Beloved musicians ranging from George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy have relied on the Fender Stratocaster to make some of the most iconic electric guitar riffs ever. Unsurprisingly, one of the most dependable guitar makers also produces great amps. While many instruments can be heard loud and clear without any amplification, your electric guitar needs (and deserves) a great amplifier. After all, what good is a guitar riff if nobody can’t hear it?
If you need an amp for practicing at home or performing at small venues, these Fender amps pack a punch, but can still be easily loaded up into the tour bus (read: your ’98 Honda Civic). Fortunately, Amazon makes it very easy to find the exact Fender amp you want that will ship free with Prime. The product listings offer different sizes; plus, they give you the option to upgrade to an accessory bundle. That way, you’ll be ready to rock the second the package lands on your doorstep.
1. Fender Champion 20-Watt Electric Guitar Amplifier
This amp features various effects that you can control from the onboard panel, which will allow you to cut down on the number of pedals you need to carry with you. You can also plug in headphones for quiet practicing.
Pros: Auxiliary port allows you to play a backing track to practice to. The panel features various effects, and the unit is lightweight for easy carrying.
Cons: There is a loud electric pop when the unit gets switched off, which may be an issue for those trying to practice quietly.
2. Fender Rumble 25 v3 Bass Combo Amplifier
Bassists rarely get the love they deserve, but the bass guitar is instrumental (sorry) in completing the sound of a song. Just ask Paul McCartney. If you want to capture the deep sound of bass, you need a good amp. Fender is best known for guitars, but they make a mean bass amp too.
Pros: Features an auxiliary input, overdrive switch, and a headphone jack for quiet practicing.
Cons: The smaller sizes are designed for practice, rather than gigs.
3. Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Amplifier
This small, 10-watt amp is perfect for practicing. Like the other amps, it features effects, an aux port, and a headphone jack. Don’t let the small package fool you, though. This amp has the potential to get loud.
Pros: Affordable and portable, features a headphone jack and aux port.
Cons: No reverb.