The SUPRO Amp Appreciation Thread - Vintage and New

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 70' s Tone, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. doublescale1

    doublescale1 CS336 w/Fralin P92's Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's my vintage S6422TR - a 1X10 combo that doesn't know how old it really is. Not boxy and a big, snotty loud, balanced overdriven sound when pushed to where the vol. pot runs out of room. I can just mic this and play most any size stage. I got this almost 15 years ago for $250.00. It's my little gem. Edit: it's a 1X6V6 powered amp BTW
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  2. dbeeman

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    Chalnick Valclone owner here. definitely one of the funnest amps to play ever. Sweet grind. I do like to play it through an extension cabinet for bigger bass
     
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  3. 70' s Tone

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    Cool! :cool:

     
  4. dbeeman

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    where is @leonc ? He is a valco maven

    as is @EFK
     
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  5. 70' s Tone

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    Here's mine. It's a 1624 from (IIRC) '62. When I bought it, it was 100% original, all the way down to original tubes (or at least, period correct and old - someone may have replaced them three or four decades ago). I made two mods: a three-prong plug, and a speaker interconnect so I could run it into different speaker cabinets.

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    Cranked, it sounds really good; much, much better into a 4 x 12 than into its own speaker. I have to be honest - I prefer my Fenders and Marshalls. It looks absolutely killer and occupies pride-of-place in my studio.
     
  7. Muzzy

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    Wow, that's in nice shape! Really clean.
     
  8. 70' s Tone

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    I love being served such a delectable slice of history. :)
    Absolutely stunning SUPRO - a real eye catcher and I bet she sounds divine. ;)
    Everything about that amp screams vintage candy - including the knobs! :D
    I bet that's the model (or close to it) that Jimmy Page used on Led Zeppelin I.
    Thanks for posting. It's sure appreciated.
     
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    I have a 1961 Supro 1614 Spectator and mid-60s Valco-made Montgomery Ward 62GVC-9032A (identical to Airline). Little 5W Champ killers!
     
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    Post some pics!!! :)
     
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  12. oansun

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    Looking to pair my Jupiter with something midrangey. I've gone through a few but am just not digging it so much, but the Jupiter sounds so heavenly. Then I thought, "well, another Supro"
    So any advice on what could work?
     
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  13. Andres6and8

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    Here's the first (of hopefully many) Supros that pass through my collection. It's a '63 Supro "Super" 1606, and per the recommendation of the desire to stay alive, it's currently being serviced to transform its 2-prong power plug into a safer 3-prong with the grounding wired appropriately.

    For chugging out a mere 5 watts, it sure is loud- and provides a nice, diverse addition to my Fender '59 Bassman Reissue and '67 Fender Bandmaster.

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    My Airline 8205-S. Valco built, about 5 watts, pretty sure it's the same as the Supro Super.

    If i ever see another one, I'll buy it in a heartbeat.

    The original alnico 8" Jensen P8r sounds the best, but they blow (I've been through 4 of them). Weber Sig sounds terrible in these .I have some huge magnet 8" in there now, but I think I might give the regular Jensen P8r RI a shot.

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    My 1960 Supro 1616T with a friend.

    It's definitely a one trick pony (well, maybe two, if you use the tremelo)... but it's a helluva trick[​IMG]
     
  16. pirate19

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    Ask and you shall receive: 1961 Supro 1614 Spectator and mid-60s Valco Montgomery Ward 62GVC-9032A

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  17. Muzzy

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    The 5 watters really scream! I have an Airline 62-9029a that's really a 1616T circuit. I put a weber 10a125 in it. That speaker is perfect for that amp. Sounds very close to the Jensen 8, only more.
     
  18. 70' s Tone

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    That's a beauty. A part of history and still rocking in 2018! ;)
    The SUPRO spirit lives on!!! :D
     

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