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

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For all the lovers of that notorious Fender tube-driven sound, the company rolls out the Super-Sonic 22 22W 1x12 tube combo, pushing your guitar tone into meaty guitar-shred heaven. The Fender Super-S... Click To Read More About This Product

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For all the lovers of that notorious Fender tube-driven sound, the company rolls out the Super-Sonic 22 22W 1x12 tube combo, pushing your guitar tone into meaty guitar-shred heaven.

The Fender Super-Sonic 22 amp offers 22 watts of guitar power, for punishing distorted sound with more dedicated tone and bass frequency. With two channels and a handful of stellar tubes, your guitar tone will instantly be taken to new heights of sound barrier-shaking guitar tone.

The Fender Super-Sonic 22 delivers this versatility with the organic feel and moderate output power of the legendary Deluxe Reverb amp, perfect for most stage and studio applications. The Vintage channel on the tube amp delivers pure, unmistakable Fender tone, and the awesome Burn channel ignites musical inspiration with overdrive flavors ranging from bluesy to flame-throwing. And while the Fender Super-Sonic 22 is capable of heavily saturated tube distortion and sustain, it never masks the tonal character of your guitar. Offered in classic Black/Silver or iconic 1961 Blonde/Oxblood cosmetic treatment; both Fender amp versions include ivory "radio" knobs and flowing 1960s script logo.

The Fender Super-Sonic 22 guitar amp delivers this versatility with the organic feel and moderate output power of the legendary Deluxe Reverb amp, perfect for most stage and studio applications. The Vintage channel delivers pure, unmistakable Fender tone, and the awesome Burn channel ignites musical inspiration with overdrive flavors ranging from bluesy to flame-throwing. And while the Super-Sonic 22 is capable of heavily saturated tube distortion and sustain, it never masks the tonal character of your guitar. Offered in classic Black/Silver or iconic 1961 Blonde/Oxblood cosmetic treatment; both versions include ivory "radio" knobs and flowing 1960s script logo.

This 1x12 was designed for the most discerning guitarist, looking to embrace a mixture of modern high-gain mayhem, or classic Fender cleans. This amp will become your favorite new fast ride.

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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
Specifications
    • Tubes: 2 - 6V6, 3 - 12AX7, 2 - 12AT7
    • Cover Amplifier Cover Included
    • Weight: 40lb.
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FenderSuper-Sonic 22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Professional recording (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Killer Amp with a lot of Personality

It sounds like you might have a problem with that particular unit. I got my Super Sonic 22 two days ago and it sounds great. I have played every current production Fender tube amp...Read complete review

It sounds like you might have a problem with that particular unit. I got my Super Sonic 22 two days ago and it sounds great. I have played every current production Fender tube amp except the Vibro King, Vibroverb and the new Super Sonic 60 and would say if you�ۡ���re comparing amps without any modifications just taking it out of the box and turning it on this is the best amp fender makes. This is a killer amp with a lot of personality. Advertising says it�ۡ���s sort of a combination of the older super sonic and a deluxe reverb, sort of ironic that I would buy it as these are two fender amps that I always felt were some of the biggest disappointments from Fender. What surprised me is that it sounds way better than a DDRI reissue. Compared to the DRRI the Super Sonic 22 sounds bigger and richer sounding, has more chime, more punch and is louder (sounds about as loud as my 40 watt 68 Vibrolux). The fat switch replaces the Vibrolux/Bassman switch of the older supersonics. The strange thing is toggling the fat switch on and off actually gives you a really good vintage Vibrolux or Bassman sound, way better than the old supersonics were supposed to do. I stick mostly with the clean channel as you can get a good edgy growl by turning it up or hitting the fat switch if you want. I didn�ۡ���t spend as much time with the burn channel as I never liked the sound of multiple stages of gain as much, but I could tell you get some really good sounds off of that as well if that is more your style. Works equally well on my Telecaster as well as my Les Paul Junior. Compared to most other Fender amps the EQ controls are much more sensitive so little adjustments make a big difference. Because of this you will probably spend more time initially to find just the right settings. I�ۡ���ve never really been a big fan of Eminence speakers they always seemed a little too airy for me but this one even without any break in sounds exceptionally full and rich. Gives you a really nice warm 3-D sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Three Strikes- You're Out

