Fender Champion 20 Guitar Combo Amp 20W

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Street Price: 

$130
Fender Champion 20 Guitar Amp

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommended

The Champion 20 appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $100 from February 2018 until July 2019 when it had to be removed from that list due to a price increase.

Over the years we have also featured this as a Practice Amp and it currently sits on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $200.

Overview

The Fender Champion 20 is a combo guitar amp that offers the flexibility and convenience of modern amp modeling technology, in a very intuitive and affordable package.

Fender is well known for their bright clean tones and bluesy grit, both of which are well represented in the Champion 20.

But this amp is more than just basic clean and overdrive tones because it comes with various voicings that are inspired by famous amps, making it one of the most versatile amps in its price range, with 8 different amp models and onboard effects.

The amp models cover vintage Fender Amplifiers, a Vox model, a Marshall model, and three high-gain models.

The onboard effects are also a great inclusion, featuring the majority of modulation effects the average guitar player is likely going to need. The amp also comes with Fender style reverb, which is the most copied reverb ever. The effects section is controlled by an FX selector knob, a level knob, and a Tap Tempo button for manually setting the timings of some of its effects.

It also comes with AUX-In and headphone functionality, allowing you to jam along with your favorite tracks and practice silently respectively.

Wrapping it all up is Fender's distinct "Blackface" styling, which gives this modern amp a classic appeal.

The Fender Champion 20's unprecedented combination of sonic versatility and quality help make this amp very easy to recommend. In fact, this has been one of the guitar amps that we've provided the most recommendations for over the last few years.

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 20-Watts
  • Speaker Size: 8”
  • Channels: 1
  • Controls: Volume, Channel, Gain, Channel 2 Volume, Voice, Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, Tap Temp
  • Amp Models: 12 (Vintage Fenders, Vox, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Super-Sonic)
  • Effects: Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone, Overdrive
  • Inputs/Outputs: ¼”, AUX-In, Effects Loop, Headphones
  • Dimensions: 12.75" x 13.75" x 7.5"
  • Weight: 12 lbs

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This is currently featured in our guide to The Best Guitar Amps Under $200.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.