Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp  

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4.9

(based on 49 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

AwEsOmE!!!

This amp is just awesome. it is a tube amp with effects. you are crazy if you think it won't handle a band on stage, but it is great for in your room...Read complete review

This amp is just awesome. it is a tube amp with effects. you are crazy if you think it won't handle a band on stage, but it is great for in your room or garage. It has two channels, one that is clean w/ effects(reverb, chorus, delay, etc), and one with amp simulators( blackface, bassman, acoustasonic, metalhead) and effects, and the best part, its a tube amp. It has amazing tone, you can get pretty much any tone you want out of it. You can go from clean acoustic sound to heavy metal by turning the amp setting, then add some reverb or delay, whatever you want, its there. Its definately worth the money!!

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Great Sound, Not So Great Quality

I got this amp for Christmas last year. For the first month of ownership, I was totally in love. The clean channel on this amp sounds fantastic. It sparkles at lover volumes and...Read complete review

I got this amp for Christmas last year. For the first month of ownership, I was totally in love. The clean channel on this amp sounds fantastic. It sparkles at lover volumes and gives you a nice bluesy breakup at higher volumes, all without making your ears bleed. The voicing channel has some really good tones coming out of it. I really like the Tweed (1-3) and Hot rod (10-12) settings. I actually tested the Hot Rod Sounds next to my dad's Hot Rod Deluxe. They were almost spot on. One setting that I like to use is to crank the clean channel for a rhythm sound and then use my Digitech Screamin Blues for a lead. The effects built into this amp are really good. I have used each at least once, however I only regularly use the spring reverb and the tremolo. This amp does seem to be a little bright, and the 2 EQ knobs don't seem to do much. But all in all, this amp was just what I needed. Then I started to bring it to rehersal. Unfortunately it wasn't loud enough in a band environment to really be useful. Nothing a mic couldn't fix. Now to the downside of this amp. When I first got the amp, I noticied a slight rattling sound when I hit a C#. I figured it was a microphonic tube, but it wasn't horrible. Then the problems started escalating, and before I knew it every note created a rattling noise. I brought it to a local guitar shop and had it fixed under the Fender Warranty. Sure enough, it was a microphonic preamp tube. They fixed it up with no cost to me. I had the amp for another week or two after that. One day I was just messing around with it and I just stopped working. There was a fizziling sound, then a pop, then nothing. The light turned on, the channels switched, and the tubes were glowing, but no sound. I tried to run a head through the speaker and the speaker worked fine. I brought it back to the guitar shop and found the transformer had been blown. Bear in mind I was playing with no effects on the clean channel with volume on 4. They had to get a new one for me from Fender. When I first got the new one, I plugged it in and found another microphonic tube. I was very disappointed with the lack of quality on these amps. I loved the sound, but it just wasn't reliable enough to bring to rehersal, let alone gig with.

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(68 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AwEsOmE!!!

By Devon

from Knoxville, TN

This amp is just awesome. it is a tube amp with effects. you are crazy if you think it won't handle a band on stage, but it is great for in your room or garage. It has two channels, one that is clean w/ effects(reverb, chorus, delay, etc), and one with amp simulators( blackface, bassman, acoustasonic, metalhead) and effects, and the best part, its a tube amp. It has amazing tone, you can get pretty much any tone you want out of it. You can go from clean acoustic sound to heavy metal by turning the amp setting, then add some reverb or delay, whatever you want, its there. Its definately worth the money!!

(41 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp!

By Ken

from California Central Coast

I have owned many Fender Amps and the Super Champ XD I would rate as one of the best I have played. It packs a powerful punch with superior Blackface sound. The 10" speaker is a perfect match that provides the rich tone you expect from a Fender tube amp. When you crank up the volume the tone just keeps getting better with little distortion. The digital effect are amazing. The setting for spring reverb sounds very good and the other effects also sound good. The distortion channel provides a good selection of tones for your own preference. You will appreciate the compactness of this amp and will be amazed at the sound for the value. As you can tell, I like this amp. Kudos Fender!

(38 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best starter amp out there!!!