I ordered the Super Sonic 22 the FIRST time and when it came in to GC, the power light came on but absolutely no sound came from it. OK. I returned that one...Read complete review

I ordered the Super Sonic 22 the FIRST time and when it came in to GC, the power light came on but absolutely no sound came from it. OK. I returned that one and re-ordered the Super Sonic 22 for the the SECOND time. When it came in to GC, seemed alright at first but if I tried to add a little reverb, it squealed at such a high pitch it was unusable, which to me means that amp was unusable. Call me crazy but if there's a feature on the amp, I would like to be able to utilize it. So, I took it back and ordered a THIRD Super Sonic 22 from GC. Got it home and each channel sounded great. But... when I switch from the BURN channel back to the VINTAGE channel the POPPING sound was so loud and annoying that it, again, rendered the amp unusable. Are you kidding me? My bad luck or horrible quality control and build quality on the part of Fender? I applaud my guys at Guitar Center in Fayetteville GA for being patient with me and my desire to give this amp a try. I wanted to like this amp. I heard a lot of good things about it. But, after three tries, I have to cut my losses. It was a disappointment and a hassle.

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(94 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Killer Amp with a lot of Personality

By Rob Kalberer

from Boulder Colorado

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

It sounds like you might have a problem with that particular unit. I got my Super Sonic 22 two days ago and it sounds great. I have played every current production Fender tube amp except the Vibro King, Vibroverb and the new Super Sonic 60 and would say if you�ۡ���re comparing amps without any modifications just taking it out of the box and turning it on this is the best amp fender makes. This is a killer amp with a lot of personality. Advertising says it�ۡ���s sort of a combination of the older super sonic and a deluxe reverb, sort of ironic that I would buy it as these are two fender amps that I always felt were some of the biggest disappointments from Fender. What surprised me is that it sounds way better than a DDRI reissue. Compared to the DRRI the Super Sonic 22 sounds bigger and richer sounding, has more chime, more punch and is louder (sounds about as loud as my 40 watt 68 Vibrolux). The fat switch replaces the Vibrolux/Bassman switch of the older supersonics. The strange thing is toggling the fat switch on and off actually gives you a really good vintage Vibrolux or Bassman sound, way better than the old supersonics were supposed to do. I stick mostly with the clean channel as you can get a good edgy growl by turning it up or hitting the fat switch if you want. I didn�ۡ���t spend as much time with the burn channel as I never liked the sound of multiple stages of gain as much, but I could tell you get some really good sounds off of that as well if that is more your style. Works equally well on my Telecaster as well as my Les Paul Junior. Compared to most other Fender amps the EQ controls are much more sensitive so little adjustments make a big difference. Because of this you will probably spend more time initially to find just the right settings. I�ۡ���ve never really been a big fan of Eminence speakers they always seemed a little too airy for me but this one even without any break in sounds exceptionally full and rich. Gives you a really nice warm 3-D sound.

(22 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By G Robert

from Stone Mountain, GA

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

After a 30 yr career as a studio engineer and 11+ yrs on the road performing in a multi-platinum group I can say this with authority. If you could have only one guitar amp in your studio, or on stage, this is hands down the most versatile, greatest sounding amp you could choose. 22 all tube watts, channel switching, cascading dual preamps on the "hot" channel, effects loop, reverb- this amp will deliver any sound you want to dial up from country to heavy metal. Combo only, pure Fender tone, add a 15" extra cab and pull texas blues sounds, plug in a 4/12 cab, and you can dial up any brit tone you want at a reasonable volume. This one Fender got right...

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super-Sonic tone machine

By J Dugan

from Clearwater, Florida

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

This amp is definitely a tone machine with the classic Fender tube amp sound and looks. I recently purchased the black Tolex model which looks cool with the white radio knobs. I play mostly blues and classic rock. I bought this amp for my studio but it would work for a small club venue as well. I mean, it is plenty loud. Normally I don�ۡ���t need to go above 4 on the master volume to get all the sound I need. My style is the Vintage channel with a touch of reverb. This gives me a classic Fender clean tone, perfect for most of the blues I play. However, I do like to juice it up and I found the Burn Channel gives you lots of options to overdrive and tweak the sound. So far, I haven�ۡ���t felt the need to go out and buy an effects pedal. I have an original Hot Rod Deluxe, which is also a great Fender tube amp but it is now my backup. I think the Super-Sonic is a great amp at a good price for those players looking for a classic Fender tube amp.

