Fender releases all-new Machete head and cabs and Super-Sonic 22 head 05-Sep-12
Fender has expanded its amp and cab offering with the introduction of the Machete 50 Head, Machete 112 Enclosure, Machete 412 Enclosure, and the Super-Sonic 22 Head. They say that these four high-performance tone machines will provide guitarists with endless mix-and-match options and superior versatility.
Fender tells us that, decked out in distinctive black vinyl covering with inlaid white piping and gray vinyl "steering wheel grip" accents, the seriously sinister Machete 50 Head is a high-gain 50-watt tube head designed for the sonically adventurous. It features two channels (both gain, volume, low, mid, high, and notch); pull gain knob to adjust channel one's preamp gain level; pull volume knob out to select the "channel one boost" channel for an extra boost of preamp gain; notch control that lets you adjust the channel one mid-frequency attenuation for a variety of American and British tonal flavors; built-in reverb that adjusts the reverb level for both channels; adjustable damping control for loose or tight speaker response; power amp mute switch for silent recording; XLR line output with cabinet emulation selector switch; and MIDI in for use with MIDI controllers.
The Machete 112 and 412 Enclosures are professional-grade closed-back cabs with a single 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speaker and resonantly rock-solid birch-ply construction with distinctive black vinyl covering, inlaid white piping, Black Silver Strand grille cloth, chrome corners and convenient pop-out casters. Fender says that they add fullness when used as an extension cabinet with the Machete combo, and are a perfect match for the Machete 50 Head or other quality tube amps.
Fender believes that Super-Sonic amplifiers are powerful tools that let guitarists create glorious Fender clean and overdriven tones and expressive modern high-gain distortion all in one no-nonsense amp. The Super-Sonic 22 Head offers the exact same features as the combo version, which is based on the classic Deluxe Reverb power amp design. This toneful medium-powered head mates to perfection with the Super-Sonic 212 cab or other quality 8-ohm speaker cabinets. It is available in classic Black/Silver or vintage-style 1961 Blonde/Oxblood versions, and both feature ivory radio knobs and flowing 1960s script logo. Pricing and Availability: