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Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp Black

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Warm / comfy (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (16)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (11)

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

 

Great bang for the buck, as long as it works!

This amp has all you need for the price point...for a beginner, it's a mind-blower. But if it won't operate properly, all of that goes out the window. I purchased this...Read complete review

This amp has all you need for the price point...for a beginner, it's a mind-blower. But if it won't operate properly, all of that goes out the window. I purchased this model tonight and noticed that when I first powered it on, it crackled and hissed before I'd plugged anything into it. Thinking it'd resolve itself, I played for a few minutes after which I heard 4-5 loud pops and then total silence. To make matters worse, it's a 3-hour round trip for me to just return/exchange the thing. Major hassle. But a great sounding powerful little amp.

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(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect bedroom amp

By Tim Walsh

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo 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 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.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Little Amp

By Blair Stewart

from Arlington, VA

Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

I purchased this amp to take with me to jam sessions and practice at the house. All in all it is a nice little amp. It is basic with a few effects available which to me was a bonus. I have had it for a couple of weeks now and at first thought about going up to the 40, but I don't really need the extra volume or the few extra effects, or size and weight. So I am satisfied with this amp because it fills my particular needs. If you have effect pedals you could really get some very cool sounds out of it. And for the money I think it was worth it. If you are a beginner this would be a VERY good amp to learn on.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp - reasonable price

By Scott

from Bay area, California

Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

Received this amp about 2 weeks ago and have used it several times. My last amp was an Ampeg Gemini II which I bought in 1968 and it still works! But I needed a small portable amp to use with my Gibson electric. The amp has a nice tone and good volume with my semi-hollow body guitar (and also a kid's cheapo guitar), and the effects are great. I like the reverb option which we use when amplifying a microphone instead of the guitar. Note that it's a single channel amp - ie, you can't use a mic and guitar together without using a mic pre-amp with the aux input. However, you *can* play music from your phone, for example, into the aux input and sing with the mic (and reverb) plugged into the main input - karaoke style!

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits my beginner needs with sound a price

By JIMEN

from San Bernardino CA

Site Member

Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

This Amp is very good. I can get some good sounds out of it either with effects or no effects. It is basic and simple to use. It is a good choice for beginners because it is a step up from what you would get in a starter pack.Even though it is a one channel amp, it comes with custom voices that can deliver the sound of a two channel amp if not more. It also can make a good practice amp because of its small size and weight. You can leave it on the floor or put it on a table or shelf. It can get loud, I think it delivers all of the 20 watts. Great choice for someone on a budget, or someone that does not need an amp over 20 watts. For the price, it's a smart choice. You can't go wrong.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it has the same sound as the champ 40

By Keith

from Lombard IL

About Me Novice

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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

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    . . .and loving it

    By Electronbluepearl

    from Ct

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Love the many different sounds and effects you get from this amp. Much more powerful than I expected. The headphone jack makes it easy to practice while my husband is watching tv or sleeping, so I get in much more time than I would otherwise. It's going to bring me to the next level. I really love this little amp!

      (4 of 4 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.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fender. What can you say?

      By TT

      from Colorado

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      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!

        (4 of 7 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

        (3 of 9 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...

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would but this product again.

          By Jtalent1

          from San Leandro, Ca

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Warmth
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

              I'm a begginer trying to teach myself guitar. Got this amp to help give me a variety of playing styles. So far so good.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great practice amp

              By Focker

              from Philly

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                I use this amp to practice at home. It serves it's purpose well.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                (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

                   
                  4.0

                  A staple

                  By Rocket

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  For somebody that simply needs a practice amp and prefers tone over fancy gimmicks and modelings, this is the one. The only thing I wish this amp could do is be battery powered so I could take it outside.

                   
                  3.0

                  It's ok, A few problems

                  By Alex

                  from NH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • Loud feedback when inactive
                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  Needs many improvements

                   
                  4.0

                  Overall good amp. Faulty aux input

                  By jv014

                  from Silver Spring, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Poor quality assurance

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    As a guitar amp, this thing is great. Good sound, lots of fun effects. But the aux input on mine is barely usable. There's horrible scratching making it sound terrible.

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent amp

                    By John

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Excellent amp, fast shipping

                     
                    5.0

                    Fender Champion 20 is a Great Deal!

                    By Paul

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp:

                    Great little amp! Chose this model to use in a small practice room where space is very limited. I play along with my PC and small speakers and its plenty loud to still be inspiring to write music. I tried several 20 watt amps but to me the Champ 20 has more useable guitar tones and FX choices that allow me to hear the genuine sound of my guitar. I also liked that if I roll off the volume on the guitar that this amp acts like a tube amp and will give you tone changes that are still useable and realistic sounding. I thought the amp was priced fairly and would recommend for any genre of music.

                     
                    5.0

                    Works for me, but what do I know?

                    By Old Newby

                    from Vegas

                    About Me Novice

                    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:

                      I'm a beginner guitar player, have an electric acoustic I'm learning on. Just getting acquainted with all my equipment, so my review may or may not be helpful. I like this small amp because I live in an apartment with thin walls. It's more than loud enough, and I often plug in headphones when playing late at night. I also like the range of effects this unit has. I'm sure it'll sound even better as I improve my playing, and learn how to maximize it's features. It's perfect for beginners, for play in small spaces, and affordable for tight budgets. Can't think of anything negative to say about it.

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