The Super-Sonic series: High-performance, no-nonsense tube amps that create unmistakable Fender clean tones and expressive modern high-gain tones without masking the tonal character of the player’s guitar. The new 100-watt Super-Sonic 100 Head contains several sonically versatile new features, including an Arena/Club switch that takes the power down to 25 watts (to preserve its great high-volume tube tone at lower “club gig” volume levels); a Notch Tune control that lets you move the midrange notch and fine-tune the distortion characteristics for a variety of American and British amp sounds; a rear-panel damping control that lets you select “normal,” “loose” or “tight” speaker response for sounds ranging from warm and loose to tight and focused; and the new Fender Automatic Bias control, which lets you easily set the output tubes to the recommended factory setting and to your preference of “hotter” or “cooler” bias with no need for meters or tools.
Other features include a Vintage channel for shimmering clean tone derived from Fender Twin Reverb® and Showman® amps or the thick, punchy sound of a 1960s-era Bassman amp®; a Burn channel for edgy breakup and distortion with variable compression, thickness and sustain; tube-driven Fender long-spring reverb; effects loop with level control that also works as a footswitch-operated boost; custom Schumacher transformers; and a choice of Black/Silver or Blonde/Oxblood cosmetic treatments. Mates perfectly with the Super-Sonic 100 412 Straight and Super-Sonic 100 412 Slant enclosures. Cover and pedalboard-friendly four-button footswitch included.
Model Name: Super-Sonic™ 100 Head
Series: Pro Tube
Amplifier Type: Tube
Black/Silver Part # 216-2100-000
Blonde Part # 216-2100-400
Effects Loop: Yes
Line Out: PreAmp Out / Power Amp In
Extension Speaker Jack: 2 Speaker Output Jacks
Channels: Two Channels
Rectifier: Solid State
Vintage Channel: Gain, Treble, Bass, Mid, Volume, Twin Reverb®/Bassman® Switch
Burn Channel: Gain 1, Gain 2, Treble, Bass, Mid, Notch Tune, Volume; Reverb, Send Level, Return Level, Damping Control
Cabinet Material: Baltic Birch Plywood Cabinet
Output Impedance: 4, 8 or 16 ohms
Amplifier Length: 10.53" (26.7 cm)
Amplifier Width: 26.25" (67 cm)
Amplifier Height: 10.5" (26.7cm)
Amplifier Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)
Preamp Tubes: 7 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 4 x 6L6
Reverb Driver: 2 x 12AT7
Unique Features: Notch Tune Control, Damping Control, Automatic Bias Control, Arena/Club Switch
Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch Included
Knobs: Radio Knobs
Cover: Amplifier Cover Included
- the real deal! Review by Chris
Value Quality Features
Jesus, why did I wait so long?
This is the best all tube head money can buy (matter of opinion, of course!)
It has those perfectly clear and sparkly tones that made fender famous in the first place!
Loads of power and headroom and a great EQ section make this the ideal amp for clean blues, jazz and light rock which I play. (Posted on 6/25/2012)