New Harder-Rocking Fender Champions Coming?

Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by Clifdawg, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Introducing the Fender Champion 50XL amp:

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    Learned about this when I saw an Anderton's video go up this morning; checked it out, and there's not yet any information on the Fender page about it, although plenty of stores on Reverb are already selling them for $219.

    Features include a "Midnight 60" 12" Celestion speaker (appears to be from the "Eight 15" and "Ten 30" range of cheaper Celestion speakers), 50 watts of power, and compatibility with the Champion's/Super Champ's 2-button footswitch. Of note is the decreased number of amp models on the "voice" knob, but that they have "Clean + Comp," "Crunch + OD," "British + Dist," and "Metal + Oct" modes on the dial for dirtier tones.

    Rabea and Pete shot it out against the Katana 50 on the video, and the sounds coming from the 50XL were, in my opinion, completely stomping the Katana. With the two-button footswitch retailing for 20-30 bucks street, it looks like this could be a genuinely giggable rig or solid backup for under 250.

    I've been a good boy this year, maybe Santa will bring one to me to try out. :thumb:
     
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  2. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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  3. NoiseNinja

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    I know I wished I had waited half a year buying my Fender Champion 40, spend marginally more bucks, and gotten this one instead.

    The Champion 40 is actually a quite decent amp for the money though, still the price difference to this is marginal, and I could have gotten 10 watts more and possibly a better speaker had I waited.

    As for the effects and channel 2 with the different voicings I don't really care, don't use them.
     
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    Git-it-git-it-git-it!:D
     
  5. GrumpyOldDBA

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    Hmmm interesting seems like Marshall should maybe have some surprises coming soon also ... I'm going to wait till after NAMM 2019 to see where the dust settles!
     

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