Fender Super-Sonic  112 Combo
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Fender Super-Sonic 112 Combo

Super-Sonic 112 Combo, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Super-Sonic series.

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iamqman 06/26/2011

Fender Super-Sonic 112 Combo : iamqman's user review

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This is a great amp that has all the same tone and features as the 2x12 version but just one less speaker. Surprisingly you do get three times the amount of wattage. The features are excellent and full of tone.

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.

UTILIZATION

Series: Pro Tube Series

Type: Tube Guitar amplifier

Output: 60 Watts

Ohms: 8 Ohms (4 Ohms with extension speaker)

Speakers: 1 x 12 inch, 8 Ohm Celestion Vintage 30 speaker

Channels: 2: Vintage & Burn (Vintage channel has two switchable voices)

Features:
Spring Reverb (combo only)
Dual cascading-gain preamp overdrive
Effects Loop with Send Level & Return Level
Pre-Amp Out Jack
Power Amp In Jack
3-Button Footswitch
2 Speaker Output Jacks (for Internal + Extension speaker)
Standby Switch
3/4 in. Birch/Maple Plywood Cabinet

Controls:
Vintage Channel: Volume; Treble; Bass Voicing switch (Vibrolux/Bassman)
Burn Channel: Gain 1; Gain 2; Treble; Bass; Middle; Volume Master Reverb Rear-panel Effects Send Level control Rear-panel Effects Return Level control

Weight: 54 lbs. (24.5 kg)

Dimensions: Height: 17.3 in. (44.1 cm) Width: 25.3 in. (64.5 cm) Depth: 10.2 in. (25.9 cm)

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 good 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.

Unfortunately these amps are no longer being produced by Fender. At least I have not seen them new anywhere. I don't know what the used market price is for these units right now.

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.