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Champion 20 price hike?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by gilpi, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. gilpi

    gilpi Strat-Talk Member

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    Browsing around GC I noticed the C20 is up to $130. Is there a high demand for these?
     
  2. slowesthand

    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

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    Fender's business model these days is to regularly increase prices on every product they make , or replace with a higher priced product.
     
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    gilpi Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah. Look at the MIM strats and I think I saw the GT40 amp for 299?
     
  4. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Strat-Talker

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    Wow. I checked a few sites and all $130. I have one that I got at the usual $99 and it is a really nice little amp. Still worth it at $130 IMO
     
  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I didn't care for it in it's current housing/speaker. I transplanted one into a bigger tweed cabinet with a 12" speaker and it really woke up the amp.
     
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  6. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Strat-Talker

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    I'm sure that made a difference. PICS? Once you break in the 8" it's not too shabby.
     
  7. Grux

    Grux Strat-O-Master

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    Yep, and thats true for almost any amp Lonn :thumb:
     
  8. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Maybe the CEO
    Is a horse trader...
    That's an old horse trading gig..
    If it doesn't sell...
    Raise the price...
     
  9. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No pics but here's a video.

     
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  10. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    I think the Fender Frontman 25R was a better amp than the Fender Champion 20 (which seems to be the replacement for the Frontman 25R).
     
  11. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    100% agree. If you can find one of the older Champion 30s even better.
     
  12. DancesWithWeasels

    DancesWithWeasels Where there's a weasel there's a way Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dang, it did leap up in price. Sweetwater is showing $130. I got mine a year and a half ago for $85 after a 15% discount the local store was running. Guess I got a pretty nice deal.

    The amp is made in China, which makes me wonder if all the tariff stuff is partly responsible.
     
  13. johntrem

    johntrem Strat-Talker

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    Well, well, I'm glad I got mine for $59 in the GC used section. I was less than a year old and in like new condition.
     
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