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Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus - 60/45/35W 1x15" Gu

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Category: Supro S6420 60 w

Condition: New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Supro
Impedance (ohms): 8ohm Amplifier Type: Guitar Amp Combo
Model: S6420+ MPN: S6420+
UPC: 181118090029

A hot-rodded version of the reissued Thunderbolt, the Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus tube guitar amplifier features a 3-way rectifier switch option for more headroom and versatility. Like the Fender Bassman, the Thunderbolt was originally intended to be a bass amplifier. While far from a stellar bass amp, the Thunderbolt quickly became a holy grail tone device for electric guitar players. Indeed, the first time you crank up the Thunderbolt Plus, you'll be treated to a huge, raw, overdriven, rock 'n' roll tone cascading from a custom designed 15" Supro TB15 speaker. Make no mistake - the Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus tube guitar amplifier produces pure rock 'n' roll power. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to learn more!
The Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus Combo Guitar Amplifier at a Glance:
Supro - a brief history
The Supro Thunderbolt - a historic mistake, a modern miracle
3-way rectifier switch option adds modern headroom and versatility
Supro - a brief history
Supro's roots can be traced back to the 1930s, when the National Resophonic and Dobro guitar companies merged to form a manufacturing entity called Valco. Valco manufactured Spanish acoustic guitars, metal-faced resonator guitars, and electric lap steel guitars under a variety of brand names including Airline, Oahu, and National. They also designed amplifiers for several other companies such as 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 1960s, Supro amplifiers proved equally popular with the British musicians who were influenced by them. By the late 1960s, notable guitarists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Albert Lee to Jimmy Page were seen playing Supro amplifiers. Original Supro amps often sell for premium prices on the used market because of their legendary unique tone.The Supro Thunderbolt - a historic mistake, a modern miracle
Once upon a time, a certain manufacturer created one of the worst-sounding bass amps ever produced. It was underpowered, distorted like crazy, and the speaker's baffle board couldn't handle low frequencies, so it fluttered around in a disruptive fashion. The manufacturer continuously tried to market the amp to bass players, but they all turned up their noses. All seemed lost. Then, one day, an adventurous lad plugged an electric guitar into the amp, turned it all the way up, and experienced the most amazing, raw tube distortion they had ever heard. It sounded positively huge! Before you knew it, guitarists from all over the land wanted to experience this epic, raw, overdriven, tooth-rattling sound for themselves. A promising young guitarist named Jimi was even spotted playing through one while he was on tour with Little Richard and the Isley Brothers. The rest, as they say, is history!3-way rectifier switch option adds modern headroom and versatility
Although the Supro Thunderbolt's tone is clearly awe-inspiring, its simplistic design does give rise to limitations that could hinder its usefulness as a gigging amp. A jack-of-all-trades it is not, which is why Supro designed the S6420+. The S6420+ includes a 3-way rectifier switch that adds modern headroom and gigging versatility to the Thunderbolt. With the S6420+, you're given the choice of a 35-watt (cathode-biased) or 45-watt (grid-biased) 5U4 tube rectifier mode, as well as a high power 60-watt (grid-biased) solid state rectifier setting. Because of the S6420+, your Thunderbolt doesn't have to be a one trick pony.The Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus Combo Guitar Amplifier Features:
35-watt cathode-biased 6L6 output section delivers plenty of tone and volume
1 x 15" custom designed Supro TB15 speaker delivers classic vintage sound
Tone and volume knobs makes dialing in your tone simple
3-way rectifier switch option adds headroom and tonal versatility
The Supro S6420+ Thunderbolt Plus tube guitar amplifier could easily become your favorite amp!