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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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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.

 

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

  • 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
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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    (3)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (8)
    • Performances (8)
    • Professional recording (7)
    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The only amp you need

          By Marshall Advocate

          from SC

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            This is one great amp! Fender got not only the clean but also the overdrive spot on for this amp. You get big sound in a small and lightweight package; everything from that famous Fender clean to blues, light clip, classic crunch, and all the way to over-the-top Soldano, Mesa and boutique amp shred - it does it all! The tone controls (Treb, Bass & Mids) allow you to shape your tone to exactly what you want. In addition, the FAT switch can beef up the tone even more for strats or big note Jazz. The compression control on the overdrive channel takes this amp to sweet sustain levels that will have you smiling all of the time. It also takes pedals very well, anything you can throw at it.
            The foot-switchable effects loop ads even more dimension, especially for you folks who like to occasionally turn off your effects. Channel switching, reverb, the Effects loop and the FAT circuit are all right there on the foot switch, making this amp really convenient to use.
            And it can go LOUD! Don't let the fact that it's rated at 22 Watts fool you. This amp has more than enough power for almost any gig. Most of the time I never turn up past 4. But even when dialed down to 1 it still sounds sweet and full, and not choked up and stuffy like most tube amps.
            This is one amp you will never regret buying.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender's best effort since the Tweed era

            By tonedogg888

            from Seattle

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • TONE TONE TONE

            Cons

            • Should Have Tremolo

            Best Uses

            • Events

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

            I've been playing since first seeing the Beatles on the Ed sullivan Show in '64. I play a combination of Blues Jazz, Rock, Funk, you name it. Mostly instrumental. I used a '66 Fender Super Reverb for around 30 years. My fav of all time. I never thought I'd use anything else! I've had three 50's, 4 input Tweed Deluxe's, a '66 Pro Reverb, a super fine fawn colored Marshall 2203 from around '77 and my crown jewel, a 1962 Fender Showman, 1x15 JBL D-130.Blonde/oxblood just like my SuperSonic22! I absolutley love this amp. The clean is every bit as fine as my Super Reverb and the grind is like a Mesa Boogie or even a 50 watt Marshall plexi that I owned. We all know that Fender has struggled with authentic distortion. Not any more. This thing screams but it also has that beautiful smooth distortion with a beautiful harmonic content. Incredibly warm. I'm a fan of AlNiCo speaks but I have to say this 12" 50 watt Eminence is fantastic. Very punchy and the break up is awesome.I replaced the tubes with a combination of NOS RCA 6V6 Blackplates and some NOS Mullard ECC83's and Telefunken 12AT7's. It made a huge difference. I'm just so stoked about this amp I could go on forever. Try one out if you're amp shopping. Price point is great. It blows the competition. No AC30 or AC15 other than the handwired can compare. It's basically a 2 channel Deluxe Reverb with channel switching that's built like a tank. They spared nothing in making this one of their finest amps to come out in years. Seriously, you can't go wrong.22 loud, 100% tube watts with a tone that's heaven sent!

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best amps for the money

            By Ben Fernandez

            from Jacksonville, Florida

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

                  Fender Super Sonics are the best amps out there for the money, IMHO. They have a nice Fender clean, crunch and high gain sound. The clean channel has a fat switch that works well; and the reverb is tube driven. Really nice cleans and the most gain of any Fender I have tried (close to a Mesa Boogie in terms of gain).

                  Tubes are mounted to the chassis, with wires attaching them to the PCB board. Fender and Peavey (Classic series) are the only non-boutique manufacturers I know of that make their amps that way. Both are made in USA. If you like to change tubes; I wouldn't buy anything else.

                  I did tinker with my amp a little. I get a touch more gain with JJ 12ax7's up front. And I tried an Eminence Private Jack for a little more midrange and less treble (to get an even smoother overdrive tone). But neither mod was necessary (e.g. If you want to "cut through" better; I'd leave the amp the way it is); these amps sound great out of the box.

                  Much as I like the sound of Marshall distortion, I think even their Made in England combos are poorly designed. I can't get over the way they mount their tubes directly to the PCB board. That makes it hard to change the tubes and easy to crack the board. Once you do that, forget it, you might as well throw the amp in the trash.

                  I SAY BUY AMERICAN!!!

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                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great Sound, Poor Reliability

                  By bigtone01

                  from Ewen, MI

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Great tone

                  Cons

                  • Poor Reliablitly

                  Best Uses

                  • Events

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

                  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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  The SS22 - Beauty Little Amp

                  By Derek R

                  from Rockwall, Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Some Quirks

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ultimate Blues Machine!

                  By JayF.-b0N4g

                  from Pennsylvania

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

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

                    I've been playing for 33 yrs. and I'm an experienced Blues player. I've owned a few top of the line Fender amps and currently have a few Egnater Tourmaster amps, (full stack and combo version)and a hand made Pierson Tweed Deluxe.
                    The Super Sonic 22 absolutely blows the other amps away and cost much less.
                    The vintage channel with fat switch is the ultimate blues tone. Infact, it's so good that I haven't even explored the burn channel.
                    It's by far the best sounding amp I've ever owned.
                    I absolutely love this amp.

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                    (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Old UNreliable

                    By bach to beatles

                    from RSM, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Weak

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom

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

                    Caution: Do not purchase this amp as your main source of guitar amplification.

                    The sound is fine but this amp will stop working at any given moment. My first new SuperSonic lasted 2 weeks before sending it back for a new one. The second one lasted 6 months and then failed. After a 6 week wait for warranty repair, the amp has now failed agian.

                    This is a very nice (but pricey) bedroom amp at best.

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