make something this good for so little money, they are magicians. I've owned many Fender Tube amps over the years and really nothing compares to them but this little chappy really captures that Fender DNA in a small and lightweight package that has all the Fender quality and hallmarks.
Jos_8 owns this item
As a student, i have little money to spend on an amp so to only spend £140 on a 40w fender amp is a steal, it is aesthetically pleasing and really looks the part, the distorted sounds can be a bit muddy for my liking but the cleans are superb, definitely recommend if you're on a budget, great amp!
robbiesmithshroom owns this item
Been playing with the Champion 40 for about a month now, and I've got to say, I like it a lot. Clean channel is great, and some of the other amp models are pretty good too. A couple are just noisy, but most are not bad. Volume level changes when switching to some models, which is a hassle. Most of the effects are good as well. Too bad the foot switch is not available yet (April 2014) hope they ship soon. This amp is pretty loud for a 40w ss amp. It's light weight, looks good, sounds great, price is right, I'd say it's a real winner. Would give 5 stars if foot switch was available. For the price, this is a pretty good deal.
trekfueler owns this item
Nobody makes the perfect amp, but this one is so close. It just needs separate reverb that can be added to everything with its own depth knob. Then replace the chorus+reverb with chorus+delay and the delay+reverb with flange+delay. Compression upfront with a depth knob would be nice also.
I was forced to rate the sound but I haven't heard it. I haven't bought one because of the stupid design issues mentioned above. I'd even pay more to get a new version with those features.
The clean channel is very nice and the FX features are ok, but change the sound to British or Metal and play more than one string at a time and the amp sound horrible! It is possible I got a lemon, sure, but I don't think so. Very disappointed. I will bring it in to a fender repair shop to have it looked at to see if something is wrong with the amp before I throw it out the window!
ranselmo180 owns this item
|Model Name:||Champion™ 40, 120V|
|Amplifier Type:||Solid State|
|Controls:||Channel 1: Volume, Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice. Master: Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP|
|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)|
|Front Panel:||Black Angled|
|Grill Cover:||Black "Bronco" Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||9" (229 mm)|
|Amplifier Width:||17.25" (438 mm)|
|Amplifier Height:||17.25" (438 mm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||19 lbs. (8.6 kg)|
|Effects:||Reverb, Delay/Echo, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone, and More. Delay Time and Tremolo Speed Can Easily Be Set with the TAP Button|
|Speaker:||One - 12" Fender® Special Design|
|Unique Features:||World-renowned Fender clean and overdrive tones, plus an assortment of British and modern amp voicing and distortion flavors. A diverse palette of effects, including delay time and tremolo Speed, that can easily be set with the TAP button to match the song’s tempo. Auxiliary input for jamming with media player. Headphone output for silent practice. Classic Fender Blackface cosmetics. Optional Footswitch Available (P/N 0071359000)|
|FootSwitch:||Optional 2-Button Footswitch Available (p/n 0071359000)|
|Knobs:||Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic|
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