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Open Box Supro 1688T Big Star 25W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

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The 1688T Big Star is the largest and most aggressive Supro 1964 Reissue amplifier. This all-tube luxury 2x12 combines the instantly recognizable tone of the Supro Class-A power amp with a pair of cus... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The 1688T Big Star is the largest and most aggressive Supro 1964 Reissue amplifier. This all-tube luxury 2x12 combines the instantly recognizable tone of the Supro Class-A power amp with a pair of custom 12” drivers housed in a wide-body, vintage correct cabinet to create a larger-than-life guitar sound at a functional gigging volume.

The Supro Big Star reissue features two channels wired in parallel with automatic linking of both channels when only the first input is used. Like a vintage Supro, the bass EQ on the first channel of the Big Star is voiced approximately one octave below the second channel. Combining these two complimentary channels together yields a huge, wide-range sound that captures the complex midrange texture of the original top-of-the-line Supro amp. This easy-to-use and versatile input scheme also allows for two instruments to share the same amp and provides channel switching with a simple A/B box. The two parallel preamp channels sum together into the swampy output tube tremolo and power section.

This historic amplifier’s cathode biased, Class-A power section provides whisper-quiet, low-noise performance with exceptional touch dynamics and generous amounts of power tube saturation. The unique Supro power amp allows players to run this rig at full volume on stage or in the studio, while using their hands to control the texture of the sound. The 1688T Big Star provides a huge variety of classic tones ranging from warm jazz to dirty blues and high-gain rock simply by adjusting your guitar’s volume knob. This is a bona-fine Supro reissue, designed by Bruce Zinky & Thomas Elliot and hand-assembled in Long Island, USA. It will rock your world.

FEATURES

  • Power: 25W (tube)
  • Tubes: four 12AX7 (preamp); two 6973 (power amp)
  • Two channels with parallel link
  • Two inputs
  • Speakers: 2x12 Supro DT12 
  • Built-in tube tremolo
  • Blue rhino hide tolex
  • Dimensions: 27.8 in. x 18 in. x 10.5 in.
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Assembled in the U.S.A.
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Supro1688T Big Star 25W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.5

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5.0

Wow!

By Chris

from New Jersey

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Supro 1688T Big Star 25W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    What an great amp, wow! I was in Guitar Center yesterday with my Suhr Modern Satin trying out a bunch of amps...Fender, Vox, Orange and Supro. It was, hands down, between this and the "Black Magick". I know there are differences but this "1688T Big Star" sounds and feels ALOT like the "Black Magick" on steroids pushing more air with the extra speaker. Great job David K. and Supro, thanks.

     
    4.0

    Tonal beast

    By Myq

    from Seattle

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Supro 1688T Big Star 25W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Picked this up a few days ago and wow! This thing sounds great. Very user friendly. Both channels running simultaneously brings an unparalleled texture of tone. The tube tremolo is a plus although I don't use it too much. I usually run my American tele with a tube screamer and thus thing wails. Well done on the reissue supro..

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