By Mike

from El Paso

This has got to be THE ABSOLUTE BEST AMP FOR THE MONEY PERIOD! For anyone who is starting out or who doesn't need to play an arena. This thing flat out rocks. The only thing that would make this thing any better would be a higher end speaker but that can be changed very easily as the speaker tends to be a little weak on the bass side but the mids and highers are excellent, but the fact that it has a line out makes up for since you can hook up a full rack with this if you wanted, wich is an AWESOME feature. This has two tubes plus a tube rectifier; yeah three tubes in this small package. So yes this is the best amp out there for the money.

(32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very cool amp

By edzep

from Michigan

Although I've only had the amp for just over a week, I am very pleased with the performance of this amp. It blends modern features within a classy package. It's not all about good looks though, and this thing provides some very fun and usable tones. I'm in the process of selling two amps that are great to have around, but are way too much in terms size/wattage/cost for a 'living room' guitarist such as myself. This amp is right in the sweet spot - versatile, easily transportable, and cost effective. I really haven't fully explored all the sounds that one can coax out of this amp, that'll take some time, but the few I've gravitated toward are very convincing. I'm admittedly a Fender fan so consider me as favorably predisposed toward their products in general - but having said that, I think I can recommend this particular amp without being too biased. Unless you're a boutique amp purist or someone looking for an amp to play Madison Square Garden, this Fender will serve you well.

(32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tubes at this price

By Aron

from Charleston SC

I was going to give the amp 4 stars, but when you factor in the cost, there really is no choice but to give it 5. The clean channel is amazing. You can hear every nuiance of your playing style. There are a lot of different amp settings that are very good. Some are not, but there are plenty to choose from. I love the range of the amp. You can get anything from jazz, to AC/DC, Radiohead to light metal. The only reason I was going to give 4 stars is because I would like a mid range adjustment and seperate EQ for each channel, but at this price you could buy a dedicated amp for clean and dirty so my concern is not fair at this price. The sound is amazing. I tried and returned a VOX ADV50T and a Vox AC15 and I truly like this amp much better. I play this through a Marshall 4x12 and cannot turn it past 3 in my living room.

(27 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Waiting was stupid

By Eric F.

from Rochester,NY

I tried it in the store against the Peavey, Marshall, Line 6, Vox, Crate, 1x12 combo's. The XD sounded the best but...I took all the others home. Then I took them back to the store again. Finally took home the XD. It's a keeper. I can't stop playing it. It's this little thing...and it kills! It works great with my pedals and my multi-pedals and for recording. It works great alone. If you want a small combo don't waste your time with a anything else. It's like everyone says, for the money it's amazing. Someone said try a Cajun 10". I just might. They should've thrown in the footswitch. Fender!!!

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Warren

from Connecticut

I have never heard a tiny amp like this go so loud, with such clear tones. The tones are clear low, high, everywhere. The voices are very versatile, ranging from acoustic to metal. The FX including reverb delay tremelo etc are all really well done. Needless to say it sound like a fender, but it has the versatility of all your pedals. For the price, you probably can't do much better.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Totally Impressed

By Lenny B.

from California

Bought this little guy yesterday and took it home. It was about 2:30 in the afternoon. Didn't stop playing it until well after midnight. Totally impressed with all the sounds I could get from it. It was also a great compliment to my Fender Telecaster. This amp is "PERFECT" for home or studio use. It's so versitile and the sounds are amazing. I would highly recommend this amp to anybody. If you want a great amp and for the money you will not go wrong with this purchase.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE this amp

By gman

from orange ca

I've had This Super Champ XD for a half a year and just adore the tone I get from it. the voicings are very good and the effects are limited but usefull .The speaker sounds good but was a little lacking in the bass.I put a Celestion Vintage 10 and now it is awesome! The speaker breaks up easily (very responsive), sometimes I have to turn down the guitar volume to keep it clean.If you want to keep it closer to the original sound, but with more bass the I would recoment the Eminence Rajun Cajun .

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great little amp

By Dave Dorflinger

from warrenton missouri

My first amp was a 60's vibro champ. Later, I used it as a pre amp for my acoustic 4-12 combo. It killed! Man, those were the days. Recently, I was looking for a small practice amp and thinking of how much I loved that old vibro champ when I saw this xd. It looked similar but what a difference. This thing is amazing! It sounds great and the different voices and effects (16 of each) are fantastic! Fender champ amps have certianly come a long way in 40 years. I'm sold. Try one and you'll be too. This one's a keeper.

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