This is a vintage 1965 Supro Model 16T “Trojan Tremolo” electric guitar amplifier. This particular example is in very nice, all original, condition, including; the original Jensen 550-10 8″speaker, original caps, original power cable, and all original RCA tubes! This great-sounding little Valco-made amp is the perfect studio sidekick, and sounds incredible when recorded, but is also a great low-output gigging amp for intimate environments, as well as, low volume rehearsals.
Transformer Codes: 5246540, 5246543
Speaker Code: 220543 (Jensen, 550-10)
This amp utilizes: (1) 5Y3 rectifier tube, (1) 6V6 power tubes, and (2) 12AX7 tubes through a 1 x 8″ Jensen Special Design speaker.
The cosmetic condition of this amp is nice and intact, with no evidence of significant flaws or damage. There are expected scuffs, discoloration, and corner snags, but it is generally quite presentable and well-preserved. The chrome control panel is very clean, and the corresponding screened text is near perfect. There is slight oxidation on the handle brackets, the hardware, and on the panel around the light bulb. The thin white stripe/band is very clean, 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. It produces fantastic overdriven crunch which seems to compliment any guitar. Similar to a Tweed Champ in general design, the Supro’s larger cabinet bests a Champ with more rich and full tone. As mentioned, this amp is fantastic for recording applications, and actually performs better than most other 1 x 8″ combos from the era.
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.