Supro Blues King 8 1x8" 1-watt Tube Combo Amp (Discontinued)


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Supro Blues King 8 1x8" 1-watt Tube Combo Amp

Gearank Recommendation

The Blues King appeared on our recommended list for Tube Amps from July 2021 until January 2022 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


You don't need a loud, roaring amp for electric blues. A small, low-wattage amp like the Supro Blues King 8 is the perfect companion to lazy afternoons where you just feel like letting loose to some backing tracks in A minor to let off some steam.

Despite its 1 watt rating, it still puts out an impressive volume for home use especially when cranked.

Cranking the Blues King 8 rewards you with sweet saturation that is otherwise unattainable with higher wattage amps without disturbing the neighborhood.

It features a 12AX7 Preamp Tube and a 12AU7 Power Amp Tube.

The boost is switchable via external footswitch. An 8" Supro BK8 rounds out the little combo.

The Supro Blues King 8 is an amazing little amp that could. At low to mid gain, you're given a nice clean and edge-of-breakup tone, perfect for the hits of yesteryear. At full volume, you get a howling blues tone that could delve into early punk if you want.


  • Power Rating: 1W
  • Preamp Tube: 1 x 12AX7
  • Poweramp Tube: 1 x 12AU7
  • Speaker: 8" Supro BK8
  • Input: 1 x 1/4"
  • Output: 1 x 1/4" Line Out,1 x 1/4" Footswitch
  • Cabinet: Open Back
  • Controls: Power Switch, Volume, Tone, Master, Boost Switch
  • Weight: 15 lbs
Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Tube Amps for Guitar.


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