(6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great Idea, Poor execution

By Skeet

from Connecticut

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

The idea behind the Supersonic 22 is fantastic and in fact, both channels sound pretty much as advertised - classic Fender cleans and nice overdriven tube sounds. The problem I had (and apparently others have too) is that it made an extremely loud popping sound when switching channels. In my opinion, this renders the channel switching feature virtually unusable. Very disappointing.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally, Versatility!..."MY" One Amp!

By Kim Morgenthaler

from Campbell, CA

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

I'm definitely a "Jack of all Styles/ Master of None" guitarist. OK, I'm 58 and have been playing, and just as importantly listening, for a long time. (My first amp was a five year old used ?65 Showman!) I've been the "lone guitarist" in many eclectic bands and have had to fill many guitar parts and styles (Clapton, Carlton, Burton, etc?) I?m now a local ?hired-gun? guitarist. This amp was what I was waiting for! My USA Strat sounds like a Strat, my 335, Ricky-12, etc?I was really thrilled with the concept of the original 60 watt version, but didn't care for it's tone or volume. I heard about this 22 watt version, and couldn't wait to try it out. What a difference! It's a souped up Deluxe, and more?IMO, way better! (I even bought a Boss TR-2 to complete the "Deluxe" package, and I use it!) I?ve filled in a number of times now with different bands and have never been more confident with an amp! Great tones at any volume, studio to club! Even plenty of on-stage volume outdoors (miced of course for FOH). I always set it on an angled stand behind me, and I am in pure tube heaven. I hardly used any of my stomp boxes because of the channel switching on this amp! Vintage (Clean); Oh Yea! Vintage+Fat; Live there most of the night! And, Burn Channel; "Dumblesque"? Very good, touch-sensitive, pick dynamics. Whatever you want! I?ve never been more ?soul-satisfied? with an amp. I hope I?m not boring you, because this amp won?t! It?s worth your time to give it a test-play. It?s just awesome! All band-mates have complimented my playing, but just as importantly, they said the same about my tone! I have no regrets about having purchased this amp; it just may be my last!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatility at it's Very Best!

By Justin Dworaczyk

from Houston, TX

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

When I quit gigging years ago I sold my Mesa half stack (that I loved) and just played my Taylor for the next 10 years. By the time the urge to get another electric rig came around, my music taste had broadened and I had a kid on the way, so the Dual-Rectifier was not an option. I needed something that could handle 90's rock, Blues, and Country and do it all at both low and high volumes. My quest began and ended the day I demo'd this sweet little piece. This thing absolutely nails every tone I need. The "Vintage" clean is very classic Fender cleans. The "Fat" clean, my favorite, is the best clean I've ever heard(Think of Yellow Ledbetter). The "Burn" channel is the overdrive. The two gain knobs, plus the 3 band EQ let's you dial in ANYTHING you want! Seriously, SRV to Metallica, Rage to Hendrix, you name it, it can play it. I'm using an HSS Strat with Fat 50's and it's a very good fit, but I think any quality guitar would sound like a dream through it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderfull Amp! Great Size! Heavenly Tones!

By al romig

from Harrisburg,Pa

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

I was looking for a tube amp to use for gigs; small to medium venues. I was using a Trademark 60, which has always been a great amp, but I felt it lacked the sparkling clean tones that I needed. Having owned many Fender amps over many years, I was reluctant to go that way again, knowing that I would need effect pedals to get a good overdriven sound. Enter the SuperSonic 22...Great clean Deluxe Tones and a respectable Bassman tone, as well. The burn channel was really a pleasant surprise too me. I did not expect this amp to be any diffent from the many so-called gain channel Fenders that I had owned in the past. WOW, was I wrong! You can dial in almost any sound you wan't with this thing, from low distorted highly compressed blues tone, to any rock tone that you want. I'm not a metal player so I have no opinion on that . Overall, I'm blown away by the amount of versatility that this amp has. Best of all, it doesn't weigh much and it's relatively small. You're not going to freak the club owners by showing up with a half stack, but you have more than enough power to get the job done. Job Well Done Fender!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Like This SS22

By Vinny

from Wilmington, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Spring Reverb Temperment

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Home Studio

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

I get the clean Fender tones I want. With both drives pushed all the way I get enough overdrive for my taste. I place a Gibson SG as well as American Standard Strats. Took this to the local bar for open mic night and had plenty of power for my need. The only issue I had with it was with the reverb. Anytime I put it above 3 I got terrible feedback. I called Fender and they said that sometimes the spring tank moves and gets too close to some other component I cannot remember. I moved the tank, without unzipping the bag, and the problem corrected itself.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Sonic 22 - A gigging amp

By DARRYL FROMAN

from M.V., Ca.

