Valco made many different amps over a period of many years, and the circuits continued to evolve as time went on, so there are a lot of cool amps to consider. This is a somewhat rare amp and there’s a Gretsch Electromatic version of the same.
This is very loud for it’s size, and in fact, has the same power chassis as the early Gretsch 6162 with 2-10” speakers, and has a rich tone with major gain and overdrive.
This is because the circuit takes some of the dry signal off the volume control to drive the reverb circuit.
The reverb sounds pretty acceptable if you just blend it in enough to hear it, but fine tuning the intensity control is the key and puts the already great sounding amp over the top.
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The most effective way to date a Valco guitar or amp is by its serial number.
Some of the earliest electric guitars, amps-in-cases, pickups under the bridge, fiberglass guitars, built-in electronic vibratos. The subject of Supro guitars and amplifiers represents a profitable avenue for exploration by collectors and enthusiasts interested in the many curious and significant byways off the guitar superhighway, which can be enjoyed without having an oil sheik’s bankroll.
While National resonator guitars have received superb attention by Bob Brozman, little has been written about this mysterious corner of the Valco universe.
Jazzier and less surf-y (though Reverberockets may be THE most underrated surf amp ever) than the traditional Fender surf sound.
Also, for your early Dick Dale tremolo rolling tone, Reverbrockets have it wired. And you’re still able to catch one for under 500 bucks on the Ebay market (sometimes in the 0.00-300.00 range, depending on physical condition).