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The Fender Champion Amp is a 5W tube guitar amplifier with a 6-inch speaker and 1950 "two tone" cosmetics. This simple tribute to the cute and collectible 1949-53-era Fender guitar amplifier makes sma... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Champion Amp is a 5W tube guitar amplifier with a 6-inch speaker and 1950 "two tone" cosmetics. This simple tribute to the cute and collectible 1949-53-era Fender guitar amplifier makes small-room sessions lots of fun! Originally intended as a student model, the Champion Amp (also known as the Champ) has also been employed by many professionals for its low output, easy-to-record capabilities. Fender has added a higher-gain preamp circuit to take the overdriven tone beyond that of the original, and a choice of High- or Low-gain inputs. An internal speaker output jack allows the use of a larger speaker cabinet.

The original Champion 600 had a low-gain preamp with 6SJ7 tube; the 12AX7 and associated tone circuitry lets the amp be driven harder for more overdrive.

5W tube power amplifier driving a 6-inch speaker provides perfect low volume for practice or recording.

Internal speaker can be disconnected, allowing amp to be used with a larger external speaker cabinet.

Features
  • Two inputs (Instrument And Microphone)
  • Control: Volume
Specifications
  • Type: Tube Amplifier
    Output: 5 Watts
    Ohms: 4 Ohms
    Speaker: One 6 Inch, 4 Ohm Special Design Driver With Ceramic Magnet
    Weight: 15 Lbs (7 Kg)

    Dimensions
    Height: 11" (28 cm)
    Width: 12" (31 cm)
    Depth: 7.5" (19 cm)
    TUBES
    1-12AX7A
    1-6V6 (diode rectifier)

    Features: Tube Preamp And Tube Power Amp (One 12AX7 tube; One 6V6 tube)
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FenderChampion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (14)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful little amp

I don't usually write reveiws...for anything. So it shows just how much I love this little amp (Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp). I was looking for a good practice...Read complete review

I don't usually write reveiws...for anything. So it shows just how much I love this little amp (Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp). I was looking for a good practice amp, so I went to guitarcenter. I grabbed a Les Paul, plugged in, and man does it sing. The clean tone is very glassy and thick. Great for Jazz. Crank it up, and you get a beutiful bluesy crunch. The simplistic design, the leather exterior, and retro look sealed the deal for me. For 200$ you're getting a whole lotta amp. Though it's only 5 watts It's actually quite loud. I think it would be unreasonable to gig with it, but I record with the thing alot. It's well suited for everything-except maybe metal. I actually play in a Hardcore band, so I use a pedal and it sounds wonderful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

CHANGE THE TUBES!!

This is a beautiful amp IF IF IF IF you upgrade the tubes. I've had two of these with the same problem. Both had an audible sizzle at all volumes and a frequent...Read complete review

This is a beautiful amp IF IF IF IF you upgrade the tubes. I've had two of these with the same problem. Both had an audible sizzle at all volumes and a frequent "pffffft, pfffffft" sound." I now have an American tube in the pre-amp and a Russian 6V6 power tube and the tone is gorgeous. I give this amp a 5-plus if you swap tubes. With the stock tubes it was a constant annoyance and disappointment. Props to FENDER on their customer service. They were very attentive when I contacted them.

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(32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

CHANGE THE TUBES!!

By Blue

from Indy

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

This is a beautiful amp IF IF IF IF you upgrade the tubes. I've had two of these with the same problem. Both had an audible sizzle at all volumes and a frequent "pffffft, pfffffft" sound." I now have an American tube in the pre-amp and a Russian 6V6 power tube and the tone is gorgeous. I give this amp a 5-plus if you swap tubes. With the stock tubes it was a constant annoyance and disappointment. Props to FENDER on their customer service. They were very attentive when I contacted them.

(30 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful little amp

By NotepadSucks

from Sarasota FL

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I don't usually write reveiws...for anything. So it shows just how much I love this little amp (Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp). I was looking for a good practice amp, so I went to guitarcenter. I grabbed a Les Paul, plugged in, and man does it sing. The clean tone is very glassy and thick. Great for Jazz. Crank it up, and you get a beutiful bluesy crunch. The simplistic design, the leather exterior, and retro look sealed the deal for me. For 200$ you're getting a whole lotta amp. Though it's only 5 watts It's actually quite loud. I think it would be unreasonable to gig with it, but I record with the thing alot. It's well suited for everything-except maybe metal. I actually play in a Hardcore band, so I use a pedal and it sounds wonderful.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A decent amp

By Clancy W.

