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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 70' s Tone, Jul 15, 2018.
You and me. Those upgrades are swwweeeeet!
The legendary Thunderbolt. Two knobs and the truth! How sweet it is.
How does the Strat sound through the Thunderbolt? I know my Teles love it to pieces.
I enjoy mine (pictured on far left). The 15" speaker is mega articulate. And of course the tube rectifier makes a difference.
Post some pic if you can. Would LOVE to see them vintage beauties.
I'm willing to bet a lot of folks have never seen the vintage stuff.
That's sweet. A vintage beauty with stories to tell!
Yeah, it's definitely a looker, which honestly was why I was drawn to it in the first place. But it also sounds very cool, the reverb is really out of this world. It's about 30w at best and not very efficient, which suits me fine. It really shines with my 335 at the edge of breakup.
Yea, saw it and left a response.
The Comet sure looks like a killer amp - something you can use for any occasion.
I owned a Dual Tone and loved it. Easy to get Zeppelin tones, a great speaker, one of the best tremolos that I’ve heard other than a brown face Fender. The Supro is only gone, because it was included in a trade/purchased for a BF Fender amp.
Would love to try the new Black Majik with a Master and Reverb.
Maybe a future purchase.
The new SUPRO Black Magick with reverb and master volume looks to be one hell-of-an-amp. I have the combo that was released several years back and can say the tone is killer.
The Dual-Tone is not that far behind. It's a superb amp.
Mine is a Gretsch 6152 Compact Tremolo Reverb model, essentially a Supro Tremo-Verb with Gretsch badge/tolex/knobs etc but same same. It's a nice mellow 6V6 amp. Tremolo is unique sounding and very choppy. It's got a speedy but no intensity control but is stronger than my Princeton Reverb when I set tremolo to 10 even, pretty interesting. The reverb is also pretty different than other amps I've owned so it has a lot of character.
I use it at home when I need low volume and usually just play it clean to noodle. I've used it with volume all the way up before and it surprisingly wasn't that loud and didn't break-up much. It was only once at my rehearsal space so not sure if it needs a check-up but it's great on low-volume and very vibey.
I bought one of the reisue Tremoverbs last year. I recently sold it but it was only a question of needing the cash and it being a little too much amp for my needs. Although it's known for its signature drive sound, I really bought it for its clean sound. I might return to Supro in the form of a Comet since 6w is a little more manageable
No longer mine, sadly - a bone stock down to the original replacement fuse stapled to the inside of the cabinet 1965 Supro S6416T 'Trojan Tremolo' in Trinidad Blue' covering with the 6x11 Rola speaker. This amp was the inspiration for the C-Bread Valcoder.
Has anyone tried a Dirty Girl Amp?
A handwired Supro (clone?). Looks pretty cool and about the same price as a new RI Supro.
I had my 64 Airline with a 1624T circuit gone thru by Eric at Dirty Girl and it sounds great! I Haven't tried a Dirty Girl amp but, it must sound as good or better than mine. He does great work. Another good one is Valclone. I have a 1624T from them that's just awesome!
I'd love to get a Valclone 1624T some day...... if only they were still being made
What a sweet looking amp. A spectacular piece of history! Thanks for posting.
I only wish it sounded as great as it looked - those 6x11 speakers don’t do these amps any favors.
All part of the SUPRO learning and development process I suppose.
The speakers used currently rock!
I have a Supro Jupiter. I bought it from Sweetwater a couple years ago after it was discontinued. Not sure why they did that, it sounds huge. 35,45,60 watts, killer reverb. In 35 what mode it starts to get crunchy when turned to around 11:00. It loves pedals, especially my Sunface. I was used to the reverb in my Blues Jr. and this is just on a whole other level. I plugged it into a new 2x12 cab I built, and damn. YUUUUUUGE!
I've had a Dual Tone, a Saturn Reverb A Comet (all new ones) and had my older brother's Corsica as a kid (we blew it up with home made distortion pedals.. god i wish i still had that one)
Loved them all. Went on a 335 quest and traded or sold them toward that. The 335 is cool but i miss them. Especially the Saturn Reverb.
I have a dirty girl amplification “best of” 1624t. It’s called “best of” because it can run either the late 50’s 6v6’s or the 60’s with the 6973’s. It came with a vintage Rola 12” speaker, that I promptly blew. I have a 76’ Celestion black back in there now, with the 55hz cone, and it sounds really good.
Excellent build quality, including the Mather built cab. Sounds great with my pedals too.
Eric was great to deal with, and has continued to give me advise, and answer questions long after I bought it.
I think I paid like $950, and it came with jj 6v6’s and vintage 6973 variant tubes. I had a stash of nos preamp tubes I put in it. It’s a great amp, and I would buy from Eric again, no question.