Supro Delta King 12 review

The Blues King is dead. Long live the King! It's out with one much-loved tube combo, in with another that's sure to steal your heart with some regal rock 'n' roll tones

Supro Delta King 12
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

Tremolo would make this a knockout successor, but would likely force the price higher. As it is, this is a superb combo for smaller gigs, recording and home, though it’s not an evolution if you already own the Blues King 12.


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    The tones.

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    Solid analog reverb.

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    Touch-sensitive with plenty of drive.


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    Tremolo would take the cake.

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    Controls are not the most user-friendly.

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The discontinuation of the Blues King last year left heads being scratched. One of the strongest contenders in the Fender Blues Junior’s affordable small valve combo amp market in years was being phased out. 

Fear not! Supro had a plan all along, and the Delta King line represents either the successor or a relaunch depending on your perspective. So what’s changed, and does this combo still stack up as one of the best in its class? 

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.