The coveted Supro vintage drive
Glassy, warm, and articulate. The Supro Blues King 12 elicits a sweetness with huge, touch responsive dynamics. The FET based boost channel adds depth and extension to the bass - particularly pretty if you push the clean channel a touch. At full volume with the gain switch engaged, the harmonics really start to bloom and then sweetly compress.
It's this gain channel that really mixes things up. With a fuzzy, dynamic, responsive, warm, and woolly quality. At its core, it's how the Blues King saturates and sputters that gives it this remarkable, vintage tone. Then spilling beyond that mould and never losing its soul, the Blues King starts to evolve. When pushed, it starts to snarl and spit which is a gratifying experience to have, giving you a rich, touch sensitive overdrive that gently cascades into fuzz.
Pushing the capabilities of a classic voice
Inspired by the classics, Supro pays homage to its past. They've designed their own custom BK12 speaker, based on classic field coils of the day. It's housed in a mid-'50s Comet cabinet - Supro are experimenting with a classic sound in a modern loudspeaker.
Supro don't opt for just any spring reverb. It becomes a testament to build quality that Supro custom-made their analogue spring reverb and as a result, it sounds great. The spring reverb adds a beautiful sense of space when used subtly - there is no boom or interference with the tone. Furthering its flexibility is the buffered FX loop. This allows you to shape and evolve a sound, tailored for you.
Designed from the ground up
It's the soul of mid-century Chicago amps that helped influence the British invasion of the '60s. The Supro brand is synonymous with that tone, inspiring artists like Albert Lee, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, and Peter Green - these amps earned their reputation and pushed the sound of the 'Electric Era'. Being designed (like all Supro amps) from the ground up, Supro were able to push what is normally expected from a classic.
The master volume can be used to push the power section of the amp. Alongside the switching options, the Blues King isn't a one-trick pony, with plenty of ways to change how the amp breaks up, this is an amp that will never hold you back.
Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Jack
Type: Class-A tube combo
Wattage: 15 W
Switches: Fat and gain
Speakers: 1 x 12" Supro BK12 speaker
Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 1 x 6L6