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Sticking with the classic blue rhino hide tolex and sparkly grille, the RR looks like it just stepped out of a 60s rock or blues show with that familiar lightning bolt logo displayed proudly on the front. Switchable between 35, 45 and 60 watts, its control layout has volume, treble, bass, reverb, tremolo speed and depth. 6L6 power tubes are under the hood and a pair of Supro CR10 10” speakers sit in the still manageable and smallish sized combo.




Plugging straight in you’ll see the Royal Reverb can get damn loud if you want. Plenty of juice to cover a loud drummer and the 2×10 setup adds some girth and spread. I found the amp to be chimey and juicy with a defnite vintage vibe. The reverb is big and roomy but useable across most of its range for slight space or big old washy tones. Dial in a little trem and you’ll be swamping it up in no time. Although limited to just treble and bass controls they seem to interact quite well allowing quite a bit of tweaking which will suit guys swapping axes frequently. Although the Royal could handle a lot of different styles its prob- ably going to really be at home In the rock, blues, vintage arena with its jangle and edgy cleans.




With the amount of classic names that have used Supro in the past it really is a cool brand to reinvigorate. There’s already a swag of models in the range and the Royal Reverb really makes a solid contribution. Warm and vintage for moody trem and verb tones or big bold cleans on the edge of breakup it really delivers something a little different. The amp looks super cool and is quite portable still for a 2×10 combo. Not your classic clean, but not a super saggy round vintage beast either. Should prove another cool option in the mid-priced combo market and whether you’re a nostalgic old rocker or a youngster looking for a solid workhorse the Royal Reverb might be just the ticket.