Let's discuss the merits of these amps, both old and new. A variety of models were made - and are currently being made. What do you have? What do you like - what don't you like.
Good to hear that you like what you heard. The amps yield some terrific sounds to be sure.I don't have a Supro, but I have a new found appreciation since I heard Teddy Kumpel play the 50 watt head + matching stack with Joe Jackson last month. I'm sure it's a tribute to Mr. Kumpel's technique, but wow was that an amazing set of sounds he was getting out of it. Clear and chiming to grinding but in kind of a polite way. I dunno. Seemed quite versatile. Anyway, it made me run back to the one Supro dealer I know of in St. Louis, and, alas they were all gone!
I asked the dealer why, and he said he couldn't compete with discount dealers because Supro didn't control their retail pricing. After too many money losing price matches, he just stopped selling them. Is this a wider concern?
The new Black Magick with it's additional features is nice. Love that master volume control, and the updated speaker accommodation that accepts 16 Ohms, 8 Ohms, and 4 Ohms.I've been lucky enough to play quite a few of the new Supro range. I'm in the market for a new amp, the Black Magick Reverb and Statesman are currently topping my list, mostly because they're available as heads, and i want to run them through 2 2x12's. I loved the 1600 Supreme and the Comet, and if i was looking for a smaller combo either of these would scratch that itch nicely.
If i could afford it, i'd have one of each.
I almost bought a Statesman when it was released, but the updated Black Magick has addressed the minor problems i had with the original. I'm interested to see how good the master volume is. There are also a couple of Victory amps that are contending for my cash. I'm going to take trip out next month and try them all again to see if i can decide on a winner.The new Black Magick with it's additional features is nice. Love that master volume control, and the updated speaker accommodation that accepts 16 Ohms, 8 Ohms, and 4 Ohms.
The Supro Statesman delivers in every way imaginable. Love mine.
That's five steps beyond cool! Very impressive. Excuse my drool.I have a late 60's Big Star 2x12. Looks like a cross between an easy bake oven and a 50's car, I freaking love it. Sounds great with this awesome greasy overdrive and reverb that can be super dank. The reverb knob is somehow ganged onto the reverb channel volume - so turning up the reverb gets you more mids, more overdrive. Just more. This is factory too, not a mod. Super cool.
Here it is with my Novo ridin' high.