Fender Super Champ X2 Tube Guitar Combo Amp 15W 1x10 (Discontinued)

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Fender Super Champ X2 Tube Guitar Combo Amp 15W 1x10

Gearank Recommendation

The Super Champ X2 appeared on our recommended list for Combo Tube Amps from May 2017 until November 2019 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other tube amps.

It was also on our list for Tube Guitar Amps Under $500 from March 2018 until July 2020.

Overview

Traditional tube clean tone meets modern amp modeling and digital effects inside the compact Fender Super Champ X2.

At its core is a true 15-Watt tube amplifier section, with a 12AX7 and two 6V6 tubes that drive a 10" speaker, and as expected it reproduces Fender's signature clean tone nicely in channel 1.

But what makes this tube amp special is found in the overdrive channel, where it is equipped with a Voice knob and digital effects. The Voice knob lets you choose between 16 voicings that cover classic Blackface and Tweed models, as well as other American and British style tones.

In addition, the digital effects section features 15 essential effects that include modulation, reverb, tremolo, delay and more.

While the amp's hardware interface is limited, you can expand your tone palette by connecting the amp via USB to a computer and editing the voicings and effects through the amp's software editor.

It also comes with built-in USB recording.

The Fender Super Champ X2 is a multifaceted tube amp that does well in practice, live performance and recording. Highly recommended for those who want an amp that can handle these three roles efficiently.

Specifications

  • Power Rating: 15W (2 Channels)
  • Preamp Tube: 1 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp Tube: 2 x 6V6
  • Amp Modeling: 16 Voicings on Channel 2
  • Effects: 15
  • Speaker: 10" Fender Special Design
  • Input: 1 x 1/4"
  • Output: 1 x 1/4" Line Out, Footswitch, USB
  • Cabinet: Open Back
  • Controls: Channel Select Switch, Volume Ch1, Volume Ch2, Gain, Voice, Treble, Bass, FX Adjust, FX Select, Tap Tempo Switch
  • Weight: 24 lbs
Although this is a good amp which has been popular for many years, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guides to The Best Tube Amps, The Best Modeling Amps and The Best Guitar Amps Under $500.

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