Submitted May 28, 2015 by Dan Kennedy in San Jacinto, CA
"Fender Super Sonic 22 Combo"
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I've got a pile of Fender amps, and they've been piling up for years. This thing became my favorite amp almost as soon as I popped the staples on the cardboard box! To begin with, the clean channel sounds just like a black-face `Deluxe Reverb. It has all of the sparkle and warmth you'd expect from a great Fender amp! The long Accutronics reverb tank conjures up all the sounds of the classic Hammond spring units of yesteryear, giving you everything from a nice wet tone, to the sounds of Dick Dale and the Del Tones, and the Surf music of the '60s! The Burn channel is just incredible. The two stage gain set up is amazaing in as much as you can get everything from a great Blues crunch, to the distortion of Hard Rock, to the modern sounds of today's music! The fat switch makes this little amp come alive, and is foot switchable, as are the channel select, reverb, and effects loop bypass. Speaking of the foot-switch, it's built like a tank, featuring 4 switches, all having LED indicator lights. Then there is the cosmetics of the amp. I bought the blonde tolex model, with the oxblood grill cloth, and a brown face plate, reminiscent of the Fender amps of the very early 1960's. As great as it sounds, dare I say it? It looks even better! It is truly a thing of beauty! I'll never part with this amp, as long as I live! Last but not least there's a Fender lightening bolt speaker made by Eminence. It rather reminds me of the old JBL speakers, only without sounding like "Bull in a China shop" in as much as if you push it a little, you can get it to break up nicely, rather than having to push the volume so hard that you lose dynamics. This amp exceeded even my highest expectations! If yoou get one, you're going to be happy!
I started playing music in the late 1950's, I stated gigging in 1965.
Blues,Rock, Country, jazz, Christian Rock, British Invasion, Southern Rock, pretty much everything besides Opera and Rap.
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