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Fender Super Champ X2 Review - The War of the Worlds
In the world of guitar amps, war is raging. The transistor forces from the digital world are fighting the tubes army. Turning itself into a peace dove, Fender tries to put an end to this war by introducing a hybrid concept: the Super Champ X2. This new amp made in Mexico combines digital technology with tubes has finally seen the light of day. It's on neutral ground so I can start examining the beast. Hopefully this leads to a peaceful co-existence.
çacroustille's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value for money"
Full connectivity, possibility of release in Homs to 8 HP more substantial.
Power 15 watts lamp, sufficient for group play but with a box equipped with a 12 inch HP.
Use could not be more simple.
Excellent small typical Fender clean sound a little digging with bass, a real treat with single coil (strat, tele ....)
The modeling part is of course less accurate and less hot than the channel lamp but I'm still surprised by the quality of some models, including twin and 60 British realistic enough.
Before concluding, two important things, this amp should be placed on the floor for two reasons, 1 you will roundness low and then you avoid making vibrate on which it is placed!
Second point, I bought this amp to play at home at a reasonable volume, I have a Fender Blues Deluxe (40W lamps) to play with my band, all with a battery of pedals to sculpt the sound for my taste .
So in conclusion, this amp is very good value for money if only one is used in the use for which it was designed, namely home, club ... so no real need for power.
For group play with a drummer you have two options, buy a box with an HP 12 inch and connect the speaker output of the super field, I tested and the result is quite convincing or buy a more powerful amp, but in any case forget modeling group because you have a puree effect if you push the volume, better invest in a good analog pedal quickly.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
psycholoulou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great compromise"
It is equipped with three lamps (1 of 12 and 2 of 6), fully utilized in Channel 1 (aka the clean channel). This is a great channel when you love the clean sound, a very typical Fender sound. Really nice bluesy sound. But be careful, whatever you do (without pedals), even if you turn this knob to 10, it does NOT crunch. Sound hums a little but you can not call it crunch. This is a pretty powerful channel
Channel 2 also uses his lamps, but mixed with the transistor aspect, where you can adjust the gain for example. We found a presetting knob 17 (or 18 I can not remember) types of sound with gain. It may be noted that some are typed bassman, others a little more princeton. In short, it is meant to be tested and versatility. The first two knobs are for me, what is closest to the clean sound of Channel 1 of the superfield (yeah still is the goal). We found a little the appearance of lamps at low volume, mixed with transistor when you put the gain knob at noon.
It's fun, it's a good compromise when you are at home.
It can also also set its own sound when connecting the unit to the computer (USB cable is supplied with) through the Fuze software.
There's of course a knob Treble, Bass (the amp is already full bass), and a full effects: This is frankly one of the strengths of this amp include reverb, the delay (adjustable via a little white button on the side of the knob to the right), tremolo, chorus, etc.. including a rule their power via the knob next door: F / X adjusted. So frankly, if we do not want to take the lead with pedals, this amp is really cool.
Frankly, Fender is hard not to understand an amp or so should do it on purpose.
On that one, each knob to its configuration.
The sound is really good in channel 1 and channel 2 is a very good compromise because you can play heavy distortion at low volume with the spirit lamp. There are less powerful than channel 1 but still gives a good sound.
I play this amp with a Fender Tele U.S. Standard 93.
As I said, this is an amp that I find, is already full of bass. So when I plug my Gibson Lespaul, I hurry to the Bass knob to 1 because I'm too afraid to fart HP. Gibson knob + 6 (for example) = too much bass. It can be disabling on a Gibson but it is always something that can be level.
With the Fender is really not bad at all, there is the sound of the brand with good bass.
I use a lot of reverb (sometimes mixed with time: there is a reverb effect + time) and frankly, others do not tempt me too. After it is a matter of taste.
I use it for almost 6 months and I am quite satisfied. However, I still looking for something more "lights" that crunch. Finally I'm led to only use the clean channel 1 because I'm not a fan as it sound transistor. So basically a good third of the amp does good to me. It's like 17 (or 18!) Preselected channel 2 sounds, since I've run in, I do not use one. It's impossible to use them all.
So finally, I mainly use the clean channel 1 + reverb ... Of course the Treble and Bass are essential.
What I like about him is his really nice little Fender sound in channel 1. What I like least is the versatility too (which defends some like), and it is not something I was looking into buying an amp.
It is still an amp worth its price / quality ratio. I bought € 400 on Thomann, this is a good price. We pay a can that it is a limited edition (which I believe also, do Supercontrol X2 differs from normal color unlike the Blues Junior III) but it is a good price.
With experience, I do not know if I would do this choice. This is not the amp itself that I do not like, far from it. I however realized that I'm facing all lamps. This is my first amp with lamps, and so I decided to take it, maybe it was not to get back to his transistor. This is why I play channel Clean the entire time.
