During the Fifties and Sixties, Supro established a niche as a more affordable alternative to the guitars and amps available from music industry leaders like Fender and Gibson.
In 2013, Absara Audio bought the rights to the Supro name and revived the brand with a new line of reissue amps. Working together with master tube amp designer Bruce Zinky, David Koltai (of Pigtronix fame), developed new Supro amps that revive several of the most desirable models from the mid Sixties. The Supro 1624T Dual-Tone, 1690T Coronado and S6420 Thunderbolt are based on the 1964 versions of these models.
Building on the breakout momentum generated by its return to the guitar gear scene, Supro USA is now set to launch another trio of vintage-inspired amp models with reverb and tremolo at the 2015 Winter NAMM show.
Last month, Guitar World and Supro Amps got together to launch the Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge. Readers were asked to create and submit videos of themselves playing the guitar solo from Led Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times."
Last month, Guitar World and Supro Amps got together to launch the Led Zeppelin Guitar Solo Video Challenge. Below, you can check out the all entries we've received! In fact, if you DON'T see your video here, please send it again ASAP because we stopped accepting videos on December 10.
Film yourself playing your own version of Jimmy Page's iconic "Good Times Bad Times" guitar solo. Use the studio versions of the solos as your guide, but feel free to put your own spin on the solo of your choice. You might get extra consideration for originality! You can hear both solos via the YouTube players below.
As always, several members of the Guitar World crew were on hand at the 2014 Summer NAMM Show in lovely and talented Nashville, Tennessee, taking pics, getting the latest gear news and shooting plenty of videos.
During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Guitar World crew visited the Supro booth to check out the company's new line of amps. In the clip, which you can check out below, Supro's Matt Smith's provides a guided tour of the Dual-Tone, Thunderstorm and Coronado.
Absara Audio, the New York-based manufacturer of Pigtronix effects and Supro amplifiers, has unveiled its debut lineup of re-issue Supro tube amps. The new Supro amps — reimagined by award-winning product designer David Koltai with circuits curated by Bruce Zinky — bring back the instantly recognizable looks, tactile feel and raw tone that defines the Supro sound.