Thursday, February 24, 2011

Possible Supro/Valco tube amp in New York-Western Mass. for $375

I don't recognize this particular amplifier but the two tone cabinet and Tube layout resemble a Valco made Harmony or Supro from the 1960's. Note that this amp has 8 tubes. The pic looks like a dual 6V6 or dual EL84 amp with a 6x4 rectifier and 5 preamp tubes. That's a pretty fancy tube circuit.

The amp has 7 knobs and I'd expect it is a two channel amp with Vibrato. The speaker is definitely a replacement - looks like a Jensen C12Q.

I would expect this to be a great sounding amplifier - expecially if it has original trannie's, NOS or original tubes and a recent cap job. But there is only one way to find out: anyone live in Western Massachusetts??

***************************







Mid 60's Tube Amp - $375 (w.Ma.)

--------------------------------------------------------
Date: 2011-02-16, 3:18PM EST
Reply to: see below

--------------------------------------------------------

This is not a Cadillac.Was told it was a Supro from the mid 60's.Have tried in vain too get the correct model,however this sure is a dirty lil' thing.Despite it's age and appearence this amp sounds great.Must been seen and played to be appreciated.For questions or species identification please contact Jason @828.707.7092


•Location: w.Ma.

3 comments:

  1. Thought the readers might be interested in this one:
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/msg/2233011162.html
    any idea what model it is?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would almost swear on a stack of bibles that this amp is not a Supro but a Hilgen, a little-known amp company from New Jersey in the mid-60's... whose circuit designs bore a suspicious resemblance to those belonging to Ampeg.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mystery solved. I talked to the seller (BTW - the amp is SOLD) and he said he found out from several sources it was a Univox. Those are 6973 power tubes (which used to be pricey to replace but EH now makes them new) I checked the archives and it is indeed a Univox U202R from about 1967. Here is what they Univox site says:

    U202R - probably built around 1967. It's a combo amp with a single 12" speaker, described as a "soft 50-watt amp" (i.e. 20W). Channel #1 has controls for volume, tone, reverb depth, tremelo speed and tremelo intensity. Channel #2 has only volume and tone. However, both channels can be patched together. There are two inputs for each channel: bright and normal. Japanese copy of a late 50's Magnatone. Sides of amp are blue, with a gold plate across the top with a logo and yellow/gold grille cloth. The blue may be an after-market addition, the amp was also available in black. The U202R is an all-tube amp. The tube lineup is as follows: 12AX7 (3), 6AN8, 6AV6 (or two 12AX7's), 6973 (2), 6CA4.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments but please no commercial links or non guitar related conversations. Thank you. - JC

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL READERS

I am reposting items here that are listed on CRAIGSLIST throughout the USA. I am not selling any of these items and I cannot facilitate the sale of anything here - so please do not comment or post questions like "Is this still available?" or "I am interested in your guitar please call me, etc." You need to contact the seller directly by calling the phone number listed on the post or by going to the CL listing and emailing them. NEW FEATURE: Click on the title of the CL Listing inside my post to LINK thru to the original Post. If the original CL listing is deleted the item most likely is no longer available. Thanks for checking out my blog and GOOD LUCK!

Please don't call, contact, bother or harass these sellers long after their post is expired. Take for granted if the listing is over 30 days old that the guitar or amp is LONG GONE! Thank you.