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Fender Champion 600 5W 1x6 Combo Amp  

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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
 
4.6

(based on 158 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (25)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Excellent sound (21)
  • Warm / comfy (20)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (18)
  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

Wonderful Fender Champion 600 is a player's litmus test

By JohnB

from Ottawa, Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    The Champion 600 is beautifully responsive to a player's touch. That is a hard thing to find, never mind at this price point. Players who have learned that your sound is in your fingers will love this little amp for it's sweet tone and growl as you push it. Players who grouch that it doesn't supply their favourite rock sounds without modification or a bunch of pedals were never going to "get" this amp anyway. Way to go, Fender.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Tony S

    from Miami

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      Good little amp. Simple to use and great sound. Just what I expected. I use it for practice at home.

       
      5.0

      Would definitely buy this one again if I had to

      By Jimmy

      from Santa Clarita, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Perfect size
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing at night

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

        Great little amp, on/off switch and volume control. Perfect for practicing at night and not bothering the whole house, and small enough to fit in a bookshelf for storage.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A real mojo box

        By Johannes

        from New York, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          I love this little amp so much! Obviously, the volume before it starts trembling and farting is limited. But unless you are trying to compete with a wild rock drummer, there is a respectable amount of sound emanating from this cute enclosure. Moreover: The warm, mellow tube tone is head and shoulders above anything else in the price range I've heard. The Champion is a great candidate for modding. I personally exchanged the speaker and got a touch more clarity, and I ditched the cheap 6L6 for a nice TAD model, but that's absolutely not to say that the stock speaker is bad, and that you don't get nice sounds out of the box. Recording is where this little cutie pie has really paid off for me. I've put countless guitar parts down where I just needed a quick and easy setup, often late at night where low volume was key. It takes effects well, within reason. But other than a Tube Screamer and some reverb, there's not that much you're likely to want. The sound is very 3-dimensional, due to the clever design, and "stands" in the room nicely. Last but not least, the looks are lovely, and it doesn't get more plug-and-play than a one-switch, one volume control setup. I never missed additional knobs. Get one while they're available.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hands-down the very best amp I have ever owned!

          By Jake

          from Crossville Tennessee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            I use this product mostly in my bedroom. I bought it to see if I thought tube amps were better than my solid-state amp. I have a Line 6 fire hawk hooked up to an L2m speaker. I always used amp modeling. I always have a hard time dialing in just the right sound with it. I think there are too many options on it. This little amp is the exact opposite. It is super easy to dial in on a tone that sounds great! It sounds awesome! I wish I had gone to a tube amp years ago.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Lead Singer in the band Bottled Monkey

            from Cedar City, Utah

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              I wanted this amp three years ago, I ordered it only to find that Fender had stopped making them. A guy talked me into a Bugera V5. I didn't like it as much as the Champ.( I played one at Guitar Center in Salt Lake City).The Bugera had zero head room and couldn't be used at any volume without adding gain and distortion. I love the Champion 600 for just that reason. You can turn it up and get a fairly nice volume with those clean Fender tones. The higher gain channel allows for natural breakup if you desire.

               
              5.0

              fantastic little amp, just what I wanted.

              By rodgerk

              from arkansas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

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

                small compact with the tube sound I needed

                (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                I would not buy this cheap amp again

                By Toby Charles, the jazzman

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

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

                    This amplifier needs substantial modifications in order to actually function and provide anything close to reasonable sound quality. The mods include upgrading the single speaker, replacing the tubes, potentially the capacitors and other electrical components along with the grill cloth. The stock unit as it is arrived buzzes from any nearby electrical interference, fluorescent lighting and the sound quality is poor. Basically you are buying a case with a mediocre quality board inside and a speaker that is less than fantastic. Why doesn't the vendor/manufacturer make these upgrades, provide a grill cloth that allows sound transmission through it and charge the extra $50? This amp is more like a kit, but without the parts needed to complete it included. Yes, it comes with tubes, grill cloth and a speaker. But no, they are not good quality and your options are either spend the time and money replacing and upgrading them, or mostly letting this unit sit on a shelf and look pretty.

                    Got this as a gift for my son and he didn't think it was worth all of the work to upgrade it and get a halfway decent sound from it. Returned for a solid state amp that will be of better use for him.

                     
                    5.0

                    Brilliant Amp

                    By Casper

                    from Denmark

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This amp work well with at 230 - 110 volt step down transformer in europe

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        A Little Thin, but Best Solution Available

                        By the hands

                        from NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • Weak

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

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

                        I use it for practice, which is all it's really suited for. Little 6" speaker is inadequate. I bought it to replace an Epiphone Jr Valve amp that was destroyed in a fire. The Epi was one of the best little amps ever made, pushing its 5w of tube driven power through an amazing 8" Eminence driver. The warmth, crunch and amazing power were ridiculous for an amp of its size. I was hoping to catch the same lightning in a bottle with this amp, but to no avail. I can see why they stopped production on these. Very disappointing.

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