Those seeking a tube amp with a bit more settings and versatility, go for it! Frankly, I think it is the best compromise of the amp home.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
distoclean's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" for mobile"
Very good with a Celestion or Jensen. Note 8
Almost everything has been said! So I short. XD I had last year, lent by a friend who just told me back! It was equipped with an HP celestion green back (good improvement in the mids and bass, it goes into the mix, as the Original HP is a little ledge!) I just bought the X2 secondhand ( equipped with an HP Jensen as my Princeton 65, then there's the fact I tried to change the tubes but it does nothing to improve my ear. I used Repette or small gigs in small bars (repeated line or microphone), when I did not need watts or there is no drummer (you know, the ones that hit like deaf on crates, ah ah ah! ) the sound is okay to do so. however we can not compare a porsche and dacia. I can just make a comparison between the two models, the sounds are slightly improved on the x2, usb jack, yeah, right! As against the price without accessories:! pedal cover and especially the finish was the highest form XD, sticking vinyl on the body, super rubber feet to avoid scratching the floor (yes, really!) replaced by feraille nipples and Fender logo really ship! This is still not a good little heavy amp, if you have back pain, especially if you know how to play and use it in its first use, that I hope be concise and objective. Good gig! note 7
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
jcm050's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good but ..."
Operation is simple we can ...
The manual has remained packed
The sound is easy to find but it is not in the high end, that's for sure!
I had this amp ready for a concert Saturday night. I chose (the guy, very nice in the store told me verbatim "take what you need", if this is not cool, that!) For its small size because the scene was inaccessible by car .
He is not heavy, and I could put in a footswitch (Laney, but compatible) and a distortion pedal / overdrive, plus supplies and cables.
In sound, this amp does not like large distortion! Not much of a problem in this case since it was not necessary, but annoying when you want to make the music a little harder ...
Clear his side, things are going well. The sound is acceptable to. If I had a little more room, I would have shipped a chorus or flanger but hey, we traveled light!
I used the time for a concert. The practical aspect is to connect it directly to a mixer without a microphone in front of the amp.
I usually play on a Marshall Vintage Modern and clearly, the difference is size (thank goodness ...).
I was told before the show that I'll buy maybe, but not finally, I reported to the store.
I find it expensive (389 euros) issue price / quality. This is not a yucky amp, but I think there are way to have a more versatile amp with a good sound clear and distortion, through a transistor amp for example! For me, there is no point to have in this case a tube amp (if it is only to say that we have a tube amp ...).
Too expensive to start, not good enough for experienced guitarists: so good for whom?
They say you can change the sound of the Fender program, but that I have not tested ...
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
neothefreeman's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice but not better!"
15w All Tube Amp for Clean part (channel 1)
Modeling preamp, power amp lamp for channel 2
Different settings (Delay, Reverb ...) are very good and easily customizable.
A USB port is present on the back of the amp to use with the amp FENDER Fuse software (download) funny 5 minutes permières but not very useful
The configuration is it simple? Gets it easy to sound good?
The configuration is simple, the clean channel is gorgeous (Fenderien told!), Some modeling of channel 2 offer made really interesting.
The biggest concern, the one who fucked notament greatly note, is the unfortunate tendency of this amp to "vibrate" from all sides since we use notes too serious on the clean channel (I play a Stratocaster 62 reissue kit with EMG David Gilmour) Even the volume adjusted to 2 songs are a lot of strikes. This is not an isolated defect because I have seen on other identical amp.
Is it your style of music?
I play a bit of everything, from blues to hard rock. This amp is quite versatile.
The clean channel is perfect without all the noise of the amplifier box.
Channel modeling provides totes pallets made necessary we can desire, with more or less fidelity.
How long have you been using?
I have this amp for 6 months, it must be my 4th amp.
the price / quality ratio is excellent, if not the quality of the assembly, which in my opinion is flawed.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
frednicol's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" remain seriously .."
Also good idea to download the simulation models to put them on this amp .. this is very innovative.
Its format is very convenient: it is assembled in Mexico look very cute .....
Bad point ... you shoed buy Fender pedal super field more ..
use is very simple ... you plug it plays ... distos the high gain very well, straight and quite successful dynamic short ... I agree ..
SUPER X2 field on the tap tempo button that you misunderstood him rhythmically driven. The Out is really not well emulated distos become some drafts (tested on entry to the PA), the true emulation Hp output is done by USB ... that is to connect to the PC but it pressed the repet not evident for all groups! ...
I would advise a subculture with a good unidirectional microphone.
For the effects loop (for lovers of pedals that you do not branch in front) do not talk there is not even.
