Supro Royale 1932R 1x12 combo review

There’s headroom all the way up to the clear blue sky with this pedal-friendly tube combo from Supro

Supro Royale
(Image: © Supro)

Guitar World Verdict

For players looking for a true tube amp with maximum clean headroom and impressive volume output, the Supro Royale delivers a great range of tones on its own or as the foundation of a pedal-driven platform.


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    Great tones.

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    Footswitchable boost.

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    Abundant headroom... And loud.

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    Tube-driven reverb section includes separate level and dwell.


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    Nothing of note.

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For most of the previous four or five decades, guitar amp designers have mostly focused on delivering increasingly higher amounts of gain, which is pretty much the exact opposite of the goals of electrical engineers during the ’50s and ’60s. 

However, more recently an increasing number of amp companies are starting to focus on offering amps that offer as much clean headroom as possible. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.