With a name that is synonymous with the Chicago blues scene of the 1930s and the world of rock music in the late 1960s, Supro has always been known for creating amplifiers that offer a depth of grit that can be aptly applied to any genre of music. Thanks to a revitalization effort, the Supro line is back with four new amps that pick up right where the brand left off.
S6420 Thunderbolt and S6420 Thunderbolt Plus:
Offering a simple two knob design, the Supro S6420 Thunderbolt is based on the 1964 version of the amp and dishes out amazing gain via a 5U4 rectifier tube and two different input options, Normal and Extra. Dressed in the classic "Blue Rhino Hide" of vintage Supro amps, this amplifier is perfect for dialing in anything from clean jazz to snarling garage rock tones. The upgraded S6420 Thunderbolt Plus brings a three-way rectifier into the mix, which adds a 45-Watt and 60-Watt Bias to the original 35-Watt Cathode bias sound.
Considered the "Leader of the Pack" in the Supro amplifier line, the 1624 Dual-Tone is a tight 1x12 combo amp that will excite vintage revivalists to no end. Formerly dubbed the "Page" amp because of its use on Led Zeppelin's first two releases, Jimmy Page used a modded out version of the Coronado (see below), which essentially then became a 1624. Thanks to linkable channels with volume, tone and a sharable tremelo circuit, you can double your gain by linking together both preamp channels.
If the Thunderbolt and Dual-Tone sound enticing, the Coronado brings together the sonic qualities of both amps in a 2 x 10, 35-Watt combo amplifier. With headroom for days, a dual-6L6, tube-rectified power amp and 5881/6L6WGC power tubes, Supro has recreated the 1964 model of the Coronado and ensured that it's playable in venues of all shapes and sizes. In short, this amplifier has monster tone.
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