Supro 1624T Dual-Tone 24-watt 1 x 12" Tube Combo
Compact and club friendly, the two-channel Supro 1624T Dual-Tone guitar amplifier delivers everything from shimmering, bell-like tones to dirty, swampy, and gritty blues tones. The Dual-Tone's matched pair of 6973 power tubes break up easily when compared to other tubes and when they do, the sound is pure ecstasy. Use your guitar's volume knob to create even more unique tones and timbres. Even with guitars that you've played for years, you'll constantly hear new tones and textures pouring out of the Dual-Tone's custom designed 12" Supro DT12 speaker. Delivering plenty of volume for studio, home, or smaller gigs, the Supro 1624T Dual-Tone guitar amplifier belongs in your amp collection.
Supro - a brief history
Supro's roots can be traced back to the 1930s, when the National Resophonic and Dobro guitar companies merged to form a manufacturing entity called Valco. Valco manufactured Spanish acoustic guitars, metal-faced resonator guitars, and electric lap steel guitars under a variety of brand names, including Airline, Oahu, and National. They also designed amplifiers for several other companies such as Gretsch, Harmony, and Kay. It was during this time that Valco also began producing guitars and amplifiers under the Supro name. Extremely popular amongst Southside Chicago blues musicians in the 1960s, Supro amplifiers proved equally popular with the British musicians who were influenced by them. By the late 1960s, notable guitarists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Albert Lee to Jimmy Page were seen playing Supro amplifiers. Original Supro amps often sell for premium prices on the used market, because of their legendary unique tone.Two channels provide awe-inspiring flexibility
The many guitarists here at Sweetwater are simply mind-boggled by the astounding number of sonic variations that the Supro 1624T Dual-Tone is capable of. The magic happens when you plug into the Dual-Tone's first input, which links the amp's two channels together, each with their own independent volume and tone controls, for double the input signal and double the gain. Start twisting and you'll get it. Of course, the Dual-Tone's second input operates as a single preamp.The Supro 1624T Dual-Tone gives you the elusive "Stairway" tone
"I was using the Supro amp for the first album and still do," Jimmy Page was quoted as stating during a 1977 interview. He further claimed to have used a Supro amplifier for his epic guitar solo at the end of "Stairway to Heaven." What specific amplifier was Jimmy playing? According to Jimmy, he grabbed a Telecaster and plugged it into what was later identified as a modified 1690T Coronado. For some undisclosed reason, Jimmy put a 12" speaker baffle on his Coronado, effectively turning it into a 1624T Dual-Tone. In other words, plug a Tele into a Dual-Tone for some epic Led Zeppelin tone!
|Number of Channels||2|
|Speaker Size||1 x 12" Supro DT12|
|Preamp Tubes||4 x 12AX7EH|
|Power Tubes||2 x 6973|
|Inputs||2 x TS|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1624T|