1965 Supro Valco Big Star S6451 TR Tremolo Reverb 2x12
Exremely hard to find and a awesome sounding amp. They are known to sound really "creamy" and it does plus it gets even better when you bridge the two channels together!!!
The 35Watt 2x12 Supro Big Star amp was one of many models built between 1935 and 1968 by Valco, itself a brand of National Dobro.
This particular amp was built in 1965. A combo amp with two 12-inch speakers, the Big Star featured tremolo and reverb - hence the TR designation - plus 35 watts, with the preamp on the top chassis and the power section on the bottom of the amp along with the reverb tank.
At this time, Supro reverb tanks were contained in a cardboard housing. This doesn't provide much in the way of protection, either physically or electrically, so many of the original tanks have been replaced either because of damage or to reject electrical noise and hum.
On this amplifier, which is in very clean condition, the original reverb tank has been replaced with a newer metal-housed tank, and the speakers are newer and it has an important safety upgrade - a 3-prong power cord. The amp has been serviced and some caps have been replaced.