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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 46 reviews)

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    (33)

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    (9)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (25)
  • Warm / comfy (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Portable (24)
  • Good power output (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (19)
  • Home studio (17)
  • Professional recording (17)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Amateur recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (7)

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Owned it 4 years and love it

By Marshall Advocate

from SC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clean is Fender Pure
  • Dirty Channel gives all you need
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I've been gigging this amp for about 4 years now and still love it. With other amps by this time I'm back at the store trying out new amps. But not with this one. It just sounds great all of the time, and I am able to dial up the sound I want whether I use a Strat, a Les Paul, an Ibanez, or one of my full bodied jazz guitars. Everything from Fender super clean to shred, all the while keeping your guitar tone; No other amp I own can do that for me. I have a JCM800 Marshall half stack and a Soldano HRO-100, both of which I will never part with because they are exquisite, and this Fender amp is in the same favor - I will never part with it.
      For you blues players the amp has a "FAT" switch on the CLEAN channel, making a Strat or Tele sound big. You also do not need a compressor on the front end like many other amps. Just plug in and play. However, if you like to run through an array of pedals the amp takes them very well. Old vintage Fenders, and even some of the new reissue amps, get buzzy with an overdrive pedal but this amp keeps it's natural tone. I run my pedals through the effects loop, and they stay pure and clean. But a nice feature of the amp is that using the foot switch you can turn the effects loop on/off. So when you need pure tone you can get it instantly. This feature is great for grunge or shredders because the distortion can be clear and punchy when you need it for tight rhythms, and effected when you need to play soaring solos or want the color.
      And this amp, at only 22 Watts, is loud. Most gigs I never get past 4 on the volume. But if you are trying to compete with a mondo watt PA system at a large club you'll need to mic it. Which I do for large gigs. I put a little in my in-ears and play away, knowing my tone is great. And all guitar players know it's all about the tone.

      I recommend buy it. It just doesn't get better than this.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT UNDERRATED AMP

      By DeltaBlues56

      from Ft Lauderdale, Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        Was in the market for a lower mid powered amp. The Fender EL84 amps (Blues Jr and Pro Jr) sound bad. Blues Deluxe sound good but too loud for my use.Tried both the 65 and 68 reissue deluxe reverbs. I liked the custom channel on the 68. The SuperSonic 22 is IT! The vintage channel sounds fantastic it is dripping with Fender clean sweetness. When you hit the FAT switch you get MORE MORE MORE great Fender Clean. Fat bottom tasty highs full sounding. The fat switch is what makes the vintage channel outshine the Deluxe Reverbs. The BURN channel has a volume and 2 gain controls. Each gain has a different flavor. Mixing the gains allows unlimited variety of gain flavors. The gains are natural tube gain.
        I usually dislike spring reverb. To me it adds a metallic spikey sound to your tone. This amp reverb is much more subtle and less in your face. It compliments your guitar tone rather than overpower it. The reverb does get a bit noisy after 4, but don't know why anyone would turn it up past 3 so its not an issue for me.
        The speaker sounds good. The sound from this amp is less directional and sounds more HI-FI Big, almost stereo sounding.
        I've been playing for 45 years. Have owned Ampeg, Carvin, Traynor, Rivera, Fender Blues Deluxe, Deville, Super Reverb, Blues Jr, Pro Jr. several Champs looking for something. I just found it. This is my last amp!!!

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        5.0

        Down sizing

        By Guy

        from undisclosed

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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:

          Down sized from the Supersonic 60 for portability, it the Supersonic 60's little brother...

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Transparent Overdrive

          By Ben

          from Gainesville, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            I forgot to add one more thing to my review. This amp produces a very transparent overdrive. It's like a tubescreamer in that way. Even at high gain, you can still tell you are playing a Stratocaster. With a Gibson, you can get some great scooped metal tones. This is not a Marshall. You can dial in more midrange but the sound is still different. To me, the high gain sound is more Mesa Boogie than Marshall. And, again, it's built much better than the Marshall tube combos. Also, it has real spring reverb (the new Marshalls have a cheap digital effect).

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender's Most Versatile Amplifier

            By Ben

            from Gainesville, Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

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

              I think the super sonic amplifiers are Fender's most versatile amplifiers, and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the 60 watt and 100 watt versions. If Stevie Ray Vaughan were alive today, I think he'd be interested in these amps. The clean channel is classic Blackface clean with a boost channel that puts you in Bassman territory. The overdrive channel does everything from vintage crunch to searing lead tones. Plus the amp is better made than any high gain combo I know of. Among other things, the tube sockets are mounted to the chassis, not the pcb board, so you can change tubes without worrying about cracking the board and killing the amp (been there, did that with a Marshall 40 watt combo). The amp sounds great out of the box but you can get even better tones if you experiment a little. For American tones with a strat, I like Tung Sol tubes and the Eminence Cannibus Rex. For a more heavy metal vibe with a Gibson, I prefer JJ tubes with a Patriot Private Jack speaker. Both those set ups sound incredible. Boutique tone for an affordable price. You can't go wrong with this amp!!!

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              4.0

              Very nice amp.

              By Fireglo12

              from Springfield, NE

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio

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

                So far I like this amp very well. I bought the blonde because I like the look. It does everything I want it to,but since I've only owned it for 2 weeks I can't rate it's reliability. I do question the craftsmanship somewhat, because the grillcloth is not perfectly straight, but other than that it looks great.

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                5.0

                This is one hot blond.

                By Senor Arturo Grande

                from Jupiter, FL

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I wish I had bought this amp first before so many others. Two months in and no problems. I freaked at first because I used a lesser cable and the thing was making LOUD scratching noises. Then I tried a premium Fender cable and viola, the thing has been a dream ever since. I've got a Blues Deluxe which is a great amp (Too freekin loud but a great sounding amp). Between this and the Blues Deluxe, my spectrum of possible sound is pretty wide. I favor the Blues D. for blues and jazzy sounds but the SS does nicely at these as well.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wow.....the best Fender amp....delivers huge array

                    By TranqB

                    from Rock and Roll City

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

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

                      Just awesome.
                      Tube Spring reverb is scaled perfectly...useable from 1-10
                      Clean channel is Same as 65 Deluxe reverb RI ...so awesome!
                      Clean channel Burn switch gives clean channel early break up and warmth I could never get out of my 65 Deluxe
                      The dirty channel has 2..... Count'em....2 gain knobs
                      The first knob taper is great to take your sound from slight crunch...to Face melting power
                      The second knob gives sustain that is so luxurious...just sings!!,
                      No Pedals needed.....just plus and play....
                      Highly recommend this amp for any venue with the highest quality sonic architecture and great build craftsmanship ...
                      Compare this to the Mesa express....this amp delivers everything ....including a effects loop
                      Buy this gem

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      So Far So Good

                      By cajunplayer

                      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

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                      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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