Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

Posted by Mike McDermott on Mon, 08/27/01 - 07:18:23.

Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike



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Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

While I have no experience with the Gretch 1650, I do have some experience with the Supro 1610, not your 1606. I love the my Supro 1610
for that true vintage tube sparkle. IT IS THE REAL THING! I'm surprised that Supro's are not more collected..
I'll take any Supro I can get my hands on. With only about 5 or 6 watts output they will still scream. I play a mexican made Fender Strat
through mine and the out of phase pickup positions have a real nice "pop." The sound will vary a lot depending upon what size speaker you use.
With an 8" speaker you'll get a pretty thin sound, but with a 12' you get a full lush velvety feel. My original speaker was replaced before I got the amp.
The distortion is nice and warm up to a point and at maximum volumes it's a bit too broken-up.
I'm thinking about miking the Supro and running the mic through a power-amp with all the effects, reverb, etc.
The Supro is a blast.

Have fun and see ya, Silky John Perrin.

Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: : Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

I might add that Jimmy Page recorded the first 2 Led Zeppelin albums with a Supro amp.

Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: : Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

:I double checked the model # of my Supro, and it is a 1616T. My mistake.

Supro 1616t - chicago 51

does anyone know a link where i can learn more about the valco/supro 1616t - chicago 51?

: : : Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

: :I double checked the model # of my <B style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">Supro</B>, and it is a <B style="color:black;background-color:#A0FFFF">1616T</B>. My mistake.

Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: : : Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

: :I double checked the model # of my Supro, and it is a 1616T. My mistake.Mike

Mike...

I have the same amp, 1616T, but use it for guitar and the sound is very glassy and clean. Probably would make a nice HARP amp.

My tech said that if you don't use the tremelo you can take the 12ax7 near the middle of amp out and it will slightly give it a boost cause you are not running any signal thru the tremelo circut. Worked for me.

I don't play harp but have actually seen a bluegrass guy play harp thru the same amp and it sounded great. I guess the real ticket here would be a good harp microphone.

Good Luck

Guitarguy

Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: : : : Does anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

: : :I double checked the model # of my Supro, and it is a 1616T. My mistake.Mike

: Mike...

: I have the same amp, 1616T, but use it for guitar and the sound is very glassy and clean. Probably would make a nice HARP amp.

: My tech said that if you don't use the tremelo you can take the 12ax7 near the middle of amp out and it will slightly give it a boost cause you are not running any signal thru the tremelo circut. Worked for me.

: I don't play harp but have actually seen a bluegrass guy play harp thru the same amp and it sounded great. I guess the real ticket here would be a good harp microphone.

: Good Luck

: Guitarguy

I have a Supro 1616T I was thinking about selling. What is it worth?

Re: Gretsch 1650 / Supro 1606

: : : i use a 1962 supro 1606 for harp incredible tone ! but must be miked for volume liveDoes anyone have experince with these amps, specifically for amplified harmonica? Want a low watt, 8" speaker vintage amp. Would appreciate any info. Mike

: :I double checked the model # of my Supro, and it is a 1616T. My mistake.

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