Fender Super-Sonic  100 Head
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Fender Super-Sonic 100 Head

Super-Sonic 100 Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Fender in the Super-Sonic series.

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iamqman 06/03/2011

Fender Super-Sonic 100 Head : iamqman のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"great amp...kind of pricey"
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This is the same amp as the combo version but just in a head version. You get the same features and tone but just the ability to use it with other cabinets.

This is a bit different then the regular super sonic amps. This one has a some extra features such as a biasing control deck on the back of the amp for self biasing. Nice feature to have. Along with the extra speaker included and a big bump in wattage up to 100 watts of power. You will pay a huge chunk of change to get this amp over the regular SS. The price of this one doubles.

This is one of the very best modern amplifiers that Fender has put out. This is more of a high gain amp for Fender but still keeping the vintage clean tones they are so famous for having. The amp have quite a bit of features compared to some of their more vintage styled amps. This one has a fat boost switch and also a reverb to add a bit of depth to the tone. I would call this a vintage modern amp for Fender.


Fender Super-Sonic 100 Head Features:

Series: Pro Tube
Amplifier Type: Tube
Preamp Tubes: 7 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
Reverb Driver: 2 x 12AT7
Rectifier: Solid State
Vintage Channel Controls: Gain, Treble, Bass, Mid, Volume, Twin Reverb/Bassman Switch
Burn Channel Controls: Gain 1, Gain 2, Treble, Bass, Mid, Notch Tune, Volume, Reverb, Send Level, Return Level, Damping
Line Out: PreAmp Out / Power Amp In
Extension Speaker jack: 2
Cabinet Material: Baltic Birch Plywood Cabinet
Unique Features: Notch Tune Control, Damping Control, Automatic Bias Control, Arena/Club Switch
Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch Included
Cover: Amplifier Cover included



UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 100W
No Effects
Reverb
EQ Bass/Mid/Treble per channel
Amp Modeling No
Number of Tubes 13
Preamp Tubes 7 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 4 x 6L6
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4" preamp output, 2 x TS speaker output
Footswitch I/O
Effects Loop
Height 10.5"
Width 26.25"
Depth 10.53"
Weight 53 lbs

SOUNDS

I like this amp with all kinds of guitars, but mostly I like it with a Fender Stratocaster or a Charvel San Dimas or Socal. I like the light to medium tone of the ash and alder body woods. This compliments the nature of the amp quite well. The clean is very Fender sparkly and jangly. Then you go to channel two and having two gains is almost heaven. This is something you see on several boutique amplifiers. Suhr amps like the PT100 has a similar thing but theirs acts like another channel. This one just gives you deeper and juicy gain distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

If you need a god clean tone and a hot rod gainy distortion channel then this is your amp. The clean is remarkable and the gain has so much variation with the dual gains that is makes this amp a lot of fun to play.

At new these amps come in at around $1799. This is a little pricey for the upgrade head version of the SS. I would recommend playing before blind buying Having two channels and both are exceptional is a big bonus. I would recommend anyone to go and try this amp if you get the chance. You may or may not like the voicing but it is a solid amplifier.