Supro Delta King 10 thoughts?

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The Supro BK or DK 10, is 5 watts, one 6V6, 10" speaker

The Supro BK or DK 12, is 15 watts,
one 6L6, 12" speaker

( pretty sure that the difference between Blues King line vs. Delta King line is cosmetics)
yeah i figured out why i was thinking that.. i got these confused with the little harmony offering that came out recently. harmony has a little 5 watter that uses a 6L6, which i thought was odd.
 

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The Supro BK or DK 10, is 5 watts, one 6V6, 10" speaker

The Supro BK or DK 12, is 15 watts,
one 6L6, 12" speaker

( pretty sure that the difference between Blues King line vs. Delta King line is cosmetics)

The DK12 dropped the FX loop from the BK12 in favor of a power amp input as the biggest difference between the two amps. I think the DK10 and BK10 are pretty much the same except for cosmetics.
 

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I bought one on Black Friday from Guitar Center for 15% off and it got here today. It might be premature to say this but I'm not impressed.

Played around for like an hour and tried some of the tone maps they have on their site. I couldn't get something to work well with my Tele. The amp is loud though. I'll give it another week to try to dial it in. If not, I'll probably return it.
 

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Day 3.

Still not working for me. Amp sounds kinda dark. I don't know about other owners but it's not very dynamic either. I have to crank the volume to get it to distort (I ain't using boost nor drive because it makes it sound boomy) and the distortion is farty.

I've used three guitars: my main tele with broadcaster-ish pickups from Budz, a Squier CV Thinline with stock pickups (this guitar is bright) and my Casino Coupe. The only one that sounds okay with the DK10 is the CV.
 

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Day 3.

Still not working for me. Amp sounds kinda dark. I don't know about other owners but it's not very dynamic either. I have to crank the volume to get it to distort (I ain't using boost nor drive because it makes it sound boomy) and the distortion is farty.

I've used three guitars: my main tele with broadcaster-ish pickups from Budz, a Squier CV Thinline with stock pickups (this guitar is bright) and my Casino Coupe. The only one that sounds okay with the DK10 is the CV.
That ( I did post earlier) was my finding- just nothing that did anything for me.
( I did feel like the Boost had to be ON to 'shoot a spark of life' into the amp's sound)
The Reverb was lame, and though I did try 2 different tubes ( I think a Mullard and a Tung-Sol), but I was not going to go down that path of Reverb or speaker change-outs.

Sold it- all better...
 

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I agree. The reverb was not that great either. The one time I thought it sounded great was when I had the boost on but then the amp got boomy. I'm returning it. I guess I'll stick to my AC10 for dirt and dynamics and my Princeton for cleans.
 

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I agree. The reverb was not that great either. The one time I thought it sounded great was when I had the boost on but then the amp got boomy. I'm returning it. I guess I'll stick to my AC10 for dirt and dynamics and my Princeton for cleans.

And I sticking to my SS counterparts to your amps! ( sort of)

A Vox Pathfinder 15R and a Frontman 25R ( with a good speaker)
They have just been perfect small gig amps for me ( Blues Jr. is now my big amp- barely used now, after 18-19 years)
 

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The DK 10 should not shake the walls unless you want it to. It's 5w,and it has a Master Volume.
I just played my DK 12 with the Master at 9 o'clock, Volume at 1 o'clock. It was a perfect volume for at home.

Check out the comparison video from Anderton's

He is certainly getting some nice tones from it!
 

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I agree. The reverb was not that great either. The one time I thought it sounded great was when I had the boost on but then the amp got boomy. I'm returning it. I guess I'll stick to my AC10 for dirt and dynamics and my Princeton for cleans.
I always wanted to try a stereo setup with those two amps, but I only have one of them
 

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I get that everyone has their own thing they're chasing, but personally I love my BK10, especially at what I bought it for last year. I do temper my expectations based on how much I actually paid for it, and that it's a 5w 10" amp, but it punches way above its weight IMHO. YVMV of course. Then again, I've owned a late 80's Marshall Lead 20 SS amp since the early 90's and I just love love love love love it every time I plug into it. Same deal. Small little 10" amp that just says EFF YOU to bigger amps. Go figure.

I did a quick demo with my 50's P90 LP geared more toward some early breakup and grit than clean. Volume nearly cranked, master at about 10 o'clock. I'll do another tomorrow with sort of the inverse - volume around 10 o'clock and master cranked to get more of the clean tones, but - SPOILER ALERT - it's pretty glorious as well. Lol



Mic is an original (early 1990's) AT 4033. No processing or EQ on the track.
 

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I got a DK10 a few months ago for a small at home tube amp for a decent price point. Perfect size and power for this. My larger amp is an Excelsior Pro that has a stock Emi 1518 (58oz magnet) - a little too much for in the house during the winter. Nice that they use the same tubes. I replaced the TAD tubes in the DK10 with a recent EHX 12AX7 and an old Green Leaf Sylvania 6V6 - ended up nice and warm. I get along with it very well both turned down and up a bit for some gain. Like any instrument you have to work with it to find it's sweet spot. Got a white one to match my Juno
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I've had one for a year or so now and think it's a very good amp, especially for the money. It's certainly more dynamic and quieter than my Blues Jr.
Single coils and humbuckers are welcome, both well voiced, and while the reverb isn't fabulous, it's far better than my Swart!
 




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