Less is usually more, unless you are Yngwie Malmsteen. The designers of the Supro Blues King 8 have taken that maxim to heart, dispensing with useless features and providing only what really matters: an all-American Class-A tube sound.
Supro Blues King 8
The Supro Blues King 8 is the little brother of Blues King 12 model. Common to both models is a Class-A all-tube signal path. In the preamp stage you get a 12AX7 valve. The small 8 Series 12AU7 triode in the final power stage provides 1 Watt of pure American guitar sound.
Don’t be fooled by the small format of this little combo. Where other manufacturers only attach a single volume knob that you need to turn up for distortion, the Blues King 8 still comes with a separate volume, tone, master and even a footswitchable boost circuit. Neat. The built-in line-out sits in front of the power amplifier.
Supro Blues King 8 top panel
Custom Supro BK8 speaker
Supro says the 8″ driver was specifically designed for this amp to capture the sound of field coil speakers from the beginning of the electrical age. With the right mic in front of this amp, you should be able to come up with some tasty sounds.