The reissues are pretty different amps overall, with major changes to the phase inverter design, preamp, etc. They're pretty much entirely different amps, although they sound good and are cool. I recommend them to "regular" people often (regular meaning not amp geeks looking to get into vintage)One thing I need to ask Eric about is how much the 1958-inspired DGs with 4 inputs differ from the reissues that often have only 2 inputs, one being a "1 + 2" input.
That is, how much more flexibility is there in the 4-input repros when it comes to jumpering inputs. So far, I've only A/B'd two inputs at a time, but not with any inputs linked/jumpered.
There must be an appreciable difference, especially since there is a "treble" and a "normal" input for each channel on the DG I have.
Do the new/reissue Supro amps with two channels (one input per channel) make them more akin to a "normal" channel or a "treble" channel?
DG Coronado 1690T:
1 vol control per channel
2 inputs per channel: normal and treble
Tremolo only on channel 2
No standby switch
Vs new Coronado 1690T:
1 vol control per channel (same as above)
1 input per channel (1st input being linked to both channels--do they sound "normal" or "treble"?)
1 tone knob per channel (different)
Tremolo I believe only goes to channel 2. Same as above.
Incl standby switch (different)
I have the big brother Statesman head that can do a lot of the same tricks with the reverbed signal. You can get a really surfy sound out of itI have a 1605r, the littlest Supro of the bunch! It’s a cool little amp, not my favorite but it’s fun to play with. Tons of reverb and the OD is great when maxed out. It can do all kinds of funky tricks with tons of ins and outs for just the reverbed signal, work as a slave, or to slave something else, and so on. Weird stuff but really versatile.
My only complaints are how underpowered it is for 5 Watts. I live in an apartment, never thought I’d have this issue with any tube amp being too quiet, my silver face vibrochamp started shaking things at 5, I have this dimed on the master and the gain on the verge of break up (because I actually like clean tones, too, go figure), and I just can’t get it loud enough. I changed the preamp tubes to OS Millard’s and run it through an old Jensen p12, which helped tame the flabby lows and...fairly sterile highs, this was mostly due to the 8” speaker it comes with. It’s not a particularly forgiving amp, no bloom or sag, but I think it’s SS rectifier so not too big a surprise there.
Loads of verb, loads of crunch. That just maybe what this amp is good for and leave it at that!
I’m out of town for work for the next couple weeks, but yes, I will for sure elaborate with pics.Word! So, on your amp, how are your channels and inputs labelled? It sounds like they're different from mine.
Going left to right: I've got "channel no. 1" that bifurcates to two inputs, treble and regular (earlier I spoke of them as "normal" inputs). Then "channel no. 2" to, again, treble and regular inputs.
If you've got 4 input jacks, how are they labelled? You speak of "low/high"...is that referring to the two channels (with each channel having a "normal/regular" and a "mic" input)?
A visual would help if you get the chance. Thanks!
Don't have it so I can't answer. Hopefully someone will chime in.Does anyone have experience with the Keeley Supro? Looking at a new amp and this little guy seems to suit my needs well. How does it compare to similar amps in the new Supro lineup?
I have my eye on a Black Magick if some of my unused gear sells.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?
Yeah I have a Parallel splitter box if I do put this in to a head cab. But I’m liking this so much that I will probably leave well enough alone. I am having a hell of a time selling my KO 213 so I may just get a Supro cab for it.Jupiter sounds HUGE.
I’d have liked an extra speaker port but there are other methods for that