Up for sale, a Supro Galaxy 1697R combo tube amp in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. The Galaxy is a 50-watt channel-switching tube amp, designed to deliver richer cleans and more tube overdrive than any Supro yet. The Galaxy combines the cleanest Supro preamp channel from the pedal-friendly Keeley model with a Zinky-designed overdrive channel which offers more than enough gain to seamlessly transition from edge-of-breakup tones to complex tube saturation and sustain, all without sacrificing dynamics or losing tonal balance at stage volume.
The Galaxy amplifier’s all-tube signal path includes footswitchable (footswitch not included) solo boost and buffered FX loop functions, as well as a three-spring reverb that can be assigned to one or both preamp channels. The unique gain structure, world-class reverb, advanced switching options and low-impedance FX loop capabilities found in the Galaxy deliberately move Supro into the realm of boutique American tube amps, following in the footsteps of Randall Smith, Paul Rivera and Alexander Dumble.
The cabinet is loaded with a 12” 150-watt Eminence Swamp Thang speaker, and this ceramic driver complements the broad tonal range of the circuit. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few light scuffs mostly relegated to the top of the enclosure. The graphics are minty, and all of the original knobs are intact.