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

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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...Read More

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One Eminence speaker belts out high-gain crunch, and fatter bass tone in this killer 22-watt combo.

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

Take your guitar tone to new heights. Order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • Tubes: 2 - 6V6, 3 - 12AX7, 2 - 12AT7
  • Cover Amplifier Cover Included
  • Weight: 40lb.
  • Dimensions: 17-1/3"H x 24"W x 8-1/2"D
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FenderSuper-Sonic 22 22W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Portable (17)
  • Warm / comfy (17)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good power output (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (16)
    • Home studio (13)
    • Professional recording (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (11)
    • Amateur recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The SS22 - Beauty Little Amp

    I've had my SS22 for about 2 months now and I have to say I really love it! I started with a Black and Silver that I picked up at the store, but it...Read complete review

    I've had my SS22 for about 2 months now and I have to say I really love it! I started with a Black and Silver that I picked up at the store, but it had some blems from being on the floor and I decided to order the Blonde/Oxblood. I only bring this up because the amps were different. I will elaborate below.

    So, here is the negative. The reverb on the my first amp was over the top awesome and deep. Going past 2 o3, the reverb was beyond surf music. I kept it about 1. On the blonde one that was shipped, it was weaker. I use it around 4 to get the same depth. I'm not a heavy reverb guy, so I can live with it.

    The other negative, my amp had the dreaded pop noise when changing channels. I tried different tubes and that took care of the issue. The noise floor also dropped a lot. I'm not dogging Groove Tubes, I am just saying some good NOS tubes really made some nice improvements.

    So, for the positive... I have read the forums and I see there is not a lot of love for the SS22. I want to let everyone know, this is a really, really good amp. The clean channel is so sweet and simple. My Gibsons and Fenders both sound amazing. I really dig kicking in the FAT boost on the clean when playing my Strats and Teles. With my Gibsons, the boost is a bit overkill.

    The overdrive channel is also awesome. I can dial in some tasty crunch or push up both gains and get into the heavy. Honestly, I put my OD and distortion pedals away. Really, most of my pedals are stocked away. I run a term, analog delay, digital delay and phase through the effects loop.

    This is a pretty versatile amp. Not too heavy either, so easy to drag around. Be nice if it was a birch cab instead of MDF. But, all in all, I am very happy with this amp.

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    Great Sound, Poor Reliability

    I will make this short and sweet. The supersonic 22 is a great sounding amp, if you are looking for clean tones and a great tube breakup. Unfortunately the quality is subpar. I...Read complete review

    I will make this short and sweet. The supersonic 22 is a great sounding amp, if you are looking for clean tones and a great tube breakup. Unfortunately the quality is subpar. I own cheap amps that are more reliable. The footswitch lasted about 6 months and after a year the amp started cutting in and out until it was unplayable. I would be very cautious if you are planning on purchasing this amp.

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    4.0

    So Far So Good

    By hfs

    from Lafayette, LA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Speaker

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    Love the tone and mostly the versatility. Can dial up so many tones. The two gain controls is the best feature as far as versatility. Foot switch is a big plus.
    I have only had this amp for a short time but, mine is pretty quiet for a tube amp. Very little his or hum, even when I am sitting two feet from it facing it with a Strat or Tele. I had read reviews complaining of noise but I have not had that problem with mine.
    I do think that the reviews I read about the speaker is accurate. It sounds pretty good but the high end doesn't roll off soon enough on the clean channel and it can get piercing at times. Some call it shrill or what ever but it does make me fool with the treble control a bit more. I am breaking the speaker in right now but I don't think this issue will resolve with a break in. I read a lot about speaker swaps for this amp, and in time I will change it to a Cannabis Rex or something else.
    The speaker is the only issue so far that keeps me from giving a 5 star rating. Well, maybe if they used something other than Groove Tubes would help also, but honestly they have been good so far.
    I went through three amps trying to find the versatility I wanted without it having to be a modeling amp. This worked for me.

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    5.0

    Fantastic and versatile amp.

