Combo for Electric Guitar
- 2 Channels
- Ouput power: 100 Watt
- Equipped with 2x 12" Special Design speakers
- Controls for Channel 1: Volume; Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Voice, Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select, TAP
- Effects: Reverb, Delay/Echo, Chorus, Tremolo, Vibratone
- Aux in and headphones output: 3.5 mm mini stereo jack
- Effekt Loop: Preamp Out, Power Amp In
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 485 x 660 x 260 mm
- Weight: 18 kg
- Design: black bronco vinyl with silver front grill
- Incl. foot switch
Modern technology, classic looks
With its Champion series, Fender has added a selection of affordable amplifiers to its range that combine modern transistor amplification and selected modelling capabilities with the distinctive black faceplate, control layout, and silver-grey grille cloth of the company’s classic late-1960s “Blackface” amps. The Champion 100 is the largest model in the series and, as its name suggests, delivers an impressive 100 watts of power – enough for virtually any application. Whether live or in the rehearsal room, the Fender Champion 100 will easily make sure everyone can hear you, and its modelling circuitry also provides tonal flexibility.
A blast from the past with added features
In terms of design, the Fender Champion 100 is a classic two-channel amp. Channel 1 is the clean channel and features a volume control and two-band EQ in addition to an effect section that includes Reverb, Delay, Chorus, and Tremolo. The first effect control sets the effect level, while the second is used to select the effect type. Channel 2 provides crunch and overdrive sounds and features controls for volume and gain, the latter of which adjusts the level of overdrive, as well as a three-band EQ and an effect section identical to that of Channel 1. Players can switch between the two channels using the dedicated button on the amplifier’s front panel or the footswitch that is included in the scope of delivery.
A real stalwart
At first glance, the Fender Champion 100’s elegant and eye-catching vintage looks don’t immediately suggest that it is also a great amp for beginners. It also comes at a surprisingly budget-friendly price. Of course, you don’t get an all-tube amplifier for that money, but the Champion’s modelling circuitry nevertheless delivers an impressive sound, and it is less sensitive and requires less maintenance than its tube-driven counterparts, which will also suit beginners down to the ground. The 100-watt power amp and 2x12” speaker configuration mean the Champion 100 also has plenty of volume on tap, making it the perfect amp for guitarists who want (or need) to play loud.
Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Timeless Fender amplifier models such as the Bassman, Twin, Deluxe, and Princeton also enjoy a stellar reputation. Besides maintaining its classic product portfolio, however, the company is also constantly developing new products that make Fender a driving force in today’s music industry.
A broad palette of sounds
Playing a gig with a Metal band at the weekend and then a Big Band rehearsal on Monday night? Neither of these is a problem for the Fender Champion. Its modelling unit provides a range of fine-tuned sounds from Jazz to Metal, and also includes classic Fender sounds with its Tweed and Blackface settings. It is precisely this extensive tonal palette that makes the Fender Champion an excellent companion for beginners who have perhaps not yet decided what genre of music they want to make, and of course for players who simply want to cover a range of different styles. This amplifier covers virtually every requirement, and its classic Fender looks are never out of place.
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