Clarity & Definition in a Low-Wattage Combo
Sonzera [Portuguese]: from som (sound), meaning a cool and/or stunning
sound (in the sense of music) – a kind of slang.
The Sonzera 20 is a moderately powered 20-watt combo amplifier with
two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for
maximum versatility. The clean channel delivers full, 3D tones reminiscent
of American mid-1960’s amplifiers. The gain channel is related to the clean
channel circuit-wise, so that it can be set up to act as a boosted clean
channel or manipulated to make the channels sound like two completely
different amps (the gain channel can be set from slight to very heavy distortion by simply using the drive and level controls). The bright switch on
the gain channel has been carefully tailored to deliver familiar high-end
snap and is particularly effective on the low strings, neck pickup settings,
and with singlecoils, while the low-end response of the gain channel is
full, tight, and clear.
Both channels on the Sonzera are designed to maximize note clarity and
definition. The global presence control and the tone stacks allow players
to dial in a variety of tones from bell-like chime to warmer, thicker tones.
The Sonzera 20 Combo also features global spring reverb control that
is designed to enhance notes without clouding them. The reverb can be
turned on and off via the footswitch. The addition of a built-in effects
loop allows players to use all their time-based effects with ease without
negatively impacting the overall tone of the amp.
With robust construction, a wide range of tones, and steadfast controllability, the Sonzera 20 Combo is a solid gig- and studio- worthy amplifier.