This is a vintage 1960 Supro 1624TN “Dual Tone” electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, serial number T45615, is in very excellent ALL ORIGINAL condition, including; original speaker, original caps, original power cable, and all original tubes! Sandwiched between the manufacturing of the 1624T and the 1624TA, this rare amp enjoyed a relatively short production run of approximately a year.
Serial Number: T45615
Transformer Codes: 166046, 6221
Speaker Code: 285047 (Rola)
Pot Codes: 1376037(CTS, 1960)
While a rather contentious topic, many enthusiasts claim the 1624T was purportedly used by Jimmy Page on Led Zepplin I and IV. And whilst Page himself has admitted such, others argue that his 1624T was modified with a new baffle that accommodated 2×10″ speakers… but, regardless of what Jimmy Page did or didn’t use, this amp is still one of the best vintage amps ever made. Period. It is reasonable to assume that Page would have an affinity for the 1624, because it sounds beyond incredible. Similar to a tweed Deluxe but with a British edge, the 1624 is one of the coolest vintage amps with the most vibe.
The first version of this amp, the 1624T, was introduced in 1958. This 2nd variety, introduced in 1960, was manufactured for a little over a year. This amp utilizes: (1) 5Y3 rectifier tube, (2) 6973 power tubes, and (3) 12AX7 tubes through a 1 x 12″ Rola speaker.
The cosmetic condition of this amp is quite impressive, with no evidence of significant flaws or damage. There is really nothing to mention other than noticeable oxidation on the handle brackets. The thick white stripe/band is very clean and the surrounding black piping is present, intact and nice. The grill cloth is in perfect structural condition, and the tolex is in correspondingly excellent shape.
Of course the amp sounds incredible. That is pretty much a given with any 1624 variant. It produces fantastic overdriven crunch which seems to compliment any guitar. This particular amp sounds great with both a Tele and a Les Paul. The tremolo works perfectly and sounds amazing, and the original speaker (with original cone) is in perfect structural condition and does not exhibit fatigue.