The Supro Thunderbolt is a 50th anniversary re-issue of Supro’s legendary 1964 Thunderbolt. This amp captures all the feel and tone of the original, thanks to the vintage-designed, all-tube circuit. With a 6L6-based output section and 35 Watts of power, the Thunderbolt is a great gigging amp for any venue. With two separate inputs, for higher and lower gain levels, and only two controls for volume and tone, this is a straight-up no nonsense amplifier.
The cleans from this amp are incredible, and is so responsive to the guitarist’s playing. This is helped by the sheer quality of the speaker; a 15” USA-made custom Eminence speaker. The tone knob gives the option of adding in more shimmering treble, or smoothen the sound for more rounded jazz tones. When the volume is cranked, the sound breaks up beautifully, giving a crisp, dynamic driven tone that is perfect for many different styles, from country and blues all the way to hard-hitting rock tones.
The Thunderbolt also takes pedals extremely well, always retaining its original clarity and headroom even with heavy-gain sounds. With a classy Blue Rhino Hide finish, the Supro Thunderbolt looks the part as well as delivering outrageously good tone!