Fender Champ 25 (25SE)

Schematic(s) champ_25_se.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1992 – 1994
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Black Round, unnumbered

  • Front: Normal: In, In, Treb, Mid, Bass, Mid Shift Sw – Drive: Vol, Gain, Treb, Bass, Contour – Master Vol, Reverb – Effect Out, Effect In – Line Out – Standby Sw, Power Sw
  • Rear: Fuse (1A)


  • Dimensions:
  • Hardware:
  • Handle: Black Strap
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: Plastic Corner Protectors


Grill Cloth:

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: 38 lbs

Effects: Reverb, Channel Switching
Watts: 25 watts

  • Pre amp: Solid State. A 12AX7 tube is listed on the schematic, but this is for a phase inverter.
  • Power: 2 x 6L6GC
  • Bias:
  • Rectifier: Solid State

The SE model included a headphone jack and a channel/reverb footswitch The Effect Out, Effect In and Line Out jacks were on the front panel of the SE model only.

4 Responses to “Fender Champ 25 (25SE)”

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  1. Comment by Swilly — December 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm   Reply

    Absolutely LOVE the sound of this unit! Rich warm tones–highly under rated and under valued.

  2. Comment by Rex — March 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm   Reply

    I agree with Swilly. This amp sounds just as good as any tube amp I’ve tried. It also sounds great with an acoustic pickup. It has a lot of low end response. Great amp, I’ll keep it!

  3. Comment by jabe dooley — May 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm   Reply

    I tried one at a pawn shop. It was pretty trashed but sounded great. The guy would not budge off $300. I knew that was way to much. Two weeks later Guitar Center had one listed in their used gear section online. It cost me $241 ( with original foot switch) overnighted from NYC to the Colorado high country. This amp compares to my Peavey Delta Blues in terms of tone and ability to take pedals. She came with Chinese tubes that I swapped out for some JJ’s. The clean channel is transparent and smooth. Good clean headroom, although it lacks a little in the low end. The gain channel is a handful, but not completely useless. It has good 80’s Hair Metal tones. I tried this amp with all knobs set at 12 o’clock. It sounded decent and was a good starting point. I will be selling my V-32 combo. Thanks Guitar Center.

  4. Comment by Ron W — December 26, 2016 at 12:37 am   Reply

    Correction: the effects loop existed (was exactly the same) on both models: Champ 25 and Champ 25 SE. On each amp model the inputs were labelled as “pre-amp out” and “power amp in”. Standby switch and mid-boost existed only on SE model.

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