New Supro amps-Terrific!

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  1. gpro34

    gpro34 Member

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    I had the chance today to play through a new supro sahara amp and just wanted to say that I was impressed! This amp has a beautiful clean sound, chimey just the right sparkle with lovely sustain! I just thought I would share my experience with you all here. I was afraid to look at the price tag but was pleasantly surprised to see the amp was $895.00! Anyone else try any new Supro amps?
     
  2. Griz

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    Who's making these? Is it the original manufacturer, or has someone else bought the name? The amps could still be excellent, of course; just askin'
     
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    I love to play one. They looking interesting.

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  5. onemind

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    Thought of parting with it a couple of times, but I think it's gonna stay home.
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  6. Glowing Tubes

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    They are made by Bruce Zinky of Zinky amps. I have the Tremolectric and LOVE it!! Amazing cleans and the most usable gain channel I've had in a very long time.

    Great amps! :AOK

    Hey Onemind, glad to see you are keeping that amp, its sharp! Email me if you ever want to talk about them...

    RC
     
  7. gpro34

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    I have yet to try the tremoelectric how does it compare to the sahara?
     
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    Give us some clips!!
     
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    Anyone played one of the current Supro amps and also one of the Zinky Blue Velvets ? I'd love to hear a comparison review.
     
  10. gpro34

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    Yes, I have. The Blue Velvet has some of the best overdriven sounds around for the coinage, really sweet and warm, great amp; however, while the clean is descent it's not the reason you would buy this amp. This amp is all about the OD.
    The Supro on the other hand strength is its wonderful chimey sparkley clean sound! One of the best cleans I have heard period and I've played through many botique amps and early BF Fenders.
    One hell of a great combo would be a 25w Blue velvet setting next to a 25w Supro Sahara that would cover anything.
     
  11. Glowing Tubes

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    I have not had a chance to play through the sahara.. :(

    I cant imagine it being anything other than excellent though based on Bruce's other amps.
     
  12. Luke V

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    Just too many knobs for a Supro. To me a Supro should have a simple circuit like the originals.
     
  13. gkoelling

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    If I remember right, the Sahara has volume, bass, mid and treble only and it does sound real nice.

    EDIT: From the Supro web site.

    Sahara™
    25 Watt, single channel, all-tube 1x12 combo. Features all-tube sound, from classic clean tones to rich and glorious overdrive. Controls for Volume (turn it up for overdrive), Treble, Bass, Middle. Simple signal path + highest quality parts = superb sound. More gain than Belmont, but less power. Great rock & roll club amp for those who just need one great sound and a guitar to get the point across.
     
  14. onemind

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    Tremolectric....Three Knob Reverb, Two Knob Trem....after that only about five others! Not Classic Supro, but killer.
     
  15. gpro34

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    I don't know which model you're talking about but like someone else here stated the sahara is about as simple as it gets and it was by no mistake according to Bruce. Four knobs no reverb a very simple signal path! Here is a link for more info www.suprousa.com/proddesc.html
     
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    I read somewhere that Zinky said the Tremolectric is where he wanted to take the Vibro-King at Fender but couldn't for some corporate reason.
     
  17. gpro34

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    I read something similar, he said that he took things he liked from the vibro-king he designed but then there are many improvements and he omitted things that he did not like, something like that. If I find the article I'll post a link.
     
  18. S. Hawk Ltd.

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    oh, geeeezzz... Here I go again..... You know... G.A.S?

    Is it a PTP thing? Any PCBs? And How much for that beautifull looking Tremolectric?

    I own a Juke 1210C and just love it.... But always looking to get into some more... I have issues... I need help...
     
  19. bluesmann

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    I've got one too 749.00 shipped. adirondackguitar. Dennis was pretty cool and a guitar junky like the rest of us:JAM and no one on the net would beat his price. Your welcomed guys:D

    Anyway , i love my little sahara. with a birch ply cab and a oversized chunk of iron. Built in foot controlable boost. Its bad ass! loves pedals.
    I didn't care much for the stock tubes tho and changed them out real quick.
    Its also puts out some dbs a loud 25 thats more like 50 imo. With a good drive pedal-- good stuff!
     
  20. Jon Silberman

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    A full 2+ years later, finally, tonight, I joined the club. After ditching a Blues Junior long ago despite wasting far too much time and effort trying to make it sound more like what I really wanted a 2XEL84 amp to sound like, and over a year after selling my vintage Traynor YGM-3 because of its size, weight, and not taking my pedals as I'd hoped, this baby drew me back onto the 2XEL84 bandwagon. A special-sounding amp with a voice all its own and, given the recent Fender price increases, a relative bargain today at $849 (pedal included). More on the amp, with pics, tomorrow or Friday. :)
     

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