Supro 1624T Dual-Tone 1x12 combo
Supro Amps 1624T Dual-Tone
24 watt Tube Guitar Amplifier
1x12” combo w/ Tremolo
Elusive Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin –style tone!
The two-channel Supro 1624T Dual-Tone is a compact and club friendly guitar amplifier that delivers everything from shimmering, bell-like clean to swampy, gritty blues tones, to all out rock and roll. The Dual-Tone runs on a pair of 6973 power tubes that are dynamic and versatile, breaking up with ease and cleaning up nicely depending on pick attack and the position of your guitar’s volume control. With plenty of volume for small gigs and a rich tone palette available at reasonable volume levels, the Supro 1624T Dual-Tone is a must for any amp enthusiasts collection. Great for home use and studio recording as well, the Supro 1624T Dual-Tone is capable of a mind-boggling array of sonic variations. Use the Dual-Tone's second input more headroom and cleaner settings. 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. (Think double the input signal and double the gain). Twist the knobs a bit and you'll get it.
This 24-Watt, 1×12 tube combo can easily be driven to glorious saturation at a manageable gigging volume while retaining exceptional clarity and bandwidth, at any level of gain. This amp’s unique mojo is largely defined by the use of 6973 power tubes in the amplifier’s output stage. These robust 9-pin tubes were employed extensively in the mid- and low-power Supro amps made 50 years ago. 6973 tubes look like EL84s but they deliver a distinctly American voice that has been missing from the world of tube amplifiers for far too long.
The Supro 1624T is often referred to as the “Page” amp, because the modified 1962 Supro 1690T Coronado that Jimmy Page used to record the first two Led Zeppelin albums, as well as the solo for Stairway to Heaven from Led Zeppelin IV, had the same specs. The 12” speaker Jimmy installed in his 1690T, along with the 6973 power section effectively made them the same amp. Plugging a Telecaster into the new Supro 1624T Dual-Tone reissue is absolutely the most authentic path to achieving that epic tone found on those first two Led Zeppelin records.
Supro's roots can be traced back to the Valco company which manufactured amps and guitars under a variety of brand names, including; Airline, Oahu, National, 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 1960’s, Supro amplifiers proved equally popular with the British musicians who were influenced by them. By the late 1960’s, notable guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to Albert Lee to Jimmy Page could be seen playing their Supro amplifiers. Nowadays, original Supro amps are highly sought after and often sell for premium prices on the used market because of their legendary and unique tone.
The Supro 1624T Dual-Tone 1x12 combo Tube Guitar Amplifier Features:
- 2-channels (linkable)
- 24 watts
- 2x 6973 power tubes
- 4 x 12AX7EH preamp tubes
- 1 x 12" Supro DT12 speaker (Made in the USA)
- Tube tremolo with speed and depth controls
Weight and Dimensions of the Dual Tone combo from Supro Amps
- Height 16"
- Width 23.625"
- Depth 10.5"
- Weight 34 lbs
The 1964 reissue Supro 1624T Dual-Tone has a vintage-correct, lightweight cabinet – Which combined with the Custom, Made in the USA 12” Supro speaker—kicks out surprisingly plump low end with all the detailed midrange and high end articulation that defines the Supro tone players have been chasing for decades. Loud enough to gig with a band, yet easy to haul around town, the Supro Dual-Tone is the perfect small club and recording amplifier.