A little while back I posted about the JHS Pedals SuperBolt pedal. This pedal is a great sounding pedal modeled after the old Valco Supro amps. When I think of those amps, I definitely get the stinky dirt tones that I love. Old school! But in a different vibe than traditional ‘vintage’ amps. There is a special character found in the break up that is unique to those amps. JHS did a great job capturing that grit in the SuperBolt!
Josh of JHS Pedals recently put out a great video on the JHS SuperBolt where he plays the SuperBolt through a variety of amps. I was very curious about this and figured you guys would dig this video as well.
Here is a break down of the amps and types of amp settings used. He also played with different guitars as well throughout the video:
Clean Boost – Bassman 6L6
Medium Gain – Bassman 6L6
Driving Riff – Bassman 6L6
Slight Break up – Bassman 6L6
Classic RhythmÂ – Bassman 6L6
Clean Boost – Vox AC30 EL84
12 Bar Slapback – Vox AC30 EL84
Slight Breakup – Vox AC30 EL84
Vintage Rhythm – Vox AC30 EL84
Modern Riff – Sovtek Midget 5881
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So this is suppose to be comparable to a Supro (Supreme and Thunderbolt). How are we suppose to compare this? Well, the video even takes it to that level. Josh plays both of those amps as reference points:
Supro Supreme High Gain
Supro Supreme Low Gain
Supro Thunderbolt High Gain
Supro Thunderbolt Low Gain
That’s the way to do it!!