Fender Champion...return to solid state...?

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by Jessie Ed, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Jessie Ed

    Jessie Ed Electromatic

    Jun 26, 2019
    Statesboro, GA
    I have a Princeton, a Deluxe, a Carvin Nomad...have owned Basman, Twins, Mesa's of various sizes...
    I recently picked up a Fender Champion 20 for my desk. This thing sounds so good (on the Blackface setting) that I went back to the store and played a champion 40....$200 and it sounds GREAT...if I was buying an amp today, I would save $1000 and get this...solid state did not use to sound this good.

    My Princeton (with a 12) sounds great but it MUST BE LOUD!!!!
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  2. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Agreed. I played one of those 20W Fender Champions at a living room jam a while back, the thing was impressive. I also tried a 20W Orange Crush amp in my local music store last month, and the clean channel was fantastic. Not sterile and dry, but warm with a tiniest bit of edge. Solid state has made some big strides.

    Quilter makes great stuff as well.

    Back to Fender....Have you seen their new solid state/dsp offerings?
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Thanks for the heads up . Nothing wrong at all with solid state . I have a Roland JC-40
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