Thank You Mr. FedEx Man!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by duceditor, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Brand New! Supro Blues King.jpg

    Simply gorgeous. Now to plug her in!

  2. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Nice amp :) hope its good
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  3. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Very nice! Congrats. I think somebody is into Supro's now. ;)
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  4. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    Looks like a killer amp.. Congratulations!!!
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA

    So which guitar is going to get plugged in first?
  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    How sweet it is, congrats Don she is beautiful.
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  7. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Mar 11, 2017
    I will guess the Black Holiday?
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  8. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    I second the black holiday,, followed by the white,, then a number of other electrics of all kinds.. i expect we'll be waiting a while for the review...

  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I always send to my parents' house. Fedex never rings the bell and my mom always winds up stumbling upon it on the porch. Unreal.
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  10. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA

    You guys know me too well!

    "Two Supros Ready to Work"

    Two Supros Ready to Work.jpg

    The "Ready to Work" is a misstatement. That photo was taken after I played her enough to get some first impressions.

    Okay, she is a rocker. And unique.

    Yes, everything I'd hoped her to be. And in some ways more.

    Her basic sound is exactly what the ad blurbs said. The sound of early rock and fifties Chicago blues. I.e, the sound of her roots. Her original home town.

    I suspect her design was a labor of love, first, and then marketing, while considered, was in some senses an add on.

    I say that because if you leave her few touches of modernity in the marked "off" position, or in the case of her Master Volume, at "10," she IS that period. A true time machine.

    I'd have felt at home with her in the Bi-Tones circa 1961 or `62. And then later, during my time in the Abstracts.

    Plug in a guitar with wild single coils -- P90s, or, as here, Supro's own VistaTone -- and I could be back in the studio in 1964, laying down that band's original "demos."

    Crisp. Clear. But not solid state type Hi-Fi clean and clear. Warm overtones. Sparkle on top. Presence.

    I expect that is how the designers first saw her and designed her. And that the "Boost" and "Gain" circuits were added for the (pardon me please)... kiddies.

    Okay... "More modern players." ;)

    They work well and who knows? Maybe I'll use 'em some. But what grabbed my heart was the amp without 'em. (But hey, I myself am a relic of those days.)

    Yes, I'll do a recording on her. Maybe a couple.

    She is unique. Not just another 15 watt, 12 inch speaker'd amp. Not as generic sounding as most. Lots of character.

    Whether that is "good" or not, of course, is personal. "Generic" is what it is because it allows guitarists to sound like other guitarists. That is so here, too. As long as those guitarists laid down their tracks back when, or knew how to get that sound now

    Her tone controls are very effective. Carefully chosen curves.

    Her reverb is quite lush. Truly "spring." 4 or 5 on the dial is plenty.

    More to come. Including examples. But for now I am well pleased. Thrilled even.

    So was my audience of one. Jan. (But she's another old `60s rocker.)


    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  11. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Mar 11, 2017
    "Classic" 60's rocker :)
    I knew you would choose the Black Holiday!!!:cool:
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  12. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    HNAD! Congrats and have fun with your new baby.
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  13. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    Glad you got it! I'm very interested in this amp as well. I'm considering selling the 5E3 Tweed in favor of an amp that has a master. The Tweed Deluxe is absolutely a wonderful amp, but it's too loud for an old man sitting on the edge of the bed plunking. I'd like to get some grit at humane volume levels. So, I'll be anxiously following your opinions on this amp.
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  14. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I like the vintage ADS speakers.
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  15. howserx

    howserx Squier-Meister

    Apr 20, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    I may have missed it, but what's the model?
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  16. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Uh oh....Don has another Supro :)
    Happy for you Buddy!!!
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  17. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    It's not difficult to add a post phase inverter master volume control. I added a Lar-Mar type to my Silvertone 1484 and it works very well for low volume playing. It retains really good tone, both clean and overdriven.
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  18. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    HNAD! Nice review, thanks.
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  19. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA

    The Supro Blues King 12

    Wow! Few would recognize them (much less appreciate what they were seeing). ;)

    Yeah they are Vintage, but they still sound amazing.

    They go back to I think the early `80s when my imaging business was just starting to really take wing and Jan and I for the first time were able to start doing some serious wish fulfillment.

    I spent months choosing those speakers. Going to the small hi-fi shops that still existed then in places like Boston. Places with listening rooms.

    I'd bring LPs I knew well -- Beethoven symphonies, big-band jazz, and one favorite Roberta Flack album and listened, listened, listened.

    Chose the ADS 970 Series 2 studio monitors -- the same ones that were used to master some of my favorite Telarc albums.

    I still have the entire system I pieced together than. Pre-amp, amp, tuner, turntable. A Nakamichi Dragon and, later, a good CD player.

    Few people go that route any longer. It's like 8 cylinder muscle cars with a 4-barrel carbs and 4 on the floor and positraction. The average response? "Whaaaa?"

    I still love it!

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  20. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Today from Namm…….

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
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