    By Bluesy Rocker

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      I bought this amp with some hesitancy as I heard about reliability issues, but it seems Fender has addressed those issues and the new SuperSonics are up to parr. I've had no problems with this amp and it is quite reliable. First of all this amp is extremely versatile. You can get just about any tone you want by fiddling with the knobs, from The Beatles, to Jimi, to Zeppelin, Floyd, Vaughan, even higher gain callings like Van Halen, Gary Moore, etc. As a Blues, Rock and Jazz player this amp achieves all of the tones I want perfectly. It's clean channel is beautiful, and sounds exactly like a DR, and the burn channel is actually great! It's easy to use and not too awful heavy. It can also go quite loud. The fat boost on the clean channel is great as well. I was actually just amazed at how (with a strat on the neck PU) I was able to completely capture SRV's tone with this amp. All in all if you're thinking about this amp, go for it. You can't go wrong.

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      4.0

      Pretty Much the Perfect Amp

      By DreamscapeHero

      from Maryland

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Noisy
      • Quirky

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      First of all, I know the perfect sound is largely a matter of preference, but I personally love the 6v6 tube sound. It provides a nice warm tube compression when driven and doesn't get too chimey like a Vox or too shrill like a Twin-Reverb. The sound is very balanced and warm, and in that way it's good for pretty much any genre and acts as a great platform for effects. The "Normal" channel gives you classic Deluxe Reverb and Fender clean tones while the "Burn" channel brings out the inner Marshall in it.

      So many people seem to chase a "transparent" overdrive, but with this amp you have one built in. Gain 1 is kind of like it's own built-in DS-1 pedal and Gain 2 is like a like an Overdrive knob that offers natural tube compression when cranked.
      I love it for a "clean" tone and it eliminates the need for a pre-amp or light dirt pedal.

      Best part about it is that because it's 22 Watts, you can get some nice tube breakup without blowing your ears off and you have a great amount of clean headroom as well. It's good enough for pretty much any gig, and any venue it can't handle will likely have means to mic your amp anyway:)

      Only qualms I have about it don't affect my style of playing, but this amp is a bit noisy at times. With the reverb cranked there is a light hiss you have to contend with, and the reverb doesn't seem as long or as good as on a Deluxe Reverb. For reasons I can't explain, when the footswitch cable is plugged in the back but not plugged in the footswitch, there is a light buzzing noise. Once it's plugged in, it's totally fine.

      I would NOT recommend this amp if you plan on switching between the Normal and Burn channels in the same song because if you are not careful or are sustaining a chord or something, there is a very noticeable popping/chirping noise that the amp makes when switching between the channels. It makes it impossible to use this when switching from clean to dirty within the same song and when recording.

      Overall a very warm and present amp. It's got it's quirks but the way I use it, it is perfect!

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      5.0

      SuperSonic Solution

      By Bluesjag

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        I was looking for something with excellent tone, at least 2 channels, not too heavy on the back, with flexibility to use for rehearsals/ recording and most venues...this is it. It kicks, has punch and growls. Excellent clean tone, more punch with the fat switch and the dirty if awesome. Great for country, blues, lounge & classic rock.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Sounded Real Nice Until They All Broke

        By Travisty7

        from Phila. area

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor quality
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

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

          This amp is the only Fender that has the perfect feature set and weight so I finally tried one, and while I liked the amp's features and sounds and would have been fully satisfied with it, the SS 22W didn't work out too well:

          AMP#1: Used Level 3 Blonde arrived with
          1. broken knob
          2. broken reverb
          3. bent/tampered transformer
          The strap handle broke in first hour I had it

          AMP#2: Used Level 2 Blonde arrived
          1. behind the transformer a broken tube and bent/damaged tube socket.
          The strap handle broke in first hour I had it

          AMP#3: Super-Sonic 22W Used Level 2 Blonde
          1. broken footswitch channel change button, stopped working after day 1
          2. Amp hums too loudly to play: Sounds ok at first, but after 30 mins it develops an unacceptable hum that is too loud even for practicing with. Pulling out the guitar cable didn't help.
          I never touched the amp handle, I can be taught.

          Musician's Friend Customer Service was great and fairly made up for all my problems. I gave up on the SS 22W, new or used, opting for a '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb 22W which I will review in the fullness of time.

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          4.0

          Best amp I ever had.

