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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / The Prosonic Club: Classy Fender clean to full out shred, with the press of a button!!!

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Somewhere in Texas

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Jan 18th, 2014 12:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'd be the last guy to give you tube recommendations for any amp (due to my limited knowledge and experience), but shortly after I got my Prosonic head some years ago, I retubed with a full set of Ruby tubes with matched 6L6's from Antique Electronics Supply (a premier sponsor of the FDP). I was and am very pleased with the result, for not a lot of money, either.

Of course, if you have access to NOS tube stock from a trusted source, I am sure there are much better alternatives, but I get good value and performance from the Ruby's from AES.

(This message was last edited by BobbyMac at 02:02 PM, Jan 18th, 2014)

77 Hot Rod


Feb 19th, 2014 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hello Prosonic users,

I'm considering to change my Prosonic combo in a head version. Most important reasons to do so are 1.reduce the weight
2.the chance to use different cabs with different speakers
3.I really need reverb so just get the head version is not an option for me.

Anyway, should a tech be able to mount a 4/8/16 ohm switch same as on the head without changing anything? Or does the head indeed uses another OT than the combo? I would like to change as less as possible on my amp you know so I can change back to the original combo when I want.


77 Hot Rod


Feb 19th, 2014 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is this one stock on both the head and combo?

prosonic OT


Silicon Valley - USA

Less Gear / More Practice....I swear!
Feb 19th, 2014 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi All -

I'm considering picking up a used Prosonic, but I need help with the Effects Loop. For a dirty amp, I always run a little delay for leads. I normally use a MXR Carbon Copy, but I don't think this will work with the Prosonic. Anyone have successful experience using a delay pedal in the loop?


SF Bay Area

May 14th, 2014 10:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

...I'm all in....I just picked up a Prosonic and my tech is giving it the business. Is the template for the 14" tilt-back-leg install still available?? If not, can somebody forward me the dimensions for the hole locations? Looking forward to playin" the beast !!!



Aug 3rd, 2014 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Count me in too! I bought my '96 2x10 combo (LO serial) a few days ago. Loving it so far. It has a HUGE "Pop" when switching channels and it gets HOT too. I'm hoping to research this thread for some clues and help on it, but for now I' really, really loving the OD channel. It's different from my Marshalls or even my Boogie Mark III Blue. It "feels" different (in a fantastic way). Setting the 2nd gain high and the 1st gain low adds so much to my playing. I wouldn't complain if it stayed on the drive channel forever.



Nov 4th, 2014 05:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi, I have a red 1997 Prosonic combo, with black grille-cloth. Haven't seen another, they all have the silver grille. Can anybody tell me if this is stock, or has been added later? I think it looks great!
thanks, Bill.

77 Hot Rod


Nov 15th, 2014 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

This is what I'm playing now.....

Blond Prosonic

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SF Bay Area

Dec 4th, 2014 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

..got me one of them blondes too!!!!

Living Life as a Blonde

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SF Bay Area

Dec 4th, 2014 05:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

..hey, i'm looking for a little more low volume treble response...clarity....would a treble cap across the volume pot help me out any?



Nov 18th, 2015 01:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

just bought a '96 LO.... clean channel is really dark and doesn't have the fender sparkle of the vibrolux that I was looking for.... Clean is dark and gain channel is too bright when eq'd for the cleans... Could that be a preamp tube? Probably needs all new tubes, maybe even caps. Any suggestions before it goes to the tech?



Nov 18th, 2015 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

also, looked into doing the Zinky mods... the ceramic disc caps on the tube sockets? only one I see is on V1... will cutting that out brighten & open up the amp?



Nov 10th, 2017 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

This is a nice thread even if the last post is 2 years old by now.

Anyway, I finally picked up a Prosonic at a great price. It's the best amp in the house now, among Princeton Reverb II, Super Champ and it's younger brother, the Supersonic 22.

This may not be my last amp, but it'll end up being the one I played the most.



England's Sloppiest Guitarist
Nov 10th, 2017 02:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

I came *so* close to buying one of these from a fellow FDPer a few years ago after hearing him play it at an FDP Jam. Wish I had now as they're virtually never up for sale here now.

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