Fender Super-Sonic  Twin Combo
Fender Super-Sonic Twin Combo
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iamqman 06/07/2011

Fender Super-Sonic Twin Combo : l'avis de iamqman (contenu en anglais)

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One modern amp for the old school guys and the new players. This is a bit different then the regular super sonic amps. This one has a some extra features such as a biasing control deck on the back of the amp for self biasing. Nice feature to have. Along with the extra speaker included and a big bump in wattage up to 100 watts of power. You will pay a huge chunk of change to get this amp over the regular SS. The price of this one doubles.

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 Twin Combo Amp Features at a Glance:

* Series: Pro Tube
* Amplifier Type: Tube
* Preamp Tubes: 7 x 12AX7
* Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
* Reverb Driver: 2 x 12AT7
* Rectifier: Solid State
* Vintage Channel Controls: Gain, Treble, Bass, Mid, Volume, Twin Reverb/Bassman Switch
* Burn Channel Controls: Gain 1, Gain 2, Treble, Bass, Mid, Notch Tune, Volume, Reverb, Send Level, Return Level, Damping
* Line Out: PreAmp Out / Power Amp In
* Extension Speaker jack: Yes
* Hardware: Casters, Tilt Back Legs
* Cabinet Material: Baltic Birch Plywood Cabinet
* Unique Features: Notch Tune Control, Damping Control, Automatic Bias Control, Arena/Club Switch
* Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch Included
* Cover: Amplifier Cover included


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 distortion tone is thick and juicy. You get a very great modern gain tone that is unlike any other Fender amp in existence.

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.


The best thing about this amp is the biasing feature. I feel more and more manufacturers will start featuring this in their upcoming amp product lines.

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.

At new these amps come in at around $1999. 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.