A single ended class A guitar amplifier designed and produced by The Fender Electric Instrument Company in 1948. The first Champ, the Champion 800, produced 3 watts of power and had an eight inch speaker. The design of the Champ changed many times, but it still remains relatively low powered and small compared to modern amplifiers. Most Champs use a 12ax7 and a 6v6 tube, have a 6" speaker, and produce 5 watts of power. The Champ is still a very popular amp because of its sound and simple design.
Bob- "I just bought a HUGE stack with 100 watts! I can crank the distortion all the way up!"
Joe- "I have a Fender Champ."
Bob- "I am so jealous."