Fender Champion 40 Amp

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Easy to use and versatile enough for any style of guitar playing, the 40-watt, 1x12" Champion 40 is an ideal choice as your first practice amp and an affordable stage amp. Straightforward controls, cool effects and versatile amp voicings make it easy to dial in just the right sounds for rock, blues, metal, country, jazz and more.

Features
• World-renowned Fender clean and overdrive tones, plus an assortment of British and modern amp voicing and distortion flavors
• Diverse palette of effects, including delay time and tremolo speed, easily set with the TAP button to match the song's tempo
• 1/8" stereo auxiliary input for jamming with media player
• 1/8" stereo headphone output for silent practice
• Classic Fender mid-'60s black panel cosmetics

Specifications
Amplifier Type: Digital
Output Power / Output: 40 Watts
Controls: Channel 1: Volume, Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice. Master: Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP
Amp Type: Digital
Speaker: One - 12" Fender® Special Design
Inputs: One - 1/4"
Total Impedance: 8 ohms

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
the amp has a good sound to it , light weight , ok effects , my super champ x2 footswitch works perfect with it . Tried speaker swapping ...original sounds good , cannibus rex was an improvement ....warmer but ....ended up leaving a katana 100 speaker in it for the nicest tone .
Posted by whiskey Steve on May 27, 2021
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Very pleased with this amp2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
I had often tried the Champion 100 at the nearest shop (Moncton) but to be honest, that might have been a bit overkill for my purposes (also the 40 is fairly light and can be moved around easily. Still, though, I like the 100 too - I wonder if two speakers adds something to the sound that one speaker doesn't ~ maybe I'll get the Champion 100 too someday too LOL). I am mostly interested in the clean amp models on this and I tend to stick with the Princeton amp model. I find this amp on a clean model is a great foundation for your pedals or multi-effects boxes. It 's clean settings can take pedals and multi-effects units well. Even by itself, it's higher gain amp models are great sounding. It can get quite loud and I never really maxed it but in the sunporch surrounded by windows I was afraid I'd break them haha!. Personally I'm using it mostly at lower volume with digital multi-effects into it. It's great for low volume so if you live in an apartment, this might be a good option (you know that can be an important feature - not everyone has their own warehouse or underground bunker where they can put their wall of Marshall stacks up to 11!). Actually (also) I'm finding my acoustic nylon string guitar sounds pretty decent into the Princeton amp model. Most often acoustics might not sound great into electric guitar amps (eg. perhaps some weird booming frequencies, etc). Maybe because the Princeton is a 10" speaker, it's model in this amp lends itself to being less bassy and boomy. Anyway, I'm totally glad I got this amp as opposed to some others with computer screens and more menu diving. I felt I just wanted simplicity and old school controls. I can do menu diving and making presets on my multi-effects units and have this amp as a clear reliable foundation with some simple controls if needed (ie, add a bit of reverb, adjust bass and treble knobs). I mostly add a bit of reverb as needed using this in combination with whatever patch I have made on my multi-effects units (Boss GT-1, Zoom G1on). Additionally, the knobs have totally zero wiggle (totally stable and they just rotate - absolutely no wiggle or loose lateral play which feels very solid!) . The knobs have a perfect resistance feel when turning (ie, a bit tight ~ not spinning very loose feeling). This amp has a real old school kind of feel and classic Fender look (love the look and sparkly grill cloth). It should be considered an option for anyone looking for a good reliable solid state/digital foundation that is light and portable and still has a 12" speaker for full bass frequency range!
Posted by David King on Apr 6, 2021
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
Tones are quite varied, makes it a 6 or 7 tone amp, nice.
BEST thing is the perfect automatic gate on the dist voices.
There is virtually no hiss or hum, incredible! No note choking.
Gain control is very responsive and functioning realistically.
Clean channel sounds great and warm, nice low end on this.
Overall a really great amp and its very loud.
Missing: effects loops, "mid" tone control, speaker out
Posted by Colin on Mar 21, 2021
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Great Sound for the price, can't be beat!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
Lets face it this amp is very well priced so you should only expect limited performance, however you get some pretty impressive sounds out of this little guy and a two channel amp too boot. The effects also sound great. I like several other people who have commented am an accomplished player and have many amps including top end tube amps which of course sound better than this little guy. But . . this puppy really puts out, and yes you could do a small gig with it, or even a big gig if you miked it! I actually have two of these because they are such great value, have one down in Mexico when I go there to chill. And yeah it's very lite, which is a bonus when you get older and just want to grab some gear and go jam. One other comment . . I also have the Fender Champion 100 model which is also a nice amp, but for some reason I believe the Champion 40 sounds a bit better. Made in China of course but so far I have had no issues with amp of these Champion Amps.
Posted by Keith on Nov 17, 2020
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Great value for the money!7 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
I really like this amp a lot for several reasons. The price is very good. It has very good modelling and can go from crisp and clean to screaming dirt and it is very light to carry. I have even used this at smaller live gigs and it has held its own. Btw i am no novice, I have 7 amps mostly tube or hybrid this is the only solid state amp i am keeping. The only change i made is that I replaced the stock speaker with a Cannabis Rex and it gave me a lot more bottom end and overall smoother sound. The stock speaker was a bit ice picky. I highly recommend swapping the speaker out. I tried out a number of amps in this price range for a friend of mine then we both ended up buying one! That should tell you something.
Posted by Patty on Dec 17, 2018
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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
Great amp. Lots of power and great heavy tones! Super nice clean
Posted by Brett on Mar 10, 2018
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Closest StoreOwen Sound, Ontario
I bought this amp a year ago.
Great amp samples, lots of built in effects, get the Fender footswitch to make full use, under $30.
Great value, enough power for small gigs.
Posted by Pete on Aug 15, 2017
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Great For a Beginner0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Great amp for a beginner like me. Allows me to play with different sounds, encourages me to practice / learn more.
I bought mine from Music City in North Bay which has now changed hands is a Long and McQuade store.
Posted by Ray on Jun 11, 2017
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Good sound but flimsy2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I like the sound and the features, but the aux input jack has failed twice on my under mild use. Not sturdy enough for normal use
Posted by Andy B on May 5, 2016
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Good Basic Amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Good basic amp with most of the features of the Super Champ X2 at half the price. You don't get the tube tone or Fender Fuse features but it has more than enough flexibility to get the tone you want. Some online reading has shown that swapping out the speaker for something better is best done with care or not at all.
Posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2016
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Great Amp for the Money6 of 14 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Bought this product about 1 year ago and still have it, great little amp good sounds with lots of diff amp settings. good speaker and amp is very light. Also have tried my taylor acoustic through it and sounds pretty good
Posted by good customer on Dec 14, 2015
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