New Supro opinions...

I picked up a Supro Coronado on eBay last year for an absolute bargain. I love it. Has anyone else tried or own one of the new reissues and what are your opinions? 

I love the cleans and tremolo and think its possibly the coolest looking amp ever.

what are your opinions and what pedals/effects, if any, do you find suit it? 

My Lovepedal Kalamazoo and Fulldrive 2 love it but all my Catalinbread pedals didn't seem to...
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  • Guitarist magazine just named one as Combo of the Year.
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  • Yeah I noticed that! They've given great reviews to a good few of the new reissue models since their release. It's the 'Black Magik' that is in the Gear of the Year edition. It's modelled on a famous Supro amp that Jimmy Page used on a lot of early Zep stuff. (The solo on Stairway apparently) 

    i just love mine and was wondering if anyone could else had an opinion on them. Or any experience of any of the original 50/60s amps!
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  • I've not tried them, but a drummer friend said his old band used a new supro and when it broke the amp tech said it was built more like a £400 amp than a £1000 amp inside.

    But I don't have any real evidence of this, so take it as you will.  Perhaps an amp tech on here has some experience with them. 
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  • Yeah... they are overpriced... American labour probably accounts for a big whack of the price tag. They're not claiming to be hand-wired or 'boutique' either 
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  • ChéChé Frets: 213
    They're very heavy and don't sound anything special to the point where you'd pick one over a Deluxe Reverb or AC15. They sounded very plain and flat to me and given the price I was expecting a heck of a lot more.
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  • TCatTCat Frets: 16
    Am I right in thinking that the valve bases that get very hot, are mounted direct onto the PCB??,,,,causing thermal strain and stress?    Hope I'm wrong, but If that is the case I would argue that is a sign of cost cutting and a potential no no  !  I'm not a great fan of PCBs anyway, because they are usually un-economic to repair, so if you're selling quality, at least mount valve bases onto the steel chassis.
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