Supro Blues King 8 review

Retro amp maker Supro joins the low-wattage, all-tube combo party

Supro Blues King 8 guitar amp
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Guitar World Verdict

It's a little under-gunned for gigging but for practice or recording this is a royally impressive little combo


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    Old-school looks, old-school tone.

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    Foot-switchable boost.

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    Nice, simple layout.


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    No reverb.

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Cast your mind way back. Actually, just cast it back a few years, specifically to the early/mid part of the last decade. For a while it seemed like we couldn’t go to our front door without another low-watt mini-valve guitar amp combo turning up. 

A modern, first-world problem you may call it, one with the explicit goal of delivering the sweet response of second-order harmonics to our ears. That trend has plateaued somewhat over the last few years, with every man and his soldering iron promising us valve tone at lower output levels moving on to modeling and impulse responses. 

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.