Only a few years ago, it seemed like Supro amplifiers might have been relegated to the pages of music history books. After all, the company went out of business in 1968, the same year Jimmy Page used a customized Supro to record all the guitar parts on Led Zeppelin's debut album. Talk about bad timing! But everything changed in 2013, when Absara Audio bought out the brand with one goal in mind: to stamp it on accurate reproductions of the genuine article. To make that happen, they brought on the Pigtronix design team in collaboration with legendary amp designer Bruce Zinky - and the result is the lineup of vintage-inspired and reissue Supro amplifiers laid out here in this section.
But let's take a step back: what is it that makes Supro amps stand out so much in the first place? The answer is the "Class-A" power section, which is famous for staying clear and keeping its dynamics intact even when it's being overdriven hard. Absara paired it up with custom-made transformers, and surrounded the whole package in vintage-correct cabinetry wrapped with specially-made Blue Rhino Hide tolex. The bottom line is that these are some of the most authentic vintage amps you can get your hands on without inventing a time machine, and even though they're assembled by hand domestically, they're still not hard to fit into your budget - and that might be the best part of all.
There's a whole range of Supro amplifiers to choose from, too, so no matter what you're looking for in one of these old-school combo amps, you can probably find it. Want a modest 15W model for small-venue gigging, recording and jamming? The 1648RT Saturn Reverb 15W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp has you covered. Prefer a high-powered beast of an amp instead? Check out the Supro Jupiter 60W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier. Or, if you want to follow in Jimmy Page's footsteps with something truly special, how about the Supro Black Magick 25W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp? Every amp here is a fantastic choice - it's just a matter of figuring out which one is the best fit for your own style and the stages you play.