Fender Prosonic 2x10 is...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Madison, Dec 19, 2009.


  1. Madison

    Madison Member

    Messages:
    6,720
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    A killer little combo! I've been working with my son to get his tone ramped up since his band is getting busier. We picked up this Fender a while back for $600.00, and have finally gotten his pedal board right. Under $1000.00 and this rig just kicks a**. Here's a pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

    Messages:
    16,390
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Location:
    Maineville, OH
    Great amps. My Supersonic has some similar stuff and is awesome, but I wish it were a 2 x 10 actually. That's my preferred config these days.

    But why not put the compressor after at least one of the gain pedals so you can get some sensitivity with them before compressing. Sorry, that just stuck out at me. Maybe you have tried it and not liked it.
     
  3. Madison

    Madison Member

    Messages:
    6,720
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Good idea, we'll give it a try. Normally using only one OD pedal I always put the comp before.
     
  4. movingpictures

    movingpictures Member

    Messages:
    1,853
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Location:
    Mitten
    Ive been rocking a Prosonic for about 10 years!! I have found that by running the channel master high, and adding the(active) EQ to taste, you can get better power tube saturation. This works especially well with the drive channel, which gets fizzy fast. Give it a try.....oh and dont use the FX loop. hehe
     
  5. sickboy79

    sickboy79 Member

    Messages:
    9,549
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Location:
    Chicago
    Prosonics are awesome amps indeed! Another Bruce Zinky winner in the 90s era Fender line! (Tone Master, Vibro King, and Dual Professional as well - TM owner here!)
     
  6. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    17,439
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    About twelve years ago, I owned a 2x10 and then also had a Prosonic head that I ran through a Marshall 4x10 closed back slant cab. Great, great tones out of both amps.
     
  7. Ascension

    Ascension Member

    Messages:
    1,033
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Location:
    Birmingham Alabama
    Love the Prosonics! Right now they are all I use.
    I have owned a bunch of them. Right now I own 2. The ultimate Prosonic in the one off 120 watt head with Reverb that Zinky handbuilt and gave to Brad Whitford, and a combo converted to a 1/12.
    Zinky had it out with Fender on the speaker config on the Prosonic combo. Bruce designed the amp and wanted a 1/12 and Fender wanted the 2/10. Bruce had a number of Red Combos done as a special run with a single 12 Vin 30. My Black combo is a replica of the ones he had done. KILLER hard rock to metal rigs through a nice closed back cab with Vin 30's!!
    I rarely come of the crunch side and use my guitar volume to clean up. Super expressive amps!
     
  8. Azeotrope

    Azeotrope Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Location:
    ON, Canada
    This is the best advice you'll get for your Prosonic. I used to have one years ago and sold it because I wanted a Mesa Boogie :)facepalm). Luckily I've moved on from the MB, but lately I've started missing the Prosonic. Try this: flip it to 30w class A mode, dime the volume, put both gains at 0 (I found there was a bit of channel bleed... another lovable Prosonic quirk?), put all EQ knobs at 0 and start slowly increasing them until you get the level you want. For best results put Bass Mid and Treble at 10 :)
    This is the classic Prosonic trick that will get you the sweetest gritty cleans you've heard in a while.
     
  9. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

    Messages:
    20,077
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Nice set up... is that a HSS Hwy1 he's playing?
     
  10. Madison

    Madison Member

    Messages:
    6,720
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2004
    Yes it is.
     
  11. drewl

    drewl Member

    Messages:
    5,075
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    I got one on the bench right now for repair, 2x10 the mid pot feels like it broke away from the board, I started to get some good sounds out of it but it needs to be fixed first.
     
  12. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

    Messages:
    16,693
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    Close to the burn zone
    The Super Sonic being the kissing cousin of the Prosonic, is what I just got.

    Fender cascading gains, very nice.

    1x12 and I like that

    Like the Prosonic, the SS is a killer amp.
     
  13. stump

    stump Member

    Messages:
    1,267
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2005
    Location:
    Central Massachusetts
    Mathias Jabs of the Scorpions uses the combo. He says that it does everything his Marshalls did but more. I just read this in an older Guitar Player mag. I'll have to check one of these out.
     
  14. nic'o'caster

    nic'o'caster Member

    Messages:
    798
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Congrats. Killer clean channel and a drive channel that has its merits, altough it has to be tweaked until you find your tone.
     

Share This Page