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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 20W Cha... Read More

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Overview

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 20W Champion 20 features a single 8" 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.

It features a single channel that has selectable amp voicings, including Blackface, British, Metal, Jazz and Tweed, for a wide array of tonal variety. Each channel offers selectable FX, including delay, chorus, reverb and more.

Features
  • 20 watts
  • 8 Fender Special Design speaker
  • Single channel and input
  • Reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone and other effects
  • Different amp voicings and distortion types
  • 1/8 auxiliary input and headphone output jacks
Specifications
  • Electronics
    Voltage: 120V
    Wattage: 20 Watts
    Controls: Channel 1: Volume, Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice. Master: Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP
    Channels: One - (with Selectable Amp Voice)
    Inputs: One - 1/4"
    Effects Loop: Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In) for use with Outboard Effects
    Hardware
    Cabinet Materia: 7-ply 3/4" medium-density fibreboard
    Amplifier Covering: Black textured vinyl
    Grille Cloth: Silver
    Amplifier Jewel: Red LED
    Front Panel: Black angled
    Handle: Molded plastic strap with nickel-plated caps
    Speakers
    Speakers: One - 8" Fender Special Design
    Total Impedance: 8 ohms
    Measurements
    Depth: 7.5"
    Height: 12.75"
    Width: 13.75"
    Weight: 12 lb.
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FenderChampion 20 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect bedroom amp

When you don't have a surplus of room in your living space there really is no need for much more amp than what the Champion 20 gives you. From my experience unless you play...Read complete review

When you don't have a surplus of room in your living space there really is no need for much more amp than what the Champion 20 gives you. From my experience unless you play out with a group anything over 15 to 30 watts is just overkill and wasted. Even if you do play out, most bar bands I have seen lately barely have their high dollar amps ticking over and have let most of the job to sound reenforcement and pedals for distortion/overdrive. This amp gives you all the great tone that Fender has developed with the Mustang series without the programing and menu surfing (a big plus I feel). Controls are traditional so that your grandfather would know what to do with it and has a great set of effects to color whatever the song calls for. Construction seems pretty sturdy and you really can't go wrong with Fenders 5 year warranty. Knobs feel smooth to turn and quality pots seem to have been used. If you want two channels go for the 40 as there is no footswitch capability. I have not tried it with pedals but I'm sure those with experience could make it a good platform to do so. The only drawbacks I see are the Power On light is just a small LED rather than a jewel light (not a real big deal but would have finished off the Blackface look),and to my ear the volume changes a little with each amp selected (again not a big deal, just adjust the volume). I wish it was made in USA but it's not 1975 anymore. If Fender Corp. reads this I honestly believe that if these were made in the USA for $50 to $75 dollars more most musicians would gladly pay for that badge of honor. Have had about a week now and i am just as satisfied as when i first fired it up.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not great

I bought this as a practice amp, looking for something that was easy to use but had some features to it. Since I already had a Fender Mustang I thought I'd try this...Read complete review

I bought this as a practice amp, looking for something that was easy to use but had some features to it. Since I already had a Fender Mustang I thought I'd try this one. Thought this certainly is easy to use, the sound quality is not very good. I've had it for a month, tried different guitars and about every combination of settings possible. I spend more time adjusting than playing - the sound quality just isn't there. Maybe it's just me, but I plan on getting rid of this one and trying another...

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5.0

Excellent beginner amp

By Junior

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

    The product is awesome. It gives enough selections to try out different styles of music (metal, blues, etc.) It has good projection and sound without being muddy.

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    5.0

    Loved it as soon as I plugged it in!

    By jerebear

    from pittsfield ma

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not as loud has hoped

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I opened the first box and almost died opened the second (actual box for amp) and was punched in the face with the smell of a whole new world of possibilities. The sound wasn't as loud as i hoped without gain but when I looked into the manual and saw that there were 12 different distortions it blew my mind.

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    5.0

    Great Amp

    By Just

    from Crestline, ca

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Good Amp

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      better than i expected

      By old timer

      from port charlotte, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • pop when turning off

      Best Uses

      • easy to carry around. great for practice

      Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I usually use a front man 25r, it is a little heavy to carry around. I could not believe that this little git. could sound close to my 25 with it s 10 inch speaker. after buying a couple different small amps that sounded poor, I packed up my guitar and went to guitar center and tried one of the champion 20 s. before I played 1 scale I knew this was it. I play clean, with reverb. I could not believe the base that comes out of an 8 inch speaker. I was really impressed. I can not tell you much about dirty as I do not play it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Practice amp for the house....

      By GTSTERLING

      from ESCONDIDO, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Practice Amp

        Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Practice Amp

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not great

        By LeftyBill

        from Matthews, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I bought this as a practice amp, looking for something that was easy to use but had some features to it. Since I already had a Fender Mustang I thought I'd try this one. Thought this certainly is easy to use, the sound quality is not very good. I've had it for a month, tried different guitars and about every combination of settings possible. I spend more time adjusting than playing - the sound quality just isn't there. Maybe it's just me, but I plan on getting rid of this one and trying another...

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender. What can you say?

          By TT

          from Colorado

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

            A great practice amp and you can get the sound you need and record as well. Fendor sound!

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            5.0

            Perfect Amp

            By Dodger

            from Lake George NY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I got this for a little practice amp and it fits the bill too a tee. I'm a weekend warrior and don't need anything elaborate. Great little effects with it, all sound fine! Love it.

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              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              it has the same sound as the champ 40

              By Keith

              from Lombard IL

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                This amp does the same as the champion 40 and for the money it is great

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                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Little underwhelmed

                By Kevin

                from Lima Ohio

                Site Member

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                While the champion 20 is a cool starter bedroom amp I was not impressed with the effects even some of the voicings sounded a bit wimpy. too bad the reverb /delay coould be seperate from the tremolo,chorus,flanger

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