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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.

Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp 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


Fender 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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  • the PERFECT amp

    As reviewed by Don Baragiano on 9/13/2013

    I'm a 62 y/o composer/performer/guitarist. I already own a Line 6 Valve amp and a Roland Cube 40 XL. I was looking for something lightweight with interesting voices. This new Fender Champion 40 is it! The clean channel only has ONE control - volume. It is voiced for the Classic Twin Reverb sound. I use the Plate Reverb setting, which adds a studio quality tube sound. I run that channel on "8". It is beautifully clean and full. The 2nd channel features amp modeling (although the limited marketing pieces I find online say it has no modeling) I don't get that. Isn't that something to crow about? Fender prefers to use the term 'voice'. This amp includes the following 12 voices: TWEED: ......Bassman, Deluxe, Champ '65: ..........Twin, Deluxe, Princeton BRITISH: ....60's, 70's, 80's METAL.......Supersonic, 90's Metal, 2000 Metal This amp is brand new. After seeing that it had the same voicing as their Champ XD, I rolled the dice. I'm so glad I did, I basically need 3 sounds, extreme clean w/verb, Tweed Overdrive for slight breakup & some over the top Boogie type sound for soloing. All this in a 19 pound package. Check it out!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • A great fusion of the Frontman and the Mustang amps

    As reviewed by Mitch Wiedemann on 12/15/2013

    The Champion 40 has some really nice sounds in a light-weight, classic black face amp style. It's what I've been waiting for. If you're like me, you want your amps to have great sound, you want them to look cool, and you don't want them to cost a lot. I really liked the idea of the old Fender Frontman amps. Simple blackface styling, light-weight, and inexpensive. The trouble with the Frontman series was with the un-controllable volume control taper, and the harsh drive channel. The Champion series has a very usable volume control taper, and several great amp models to give decent overdrive/distortion sounds. I really like some things about the Fender Mustang series too. I used mostly two of the many amp models -- '65 Deluxe and Super-Sonic. I didn't like the top-mounted controls on the Mustangs, or the fact that the knobs didn't always reflect the actual state of the control. I had no interest in the thousands of tweaks that could be made with the software. I like my amps simpler and better-looking than the Mustang series. Lo-and-behold, the Champion series has the best aspects of the Frontman series (styling and price) and the best sounds of the Mustang series. While I'm at it, I may as well answer the ubiquitous amp question: "Is this amp giggable?" The answer is, "it depends on the overall volume of your band" If you're playing coffee houses or house parties, then probably. If you're in a hard rock or metal band, then chances are your stage volumes are higher, and you'll want to get the Champion 100. If I were currently playing guitar in my band (I'm the drummer) I'd get the Champion 100.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Just What I Needed and More!

    As reviewed by Roger Bruner on 1/12/2014

    I'd been using one of two little 15-watt guitar for practice purposes, but each one sounded pretty puny. I also had a 65-watt Crate amp that had gotten too heavy for me to cart around. Since I don't make money with my playing, a replacement had to be both reasonably priced and reasonably light-weight. I first saw this amp for sale full-price. Although $225 was more than I could justify, the size and power rating fit what I needed perfectly. And I knew I couldn't go wrong with a Fender product. So I went to Guitar Center, where they ordered it for me at $179.99. I'd expected that I'd have to go back to pick it up at the store, but they had it shipped directly to my home. At no cost. Eight days later, it arrived. What a joy to use! I have yet to try out all the combinations of sounds, but it sure makes my Taylor GS-Mini sound like one of the big boys. I play in a weekly nursing home ministry and plan to cart this along this coming Wednesday. Even though we use a good PA system there, I don't have a monitor and sometimes can barely hear myself. This should solve that problem nicely.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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