Supro Thunderbolt+ 1x15 Combo Amp - Ex Demo

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1,049.00 RRP 1,366.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 67805

  • All Tube Supro Circuit
  • Unique Switchable Wattage
  • 1x15 Supro TB15 Speaker
  • Normal and Hot Inputs
  • Blue Rhino Hide Finish

Supro Thunderbolt+ 1x15 Combo Amp - Ex Demo

Details
The Supro Thunderbolt Plus adds switchable power amp topology to the legendary 1964 Supro Thunderbolt 1x15 tube amp. This gives you the original 35-Watt “Class A” Cathode bias sound as well as beefy 45-Watt and 60-Watt Grid bias modes for additional headroom and tonal variation. This unique design is implemented via a three-way selector switch on the front panel. This legendary amp is finished in an eye-catching 'Blue Rhino Hide' tolex.

This item is an ex showroom display model. There are light scuffs and signs of use around the casing. The original boxing and manual are not included.
Otherwise, the unit operates as new.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 67805

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Normal and Extra hot input options, combined with a wide range of available gain on tap, allow you to fine-tune the texture and response of this amp's massive sound. Turned all the way up, the Thunderbolt exhibits nearly zero self-noise; yet it puts out enough volume to be easily heard on large venue and theatre stages, with overdrive completely controlled by the guitar's volume knob. The 35-Watt and 45-Watt modes both deliver the sag and bluster of the 5U4 tube rectifier while the 60-Watt mode uses a silicon rectifier to unleash maximum Thunderbolt power. The 60-Watt mode's faster transient response and ample headroom is wonderful for pedals, and brings the Supro sound loud and clear to any size venue.

Massive custom transformers and lightweight, vintage-correct cabinetry - combined with the best sounding 15" guitar speaker money can buy - put the Thunderbolt in a class of its own. With the amp turned all the way up, chords ring with exceptional clarity and definition amidst copious amounts of tube overdrive and output-stage saturation. The variable power switching found in the Thunderbolt Plus model is an over-the-top hot-rod custom luxury guitar experience, decadently brought to you by Bruce Zinky and Dave Koltai.

Speakers

In an effort to recreate the musical glory of the original Supro amplifiers, we have partnered with Eminence to bring you a series of USA-made speakers unlike anything else available today. Using a recipe that includes an edge-wound voice coil, ceramic magnet and lightweight stiff paper cone, the custom speakers found in Supro amplifiers deliver vintage American tone, with far more power handling, superior efficiency and nice firm bottom end.

Thunderbolt History

Supro's "Thunderbolt" was marketed as a bass amplifier. Despite this original intention, the Thunderbolt has been recognized as one of the greatest guitar combo amps ever made, and has long been associated with Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi played a Supro Thunderbolt early in his career while touring with acts like Little Richard, The Isley Brothers and Ike Turner. It has also been said that Hendrix used a Supro Thunderbolt to record his original hit single, Hey Joe. It's no surprise the Thunderbolt found favour with Hendrix; its robust headroom for the time, fat-sounding 15" speaker and resonant open-back cabinet are perfectly suited to the slippery rhythm guitar style Jimi used in this R&B context.

Features

  • All-tube Supro circuit
  • Normal and Hot inputs
  • Unique Switchable Wattage
  • 35-Watts Class A w/ Tube Rectifier
  • 45-Watts Class AB w/ Tube Rectifier
  • 60-Watts Class AB w/ Silicon Rectifier
  • 1×15" Supro TB15 speaker
  • 5U4 Tube Rectifier
  • Blue Rhino Hide
  • Made in USA
  • Vintage design by Valco
  • Re-engineered by Bruce Zinky & David Koltai

Specifications

Tube Complement

  • 2x 12AX7EH
  • 2x 5881 / 6L6WGC
  • 1x 5U4GB

Dimensions

  • 23 5/8" x 19" x 10 1/2"

Weight

  • 45 lbs
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