Compact, powerful and versatile
The Fender Champion 100 is a powerful combo amplifier that has been designed to be a one-stop shop for guitarist looking for a versatile guitar amp that is suitable for practicing, jamming, recording and playing live. The Champion 100 is an excellent all-rounder that packs a hell of a lot of punch at a highly-affordable price.
Built using solid state technology, the Fender Champion 100 includes two channels: Blackface Clean and a Selectable Amp Voice channel. The Blackface Clean offers classic tones reminiscent of the incredible Twin Reverb whilst the second channel has selectable amp voices - tweed, blackface, british, metal - that have your back covered no matter what style of music you choose to play.
The Fender Champion 100 has a wide range of built-in effects - reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone and more - to sculpt your tone exactly how you to. The tempo of each effect can be matched using the Tap button to ensure perfect synchronicity between the effect your playing. As well as the built-in effects the Champion 100 has an effects loop that allows you to connect your own outboard effects pedals or processors.
The specially designed 12" speaker can easily handle whatever you run through it, at full pelt the 100w amplifier can easily hold its own against other instruments - drums - and its 2 x 12" combo design makes it a perfect amplifier for those looking for an easy to transport powerhouse.
The Fender Champion 100 comes with a 1/8" headphone output so you can practice your chops day and night without annoying the neighbours. There is also an 1/8" inch auxiliary input so you can connect an external media device and play along to your favourite songs or practice with a backing track. For practice or gigging, the Fender Champion 100 Combo Guitar Amplifier will deliver effortlessly.
Manufacturer Fender Model Champion 100 Dimensions (H x W x D) 485 x 660 x 260 mm Weight 18.2kg Amplifier Type Solid State Controls Channel 1: Volume, Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP; Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice, Treble, Mid, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP Effects Reverb, Delay/Echo, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone, and More Wattage 100W Effects Loop Effects Loop (Preamp Out, Power Amp In) for Use with Outboard Effects Inputs 1/4" Jack, 1/8" Stereo For Use With A Media Player Outputs 1/8" Headphone Output Channels Two - (Blackface Clean and Selectable Amp Voice) Speaker 2 x 12" Special Design Speaker Knobs Black Vintage-Style Skirted Grille Cover Black "Bronco" Vinyl Covering with Silver Grille Cloth Included Accessories 2-Button Footswitch
- Loud, great sound, works well with effects pedals though
Not a downside really, the effects are nice but you won't have the level of control over the settings that you would with pedals, and there is a very slight delay between channel switching. I'm going to use the amp to get my clean sound, then use my usual pedals for distortion, etc.
But to end the review on a high, I'm so glad I bought this amp. As a Fender 65 Reverb fan, I can't stop looking at the thing. If you want that amazing clean and clear Fender amp sound - at a fraction of the cost, but not a fraction of the quality - then look no further.
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