Close to 1 year anniversary with Fender Supersonic 22
I thought maybe now would be a good time to post an update on my Fender Supersonic 22 after spending close to a year with. I originally posted some complaints on various message boards about the Fender Supersonic 22 so thought it would be appropriate to post where Iím currently at with the amp. I originally purchased an Egnater Rebel 30 combo but returned it due the noisy clean channel. I picked up a blonde Supersonic in late Feb 2011. I didnít notice it at the store but it was pretty noisy when I played it at home. The noise was evident in both channels and louder when the reverb was on. I loved the amp but it was too noisy for my liking. The outlet it was plugged into in my home was grounded. After doing some troubleshooting, the electricity in my home wasnít the problem.
I bought it to a repairman who adjusted the reverb but that only made a slight difference. I took it to another repairman to see if they could do anything about the noise. They fixed the reverb according to a repair note posted by Fender and they also adjusted the bias level. That made a big difference but brought it back to them to see if there was anything else that could be done. They adjusted the bias level a little more and tweaked something in the circuitry that deals with the gain stages. I wonít pretend to know what they did but it worked. There was some minimal volume loss but that didnít mattered. I couldnít play it above 2 without someone complaining at home before the tweaks but now I can take it 3 Ė 3.5 on the Vintage channel and 2.5 Ė 3 on the Burn channel. Itís get plenty loud above 4. Iím glad I didnít give up on it early on. This amp is very warm sounding in both channels. The quality of the amp didnít suffer from any of the tweaks. This amp is big step up compared to my previous Fender 60 HRD. Iíve been pretty happy with it for a long time.
I saw Fender expand the Supersonic line last year. I was wondering if anyone knew if these new amps have any noise issues.