Fender Champion 50 XL

Electric Guitar Combo

  • 2 Channels
  • Power: 50 Watts
  • Equipped with: 1x 12" custom Celestion" Midnight 60" speaker
  • Channel 1 Volume, Channel 2 Gain, Volume, Voice, Treble, Bass, FX Level, FX Select controls
  • Channel Select button
  • Tap Tempo button
  • Effects: Reverb, Delay, Vibratone
  • 4 stomp box effects (Compressor, Overdrive, Distortion and Octave)
  • 12 amp tones
  • Aux input stereo mini jack
  • Headphone output stereo mini jack
  • Instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Footswitch output (not included, original footswitch available under Article Nr: 200048)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 438 x 438 x 228 mm
  • Weight: 8.6 kg
  • Colour: Black Textured Vinyl with black front
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Audio Examples

  • Funk
  • Funk line
  • Fuzzline 1
  • Fuzzline 1 line
  • Fuzzline 2
  • Fuzzline 2 line
  • Hazey
  • Hazey line
  • Indie
  • Indie line
  • Metal
  • Metal line
  • Rock
  • Rockabilly
  • Rockabilly line
  • Rock line
  • Stoner
  • Stoner line
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Further Information

Power 50 W
Speaker 1x 12"
Channels 2
Reverb Yes
Effects Processor Yes
External FX Loop No
Line Input Yes
Recording Output No
MIDI Interface No
Connection for External Speaker No
Headphone Output Yes
Footswitch connection Yes
Incl. Footswitch No
Weight 8,6 kg
6 Customer Ratings:
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4.3 / 5.0
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Christopher6076, 21.03.2019
I bought this amp primarily for practice and the small bar gigs that I sometimes play.
At first I hated it. Here is why. One big reason I chose it was that it has an angled control panel and I hoped that that would make seeing the settings easier in the poor lighting at bar gigs from both sitting and standing positions. It does not, the font on the amp mode dial and the effects dial is so small that I have to read them from a very short distance even in good lighting. To make matters worse, both of these controls do not have click stops between functions, instead a tiny coloured light indicates which setting the dial is in. Unless you have a photographic memory you will never be sure what setting you have chosen. While on the subject of these dials, they offer pre determined mixtures of amp types and effects and so choosing a particular amp sound and effect combination is not always possible, you have to take what is offered or leave it. There is no supplied footswitch so to move between the clean channel and the effects channel you must push a tiny square button on the confusing front panel, this button is not illuminated so in dim lighting it is not easy to find it. This amp desperately needs a footswitch.
That is enough of the bad, now for the good. The amp is very light, easy to carry. It has plenty of power and volume, particularly in the effects channel. It has good clear tones and sounds particularly good in the clean settings, a typical Fender.
I no longer hate it, but I don?t love it either. I have gigged with it, it has plenty of power for my small gigs and the sounds were pleasing. I think it is best used for practice where a missed setting change is not the end of the world but I will never take it out to play again.
Would I buy one again? No, definitely not.
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Fantastic practice amp
Fiddler, 12.11.2018
Got mine today and it nails the Fender clean tone 100%. Has that hard but warm attack on the treble and a deep but not flubby bass. You can play it as quietly as you like as it's solid state so no need for a voltage drop switch. The effects are really good and the only time you get the fizz (that all other solid state and modeling amps have) is on the Brit setting + distortion and high gain. Every other voice is fantastic. It's also dead simple to use, no menus or tiny LCD displays or apps. Just a few choices on the front panel knobs. I love it. I usually play clean/crunch on a Fender 68 Vibrolux and don't need 100+ effects. I honestly don't think anyone else does either. This amp is a perfect quiet practice substitute.

Cons :-

I'm not sure if I'm doing something stupid but the effects (delay, reverb etc.) seem to go on forever and never stop unless you play another note. For example if you mute all strings to check how much reverb you have and then hit them, the reverb continues endlessly. Same for delay and chorus. It doesn't happen on single notes, only if you hit multiple strings. I'll mail Thomann and if I get an update I will also update this feedback.
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