New Fender Champs offer DSP FX

Small, but feature-packed, Fender's latest Champs
Small, but feature-packed, Fender's latest Champs

More and more guitarists are coming around to the idea that for most applications, small is beautiful. For practice sessions, studio recording and small gigs, a low-powered tube combo is where it's at.

Featuring 6V6 power valves and 12AX7 preamp valves, the Super Champ and Vibro Champ come equipped with 10 and eight-inch Special Design speakers respectively. The Blackface cosmetics are timeless, but Fender's new 15-watt Super Champ XD and five-watt Vibro Champ XD are much more than vintage reissues.

Alongside a complement of 16 DSP effects, both amplifiers have a 16-position Voice knob that gives access to a variety of clean and distorted preamp voices, some of which employ a solid-state circuit for more aggressive overdriven tones.

The Super Champ XD is available now and has a UK RRP of £249.99, while the Vibro Champ XD is just £209.99. For more information, visit Fender's official website.

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