A Peek At The Backside

26 02 2010

As can be seen from the open back of the Supertone, this is actually a small combo amp.  The lack of a back panel really helps this little powerhouse disperse the sound.

The speaker is an 8 inch Jensen red label with the output transformer attached. The numbers on the speaker seem to be from an earlier dating system than most Jensens and I’m not sure of the year of manufacture.

Gloriously simple control panel featuring my favorite layout: one knob! A volume control is all I ever want with an amp anyway. Sweet little Supertone badge on the back, too.





1939 Supertone 2311 Tube Amp

5 02 2010

Prior to selling the Silvertone line of amps, Sears & Roebuck offered the lesser known Supertone brand.

This 2311 model dates from all the way back to 1939 and is the most recent addition to the dustyoldamp collection. The handle looks like it could be from 100 years ago but it is the only one on an amplifier that I have ever felt to actually fit comfortably in my hand while carrying the device.  I only wish this style of handle to be on every amp in my collection, particularly the heavier models.

The Supertone is aptly named as is sounds gorgeous.  Stay tuned to hear sound clips of this 71 year old beauty in action!