The original Supro 1610B Comet amplifier from the 1950s uses:
The change in preamp valve to ECC83 can be solved by using a relatively cheap adapter that switches from 8 pin to 9 pin.
Our photo above shows the 1953 version and later on the housing was replaced with a more modern-looking design (see photo further down).
A brand new set of valves will get your amp sounding better than ever.
We always recommend JJ valves for this amplifier. This is because they guarantee you get awesome tone and long life and they don’t cost a fortune.
Remember, JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the world. So don’t pay higher prices for valves from the same factory that have simply been rebranded by other companies.
So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries about replacing your valves please get in touch. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
Also, we recommend that you take a look at our FAQ section where we answer the most popular questions we get asked each week. You will also find lots of useful tips if you are new to upgrading your tubes.
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About the amp
The oldest versions we have seen date back to 1953 when the amp first appeared in the Supro catalogue. Originally it would have used a 6SL7 preamp tube in the V1 position but this is often replaced with an ECC83 (12AX7) these days.
Later versions, like the 1959 model shown above suggests a 12AX7 or a 12AD7 although the 12AD7 was only produced in very limited numbers.
Many thanks to Eli Carvajal for kindly supplying us with a photo of his lovely 1959 version of this amplifier in dark grey.
In 2017 the Comet was re-released as the 1610RT Comet – this time with 5 valves.
Order yours today and get your amp sounding better than ever.
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