Supro's 1696RTH Black Magick Reverb electric guitar amplifier head is engineered to replicate the sound of the highly customized Supro that Jimmy Page used to record much of the early Zeppelin guitar tracks. Based on the acclaimed 1695TH Black Magick head, the Black Magick Reverb is even better with a tube-driven spring reverb, a 2-band EQ, and a Master volume knob, for more sonic flexibility. And the two channels can be run independently or in parallel for even more crunch and tone-shaping options. The Supro 1696RTH Black Magick Reverb amplifier head will instantly take you back to the tones of "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown."
For rock fans, the guitar tones on Led Zeppelin 1 are some of the most revered in history. While they sound like a huge stack of screaming amps, in reality, much of those tones were conjured from Jimmy's highly customized 1 x 12" Supro combo. The 1696RTH Black Magick Reverb head is a re-creation of that amp, in a head format that allows you to choose whatever speaker configuration works best for you. Crank this amp up and bask in those iconic sounds while enjoying touch-sensitive levels of grit.
Like the original, the 1696RTH Black Magick Reverb boasts two separate channels with their own inputs. On this model, however, the channels can easily be run separately or in parallel. The parallel option cascades the channels together for increased gain, tone shaping, and sensitivity. You can also use an additional A/B pedal to switch between the two channels for different tones. And it's also possible to run two separate instruments through the Black Magick Reverb simultaneously.
The 1696RTH Black Magick Reverb sounds so good that just cranking it up and digging in is well worth the price of admission. But the 1696RTH also boasts a stellar tube-driven tremolo. The trem's depth and dimension can be switched via footswitch (not included). An uncommon pair of 6973 power tubes is what delivers the immediately recognizable midrange of the amplifier. And the 1696RTH is covered in black rhino Tolex that makes it visually stand out from most other tube amp heads on the market today. Needless to say, guitarists at Sweetwater are stoked for this amp.
- Updated version of the acclaimed 1695TH Black Magick head
- Tube amp head that replicates Jimmy Page's famous Supro
- 2-band EQ for powerful tone-shaping potential
- Master volume control allows you to crank preamp gain without getting "too loud"
- Tube-based tremolo LFO circuit offers double the speed range compared to the original Black Magick
- 25 watts with 4-, 8-, and 16-ohm speaker outputs
- 2 channels can be run parallel, individually, or with 2 instruments simultaneously
- Tube tremolo controlled by footswitch (not included)
- 2 x 6973 power tubes