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me and a friend of mine are in a debate about the quality and over all sound of the twin vs the super sonic the twin has the great cleans and u can always make it dirty like the super sonic but the super sonic really doesn't offer any other special features becides the bassman modeling what would u pick
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I bet you're friends awesome, I hear he's really attractive, and just about the coolest guy in the world.

*Cough*

(I am the afformentioned friend, if you haven't guessed.)

I like the Super-Sonic, because it's versatile and has quite a good built in distortion. It's unique, too.

And it's blonde! Not really a valid point or a reason to buy it. Just thought I'd throw that in there.
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... Hmm, that left me kind of confused. But I'm going to assume that you want an amplifier with great cleans. If you want great cleans, go with the Twin. The Twin is a great amplifier if you want cleans. It's shimmering, lush and most of all, it's loud! The overdrive isn't too shabby either. The Super-Sonic is more for higher gain things. You could get better for what you're paying if you're going the high gain route. the Super-Sonic has the option to switch between Bassman and Deluxe modes on the clean channel, but I'd still take the Twin.
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... Hmm, that left me kind of confused. But I'm going to assume that you want an amplifier with great cleans. If you want great cleans, go with the Twin. The Twin is a great amplifier if you want cleans. It's shimmering, lush and most of all, it's loud! The overdrive isn't too shabby either. The Super-Sonic is more for higher gain things. You could get better for what you're paying if you're going the high gain route. the Super-Sonic has the option to switch between Bassman and Deluxe modes on the clean channel, but I'd still take the Twin.


He's just talking about in general. I don't want a shimmering tone, which is why I would say the Super-Sonic.

I also said it's like comparing apples to oranges, but he didn't listen
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He's just talking about in general. I don't want a shimmering tone, which is why I would say the Super-Sonic.

I also said it's like comparing apples to oranges, but he didn't listen



They are different beasts, that's for sure.
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I also said it's like comparing apples to oranges, but he didn't listen


True. The Supersonic isn't like any other Fender. It compares more closely to a Mesa Express or F50, IMHO.
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Personally, if we're sticking strictly to cleans, I'd take the Twin. If you need an amplifier that does everything, go with the Super-Sonic.

I'd recommend the Peavey JSX though.
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The Twin has a ton of versatility though because of how well it takes pedals.
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The Twin has a ton of versatility though because of how well it takes pedals.


That's true to an extent. Have you tried plugging metal distortion pedals into a Twin? My friend did and it sounded like ear rape.
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I'd prefer to have a Twin and run and overdrive or two through it then have a Supersonic.
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I'd probably take the Twin, but the Supersonic's clean models are really nice. Both of them sound good. I wasn't a fan of the gain channel at all. It may be good for you metal heads, though. I just couldnt seem to make it give me a good blues OD.
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I'd probably take the Twin, but the Supersonic's clean models are really nice. Both of them sound good. I wasn't a fan of the gain channel at all. It may be good for you metal heads, though. I just couldnt seem to make it give me a good blues OD.


It's actually not to great for us metalheads. The gain is too loose for my tastes and it's got too much of it.

The blues OD is all in the clean channel my friend. Crank it and get your pull!
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^I would have had i not been in a music store. But i need good tones at practice volume, too, lol.
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^I would have had i not been in a music store. But i need good tones at practice volume, too, lol.


I hear you man. Cranking the thing all the time wouldn't be practical at all.
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Oh its clean channels were rather pleasing.
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Oh its clean channels were rather pleasing.


I concur! I love the Bassman mode with a bit of dirt on it. It's like I'm getting Cat Scratch Fever all over again!
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What's the other mode? Like a vibrolux? It was nice, too. I would like to test them head to head with the real thing to see how close they come.
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What's the other mode? Like a vibrolux? It was nice, too. I would like to test them head to head with the real thing to see how close they come.


That was it! Here I was thinking that it was based on a Deluxe Reverb! Testing them against the real thing would be pretty radical. I wouldn't mind doing that.
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For me, its the good old twin hands down. I have a very complex pedal rig, and didn't want an amp that would screw up my tone. Ssolution? I went and bought 2 '65 Twin reissues, and its the best choice I've ever made. They clean up well, with a little drive they break up nice, and are just cool all around. And don't think I'm biased. I played through both at the store. Same guitar, same cable, same pick (like it matters), same riff. Now I personally hate modeling technology, and I didn't let that affect me. But the twin was way better. Not much of a high gain player, though I do crank it to 11 every once in a while. Also, I dislike amp distortion created with gain stages and all that stuff. I find that with the right effects and tweakin, you can make anything sound like anything else. End of discussion.