Fender Champion 40 - 40-watt 1x12" Combo Amp

40-watt 2-channel 1x12" Guitar Combo Amplifier with Selectable Amp Voicing, Onboard Effects, Stereo Aux Input, and Headphone Jack - Black
Fender Champion 40 - 40-watt 1x12
Fender Champion 40 - 40-watt 1x12
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Selectable Amp Voicing in a Lightweight Combo

The Fender Champion 40 guitar combo amp gives you classic Fender tone in a stylish, affordable package. This ready-to-rock 1 x 12" combo sports 40 watts and a wide range of tones perfect for virtually any style, served up loud and proud through a Fender Special Design speaker. Two channels and selectable amp voicing give you everything from classic Fender cleans to modern high gain, while built-in effects - including reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone, and more - let you polish your sound. Iconic Blackface styling completes the uber-cool Fender Champion 40.

Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp at a Glance:
  • Two channels and selectable voicing give you a universe of tone
  • Polish your tone with great-sounding onboard effects
  • Classic Blackface styling adds that inimitable Fender touch
Two channels and selectable voicing give you a universe of tone

Serving up classic Fender cleans and overdrive, plus a selection of British and modern amp voicings and distortion flavors, the 2-channel Fender Champion 40 has you covered for rehearsals and club gigs. Channel one gives you your classic Fender clean tones based on amps like the Twin Reverb, while channel two has selectable amp voicing. And with 40 watts through a Fender 12" Special Design speaker, this 19-pound powerhouse is the perfect amp to toss in your roadster and take to tonight's club date.

Polish your tone with great-sounding onboard effects

The Fender Champion 40 gives you a slew of built-in effects to polish your tone, including reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone, and more. And you can easily match the effects to the tempo of your playing for perfectly synced rhythmic effects. You also get an aux input for jamming along with your media player, as well as a headphone output for silent practice.

Classic Blackface styling adds that inimitable Fender touch

No Fender guitar amplifier would be complete without a dose of style, and the Champion 40 doesn't disappoint. With a black "Bronco" vinyl covering with silver grille cloth, plus black vintage-style skirted control knobs, the Fender Champion 40 gives you an old-school Fender amp vibe that's a perfect match for its sonic character.

Fender Champion 40 Guitar Combo Amp Features:
  • 40-watt solid-state combo amp with 1 x 12" Fender Special Design speaker
  • 2 channels - Blackface clean and selectable amp voicing
  • 1 x 1/4" instrument input, 1 x 1/8" stereo aux input for use with a media player, 1 x 1/8" stereo headphone jack
  • Effects such as reverb, delay/echo, chorus, tremolo, Vibratone, and more
  • Delay time and tremolo speed can be set with the Tap button
  • Footswitch input
Get amazing value, style, and performance with the Fender Champion 40!

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Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Solid State
Number of Channels 2
Total Power 40W
Speaker Size 1 x 12"
Effects Yes
Reverb Yes
EQ 2-band
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (Instrument), 1 x 1/8" (Aux)
Outputs 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 17.25"
Width 17.25"
Depth 9"
Weight 19 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2330300000

Customer Reviews

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Big Sound from Smaller Amp

I purchased the Fender Champion 40 Amp about a month ago and am quite happy with the purchase. I play in a basement band that includes a bass, drums, keyboard and two other guitars and this amp had enough power to be heard. The other guitars used 100 watt amps and the only time I noticed being overplayed was when using the British voicing. The clean tone channel and Blackface voicing are great and have more volume. Normally I wouldn't be playing with two other guitarists but even with both of them this amp held its own. I play a Squier Fender Classic Vibe Telecaster (reviewed separately) and it's sound is amazing through this amp. The voicings and effects provide enough choice. I didn't want an amp that was programmable or complicated. I also use the headphone input and auxiliary input with my iPad (for jam tracks) to practice without bothering anyone else. I purchase the 2 button footswitch for this amp separately and I definitely recommend it. Makes changing channels and turning on effects much simpler. Unless you need power for larger venues, this amp would cover all your needs. Sweetwater was great to work with. Free shipping and quick delivery (FedEx). Sales Engineers are helpful and knowledgeable.
Music background: Hobbyist

A very good sounding amp

I wanted to get the 100watt Fender amp, but there was a waiting list for it. So I got the Fender Champion 40 -watt combo and saved a few bucks which I used to get a strap that is the Lock-it brand and a guitar stand. Over all I was shocked that the 40watt amp sounded so good. I would recommend this amp to anyone of my friends. And on a side note the Lock-it brand strap rocks as well as the guitar stand I think it was a GFW-GTR-1000 brand of guitar stand.
Music background: Been playing guitar for years now so I'll go with Hobbyist

Worth every buck and more!!!

This combo amp... Its super powerful! Clean with lots of effects! Highly recommended!

Just what I'd Hoped For

For the cost, this amp is excellent. I wanted an amp for practice, and small venues. It came well packaged and with the excellent customer service I get with every Sweetwater purchase. I plugged my "Strat" in right away, and checked all the settings. I'm very impressed. It has features that I wish my Mustang IV had. I get better tone when playing it clean, and the effects level knob allows me to get just the right sound that I want. It will give you just a hint of the effect, or turn it all the way up for maximum effect sound. I got it set just right for the softer sound of Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight", and cranked up the distortion for some Jimi Hendrix. I would highly recommend this amp to someone who want's great sound, and has a limited budget.
Music background: I play primarily for friends and family, and have played as a church musician for many years.

Can't Beat It for the Money

Amazing Fender sound at a very good price. Channel one gives you that classic Fender sound, Channel two lets you select some amp modelings that offer a terrific range of options. And the effects are very impressive. I play a Strat through mine and use channel one clean with just a bit of reverb, and use channel two to dirty things up a bit for soloing. This amp also works great for recording as you can come out of the 'phone jack and go straight into the mixer. If you're looking for great bang for the buck, you will not be disappointed with the Champion 40.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Hobbyist
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps