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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5/5

Sweet amp with big tone!

I bought this amp about a month ago and it sounds amazing and it's packed with a great amount of British and metal flavors which makes it sound different than the others on the market, I Totally recommend this amp for beginners and pros alike.
5/5

Fender Champion 40

This amp. is fantastic. That Great Fender sound & distortion, plus the effect sounds are unbeatable for the Price. The 40 what is a perfect size & weight for me ( a little handicapped) to handle & puts out perfect.. I highly Recommend this product..
Music background: I am 61, ben playing guitar since 13 yrs. old,, made money in high school Rock Band..
5/5

A Very Happy Surprise!

For years I gigged with a Fender Deville tube amp, but at age 60 it was getting just too heavy to lug around, so I got a Fender Excelsior, which I mic through a PA. Although I love the Excelsior, it's still a pain to drag around that and a pedal board if I want to play in the living room or out on the patio, etc, so I started looking at SS amps with effects. I first purchased a Mustang II, but I seemed to spend all of my time on the computer trying to dial in a tone I liked. I was spending more time on the computer than I was playing, and to be honest I didn't like the tones or the closed back. Maybe the models are better now as I had a first generation model, but I'm just not a tinkerer, so this amp was not for me. I started reading reviews on this amp and listening to demos online, and decided to take a chance and order the Champion 40 without trying it. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for. The clean channel is classic chimey Fender roughly based on a Twin Reverb, and the amp models on channel 2 are MUCH better to my ears than the Mustang II was. My favorites are the Blackface Deluxe, Blackface Princeton, and British 70s models. The effects (with the exception of the auto wah- which sounds a little goofy to me), are all very useable. The amp is as easy to use as it gets, and you don't need a computer to dial in great tone which was a huge plus for me. It sounds great with my Am Std. Strat, Epi 335 Pro and Godin 5th Ave. Kingpin. It's a loud SS 40 watts, definately could handle smaller club gigs.I would have NO problem micing this amp and using it anywhere, and at 19 lbs. I may be doing just that from now on. I highly recommend this great sounding little gem!
Music background: Playing 50 years. During that time have played full time, part time, and just for fun. Love blues, classic rock, jazz, classical and flamenco.
5/5

Champion 40 with GB 128 eminence speaker

I regularly play fender hot rod Deluxe which has a Eminence Speaker. It sounds great, I even got the extension speaker and stack them. I been playing since 1967. This by far is the best amp I have ever had. With extra it out plays the fender twin amp I had. I changed because of the weight. But I wanted a practice and back up amp. The champion 40 was good but I used to the warm heavier tone. So I ordered the 50 watt Eminence GB128 guitar speaker. It added a little weight but well worth extra $65. My mission was complete.
Music background: Covers player for 50 years .
5/5

Worth every buck and more!!!

This combo amp... Its super powerful! Clean with lots of effects! Highly recommended!
See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps