Fender Super-Sonic  22 Combo
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Fender Super-Sonic 22 Combo

Super-Sonic 22 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Super-Sonic series.

iamqman 04/27/2011

Fender Super-Sonic 22 Combo : iamqman's user review

"Just an amazing amplifier!"
5

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This is one of the very best modern amplifiers that Fender has put out. This is more of a high gain amp for Fender but still keeping the vintage clean tones they are so famous for having. The amp have quite a bit of features compared to some of their more vintage styled amps. This one has a fat boost switch and also a reverb to add a bit of depth to the tone. I would call this a vintage modern amp for Fender.


Fender Super-Sonic 22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Features:

* Deluxe Reverb power platform,
* Vintage channel contains pre-gain tone controls and two switchable voices
* Burn channel contains dual gain controls and post-gain EQ
* Fender long-spring Reverb by Accutronics
* Ivory "radio" knobs
* 4-button footswitch for Channel, Fat, Reverb, Effects Loop.
* Amp Type: Tube
* Output: 22 Watts, 8 ohms
* Speaker: 12", 50 Watt Fender "Lightning Bolt" Speaker by Eminence®
* Channels: 2 (Vintage and Burn)
* Controls: Vintage Channel: Volume, Treble, Bass, Voicing Switch (Normal/Fat). Burn Channel: Gain 1, Gain 2, Treble, Bass, Middle, Volume, Master Reverb
* Effects Spring Reverb
* Covering: Black Textured Vinyl


UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 22W
Speakers 1x 12" Fender "Lightning Bolt" Speaker by Eminence
Effects No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Ch 1: Treble, Bass; Ch 2: Treble, Bass, Middle
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 7
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 17.3"
Width 24"
Depth 8.5"
Weight 40 lbs.

SOUNDS

I like this amp with all kinds of guitars, but mostly I like it with a Fender Stratocaster or a Charvel San Dimas or Socal. I like the light to medium tone of the ash and alder body woods. This compliments the nature of the amp quite well. The clean is very Fender sparkly and jangly. Then you go to channel two and having two gains is almost heaven. This is something you see on several boutique amplifiers. Suhr amps like the PT100 has a similar thing but theirs acts like another channel. This one just gives you deeper and juicy gain distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

If you need a god clean tone and a hot rod gainy distortion channel then this is your amp. The clean is remarkable and the gain has so much variation with the dual gains that is makes this amp a lot of fun to play.

At new these amps come in at around $999. Not a bad price for the quality and usability of this amp. Having two channels and both are exceptional is a big bonus. I would recommend anyone to go and try this amp if you get the chance. You may or may not like the voicing but it is a solid amplifier.