Box Of Tricks
Supro’s Black Magick gets a spring-loaded upgrade. We check the shimmer…
Whether it’s guitar amps or chocolate bars, relaunching a brand that’s been out of the marketplace for a good few decades isn’t always easy. So it’s been gratifying to see the successful return of Supro during the past few years, especially after its extended sojourn in near-stasis.
Now under the control of Pigtronix gurus Absara Audio, the revitalised Supro brand mixes vintage vibes with modern reliability for some exciting results. And this is particularly apparent in the Black Magick series, inspired by a unique Supro amp owned and allegedly used by Led Zep legend Jimmy Page, now on loan to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum.
This issue we’re looking at the new Black Magick Reverb combo, developed in association with Lenny Kravitz – a man who knows a thing or two about vintage tone, as well as writing and producing the occasional hit single here and there.