#1
Hey guys, I've currently got a Fender Super Sonic 60, and it's not exactly what i'm looking for. I've got all the channel options, but yet it seems I'm only exclusively on the Bassman setting of the clean channel. This is a great clean sound, but I feel the overdrive channel is lacking, mainly the lack of low end sound.

I'm really looking for an amp that will give me a nice light to medium overdrive sound that would give me Dan Auerbach's base tone (i.e. "I Got Mine" verses) and would allow me to stack fuzz on that for crazy sounds and stack an OD on it so that I can also get a good Led Zep, AC/DC classic rock sound.

My budget if I sell the Super Sonic would be somewhere up close to $900-1000 probably and new or used is perfectly fine with me.

As I mentioned my favorite genres are 70s classic rock, new garage blues type rock and the like.

I play with a drummer but nothing is mic'd so I'd prefer 40 watts or more probably

Currently on my pedalboard are a Bad Monkey, Big Muff, Tremolo, Crybaby, and Digitech Whammy and I mainly play a ES-339 w/coil tap and a Strat, but I also have a Tele and LP.

In a pretty large city, with multiple guitar shops so pretty much anything is within reach.

Thanks for the help guys.
#2
fender twin reverb seems like a popular choice.
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#4
yeah seems to be my conundrum, do I get an american-voiced clean amp and then just get a great pedal (OCD?) and and layer OD's and Fuzz to get Black Keys/White Stripes tones or do I get something that has a clean channel and a good Classic Rock OD Channel built in
#5
What you probably want is a plexi style amplifier.

But, a bassman type circuit pushed hard should be able to cover that territory.

Other options:

Perhaps you could try a speaker swap, something that will put out more lows? I'm pretty sure those came with Vintage 30 speakers which should have some bump, but maybe it just isn't the right speaker for that amp.

You could run an EQ pedal to try and tweak things out a bit more.

You could try it out with a closed back extension cab to fill out your sound more.
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#6
JCM800 combo?
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#7
Quote by ThunderPunk
What you probably want is a plexi style amplifier.

But, a bassman type circuit pushed hard should be able to cover that territory.

Other options:

Perhaps you could try a speaker swap, something that will put out more lows? I'm pretty sure those came with Vintage 30 speakers which should have some bump, but maybe it just isn't the right speaker for that amp.

You could run an EQ pedal to try and tweak things out a bit more.

You could try it out with a closed back extension cab to fill out your sound more.

Yeah the Bassman circuit running through the Super Sonic is pretty great, its got good sound and good low end. Then I just don't know what pedals to chain into that. Would a plexi pedal sound good through a clean bassman circuit?

Its just like I have a 3 channel amp and I almost exclusively use 1 of them so it seems kind of like a waste to have all that extra circuitry.
#8
Go try out the new Fender Bassmaster.
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#9
What about a Mesa F-Series?
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#10
The new Fender Bassbreaker might be right up your alley as Cathbard suggested. I believe it is Fenders take on a Marshall Bluesbreaker which was Marshalls take on a Fender Bassman circuit - it makes sense if you read it a few times... kinda.
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#11
See this other thread. A Fender MV head with twin cabinets would do this and more....
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#12
Quote by MusicLaw
See this other thread. A Fender MV head with twin cabinets would do this and more....



Just curious... but, do you like the Fender Mustang amps by chance?
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#13
My dude, you running a combo version of the Super Sonic? My guitar tech was running one and he decided that he'd change the speaker and he put a WGS ET-90 in it and it changed everything for him. Made him love it more than any of his other amps. Even convinced me to try the speakers in my RV50 combo.

What I'm saying is, if it has a V30 in it... It's worth trying a new speaker if you're real close but not quite there. WGS stuff is less than $100 a speaker for a lot of their line too.
#14
Quote by ThunderPunk
Just curious... but, do you like the Fender Mustang amps by chance?
I love the higher end Fender Mustangs for their awesome convenience and integrated capabilities -- once you get past their default out of the box configurations. YMMV.
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Epi LP Florentine Pro●LP Cstm Pros●LP PlusTop Pro●Sheraton-II Pro
Cstm Strat Vntg Noiseless●Guild D-55
So Creek Cables●BOSS RC-1●RS7500
D'Addario Strings●Vari-Grip●Planet Lock Straps