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Fender Champion 20

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by dqami, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. rxtech

    rxtech Tele-Meister

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    Boy, you said it!!! I am tired of hooking up to a computer to set up presets on my Katana 100. Fantastic sounding amp, but I almost want to sell it for something easier like the Champion 40. I would like not having to post questions on forums to find out how to do something to the amp.
     

  2. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

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    All you need to do to save a preset on a katana is dial the knobs to your preference and press one button. You don't need to hook it up to a computer and it works just like a champion if you let it. The front panel controls on the katana are essentially as simple to use as the champion.
     

  3. rxtech

    rxtech Tele-Meister

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    True, very true. But when you load the sneaky amps, edit for noise reduction, etc. it’s easy to start falling down the dark hole of editing :). But, the amp is fine as is without editing.
     

  4. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    Resurrecting my dead topic. I just picked up the C40 and put it through its paces. I found the tone to be a bit flat and attributed it to the speaker since at the $199 retail price, this is one place where the cost was saved. I replaced it with an older Jensen Mod and it came to life. I highly recommend a speaker change for this amp. The c20 was fine stock but if you have a better speaker lying around, try it.
     

  5. Lonn

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    I have one that I rehoused in this no name tweed cab with a 12" Celestion. BIG improvement.

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  6. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    Nice! Now it has mojo
     

  7. Lonn

    Lonn Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's a crappy video I made with it.

     
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  8. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

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    The only Champion I have played (briefly), is the 100W 2x12 which, frankly, sounded awful and tonally unbalanced. All mushy bass that I couldn't dial out, and lots of treble with no mids to speak of. The smaller Champions I have heard demos of sound very good.
     
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  9. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    My single 12 has more bass now on certain models but not overly bassy compaired to the stock speaker. I would imagine two stock 12" speakers wouldn't sound very good.
     

  10. mstan72

    mstan72 TDPRI Member

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    My wife bought one for me, I wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised...

    ...I wonder though, I really like the stereo effect when using headphones, if i couldn't run it through power amps into separate cabs? Hmmmm...
     

  11. AndrewG

    AndrewG Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, I don't think the cabinet material was doing the 100W version amp any favours either, frankly. Thin, resonant (not in a good way), and boomy.
     

  12. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    Feb 11, 2004
    No different than plugging the jack into a PA so why not?
     

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