          By Per Sn'B

          from Denmark

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Performances

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

          After having had a VOX AC50, VOX AC30 and a Fender Blues Deluxe the Fender Supr Sonic 22 is THE amp for me. Only complain is the poor footswitch connections. A short circuit caused a complete smelt down of the reverb and the Burn channel. After some investigations I found that the resistance R100 and the reverb tube 12AT7 was burned. After replacement of the two components the amp worked again but I stopped using the footswitch anymore.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Year 2 with my Supersonic 22

          By Picker friend

          from SF

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            I thought I'd give update as I'm well past year 2 of owning and playing this amp. I'm a professional player of 30 years and I play in a roots band of other veteran players in No Cal. I got this amp as a recommendation from a friend when we were reminiscing about the 'good old days' of our past, and lost, Fender amps...bottom line- sometimes you just need that Fender sound, and this nails it in spades..

            In truth, I know Fender had some QC issues early on as the 1st one I got was basically broken- barely any volume on 5, etc... Prompt replacement and Ive been in heaven since. I should say I own other boutique amps: Tungsten, Red Plate, and 65 Amps. Those all sound great, but this Fender does too. It's plenty loud so I don't use this in venues where I know the stage volume is a major issue- for that, the 65 Amps can't be beat. But for outdoor venues, the Supersonic has become my amp of choice- huge beautiful sound.....classic tone. I mainly only use channel one, and sometimes the fat boost. But this amp loves pedals and is the perfect Fender IMO in many respects...

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            5.0

            This is the one!

            By Dave AKA Bluewater

            from Boston

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              I do lust for the Fender sound. The SuperSonic 22 is my favorite amp and I own several Fenders; Blues Deluxe, Princeton 65 RI, Blues Jr., Custom Vibrolux Reverb, and the SuperSonic 22.
              The 6V6 output tubes of the SuperSonic 22 provide the chimey Fender cleans, the reverb is deep and wide on both channels, the clean channel is as good or better than all my other amps, the dirty channel can be dialed in to growl and grind unlike anything you can get from my other Fenders. This amp is tight.
              The 12" speaker is perfect for the amp covering great deep lows to clear highs. The amp is compact and is easily carried to rehearsal and gigs.

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              5.0

              VERY GOOD MEANS NEW!!!

              By Bellomustang

              from Meridian, MS

              About Me Novice

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

                    Bought for a friend in Brasil. He is a professional musician and loves the amp. Fender of course means quality and this amp typifies their reputation.
                    For me the product was packaged well to prevent shipping damage. Of course working with Musician's Friend is always a pleasure. The Pay Pal link is very accomodating.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Supersonic 22 combo, blonde.

                    By guitar hack

                    from st louis

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great cleans
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful
                    • Tube Sound
                    • Very Loud

                    Cons

                    • At Low Vol Muddy Burn Ch
                    • Reverb Fix Needed

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Small Clubs

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

                    Finally getting round to reviewing this amp after a year. Wanted an amp to counter my Marshall combo, something with good cleans etc. Tried this at GC and was impressed. Was thinking about a deluxe reverb as well. The burn channel was a plus though. I pretty much knew I was going to have reverb issues because I researched it. Very common problem but easily fixed. Get the reverb above 8 and it squeals. My tech guy fixed it on Fenders dime(some little spring in the reverb box needed adjusting)and no problem since. OK, this is not a Deluxe Reverb with a gain channel. The cleans on this are outstanding but a little darker then the DR. I like that. Still has the sparkle but not as bright. The reverb is good. Speaker sounds good but I built another cab and put a WGS Retro 30 in it. The two speakers work really well together. Lots of volume on this amp. Can handle clubs no doubt. The clean channel sounds the best with my jagmaster and my g and l tribute s500. Very happy with it. The burn channel. Disappointing in that it is a little muddy until you turn it past 4.5. Then it starts to sound good but still not as bitey as I would like. As with all tube amps, the louder you get the better it sounds. This is defiantly the case with the burn channel. A little bit of gain on my blues driver with on the clean channel sounds really, really good though. Oh yea, the fat button. Drops the tone even more and I do hear bassman amp here. Love this option for certain situations. Overall I'd give this am a solid 8.5 out of ten. I'm glad I bought it. If you dont need the burn channel, try this at GC for the cleans and compare it to a Deluxe Reverb.

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