Jimmy Page Sundragon ~ !

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  1. stephen sawall

    stephen sawall Member

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    All 50 amps at $12,500 is only about half million. If Jimmy wanted to make money I can think of many ways he could make a lot more than that. He's worth about 170 million.
     
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  2. Mitch Colby

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    Everybody is entitled to his opinion of course, but you are basing your opinion on very little information. As I said in every interview about the amp I tried over 40 modern and vintage speakers to duplicate the sounds from Jimmy's original amp and speaker which I had in my shop for a month in order to do this very comparison. The Jensen P12Q was chosen entirely for the tone it produced in the amp. Cost had nothing to do it. I tried many Celestions, including Alnicos and vintage G12Ms with Pulsonic cones, Scumback, Warehouse, vintage Oxfords with original cones and various recones. I was surprised how good the Jensen sounded (it's not my favorite speaker either) but the clear choice was the Jensen. Plus we are breaking in every speaker before installing it in the amp.
     
  3. Mitch Colby

    Mitch Colby Gold Supporting Member

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  4. Rockinrob86

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    How cool was it having the original in your shop?!

    I have a sweet 50's white stripe supro Golden Holiday, and can attest that these sound pretty drastically different with a variety of speakers in it. The problem after trying a few is I miss portions of each because the amp changes so much depending on the speaker! I may have to check out one of these jensen reissues in it now!
     
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  5. 70' s Tone

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    It's an overpriced hyped Supro wannabe.
    That's my opinion.
    Buy a Supro.
    That's my recommendation.
     
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  6. Mitch Colby

    Mitch Colby Gold Supporting Member

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    Well then. My opinion is that you will not match the tone of the Sundragon with any Supro, new or old. So says everyone who has tried it.
     
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    Exactly. If EVH came to my house he could grab my worst guitar and my Marshall ms2 ( he would up the power supply to 11 volts DC ) and sound like EVH. JFC does Jimmy need the money?
     
  8. JumpinBradFlash

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    Its funny how salty some people become because something is out of their price range. I’d love one of these amps but i simply cant afford it. But thats no reason to start petty claims such as a fraud, too corporate, etc.

    Kudos to the designers and to the lucky owners. Its a fantastic project
     
  9. 70' s Tone

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    Who has tried it? Show me the clips and testimonials.
    How do we know the company sold all 50 units. Show me the prof.
    The web-site for this amp is a disgrace. It reveals absolutely nothing. It's all shrouded in mystery. I'm surprised so many on this forum have bought into this nonsense.
    https://www.sundragonamp.com/sundragostory

    This entire thing reeks of nothing more than a sales-hyped-up attempt to stir up interest in a Supro-clone that shows a picture of Grandpa Page standing in front of what appears to be a one-off wannabe Supro.

    You want the real thing?
    Buy a real Supro.
    https://suprousa.com/
     
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  10. WBellman

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    Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed.

    Grandpa Page? Sheesh.

    Page's signature looks quite different than it's been in the past.

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  11. Rockinrob86

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    What's the problem? They wanted to build a high priced clone of a famous amp. The new supros are totally different from the old ones.

    If you can't afford their clone, buy an old white stripe supro. I picked one up, refurbished it and modded it slightly. It does the JP thing for me, sounds great. Colby makes great amps and has a great rep. Maybe someday he'll share the secrets behind the supro, maybe not. Totally up to him and JP, doesn't impact any of us
     
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    At least it's an amp. Even if it were a box of frozen waffles with Grandpa Page's signature on it I'd be interested (but probably still not be able to afford).
     
  13. Muzzy

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    I would love to hear a good demo of this amp. Until then, we can only imagine how it sounds.
     
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  14. bluesmeanie

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    Maybe because I don't consider Page a demigod, I can see this both ways.

    1. There was a lot of research & development went into this, and that equals resources (money). The high price is in part to recoup that R&D cost.
    2. It's overpriced, period, R&D be damned.

    I have no intention of getting one, even if I had that kind of coin to spend on an amp right now. But if you've got the coin, and the inclination, go nuts! (And post a demo for those on the fence.))))
     
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    "Dislike."
     
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    Mitch Colby says they will be releasing an unsigned version of the Sundragon amp, that will cost less, but will have no NOS parts like the expensive ones, sometime later this year. I'm looking forward to hearing it.
     
  17. WBellman

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    That all 50 will sell extremely fast says otherwise.
     
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  18. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Sold out in 48 hrs, the man said.

    Did Greta Van Fleet get one?
    It makes me wonder... ;)
     
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  19. WBellman

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    Does it really make you wonder?
     
  20. LPMojoGL

    LPMojoGL Music Room Superstar Supporting Member

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    Can’t wait to try out the production model of this.

    Just listened to 4 Sticks.
    While it would be great to snag a certain Page amp tone, it would be much greater to attain some of that song-writing magic.
    How cool would it be if Page, Plant and Jones got together and discussed the creation of each song. Like a weekly podcast in the format of Tone Talk, where they pick a song and just talk about. I can imagine the stories and different recollections that would come out of something like that.
     
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