Originally Posted by JayFreddy
Thank you both for your input. I know this might seem sacrilegious on a site dedicated to Telecasters, but I'm not a huge fan of the new Fender amps. They sound good, but in terms of reliable designs, I have more faith in Peavey and Roland.
On the new Fender amps, the knobs stick out beyond the corners of the amp, and look like they'd snap off pretty easily if dinged against something.
Of course, I like older point to point Fender tube amps, but I'm not sure if that's the right choice to begin a 4-year odyssey of frat parties, keggers, and miscellaneous rolling of amps down the stairs at 3 o'clock in the morning (on accident...
If it was 1974, with tubes still available at the local drug store, the point to point Fender tube amp probably would be the right choice, but in 2012, I'm thinking a semi-disposable "FRU" (Field Replaceable Unit) type amp with a killer warranty will be the way to go...
I'm still leaning towards the Cube 80 xl, but I will give the Peavey stuff another look as well. Maybe I need to revisit the new Fender stuff too?
Jay Freddie! Have your tried ANYTHING
from the Fender Supersonic line???
The Supersonic Product Line is the largest manufacturer of
guitar amplifiers in the world, Fender's "TOP OF THE LINE AMP"
If you go to the Fender Website, only two amps cost more:
1) Not the VibroKing, but the $5000 VibroKing CUSTOM
2) Not the Eric Clapton Tremolux, but the $4200 Eric Clapton Trumolus CUSTOM
Next is the SuperSonic NON-CUSTOM normal production amps.
Meaning, Fender is banking everythiing on the Supersonic line of amps.
Not the lower level models. Fender is focusing on pros, jazz players,
seasoned veterans, rockers, creative artists, etc.
Why would Fender have crummy knobs or typical problems of lesser amps?
The Supersonics start with thirteen (13) tubes along with 2011 solid state technology.
The Supersonic provides an incredible "High Gain Burn Channel" for that British & 1980s crunch rock sound.
The Supersonic uses the 13 tubes for their second "Vintage Tube Channel" tones & deep quality sounds.
Who makes the BEST Reverb in the World? FENDER
The Supersonic has an installed "Spring Reverb Tank"
The Supersonic has an "Automatic Bias Control" for your warm or cold desires.
The Supersonic has a HighPower/LowPower 100w/25w switch. Awesome option.
The Supersonic has a rear-panel damping control, allowing selections of
“normal,” “loose” or “tight” speaker response for sounds ranging from
warm and loose to tight and focused.
The Supersonic has a FIVE YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY
from a company that is going public on the stock market, soon.
Too many more options and features and benefits to list.
We are talking modern amps here with sixty years of experience from the
top amp manufacturer in the World who want to gain market share. Not lose it.
Here is to hoping you give Fender a second look over the Cube.
I have a 2011 Fender Supersonic 60w 1x12 Combo Amp and a
2011 Fender Supersonic 60w Amp Head. Both awesome in all ways!