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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Tell Me About the Cleans on the Prosonic


Colorado Springs, CO

Jan 18th, 2012 09:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll be in the market for an amp soon (hopefully), and I'm wondering about the cleans on the Prosonic. Comparisons to other Fender amps would be helpful.


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QLD Australia

Jan 18th, 2012 11:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cleans on the Prosonic compared to other Fender amps?
Well first of all the Prosonic can run "pure" class A at 30 watts with a tube rectifier.
Not many Fenders out there to compare with that particularly into 2 X 10" custom shop Celestion speakers. An absolutely fantastic tone which very few other fender amps can compare to IMO.
As well as that you can run it clean in 50 watt class AB2 which is the common fender mode using a tube rectifier. I love that into the 2 X 10"
speaker configuration as well.
Then you can select 60 watts class AB2 with a solid state rectifier.
All of these into an Accutronics Tube driven spring reverb unit.
I don't think anything out there compares to this and then you have an over drive channel which is as good as anything.
You can't compare it in my opinion - it is simply the best Fender amp produced since 1985 for its clean tone options.

(This message was last edited by Alderandash at 11:22 PM, Jan 18th, 2012)



all the best..............Pete
Jan 19th, 2012 02:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

peter green is using the prosonic with the splinter group.........enough said


Colorado Springs, CO

Jan 19th, 2012 04:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Gents. I appreciate it.


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Ain't no time to hate
Jan 24th, 2012 01:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One thing to bear in mind is that the Prosonic shared pre-amp design makes it difficult to set up a clean setting that works well with the gain setting. Fine if using in the studio or if using pedals for OD with the clean channel as your basic platform, but not great if you're planning on switching between the two in a live setting.


Colorado Springs, CO

Jan 24th, 2012 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A very good point. I would use the clean channel the vast majority of the time, but it would annoy me to have a drive channel I couldn't use without tweaking knobs (also true of the HRDX and BLDX, I suppose...)



Hog Slapper
Jan 25th, 2012 12:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes, the shared EQ is my gripe with the Prosonic as well as a lot of other amps. That's a non-issue noodling around the house, but sucks when gigging. Other than that, the Prosonic is a nice amp. I had the combo years ago and it was a pretty killer amp.

If the shared EQ is an issue, I'd recommend checking out a Rivera Fandango. I have one in a 1x12 combo and it's an extremely versatile amp. It'll do blackface as well as tweed cleans and anything from Marshall Plexi grit/drive to rip your face off high gain.


Colorado Springs, CO

Jan 27th, 2012 07:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks -- I'll look into the Fandango. I was pretty impressed with the Clubster 45 I played one time.

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