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

I was looking for something smaller than my Twin Reverb and Custom Vibrolux to gig with at smaller venues. I was going for the Deluxe Reverb ReIssue and this amp was next to it on the floor display. I use a number of overdrive pedals and on a whim I tried the SS 22. After hearing the burn channel on this amp I was sold. I use a Fender Muddy Waters Tele and a Gibson Les Paul Special along with a Gibson ES-335 and SG Special. This amp sounds great with each guitar in it's own way. A very versatile amplifier with enough power to play almost any gig. Goes well with pedals too. I would highly recommend this amp for any musician novice to pro. For the money you can't beat it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great amp!!!

By Dan

from Enfield,CT

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

Sounds like the only guys who don't like this amp are guys who 1) have had quality control issues with it or 2) tried to play heavy metal with it. Fortunately for me, my metal days are over and my brand new SS22 combo works flawlessly - no issues whatsoever. Only had it a few weeks...so I'm knocking on wood. Seems very well built though. Pros: Great clean tone, very good drive tone, incredibly versatile amp!!! You get two different clean tones, 2 different channels, reverb, + fx loop. Everything is footswitchable! That's a huge + for me. I a/b'd the clean channel's "normal" sound against my Deluxe Reverb amp and I was amazed at how close it sounded. I preferred the DR a hair better than the SS22's normal channel, but it's pretty close. The DRRI just sounds a little deeper and warmer. When you kick in the "Fat" switch in the clean channel you go from open, clear DR type tones to a tone with more mids, body and more of a Fender Bassman type tone. Very cool option! The Fat mode is also louder so you can use it as a clean boost if you want. Drive channel has tons of very, very useable and ultra tight distortion tones. Everything from Texas blues, to classic rock, to hard rock. If you're looking for dropped D metal tones, look elsewhere (like Mesa). That's not what this amp is about. It's about classic Fender vintage clean and overdriven sounds and it really delivers. I've tried several guitars with the SS22 already, and everything sounds good. Watch out with single coils as they can be overly bright in the drive channel if you have the treble anywhere past 2 or the mid knob anywhere past 4. So I turn the treble completely off with single coils (on 2 with humbuckers). I put the bass all the way up and keep the mids around 3.5 to 4 for single coils, and 4 to 5.5 for humbucker guitars. My Les Paul with a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker in the bridge sounds amazing. No words for how good that overdriven tone sounds. It's pure joy to play around with the Gain 1 and Gain 2 knobs. Gain 1 is more of a straight up overdrive with some nice bite, while Gain 2 adds some darkness, compression and a creaminess to the tone. Very cool! Setting them both 1/2 way gets you into Texas blues territory with a single coil Strat. Cleans up nicely too if you roll back your guitar's volume pot. Turning both gains to 9 or more gives a really nice liquid lead tone with lots of sustain and compression. If I kick on my Barber TonePress pedal with the SS22's drive channel, I can get some great lead tones. What I love about the drive channel is no matter how much gain you add in, you still hear your guitar...and you still get a vintage Fender "open" type sound. With both gain knobs set 1/2 way, treble off, bass all the way up, mids around 4, you can get a nicely balanced rhythm & lead tone switching from the clean to gain channel....just need to adjust your volumes accordingly. Another Pro that has to be mentioned is the look of the amp. I got the blonde tolex with oxblood grille cloth. Beautiful. And despite some guys' preference for the standard Fender black face knobs, I like the round white dials. Very cool to me. Cons: Splitting hairs here since I do love how "open, airy, and vintage Fendery sounding" the amp is, but I wish it was voiced with a little more low end, and little less top end. Would be nice if the drive channel had a little bit more beef. I can mellow out the drive channel by turning off the treble, and turning the bass full up, but a little more body and beef would be nice. I also run a closed back 1x12 spkr cab with the SS22 which helps a lot with the low end. Using just the combo itself is where I can really tell it's voiced pretty brightly in the drive channel. Only other con I've come across is that there is a slight delay when going from the drive channel to the clean channel using the footswitch. It's not a big deal, just a fraction of a second. No delay at all when going from the clean channel to the drive channel. (I also have no channel switching pops like others have mentioned.) Somewhere in-between a pro/con: The reverb sounds pretty good, but no where near as deep and warm as the reverb in my Deluxe Reverb amp. If you a/b them, you can really hear the difference. Still, the SS22's reverb isn't bad and it's a nice feature to have. I'd never buy a Fender amp without reverb...but that's just me. I set the SS22's reverb to 4 and it works well for me in both channels. Set it and forget it. Also - I checked out the fx loop running a bunch of stomp boxes thru the loop. My Boss NS-2 noise suppressor thru the fx loop worked flawlessly to kill any noise present in the drive channel when using a single coil Strat, or when adding an Tubescreamer/overdrive type booster pedal with the clean or drive channels. Modulation (chorus, flanger) fx and my digital delay pedal worked great thru the fx loop and I LOVE having the ability to turn the fx loop on/off via footswitch. Very happy it has a serial fx loop and not a parallel loop. I'm a huge fan of serial fx loops! (I researched that before I bought the amp.) So there you go. It's a great amp and I love it so far. My Les Paul, ES-335, and 2 Strats love it. It sounds great when run thru a closed back extension cab. To me, it would be The Perfect Amp if the drive channel had a little more body and low end. That's why I'm giving it a 4 and not a 5 although I must say this is probably the most versatile combo I've ever come across in my 40 years of playing. I'd give it a 4.5 stars if I could. I can only imagine what Fender will come out with next. Perhaps in a few years they will actually come out with the "Perfect amp". I really think this one is knocking heavily on the door. Awesome job Fender! BTW - I first bought the SS60 combo and didn't like it at all. Way too much power and it sounded harsh to me. Too many variables to guess why it sounded so different to my ears, (speakers, tubes, etc.)