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

First off, ill state what SHOULD be obvious...this amp has a single knob (volume) so of course it's not going to score too high in the "features" catagory. But as far as tone goes, this is a refreshingly good amp. I bought it as a practice amp cuz I felt like it was a little crazy to fire up my 100 watt half-stack just to mess around in my dorm room. When plugged into the high input, you can crank the volume and get a slight growl that's good for blues or even older rock. But the low input gives you the iconic fender clean. I'd deff recomend the lil guy to any one

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Champ is the Amp!

By JNorum

from Brookhaven, Ms.

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

When I saw this amp, I thought what can 5 watts and a 6 inch speaker do? I am impressed! The sound this amp produces is awesome! Just buy a Holy Grail Reverb Pedal to use with the amp and you will be ready to go.

(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cool Lil' Combo

By Bluzman54

from Southeast Florida

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I picked one of these up a week and a half ago and I am impressed with the tone of this little beauty. With a Strat, you get an amazing amount of bass for just a 6" speaker. Cranked, it sounds like the tone in ZZ Topp's "Blue Jean Blues". It is not a loud amp. But it makes up for it in crisp clear tone. Put a reverb or delay in front of it and it's like a trip to the fifties.Les Paul owners will have to back off on the guitar volume to avoid too much mud.Strat players who love blues will dig this amp.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Champion 600

By Briand

from Fountain Valley, Ca

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I was looking for a bedroom tube amp, and this Fender Champion 600 fits the bill. I play Fender Strat and Gibson SG with it(on the high and low inputs respectively). The result is a flexible tone, that varies from clean, chimey, and a decent warm for bluesy rock. With pedals, it can handle all the styles of music that I'd like to play. I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase.

(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for what it is

By DixieJody

from Chattanooga, TN

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I tried one out to see how it compares to my Vox AC4TV. In a small room it will crank and it puts out some nice clean and blues-type tones. However,in reality this is an amp for beginners who need to worry more about learning guitar rather than tone. It is easy to use and sounds decent with both Fender single coils and Gibson humbuckers. I'm giving it 4 stars because it is a good value and a solid piece of equipment for what it is and how much it costs. However, if you are a seasoned player looking for a quality small tube combo amp under $300 I recommend going with the Vox AC4TV 1x10. It is an excellent amp with great features that gives a variety of tones and is great for lower-volume playing or for travel.

(14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Special Use Amp

By vaillantk

from Rockville, MD

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

OK, I've been using this for about 3 weeks now, mostly with a Gibson Les Paul. I also own a Fender Princeton Recording amp so I'm hooked on that all-tube overdrive sound. This little amp is only 5 watts with "low" and "high" gain inputs. It has a wonderful tone in either mode: instant full-on cranked tube amp sound. The issue for some is that you can really only use it at a low volume: assuming your guitar volume knobs at 10- you can only do about 6 on the amp volume before it gets muddy. It's perfect for using in an apartment bedroom, you won't need any pedals unless you favor metal. Price, tone and quality are top-notch, just don't expect too much in the volume department.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big things come in small packages

By RockyM

from Malverne, NY

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I bought this little baby last Sunday. I needed a smaller amp to bring to a from my apt to play with family and friends. I have the Tweed Hot Rod Deluxe which I love, but is too heavy to be banging around going to places just to jam unless I'm playing at a gig. I was looking for something smaller but needed to have great tone. Well this small package has a big heart! All tube sound, the cleans are crystal clear and for 5 watts, it's pretty loud. My nephews were both blown away. First they laughed at me when I walked in and they saw this lunch box sized amp. One has the Fender 25R Frontman and the other has the Marshall MG4 Series MG15, and this lil baby was still heard, not as loud, but held up. I play an Epiphone Standard Plus Top (Honeyburst) which has a bassier sound than a Tele or Strat, but being a Neil Young fan and love that "jet plane in a thunderstorm" sound, this combo works for me so I purchased a distortion pedal and this amp Rocks! Not like the HRD's More drive sound but still, for fooling around and practice I am NOT disappointed at all! If you want a great practice amp and something to travel with to jam or just to fool around with, I highly recommend this small but effective amp. It has that retro look that's pretty cool too. Kudos to Fender!!!

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet little amp

By Fred

from Ruby, MI

Comments about Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp:

I bought this amp the day after I bought the Crate V8 Palmino. I wanted a small tube amp after selling my big tube combo. This little amp has the sweetest tone if you want a clean to slightly overdriven sound. I think it really lets the tone of your guitar shine through because there is no tone circuit, just pure, sweet, glistening sound. I am playing a Schecter Blackjack with Seymour Duncans on it and running a Digitech RP250 through it. In short, while the Crate screams, this little honey sings. This amp is staying with me, the Crate is not.

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