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Throughout the s, Supro amps carved a signature for blues music. Page brought with him a Supro Model Jimmy had a background playing blues and felt inspired by its raw and defined sound.
But the 88T had been designed for guitar and accordian, as well; bass players wanted something more specialized. On paper this may sound like the recipe for a good bass amp, but the result was mediocre at best. Although disappointing for bass, the S proved a brilliant guitar amp — one of the best ever made — by anyone.
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The legend is that together, Albert Lee and Jimmy each bought matching Supro amps in a London ship in the early '60s. Jimmy eventually replaced the original 2x10 baffle to install a single 12" speaker. For what it's worth, this is the model of amp that Jimmy lent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and attached you can see a very rare, and yes, small, photo of Jimmy playing that same amp, back when he still rocked the Tele.
Supro is a American brandcurrently owned by Absara Audio, a manufacturer of effects units. The brand entered into disuse after the closure of Valco inbeing later revived in Range of products currently commercialised under the Supro name includes electric guitarsbassesamplifiers and effects units.
If you're searching for the original sound of rock, then you're looking at the right amps. From the essential R Reverb to the mighty StatesmanSupro amps totally rock! Supro Amps have become legendary over the decades for their desirable vintage tube amp tones, and have been used by some of the most famous guitarists of all time like Jimi Hendrix, Albert Lee, and Jimmy Page.
History of Supro. Manufactured in Chicago from toSupro amplifiers and guitars can be heard on landmark recordings by iconic artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Revived inSupro now offers a curated range of vintage-inspired guitars, basses, tube amps and pedals that capture the legendary Supro sound.
Okay, Zep police, sound the alarm and prepare to loose the hounds — we are finally about to lift the lid on the Jimmy Page amp. Well, maybe not the Jimmy Page amp, but almost certainly a Jimmy Page amp, and even this claim should be enough to get the keys clacking and the internet forums buzzing with the vitriolic denials of naysayers and Page obsessives who have already put their money on other Supros occasionally believed to have been the source of that sweet, addictive crunch on Led Zeppelin I and elsewhere. Sorry, but if the scant evidence points anywhere, it points here — given J.