Product Comparison: Fender Super-Sonic 22 vs Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb

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General Specifications
Super-Sonic 22
'65 Deluxe Reverb
About the Product
Super-Sonic amps are the favorites of pro guitarists in many genres who love glorious Fender clean tone and expressive modern high-gain from one no-nonsense tube amp. Like the combo model, the Super-Sonic 22 Head delivers this versatility with the organic feel and moderate power of the classic Deluxe Reverb® amp, pairing perfectly with the Super-Sonic 60 212 enclosure and other cabinets. The vintage channel delivers unmistakable Fender tone, and the awesome burn channel rocks overdrive from bluesy to flame-throwing—all without masking the tonal character of your guitar.
Played on countless hit recordings for decades now, the mid-'60s Deluxe Reverb is a timeless Fender classic and one of the most indispensable workhorse guitar amps ever made. Moderately powered and producing a full, snappy and crystalline tone revered in studios from Muscle Shoals to Abbey Road and on stages worldwide, it's a must-have tone machine. Today, the '65 Deluxe Reverb is still one of the coolest amps around, with the fantastic sound and vintage mid-'60s style still prized by rock, blues and country players everywhere. A classic then and a classic now.
Key Specs
Power Output
22 watts
22 watts
Number Of Channels
Controls Included
Treble, Bass, Gain 1, Gain 2, Middle, Reverb
Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
Footswitch Included
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fender Super-Sonic 22 Amplifier Head
  • Nothing is perfect, but this amp is almost there. I've been looking for an amp that can do both, Fender cleans and Marshall/Mesa Distortion...this amp does it!
  • I played around with the 12th and 13th channel on a Fender Super Champ X2 I bought new here. I became very intrigued by what I was hearing on the Super Sonic channel so I bought the real thing. It is awesome.
  • A full sized reverb tank is what makes the booger so long (24 inches). It sounds great with humbuckers, S-Style and T-style guitars. It's my first real Fender amp and I am very pleased.
  • The clean is amazing and the dirty channel is super flexible. My only other amps have been all Morgans and this thing is not out of place with them at all. She's a keeper!
  • In the Drive Channel It has two Gain stages Gain 1 is harsh and treble, Gain 2 is Soft and warm, you can dial them to find your desired sound.
Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 22-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Nice reverb, as usual from Fender. In fact...TONS of reverb...I don't run that beyond 2 except in very specialized situations!
  • A nice amp for the studio or small venues. It instantly reminded me of the amplifiers of my youth (I'm old!). The sound is clean and crisp but breaks up nicely at higher volumes.
  • The amp is very very responsive to your guitars volume control. Turn the amp up to 7 crank your guitar and and feel the fun! Turn your guitar down and the amp cleans up really nice!
  • It"s a legendary 22 watt Fender, used in more famous recordings and more smokey bars and honky tonks that any amp I"m history. It does everything.
  • When going on standby, this amp POPS kind of loud. None of my other amps do that when I flip the standby switch. It's annoying...
  • Everyone loves to say how great these are, but without a mid tone control they are stuck on a certain frequency. These are outdated. A professional can make them sound great, everyone else is underwhelmed.
  • Of course being 'vintage' it lacks the modern accouterments like a master volume or an effects loop. I use a pan pedal together with another small amp such as a 20W Marshall so I can get a nice spectrum from pristine to dirty.
Size & Weight
9.38 in.
17.5 in.
24 in.
23.7 in.
8.66 in.
9.5 in.
27 lbs.
42 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fender Super-Sonic 22 Amplifier Head
  • This head is also fairly light weight.
  • You can easy take it on your concerts or repetition.
Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 22-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • It's a good size for gigging...doesn't break your back, plenty loud for the stage, sounds good.
  • Size and weight make it portable.
  • Small size and weight easy to carry.
  • Perfect weight, perfect wattage, perfect sound.
Guitar Amplifier
Guitar Amplifier
Number Of Speakers
Speaker Size
12 in.
12 in.
Compatible With Footswitch
4-Button (Channel Switching, Fat On/Off, Reverb On/Off, Effects Loop On/Off)
2-Button (Reverb On/Off, Vibrato On/Off)
Carry Handle(s)
2 x 1/4" Normal, 2 x 1/4" Vibrato
Foot switch, 2 x 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)
Foot switch, 2 x 1/4" Parallel (Internal and External)
Dual-channel design (“vintage” with two switchable voices, “burn”), Fender long-spring reverb, Vintage-style ivory “radio” control knobs, Fitted cover and four-button footswitch included, Effects loop, Dual gain controls
Two channels (normal, vibrato), Four inputs (two normal, two vibrato), Tube-driven Fender reverb and tremolo (“vibrato”), Includes two-button footswitch and cover, Tremolo, Fender spring reverb
What customers say about "Features"
Fender Super-Sonic 22 Amplifier Head
  • This amp can cover every style of music, except maybe the hardest metal...and even that you can if you put a boost in front of the amp.
  • I wasn't very surprised about the clean tone, I expected that and it delivered. But I am blown away by the amount of gain and distortion in the "burn" channel.
  • Very warm, dynamic, smooth, tons of gain, lots of tonal variation, and dynamics. The clean is standard Fender awesome, very Deluxe Reverb sounding.
  • Clean tones comparable to other fender Amps like Deluxe Reverb, I wish it had more knobs to dial the sound although the tone is straigh amazing
  • This is the perfect blend for those musicians who are looking for small and lighter rigs while not sacrificing clean head room and tonal overdrive. Combined with an open back cab I get all the sounds I need for the diverse music I play.
Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb 22-Watt 1x12-Inch Guitar Combo Amp
  • Pedals work well with it and single coils , P90's , and Humbuckers all sound great with the amp.
  • Clear, clean Fender sound in an amp I can carry without great effort. Hopefully,with the mic and stand,it will perform well in larger venues.
  • The Vibrato/Reverb inputs offer variety and addictive options, though I upgraded the Fender supplied selector pedal.
  • No dust cover included, not even the cheapo vinyl Fender cover.
  • The ever present, crappy metal feet that fender puts on their amps. They are cheap and they scratch the hell out of anything you sit the amp on.
  • The footswitch for the reverb and the odd duck two button oval footswitch Fender has used for years. I get it that this is a re-issue, but the switch is just el-cheapo. The buttons are too close together, and the plastic base is like a margarine lid.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
999.99 $
1099.99 $

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