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Supro 1699RH Statesman Tube Amplifier Head

The 1699R Statesman is a two-channel, 50W amplifier that unites vintage Supro tone with modern channel switching functionality, tube-driven reverb and a multi-purpose, all-tube effects loop. Includes footswitch and TRS Cable.

 
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MSRP: Old Price $2,000.00 Discounted Price $1,299.99 Save : $700.01 (35%)
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The 1699R Statesman is a two-channel, 50W amplifier that unites vintage Supro tone with modern channel switching functionality, tube-driven reverb and a multi-purpose, all-tube effects loop.

Thunderbolt Preamp (red channel), Comet Preamp (blue channel)
The red channel found in the Statesman uses the two-knob preamp from the legendary Supro Thunderbolt amplifier for high-headroom rock & roll power. The Statesman’s blue channel contains the high-gain preamp, 2-band EQ and all-tube reverb section of our acclaimed Comet model. The Statesman provides A/B/Both channel switching operation, allowing the two channels to be run in parallel, creating a massive, dual-preamp sound where each channel contributes part of the overall texture.

A/B/Both Channel Switching
In addition to the tube-driven spring reverb, the Statesman’s blue channel contains an all-tube, switchable effects loop that provides a set of useful functions—including “wet only” reverb effects, which can be independently dialed in and blended with the dry sound from the red channel. The variable send and return levels allow the effects loop to function as a level and/or gain boost when engaged, even when nothing is plugged into the loop. The effects loop can also act as a master volume for the blue channel when bedroom levels are desired. As a final touch, both the effects loop and the reverb on the Statesman feature a relay-controlled “spill-over” effect, allowing reverb and delay trails to decay naturally when switching between channels.

Switchable Tube-Driven Spring Reverb, Switchable Tube-Driven Effects Loop
The 50-watt power amp in the Statesman is switchable between Class A and Class AB operation. The Class-A (cathode bias) setting provides the distinctive midrange growl that has been the cornerstone of the Supro sound since the company was founded in 1935. The Class AB (grid bias) configuration presents less compression along with additional headroom, more punch and faster attack. The Statesman comes loaded with military-grade Sovtek power tubes that are precision-matched at the Supro factory in Port Jefferson, NY.

Features:

• Thunderbolt preamp (red channel)
• Comet preamp (blue channel)
• A/B/Both channel switching
• Switchable tube-driven spring reverb
• Switchable tube-driven effects loop
• 50 Watts, switchable Class A or AB
• 2x 6L6WGC / 5881 tube power amp
• Channel selector footswitch and 20’ TRS cable included
• Black rhino hide tolex

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Things You Will Get:

  • Guitar Amplifier Head
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Channel Switch
  • TRS Cable

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Amp Type Tube
Channels 2
Watts 50
Preamp Tubes 4 x ECC83, 1 x ECC81
Power Tubes 2x 5881
EQ Two-Band
Effects Loop Yes
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 5 x 1/4"
Digital FX No
USB No
Line Out No
Reverb Yes
Footswitch I/O Type 1 x 1/4"
Footswitch Included Yes
Weight 30 lbs.
Dimensions 20.3" x 10" x 7.3" inches (WxHxD)
Series Supro Legend Series
Model 1699RH Statesman Head
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