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June 26, 2010

Fender Super-Sonic 22

The new Fender Super-Sonic 22 is a new interesting amp, coming in July 2010. It's part of the Pro Tube series amps, and along with the Super-Sonic 22, there's also the Super-Sonic 60 Combo, Super-Sonic 60 Head and Super-Sonic 212 Enclosure.

I have played the earlier 60 watt combo, and I really liked the tone from it. I think it is a good move by Fender to provide a 22 watt combo version, since there's a lot of players who prefer amps with less power than 60 watts.

The Fender Super-Sonic 22 idea is to produce the legendary Fender clean and overdriven tones, but in addition, also provide more modern high-gain distortion, all in one amp.

If you like the Deluxe Reverb amp (I certainly do), you will probably like the feel and sound from this versatile combo. The Vintage channel provides that classic Fender tone, whereas the Burn channel gives you the ability to go between a gritty overdrive to aggressive distortion. 

The amp has an Accutronics reverb, and it is the same design as the long-spring tank in the '65 Deluxe Reverb. 

The 1x12 Super-Sonic 22 comes in either classic Black/Silver or the 1961 Blonde/Oxblood design.  The amp has the cool looking ivory knobs and that stylish 1960s script logo.

The reports I've heard so far are very positive. The Fender Super-Sonic 22 satisfies the need for classic, clean Fender tones. Thick and dynamic tone and manageable volumes. Kick in the Burn channel, and you get a rich gain - enough to cover most blues, rock, and country needs. You can even get hard rock tones out of this amp. It's a versatile amp that would work excellent for a gigging musician, and it takes pedals very well.

The Fender Super-Sonic(TM) 22 Combo, Black

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on June 26, 2010

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