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Fender Champion 40 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 40-watt... 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 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 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Portable (22)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Warm / comfy (16)
  • Good power output (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would most definately buy Fender again

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...Read complete review

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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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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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than expected!

By Tom

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

I was in the market for a smaller, lighter amp since I was breaking my back hauling my vintage Musicman RD-65 tube amp back and forth to church every Sunday. Our church is about the size of a medium club and I mic the amp into the board. I was skeptical since I have ALWAYS used tube amps and love the punch and dynamics of tube amps. Solid state amps always sounded flat with squashed dynamics to me. But I took a shot. I tried the Mustang II first. The capabilities of that amp are amazing but it had 2 problems. Since it is trying to do everything, I didn't feel like it did anything really well. The dynamics were flat and it sounded "solid state" to me. Also, it was hard to make changes live since any movement of any knob makes the amp want to change the preset and the red light starts blinking. I found that distracting while performing. So I took a shot with the Champion 40. Holy cow! This amp really captures the dynamics of a tube amp and has a real punch on the Tweed and Blackface settings. Its not the same as a real tube amp but its REALLY close. It's plenty loud in a small club or practice environment. Anything bigger than that and you are going to be mic'd anyway. The digital effects are solid. They are not going to replace decent pedals, but its nice to have them to layer similar effects. I played virtually everything GC had in the sub $400 range that was solid state and light and this amp, BY FAR, beats them all

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the PERFECT amp

By Don Baragiano

from Athens, PA

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

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!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great fusion of the Frontman and the Mustang amps

By Mitch Wiedemann

from Ithaca, NY

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

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.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great practice amp

By Robert

from Houston,Texas

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

A good upgrade from the Frontman 25R and it has some great effects for a solid state amp. Love the reverb and delay settings and the gain is much better than the 25R. By the way-- a Fender Blues Jr. amp cover fits this pretty well--very similar in size. Also has different amp sound settings that are interesting to try and see what sounds good when playing different tunes.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Foot Switch For champ 40

By Joseph

from Orange Ca

Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

I've had My Champion 40 for a few months now. It really is a very good amp and does all and more then I expected from this Champ. If your looking for the "Foot Pedal" for your Champ 40, You need to Order the P.N # 0071359000. The one listed in the Owners Hand Book is the wrong number. The number listed above is correct. it's listed as The Super Champ XD. I just received mine Saturday and it works great. I have a previous review on this amp if you want to check it out..

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!

By Ricky's Dad

from Alpharetta, GA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Bought this Fender Champion 40 for my teenage son for Christmas to go with his new Epiphone Les Paul. I also looked at the Marshall MG30CFX and would probably have picked it just b/c LP's and Marshall's seem to go together. But the MG30 was out-of-stock and this little Fender fit our requirements just as well. Plus, on paper, it has a little more power and a 12" speaker instead of a 10" on the MG30. Either way, I think he would have been very happy.

      It's his first amp, along with his first electric guitar. So, knowing there would be a bit of a learning-curve involved (even though he's been playing acoustic for a while now) I wanted an amp with simple dial controls and not too much in the way of electronic wizardry. Would have looked at the Fender Mustang or maybe an entry-level Peavey Vypyr otherwise.

      Yet there's plenty here to experiment with without adding more complication to getting the hang of it. And the tone and output are very good for our purposes, certainly more than acceptable for a novice.

      Other buying parameters were:
      Well-known brand: Check
      Headphone jack: Check
      Input jack: Check
      Lightweight: Check
      Enough power for eventual garage-band: Check (just)

      All in all, a great little beginner's or practice amp that gets the job done and looks great doing it! No doubt, this won't be my son's last amp we buy from Guitar Center, but it makes a heck of a good first one.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value/Rockin Amp

      By Darrell

      from Millbrook, Alabama

      Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

      I had been looking for a good practice Amp to use with my new Les Paul and this one fit the bill great. It is a very easy to use powerful amp that is light weight. I has more FX and voices than I have even figured out how to make the most of yet. I am using it in my home studio right now and it will rattle the walls. It has typical Fender quality for a reasonable price. The one thing I want to add is the optional footswitch that can be used to select Channel 1 (Clean with or with out FX) or Channel 2 (voices and overdrive with or with out FX). I have not tried to use it in a performance setting yet, but I feel sure it will be more than enough power for the small to medium indoor stuff that I do. If you are looking for a good amp at a reasonable price this is it. Can't beat a Fender.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice playing amp

      By Rockin' Ronnie

      from Hackettstown, New Jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great amp - good for beginner

        By MainlandGal510

        from Emeryville/East Bay, CA

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

          Classic look. Easy to use & lightweight. Love the headphone & AUX inputs. Pretty loud for just practicing in the house. Found a used one here at GC. Gotta love that!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little Amp

          By Dane

          from Webster NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Have a larger Fender Amp. but I needed a smaller one to get around with. Sounds almost as good as the larger.

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