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Bad Hiss

By RANDY

from Yukon, OK

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

I've had my SS22 for 4 years and got one brand new straight out of the box. After the first 3 months of playing, it began to developed an annoying loud hiss (white noise) with nothing plugged in and all the knobs turned to zero. All tube amps have some low-level hiss, but nothing like this. It's so loud I can only use it for small gigs and can't mic it for PA systems or recording because of this impossible loud hissing it generates. I've taken it to two electronics technicians who were both unable to completely isolate the cause - except that it is generated in shared pre-amp stage. During the third year, I the peddle switch suddenly burned out a resistor in the switching circuit (R100), and it was back to the electronics shop a third time to repair it. Some people seem to have success with this amp, while others have nothing but problems. I'm one of the latter. Personally, as much as I love the layout and versatility, I would not recommend this amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Super - Super Sonic

By 55 Strat Man

from San Diego, Ca

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Great amp
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Needs Wheels Ease Of Move

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

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

I was using for a practice amp but the sound is great with my ES-335 that I am gigging with it. Need to plug my "57 Strat into it next. I'll keep you posted. Aloha

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Amp Is Awesome!!!!

By Guitarhero980

from Henderson, NV

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

Got this amp a week ago. I think this has the sweet "fender" clean and the overdrive sounds great. I have a few Fender amps and this one takes the cake. This amp has enough power to play gigs and record. There is no pop noise when channels are changed like a previous review. I have also put a patch cable from the send and return on the effects loop. When I turn the effects loop on, via the foot switch, I get a volume boost! This is great for when you need your solo to shine over the band a little more. Reverb sounds good. I haven't needed to turn this up past 4 on any channel. This thing is loud! This amp has gain too....... I am able to play anything from country to hard rock. Anyone playing music harder than that need not look at this amp. The only issue I have is that when both drives are up high there is a hiss in the background. Its not super loud but it is there. Once you start playing it goes away. I am able to use this live and not have to bring a pedal board full of pedals. Try on out, you won't be sorry. Fender got this amp right!!!!!!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Grand Slam!

By Mark Kerns

from Boise, Idaho

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

Amazing amp! I have been playing non stop since I got it and this amp should win every award given to amp builders. Beautiful sparkle Deluxe clean with great bottom and warm Blues Deluxe clean when you push the fat switch. I know I have owned both those amps recently and the 60 watt Super Sonic. This has a better drive channel by far than the 60 watter, much fuller and warm, not so thin. Love this amp, best parts of three great amps in one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely love this amp!

