Fender Champ 12

Model/Circuit Number:
Years of Production:
1987 – 1992
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black forward facing w/ white labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Red knobs or black knobs, unnumbered



  • Front: In, In, Treb/Mid Boost, Bass, Vol, Gain, Drive, Reverb, Tape In, TapeIn, 1V Line Out, Headphone Out
  • Rear: Fuse (1A)



Grill Cloth:

  • Dark Gray Grill Cloth

Logo: Grille mounted, raised, chrome & black, script
Weight: 26 lbs.

Effects: Reverb
Watts: 10-12 watts

  • Pre amp: 2 x 7025
  • Power: 6L6GC
  • Bias: Cahtode Bias
  • Rectifier: Solid State


12 thoughts on “Fender Champ 12

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  • July 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    your mama plays a fender!

  • February 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I wish my mamma played a fender my amp died

  • February 7, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Fantastic amp….the best sounding amp i have ever used for recording…simply the finest full body sound the clean clean Fender sound that Fender amps are known for….Buy one if you can…..

  • December 1, 2015 at 2:37 am

    What are the Tape In jacks for and the 1V jack, too? I’ve never noticed them on other Fender Amps.

    • December 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

      I jumped the 1v output to an old Holms solid state bass amp…..what a great stack!!! Suddenly the distortion channel is not so shrill and there is BASS to spare. In a studio situations, blending the signals has been very easy. On the front end an old Mustang (with an emg 81) and an old vox wahwah……SMOKIN!! Find an old bass amp and experiment away. Have fun, you wont be sorry!

  • July 16, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I modified the amp as suggested by effectrode.com “How to transform a Fender Champ 12 amp into a Champ Deluxe with a few mods.” Very real improvement in the amp but the original 12AX7 tubes are Chinese 6N4 type, very bright and terrible congestion in the upper mids and treble. I replaced them with Philips ECG JAN 12AT7 tubes and I changed the speaker to the Fender Special Design by Eminence from my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. The original output tube is a Sovtek 5881 relabeled to Groove Tubes GT6L6B, it’s a good tube and can stay. I also replaced the input jacks which are really bad quality. In addition to the effectrode suggestions, I also replaced C102 with a 100mfd 350v capacitor. Now this amp really sings, right up there with a 60s era black face but with now decent overdrive tones also. The reverb is just OK, not lush, another mod in the offing? Another hint is to use input jack 2 for most guitars, it’s the low sensitivity input, high sensitivity input jack 1 is too hot for most guitars…

  • July 28, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I have one of these for sale
    It’s mint
    Ni minds

  • December 5, 2019 at 5:31 am

    The Fender Champ 12 has always been known as an absolutely solid studio amp. Particularly when used clean or with distortion and only the tiniest or no amount of spring reverb. After which the effects are applied by the engineers. For this it has it’s place. I own one, had it since new and I will never sell it.

  • January 22, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Remember it has a Reverb “Trim pot” inside the tray behind the input jacks, worth a tweek.


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