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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 40-watt... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-08-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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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 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.

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
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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FenderChampion 40 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (59)
  • Portable (56)
  • Excellent sound (47)
  • Good power output (39)
  • Warm / comfy (38)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (33)
  • Amateur recording (28)
  • Performances (28)
  • Outdoor events / games (25)
  • Professional recording (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Professional musician (19), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good for what it is

Ok. I bought this sight unseen off MF. It's just spoke to me. I had a 65w single 12 FMR a while back and got rid of it before Fender quit making them...Read complete review

Ok. I bought this sight unseen off MF. It's just spoke to me. I had a 65w single 12 FMR a while back and got rid of it before Fender quit making them and regret it. Had a Mustang II for a while and didn't really like it. LOVE my Super Champ. The Champion 40 feels like a cross between the Mustang and the Super Champ. Solid State, single 12, 2 channel (clean and gain), 4 amp voices (tweed, blackface, british, metal), FX with reverbs, choruses, flange, delay, tremolo etc... and a tap button. It's like a Super Champ with no tubes honestly.

It sounds like a solid state amp all the way. Nuthin you can do about that, but it's still got some very usable tones. I won't say I love this thing, but it's growing on me. The tweed and blackface settings seem very familiar to me and for practicing at home, this is a great amp. I don't have to burn tubes to practice at home anymore. I didn't like all the bells and whistles and flashing lights of the Mustang, and hooking it up to your computer may appeal to some, but not for me. This is for the people who want a Fender amp, with decent modeling capabilities, but don't want to read a manual. It's very straight forward and easy to understand right out of the box. Again, tonally, it's transistory, but passable. Not bashing SS amps, I've just never played one that did it for me. But that being said, this is a neat amp. I think it would handle a quieter type of gig, 3 piece maybe. Jazz stuff. Fully cranked it gets real honky and farty. And HOT!. This thing gets real hot. Don't know if that's normal, but after about 30 min of playing, I turned it off and felt the back of the chassis. It felt like a tube amp. I guess since it's got chips in it like a laptop, it's gonna run hot like a laptop. Your laptop has a built-in fan and this doesn't. Hope it doesn't fry itself. Cabinet seems bout right for this series. Not as well built as my Super Champ. pannels seem on the thinner side.

So would I recommend it? Maybe. Depends on what you're looking for. If you're turned off by the Mustangs, try this. If you're looking for a light weight combo to gig with, I would look elsewhere. I feel like under a very narrow range of circumstances would this guy work live. Solo jazz, sure. Full band, probably won't cut it. But everybody is different. It might be just what you're looking for. For junior's first amp, I would definitely recommend it. Kicking around the house, absolutely. It's 100w 212 brother would handle live better.

On a side note, I ran my Super Champ thru the 12 in speaker of the Champion 40. Sounded pretty good. And guess what... the Super Champ Chassis fits in the Champion 40! So if you've been wishing that you're Super Champ had a 12 in it, swap the chassis. You'll have to retap some holes in the SC chassis to line up with the 40's, or put new holes in the 40 cabinet, but both chassis are the same size. I may try that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CHAMPION 40 Just so so

Watched reviews on Utube and read many . Was not impressed once purchased. Sound is weak and poorer quality than I expected . Not even close to a higher end Fender , Marshall or...Read complete review

Watched reviews on Utube and read many . Was not impressed once purchased. Sound is weak and poorer quality than I expected . Not even close to a higher end Fender , Marshall or other .

Okay for user that is beginner or one who has a tight budget . Maybe Champion 100 has more fuller sound and character.

Okay for practice, will not miss if it disappeared .

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not a bad little amp.

By Patt

from Ocala, Fl.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • The stock speaker is very low quality

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is : portable, low cost, loud and has decent effects. The downside is the cheap speaker that is in it. After tweaking the settings I changed out the speaker with an Eminence Swamp Thing. What a night + day difference. The overdrives that come on are really not that great, I will use a pedal for heavier distortion. But the Blackface setting with the gain @ half way has a nice lead edge to it. For the price it is a good deal, not as great sounding as past Fender s/s amps, but it is adequate.

 
5.0

I would recommend this amp.

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

Great amp . More power than I expected. 2 channel, great effects assortment .Good tone & volume. Could probably blow my neighbors windows out if I put out full power !!

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Craig

from Kansas City

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Love the amp lots of good sounds

     
    5.0

    Yup!!!!-

    By Daryl

    from Sacramento, CA.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

        BIG SECRET.......Take out the stock speaker and toss it. Install a CELESTION VINTAGE 30. Go to the drive channel set vol. On 10. Set Drive vol. To 3 or 4 set on Black Face and wella you have an Eric Clapton sound or a Blues sound. The new speaker is the answer to this Fender amp.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fender Champion 40

        By John

        from Harlingen Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Warmth
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

          G rear little amp

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything it promises

          By Brookster

          from West Palm Beach Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Nice clean fender sound, very portable

             
            5.0

            Champion 40 Great practice amp

            By TDE

            from Morton, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                Great amp for its portability, voicing and lives up to its sound heritage.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice playing amp

                By Rockin' Ronnie

                from Hackettstown, New Jersey

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                  This is a fine, good sounding amp. Has great projection and versatility. All that you would expect from Fender. Only 40 watts, but more than enough to get you want you want. The on board effects are typical and give you more options than what you'd might expect. Always like pedals better for more realistic, true definition but remember this is just more of a practice and small venue amp.

                   
                  5.0

                  WOW!

                  By geminibucci

                  from NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful
                  • This amp makes my Humbuckers and Strat p/u crack

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I have had many amps in my lifetime and this amp beats them all. The effects are wonderful and relevant to the music I play. The second channel gain makes my Gibson Les Paul and Fender American Strat pickups crack at low volumes with sustains I could only get with pedals.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I would most definately buy Fender again

                      By Kramdogproductions

                      from Fairfield, Iowa

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • For a 40 it's got more sound than most. That's F
                      • Good Warmth
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • Only one input jack

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Small venues

                      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

                      I'm using this mainly as an addition to the home studio. But it have found this little amp very handy on the stage in small venues and in support at larger shows. The only thing I've found troublesome is that it only has one input jack. So only one guitar can be played through it at a time, etc. And you have problems trying to daisy chain the amp in line with others. Which can be very handy for optimal sound sometimes.

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