By Randy Jones

from Brucetown, Maryland

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

This amp beats out all my tube amps combined. A jack of all trades, I use it most frequently on the Bassman channel as "home", and switch to vintage and distorted for specific songs. Even my Marshall fails to deliver that Gregg allman Bassman tone. The Cascaded preamp is great! No need for overdrive pedals anymore, I've got my distortion and overdrive all in one channel. I've had this amp going on two years and never had a poping sound switching channels.

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5.0

Great Amp

By mike kirkus

from Dubuque,Iowa

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

Very pleased with the Amp and G.C. customer service. Initially bought used from Guitar Center, Amp had major popping issues, G.C. sent new tubes that did not solve the problem, G.C. took it back (no charge) and sent me a new amp.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Three Strikes- You're Out

By Michael Coates

from Newnan GA

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

I ordered the Super Sonic 22 the FIRST time and when it came in to GC, the power light came on but absolutely no sound came from it. OK. I returned that one and re-ordered the Super Sonic 22 for the the SECOND time. When it came in to GC, seemed alright at first but if I tried to add a little reverb, it squealed at such a high pitch it was unusable, which to me means that amp was unusable. Call me crazy but if there's a feature on the amp, I would like to be able to utilize it. So, I took it back and ordered a THIRD Super Sonic 22 from GC. Got it home and each channel sounded great. But... when I switch from the BURN channel back to the VINTAGE channel the POPPING sound was so loud and annoying that it, again, rendered the amp unusable. Are you kidding me? My bad luck or horrible quality control and build quality on the part of Fender? I applaud my guys at Guitar Center in Fayetteville GA for being patient with me and my desire to give this amp a try. I wanted to like this amp. I heard a lot of good things about it. But, after three tries, I have to cut my losses. It was a disappointment and a hassle.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Amp!!

By SAVERIO TORQUATO

from Los Gatos California

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

I love this amp and have tried many guitar heads, from Orange, Mesa, Vox, Crate, Blackstar, Bugera and Peavey to name some and I think the Super-Sonic is the best out of all of them. Tone wise it has the clean and dirty tones I have been looking for. I mostly use the fat selection for clean, nice juicy Bassman sounding tone and the gain I do not run super dirty since I get the amp to sing more with the delay pedal. The dirty channel definitely has a more singing chime to it, not the chainsaw distortion that many amp manufactures seem to have. You can still get it to sound pretty heavy distortion wise too with Gain 1 and Gain 2 for compression!! Like all tube amps you have to deal with the hiss but I have solved this problem by running an ISP Decimator G String which runs through the effects loop and through the front of the amp. I highly suggest for anyone complaining about the hiss and noise which tube amps have naturally, get the ISP G String. I also run this with a Tube Amp Doctor attenuator for recording at night. This works well and I do not loose my tone with the cab simulator out. I did switch out the speaker to an Eminence Cannabis Rex and tones are even smoother for when I play live. Mine did have the pop sound when channel switching but I took it too the local authorized Fender repair shop and problem solved. This repair was covered under the Fender warranty.

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5.0

Just What I Was Looking For!

By JOHN

from Cumberland, RI

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

I had purchased a Deluxe Reverb, 68 vintage modified last year. Great sounding amp but had all sorts of problems (always in the shop). Traded it in aand picked up a Super Sonic 22 last month. WOW! This amp is amazing. The Clean channel is just stellar. It nails the Deluxe Reverb sound and with the fat button engaged sounds like a Bassman. The Burn channel is also top notch. With its two gain controls I can get a great Texas Blues sound with my strat and an AC/DC marshall type distortion with my LP. The reverb is just what you would expect from Fender. I don't really go beyond 3 as I don't play surf music. This amp also takes pedals very well, but I have not been using as often as this amp is so versatile. Lastly, 22 watts is plenty of power. If I ever get back to gigging again (I work full-time as a physician) this amp would work well in small to medium size clubs just fine. I am tempted to get the extension 2x12 cab just to shake the floorboards in my house!

 
5.0

This amp has it all!

By Kirby

from Columbus, Ohio

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

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      This amp is a great amp! Very versatile.

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