One of the standout success stories in the otherwise depressed backline amp sector over the past year, Supro kicks off 2019 with a new addition recreating the 1950s Blues era true 1950’s style.
The Supro Blues King 12 combo features a single-ended Class A tube power amp delivering 15 Watts of 6L6 tube power with, distributor JHS says, impressive touch sensitivity.
Front-end gain in the Blues King is supplied by a 12AX7 tube pre-amp and an FET-driven, fat boost function. In addition, the amp’s high-gain mode uses a series of cascaded FETs to achieve: ‘face-melting levels of distortion and sustain’. A triple band EQ section and Master Volume control combine with the footswitchable boost and gain functions to provide multiple layers of stackable overdrive.
The Blues King features a custom-made, genuine analogue spring reverb, plus an effects loop for handling pedals and outboard effects. The amplifier is also equipped with a line output for recording or feeding to another amplifier. The vintage-inspired poplar wood cabinetry is based on the mid-50s Comet model and comes loaded with a BK12 speaker. This custom-made, 12″ driver was specifically designed to capture the magic of the original field-coil speakers used in American tube amps at the dawn of the electric era, JHS adds.
The Blues King 12 is now shipping and will retail at £599.