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    New addition

    So, in the last few weeks, I’ve sold 2 guitars and, now, 1 amp. But, don’t worry, I haven’t stopped buying, it just wasn’t a Guild.
    The latest acquisition to the all-too full stable of amps is a 1966 Supro Thunderbolt. There’s been lots of discussion and debate on whether a certain famous guitarist (initials jp) did, or did not, use this to record the first album(s) of a certain band (initials lz). To be honest, I really couldn’t care less. (If I did, I would now have a Custom Hiwatt DR103 full stack deafening the Appalachian region as we speak.) I just loved how these sounded.
    It’s a really simple circuit, but it pushes some monster tone through its 15” speaker.
    I think it has a pretty unique and attractive package, too!

    Chris

    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    '03 Elder Lute
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    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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    Nice! GREAT looking amp!
    1970s: [ S70 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79 | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | NB | SF4 | D46 ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF4,5 | BB | NB DX | X3000 | DV72 | BM01 ]
    2000s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    2010s:
    [ 2x T-Bird ]
    Amps: [ Yes ]

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    I like the '60s Valco amps a lot. Circuit-wise they mostly did their own thing. Easy to get a good sound going. JP has always been coy about which model Supro he used, but the Thunderbolt oughta get you in that ballpark.

    -Dave-
    Last edited by Quantum Strummer; 09-06-2018 at 09:07 PM.
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Course, I wasn’t trying to get his sound. It’s just a great amp, period.
    Chris

    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, ‘58 A-350, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, ‘87 Nightbird I, '88 Detonator, ‘92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, ‘14 NS Aristocrat, '16 NS T-bird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 T-bass, ‘66 Thunder T1-12, '69 T-star, ‘93 Sequoia,
    ‘60s Bari Uke

    '03 Elder Lute
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Course, I wasn’t trying to get his sound. It’s just a great amp, period.
    Yep, understood. I'm just amused by JP's secretiveness…he must know as well as anyone that it's really about the fool rather than the tool. ;)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Yep, understood. I'm just amused by JP's secretiveness…he must know as well as anyone that it's really about the fool rather than the tool. ;)

    -Dave-
    I bet it was actually Mickie Most's amp and he just can't remember.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Those amps are wonderful. I’ll bet it sounds glorious. Enjoy!
    Shihan= Dennis

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    Senior Member Jeff Haddad's Avatar
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    Congrats - looks really clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    I bet it was actually Mickie Most's amp and he just can't remember.
    Or maybe Pete Townshend played all the Zep I guitar tracks. Through a Hiwatt.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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