« The ultimate »Published on 11/30/13 at 08:53
The "Clean" channel offers two very different sounds: clean type Vibrolux very slamming and a clean type Bassman, fat and round, it has a 2-band EQ "bass" and "trebble" and a volume.
Channel "Burn" has two gains, waterfall, a 3-band EQ and volume.
To the right of the front panel, still, is the setting of the reverb.
Power: 60 Watt
1 speaker 12 "60 Watt Celestion Vintage 30
Preamplifier Lamps: 6 x 12AX7 and 2 x 12AT7, Groove tube
Lamps amplifier 2 Groove Tube 6L6 GC
Vintage channel controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Voicing switch ((Vibrolux / Bassman)
Burn channel controls: Gain 1, Gain 2, Treble, Bass, Middle, Volume, Master Reverb
Connections pre-amp and preamp IN OUT
Effects loop with level control on entry and exit
Vinyl siding Blonde
Tilt Leg for a rearwardly inclined position
Dimensions: 452 x 645 x 259mm
Weight: 28.5 kg
Crank 3 buttons ("Burn", "Vibrolux / Bassman" and "effects") and protective cover incl.
Here is a combo particularly well endowed with functions, settings and channels, and an exemplary finish that exudes quality.
It is found around 1450 €.
The configuration shows both simple and complete. Simply because the combo immediately authorizes a superb sound, complete because of its 3 channels (clean 2) and EQ that is very effective. Get good sounds, because this combo offers a range of sounds from a rare wealth is within immediate reach, find a staff that fits the musical style is just as easily, insofar as this is not the Supersonic first amp that we have.
As I suggested above, the EQ reveals a rare efficiency. Whether on the clean channel lacks settings medium or the Burn channel providing three Trebble, Medium and Bass settings. Double réglalge gain permits, too, a multitude of sounds ranging from light to heavy distortion crunch through all shades of overdrive.
The clean channel, or vintage, therefore offers two very different sounds: Vibrolux and Bassman.
The Vibrolux position is simply fantastic and I must say I've never heard of such a clean beauty crystalline, of course, never be aggressive even with LP in the bridge position, defined, rich in harmonics in short, the musical possible. Arpeggios sound with hairline and class while the rhythmic, without any effect, appear surprising fullness, and seat-definition intelligible and each separate note. This channel takes pedals perfectly front and modulation effects acquire a new dimension with this feeling of fullness of the sound material.
The Bassman position is almost the opposite: the sound is rounded, creamy, pulls the bass and lower midrange. Also on LP, but this time in the neck pickup position, the sound is jazzy, dark, but again, well articulated and defined. Arpeggios, rich in low frequencies, swell and the neck pickup (57 Plus or Burstbucker II) sounds superbly. I am less a fan of rhythm with this voicing simply because I prefer the Vibrolux position. Note that on the Bassman position, the amp Crunch fairly quickly with a Les Paul.
The Burn channel is capable of much, as the EQ shows both effective and gains cascade allow nuances in the level and grain. It was therefore provides a broad sound palette that ranges from mild crunch to a consistent level of distortion. The first gain plays on the amount of drive when the second brings thickness and compression depth. All styles of music can be played. Set from 15h, both gains provide a very long sustain and harmonically complex: we can talk about sound texture here as the notes sound rich and full with a violoning effect that I like.
It's been a long time I considered buying this combo. I recently tried in stores 22W version that reinforced my intention. And then, a great opportunity presented itself on the 60W version and I've acquired: 700 €, it is truly a great occasion, especially as the amp is absolutely like new !
I decided to 22W which is less than 1200 €, so I did not hesitate when I discovered the announcement of 60W.
I love Fender amps and I have owned many. The Supersonic is a higher class in all respects. Its features provide him a rare versatility, and in this price range, I do not see him competing in the musical style that I like: progressive rock. A sumptuous clean, precise and full drive sustain the Vibolux channel that takes pedals perfectly, an adjustable loops and silent effects, a palette of sounds that range from vintage to modern: this amp does it all and does it very well. The footswitch inspires confidence: rugged construction and quiet operation PERFECTLY (I use my cable manufacturing base Sommer SC The Source).
One caveat, however: the reverb takes a lot of breath as soon as they exceed 2 setting and at this level it is not much present. So I can not say much of anything. But I will look into this issue because, a priori, a small operation just to fix this. But this does not alter the 10/10 I give the combo because I always use a modulation effect and / or a delay which allows me to pass me completely reverb.
Now that I have tasted the rich sound and great qualities of this combo, it goes without saying that I do it again this choice without hesitation. This is the most amazing amp that I've played.