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Fender Super Champ X2 15-Watt 1x10-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
- 15 Watt tube power amp with two 6V6 tubes and one 12AX7 preamp tube
- 10 inch Fender Special Design speaker
- Voicing knob with 16 different amp types (Tweed, Blackface, British, Metal, etc.) and 15 effects with effects adjust control and a TAP tempo control for delay time/modulation rate adjustments
- Two Channels with Channel Switching Format and optional footswitch
- USB output for speaker-emulated digital recording
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The Super Champ X2 combo amplifier combines 15 watts of rich, dual-channel tube amp sound with modern extra such as versatile amp voicing and a wide selection of digital effects. It’s simple, toneful and flexible, and with its easy computer connectivity you can also custom tailor your amp’s voicing and effects to your personal taste. Your rehearsal and recording sessions will really come alive with the unlimited tones that can be created with the Super Champ X2. Made in Ensenada, Mexico, the Super Champ X2 features a single 10” Fender Special Design speaker, voicing knob for selection of 16 different amp types (tweed, Blackface, British, Hot Rod, metal and more), 15 effects with level control, dual-channel switching (footswitch optional), tap tempo control for precise delay time adjustment, 1/4” line output, external speaker capability and USB output for speaker-emulated digital recording. Fender FUSE™ software (available as a free download) allows even more tonal versatility, with customization of amp voicing and effects defaults, effects parameters deep editing, and online access to free Fender community content.
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Overall, I found the available tones to be excellent. Unlike my Valvetronix, where I more or less settled on a particular setting and used it at all times, I could really see myself flipping between the different models and seeing how they respond to different guitars. One thing that should be noted if you plan on changing models frequently - you may have to adjust volume, gain, bass, and treble to dial in the same amount of volume as you move from amp to amp. However, I found the levels to be much more uniform in output than in other amps with a modeling component. Also, the X2 does not suffer from a lot of the excess noise or "hissing" you hear with digital modeling amps.
The tones that come out of the 10" speaker of the Super Champ X2 are very rich and touch-responsive, as you'd expect from a tube amp. The amp has TONS of high-end sparkle, but some of the settings only start to open up if you increase the volume (true of many amps). The stock speaker, which is Fender's own design (and has a ceramic magnet, I believe), is frequently criticized as a weak point. However, it is certainly passable and if you are new to tube amps (or only intend on playing at bedroom levels), you're unlikely to take issue with it. The Eminence Ragin' Cajun is a commonly suggested replacement that apparently adds significant amounts of output and low end. But, again, the amp is plenty loud and full-sounding for its size. Better intended for home/studio use than most gigs, but it excels at what it does.
That brings us to the effects section and the Fender FUSE software that works with the amp via USB cable. Frankly, I'm not a fan of most on-board effects with combo amplifiers. I prefer to use pedals for modulation, delay, and some overdrive/distortion. The good new is that the on-board reverbs (which include spring, room, hall, and a few others if you install them from the software) are quite good. You can also reassign the presets to different effects. So, if you want a flanger with a reverb, you can have a setting for that. If you want a different type of delay mixed with a particular reverb, you can do that too. The Tap Tempo button is a great modern convenience to go with those effects. But, as I said, while they represent a good value for players that don't want to invest in pedals, I'm more likely to use my Boss DD-3 than the on-board delay, and so on.
The build quality of the Super Champ X2 is largely excellent. The grill is wound tightly and with the same convincing shimmer of some of Fender's more expensive amps. The amp weighs in at 24 pounds and is extremely portable with the handle on top. One thing I did note, however, is that the knobs protrude and seem like they would be very easy to damage while transporting, so I will have to be careful about that. Also, there are a couple of seams for the tolex material on top of the amp that look like they could have been hidden better. But overall, the amp looks very well constructed. I was initially concerned about the digital aspects taking away from the tube amp aesthetic, but everything is mapped to vintage-looking knobs, and from a few feet back, the amp looks just as much at home in the 60's as it does post-2000.
Overall, I think this is an excellent value and a quality amp that I hope to enjoy for years to come. I'm only really scratching the surface of its potential, but it makes great Fender tone sound easy. The Fender FUSE software could be a little more intuitive to work with, and I wish there were a better way to know what each of the Voice and F/X settings correspond to without consulting a chart. But it's a great little amplifier that's all the power you'd need for hobbyists and studio recording, and it could probably handle some smaller gigs as well.
UPDATE (10/08/2015) - It's been about a year and a half with the SCX2 as my primary amp, and while other gear has come and gone, I still refuse to part with it. I did want to note that I made a change to the speaker, installing a 10" Jensen Jet Falcon. I did this more out of curiosity and the "need to tinker", as opposed to any huge dissatisfaction with the stock speaker. The results are mixed. The new speaker is not super-efficient/powerful like an Eminence Ragin' Cajun, so there is no volume increase. The top end is a little smoother and rounder, which I like, and it seems to handle low end a little more capably. Overall, it offered a nominal improvement at relatively low cost - I will keep the new speaker, but likely would have been just fine with the stock speaker, as well.
The one other major thing that changed since my original review was that I noticed in the FUSE software that my mids settings were completely out of whack for several of the models, including Channel 1. The amp seemed extremely "honky" and loud, and this turned out to be due to (factory?) settings with mids at "8" or even "10". I reduced these to more moderate levels and found the amp much easier to tame.
Finally, I read back my original review and realized that the "tube" vs. "hybrid" vs. "modeling" distinction is largely semantics, and for that reason, there's no need to get too hung up on what you call the SCX2. Yes, it has preamp and power amp tubes. That being said, the DSP modeling is very dominant in the preamp phase, and Fender has readily admitted that this is a "hybrid" amp. The amp sounds absolutely great - it has many tube-like qualities, such as warmth of sound and response to picking attack, but also does some things that traditional tube amps cannot do (such as perform well at very low volumes, and offer a variety of different tonal profiles). Therefore, the SCX2 should wear the "hybrid" moniker with pride.
I bought this to hook up to my Shiflett Tele and it does not disappoint. Loud enough to annoy the Mrs and has a great range of tones. A great amp for a decent price. I'm very happy with it.
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