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 Post subject: Fender head & cab Mr H?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:36 am 
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As an unashamed geeetar geek i couldnt help but notice a new addition to the stage last night at Troxy. There was a rather pretty Fender head and cab between the usual fender combos that weren't there in Edinburgh (at least i dont think they were)

Is it for keeps Richard? Sounded lovely.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:00 pm 
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Yes mate fender have asked me to road test it,I'll be using it in the studio too.its a belter it's the new"fender super sonic"it's the most incredible amp it straddles the classic and the modern really really brilliantly it kind of updates the pro-sonic which I used for years with Pulp and beyond which is also boss but the super has far far better tonal range it's just a killer amp and such a tiny wattage it's insanity really

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Is it better than the Tone-Master? I always wanted a Tone-Master and when I saw the Super-Sonic thought it would be the cloesest I could get... then I found the Tone-Master....

Hope you are good Mr. H, and why aren't you following us on Twitter? I follow you?!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:15 pm 
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they are great amps. I've seen boz boorer from Morrissey's band using one. I've tried tried them a few times and they sound great but extremely loud


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Tristan Johnson wrote:
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Hope you are good Mr. H, and why aren't you following us on Twitter? I follow you?!!!

http://www.twitter.com/ackworthguitars


It's EMI running the twitter page Tristan. I'm not sure how they decide who to follow on Richard's behalf but I'll draw your site to their attention.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:48 am 
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Dawoodcock wrote:
Tristan Johnson wrote:
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Hope you are good Mr. H, and why aren't you following us on Twitter? I follow you?!!!

http://www.twitter.com/ackworthguitars


It's EMI running the twitter page Tristan. I'm not sure how they decide who to follow on Richard's behalf but I'll draw your site to their attention.


Thanks for that.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:58 am 
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carlh wrote:
they are great amps. I've seen boz boorer from Morrissey's band using one. I've tried tried them a few times and they sound great but extremely loud


the Tone-Master is loud, and with a really simple circuit design. It's hard to explain, but it picks out each string in a chord with such clarity, it almost feels like it turns it inton an acoustic... if you see what I mean. Plus they effectively tried to make it have a Marshall overdrive channel.

But I'm interested in Super-Sonic, as (whilst I will never part with it), the Tone-Master lacks reverb, which I like.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Here's what Neil at fender says:-

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Tonemaster was a 100w amp with 6L6's (a monster of an amp and revered
because Jimmy Page played it for a while)

The Super-Sonic 22 is 22 watts with 6V6's in the power
stage much more like a mid 60's Deluxe Reverb. Talking of which the on the sonic head
has a lush Fender Reverb, the Tonemaster was dry as a bone…

(We do make a 100watt Super-Sonic Head for people who like that kind of
thing - the clean channel is like a Twin but can be switched to a Bassman
setting)


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Super-Sonics are ace, i've borrowed the combo version off a mate of mine for a few bigger gigs where i've needed more headroom. definately a lot of oomph for a low wattage amp. the drive channel takes some getting used to as it has 2 gain stages, but the clean channel is ace. breaks up nicely around 11 o'clock on the volume too. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:55 pm 
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Richard Hawley wrote:
Here's what Neil at fender says:-

"the
Tonemaster was a 100w amp with 6L6's (a monster of an amp and revered
because Jimmy Page played it for a while)

The Super-Sonic 22 is 22 watts with 6V6's in the power
stage much more like a mid 60's Deluxe Reverb. Talking of which the on the sonic head
has a lush Fender Reverb, the Tonemaster was dry as a bone…

(We do make a 100watt Super-Sonic Head for people who like that kind of
thing - the clean channel is like a Twin but can be switched to a Bassman
setting)


Hope that helps


If you would like to borrow the Tone-Master head I'd happily let you borrow it for a few weeks. I've got the 2x12 cab with it, but I assume you've got that already. Great amp, designed by Bruce Zinky for the custom-shop in the early 90's. I got into it via Tim Roger's from the Australian group You Am I, back in 1996.

If you fancy borrowing the head, send me a PM. Or email me at: info@ackworthguitarsetups.co.uk

Cheers.

T.

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