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Rating and Reviews: Fender Champion 40

This 40-watt monster is loaded with rich solid-state tone and versatile onboard effects -- making it the perfect workhorse amp for gigs and studio rigs.

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"Champ of an amp at this pricepoint." submitted February 17, 2015

By Marc C in Cranston, RI
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Musical Background: Perpetual amateur on guitar and boards
Music Style: Blues, rock and a little jazz.
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Overall: Purchased this amp after looking at over a dozen different models all around the same price point. All of them, {Peaveys, Marshals, Fenders, Oranges and more}, had some of the features I was interested in but none had them all. In the end I went with the Champ 40. I play mostly blues and classic rock. This amp has great clean tones and after working my way through the amp sampling selections I was able to find a couple that work well for harder rock sounds. It is kind of a mixed bag with the amp modeling. If you are really looking for tube sound or the extra hard edge I always associate with Randall solid states this isn't going to do it for you. However if you have to stick to budget and want to cover a lot of ground with small bucks this thing is a beauty. On the effects end it is about the same as the amp sampling. True to form the best of the tones are from the Fender reverb selections. The spring reverb sound is quite good. From the others only the "touch wah" and the chorus really stand out. For the rest I will still be using pedals even just to practice. The build quality is Fender solid. Ease of use is great. One of the best things is the weight. No back pain moving it around. Overall for the money a nice solid amp with some fun extras.
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"40 rocks..." submitted March 31, 2015

By Steven W in Campbellsville , KY
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Musical Background: 30+ yrs, both professionally and for fun
Music Style: Classic rock, blues, modern country.
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Overall: In the world of low priced little solid state modeling amps this one is hard to beat. Cool effects, looks great, great price, plenty loud, just fun in general, for what it is...... I would strongly recommend a speaker upgrade, other than that it's all good.
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"fender champion 40" submitted June 5, 2015

By gary c in vallejo, CO
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Musical Background: former semi pro
Music Style: country blues
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Sound: clean country sound Feature: soso distortion Ease of Use: easy to use Quality: seems well made Value: yes Manufacturer Support: no problems vet The Wow Factor: great bang for the buck Overall: I have been playing 60 years on heavey tube amps and they just got too heavy in my old age. this champion 40 blew me away. light' easy to use and sounds great
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"Fender Champion 40 Combo Amp" submitted February 18, 2014

By Larry Shively in Winfield, KS
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Musical Background: jam at home
Music Style: Rock
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Overall: It' s everything you would want, sound quality, wattage, sound effects. It's well worth the money.
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"Fender Champ 40 Solid State AMP" submitted December 22, 2013

By Mustang Mike in Phoenix, AZ
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Musical Background: 40+ years as a Hobbyist
Music Style: Classic Rock and Blues
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Overall: I needed a bit more power than my current 15 W Marshall amp. This new 40 watt Champ is great. The distorted amp modeling is super and the effects are good too. Even a wah!!! For this price point, this amp is a great value.
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"Fender champion 40 amp" submitted May 28, 2014

By John S in Oelwein, IA
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Musical Background: been playing for almost 50 years I play electric guitar, and am teaching myselp lap steel guitar
Music Style: oldies southern rock and country
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Overall: Excellent, although I still have not got everything figured out on it yet.
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"Fender Champion 40 Amp" submitted May 16, 2014

By Martin W in Trabuco Canyon, CA
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Musical Background: Played a little acoustic guitar. just purchased a Fender Electric... Begining to play.
Music Style: Classic rock & blues.
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Overall: Ordered it online, got it in three days!!! Out of the box great product. Does everything it claims to do and more.
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