Fender adds Super Reverb to its Tone Master digital amplifier series
Fender has expanded its revolutionary digital offering guitar amp range with the addition of the Tone Master Super Reverb, which promises the same black panel mojo as its classic tube counterpart without any weight.
Much of the appeal of the Tone Master series is its bizarre ability to digitally replicate classic fender designs while adding a number of features that make it more convenient for today’s gamer.
As such, the Super Reverb comes with built-in attenuation via a six-way dial that allows you to run it at full power of 45W, at half power, or turn it down to 12W, 5W, 1W or 0.5W – that means a lot of punch for the stage, more modest settings for the studio, and super convenient and user-friendly volumes.
The Tone Master series has been a huge success for Fender. Previous models include the Deluxe Reverb and a pretty remarkable Twin Reverb that you can lift with one arm without breaking a sweat. As any guitar store or touring veteran will tell you, this is a revolutionary step in the evolution of the Twin. Expect a similar sense of wonder here, as Fender features a broad-shouldered 4×10 combo that weighs in at relatively svelte 16.33kg.
Veterans could also do a double take when they hear the Tone Master Super Reverb in action. The control panel is laid out like the originals, with two channels, Normal and Vibrato, and two inputs for both. The Normal channel has controls for volume, bass and treble as well as a Bright switch. The Vibrato channel, on the other hand, has an extensive tone stack, with bass, midrange, and treble controls, as well as a Bright switch, with reverb, speed, and intensity controls.
On the back of the amplifier you’ll find a balanced XLR output with a switch to choose from two live cabinet simulations, making Super Reverb enjoyable with recording setups or for those occasions when you want to send your signal directly to an AP.
There’s also a USB connection for applying firmware updates – think of it as a contemporary painless equivalent to your tubes’ polarization – and cute modern touches such as the jewel-shining power bulb. different color in normal operation, warms up in standby, or when you are in mute / silent mode with the speaker bypassed and the signal is sent directly from the amplifier.
Fender used a lightweight meranti ply for the cabinet and filled it with a quartet of 10-inch Alnico Jensen P-10R speakers. The Super Reverb comes with a protective cover and a foot switch to turn its built-in reverb and vibrato (technically tremolo) effects on and off.
Priced at £ 1,299 / $ 1,199, the Tone Master Super Reverb is available now. See Fender for details.