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❌SOLD❌ Supro 1610RT Comet Tube Combo Amplifier, 2018


Here’s something new, but very retro – a nearly new Supro 1610RT Comet 1×10 combo amp, switchable between 6 and 14 watts.

Supro was at one time one of the larger guitar and amplifier manufacturers, but folded in the late 1960s along with Valco. The company is back under new ownership, with new designs based on the classic Supro circuits but sturdier construction.

This example is in excellent condition, with a single 10 inch CR10 speaker, Reverb and Tremolo (hence the RT in the model name), and original aesthetics in the faux ‘Black Rhino Hide’ covering and white piping.

Here’s what Supro USA has to say about the new Supro 1016RT Comet:

” The Supro 1610RT Comet is a high-gain, low-wattage 1 x 10 combo with reverb, tremolo and switchable power. Designed to act as a go-anywhere companion to your favorite guitars, this lightweight tube amp cranks out 6-Watts or 14-Watts of screaming hot vintage tone with an on-board option to drench your sound in tube-driven reverb and tremolo. The Comet is your desert island tube amplifier.

The preamp found in the Comet delivers warm, blooming clean tones up until 12-o-clock on the volume knob. Past noon, the Comet’s voice rolls over into Supro crunch, giving way to a singing, violin-like overdrive at full volume. The Comet is remarkably high-gain for a vintage flavored amp and it nails that sweet-spot without being too loud for comfort.

The Comet’s vintage correct tremolo effect occurs in the preamp, before the reverb. This 12Ax7-based tremolo circuit allows for wider overall speed range and a deeper effect as compared to our louder models where the tremolo happens in the power tubes, after the reverb.

The power-amp found in the Comet uses a single 6L6 tube with switchable plate voltage to achieve studio and practice friendly 6 Watts or a more robust 14 Watts for stage use. The overdrive that occurs within the Comet’s “single-ended,” Class-A output stage is rich in even-order harmonics and soaked in tube compression. True to the legacy of the original, microphone-friendly Supro combos, the Comet’s exceptional dynamics and ultra-low noise performance make it an ideal recording amp.

The Comet is dressed in 1959 Supro cosmetics, with Black Rhino Hide tolex, black piping, white welting and a gold faceplate. Similar in construction to our award winning Black Magick and Supreme amplifier models, there is no beam blocker in front of the Comet’s custom-made CR10 speaker, facilitating maximum throw and crystal-clear treble response from this compact all-tube masterpiece.”

Price: $1999.99 CAD
  • Model: 1610RT Comet
  • Year: Current |
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 00985
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Near Mint
  • Date Posted: 22/03/2019

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