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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
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (6)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Portable (14)
  • Warm / comfy (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good power output (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (13)
    • Home studio (10)
    • Professional recording (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Amateur recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), 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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    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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      1.0

      Sounded Real Nice Until They All Broke

      By Travisty7

      from Phila. area

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      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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        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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              Cons

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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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                  (1 of 1 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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                  5.0

                  little rock ape!!!

                  By Strat rat!

                  from Florida

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Bad mombo amp wanted one as soon as they came out,,got the special edition orange and black celestian greenback ,very warm and breaks up perfect ....very happy!!!

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                    5.0

                    Really nice Fender Tones and then some!

                    By Stratoverb

                    from Hudson Valley NY

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I got this amp because I love fender cleans and breakup. I had been thinking of getting Princeton Reverb and that led me to the Deluxe Reverb which led me to the Supesonic 22 since it shares the same clean channel as the DR so I thought it would be great to have the clean of the DR and the burn channel to boot.

                      I was hesitant because there is a lot of talk on the web of reliability issues with these amps and of course the popping sound when switching channels etc. While there is some hiss, especially on the burn channel it's less so than some of my other tube amps. A clean power source is helpful in that regard and it's really quiet when given a clean power source. I also haven't noticed any popping when switching between channels. It's got really good FX loop and the reverb is everything you'd hope to have out of a fender amp. For me I think the burn channel has some great sounds and you can get some very decent dirt without a boost pedal etc.. The two stages of gain allow you go from a compressed distortion on the first stage to thicker, dirtier tones by blending in the second stage. It's really cool.

                      If there is one gripe I have with the amp it's probably the speaker. It's 22 watts so it's reasonably loud and I'd say you could get away with gigging in small clubs no problem. Anywhere a Deluxe Reverb works this will. However the speaker doesn't like to be pushed too hard. I ran this through an old Seymour Duncan 4x12 Cab loaded with Celestions G12-75Ks and, MAN, did that sound sweet. But when you start turning the volume up around 12 o'clock the speaker gets a bit unhinged. The nice thing is that the stock speaker does a good job at bedroom and moderate volumes. I noticed it did get better at higher volumes as it started breaking in but I ended up putting in a WGS Retro 30 which handles the higher volumes better.

                      Overall Im happy. It's really versatile and while it's not cheap, it's not too expensive for what you get and that includes a footswitch and fitted cover. With the burn channel you can go from classic fender to pretty heavy rock(maybe not metal) in an instant. I hope it lasts the test of time.

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                      5.0

                      This amp gets 10 star's

                      By deej

                      from Portland, Or.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        I cant say enough good about this little gem. Been a professional musician since 1985 and played most genre's. Most of my amps have been Fender tube amps and they always delivered for me but I really had to work with them and experiment to get the right distortion/feedback . This amp provide that big Fender sound but then if you want to kick in silky smooth "adjustable" distortion / feedback at even low volume bedroom levels it can do that too. If you want just a little, its there. If you want a lot, its there. And it easily comes up to stage volumes. They seem to have also provided an improved re-verb system and somehow this amp also has a compressed sound. Very very cool! IMO nothing matches all tube driven amplifiers. There has been lots of talk about the Deluxe Reverb (tube amp) being the most recorded amp in history. I think this one will soon take that spot. Spend the money on this amp and throw away the pedals.
                        Thank you Fender for getting this right. This is truly a throwback to the glory days genius of Leo Fender and Bob Perine. I think they would approve.
                        I certainly do.

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