This combo 15 w in repet will not remember that this is not a thoroughbred pony .... but if you take the head version coupled with a powerful speaker sound is great .. Here in combo version with HP 10-inch one is calamitous, some of your guitar chords will vibrate pitifully the resonance of the amp as if it was crepe paper .. There is no middle button is still a shame, especially at high volume it pierces the ears a little ...
As I wrote the highest effects are convincing except the reverb is unrealistic.
For the price there are better, like a fender hot rod 40w Used for example .. It at least it holds the road ..
In fact do not forget that this amp is large and the size of the resonator plays a major role in restituions good sound. And even if you play at a low volume. I think this combo version is not recommended prefer him head version.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
deledav's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great amp!"
15w power at the top!
Easy to use
Will it fit your style of music?
It is quite versatile but be careful with how you play guitar! I play on a hot road deluxe strat and nikel in distortion and clean as though everyone told me that Fender was not good for the top distortion. on the other hand I tried it with an SG and it's not in his top clean.
How long you use it?
For two weeks and I use it as repeated concert (I play with two other guitarists and I just tell you that enough items)
What is so special that you love the most, least?
The most: its versatility, size and sound of a whole lamp.
Cons: Since it is small it must be re-raise in order to have easier access to the modeling of channel 2.
Since there are 16 models would have been nice to change them with a footswich.
Did you tried many other models before buying it?
I had a vox AD120VT (also I will miss because of the banks has memorized)
How would you rate the quality / price?
This is what I was looking for!
With experience, you do again this choice?
A big YES.
For those who say that do not have to do with, do not listen or they are deaf!
Try it with the guitar properly and be surprised!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Makos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A credible and effective hybrid ..."
Vintage design is nice, it makes an amp in line with the Twin, Blackface and others, the Fender look. It will be the small stage, or with big HP recovery. The settings are accessible without the fuss. Only thing to complain, no knob for Mid ... damage. This adjustment can be performed via the interface software FenderFuse. The latter is very ergonomic and allows you to set the amp on two channels. Channel 1 remaining in smaller type setting because it is less digital (pre-amplification and amplififcation tube) that channel 2.
This second channel is actually a Fender Mustang. Modeling, effects etc.. Everything is possible. The big advantage is that the sound passes through the tube amplifier stage. Otherwise it's the Mustang, so instead of well-priced for the digital.
It is rather light, compact and practical.
CHANNEL 1: typical Fender clean sound. The pre-amp and tube amplification bring what to attack, compression and velvety. You can adjust the bass, treble (mediums via software) to add effects. Excellent.
CHANNEL 2: Go read the notice of the Mustang range, add compression and warmth of the tube stage and you get an idea of the thing. Very good also.
The line out is a plus to connect Console online.
The USB audio interface is working okay, it can help. The advantage of being essentially the USB connection to the software FenderFuse. This is intuitive, ergonomic, very comfortable to use.
I owned a time its predecessor, the Super Champ, he was already very well but I was disappointed on two points:
- It vibrated (presumably against the power amp) more than uncomfortable
- The original HP was to stop attacking hard on humbuckers right from 3/4 volume ... not good!
I did not keep. A great regret because I liked many things in this little combo.
Since the Super Champ X2 came out ... corrects these defects! No unwanted vibrations, the original HP cash much better than the last.
Playing in a register rather Jazz, Fusion or I modified this amp simply by changing the HP. For despite the progress signified above can be obtained from the best Super Champ. My choice fell on an HP Lil'Buddy Eminence. This cash without flinching the full power of the lamps and a guitar with high output level. It is more "round" and strengthens the heat lamps. The sound is clear "fenderien", slightly less than the original HP. It excels in HP Eminence tessituras blues / jazz. The sound is clear even at very high volume. No sound even when boiled "crunch".
To conclude: Originally this combo is simply very good, it deserves a 8/10, with a midrange control on the front it was a 9/10. Changing the HP is a personal adjustment to my style and my sound affinities, I do not grade according to the change.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
mca's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not that bad"
Deorti amp lamp
A middle tier state modeling amp fender
Effects which Varitone
The beast weighs 8 KG
15 watts too déglingueur ear. This is not the 5 watt Marshall Class5
Easy adjustments on the front. Manual succinct, but when the habit of digging, it is sufficient
The sound is pure juice with the Fender can be a little less than a dynamic model of pure light, but it's not his vocation. Here we offer 16 amp crunch and saturated, and a plain
It's twang with the telecaster, and pest saturated. On the hollowbody is frankly pretty hot. On the double, that's fine, but it's not worth a marshall. It's really tailored to the Telecaster. There is nothing I hate about this amp, a cool sound is easy.
I have since yesterday. It is a good value This is a great amp to complete a wall of amps. It is really typed fender. I do not think we can do everything with. However, in the blues rock with the typical American Boss, it's not bad at all. If it were to do again, I repeat one.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful