NPD Supro Drive

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by drmilktruck, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I've been hunting for an overdrive for awhile. I realized basically I was looking to turn my Electromatic Twin into an amp with tremolo, reverb, and overdrive without getting a new amp as I like it too much. That's all I need.

    I thought my most recent addition, Boss Blues Driver would do it, but I thought it a little one dimensional.

    I got this one a few weeks ago and it seems to be what I'm looking for. The two different output transformers give more of a boost function on BOLD with a bit of dirt if I bear down, and more overdriven on RICH. I can leave all the other settings the same and just flip the switch for the two different tones. Plus it's designed to mimic Supro amps from the 60s (made by Valco just like my Gretsch.)


    Here's Andy demonstrating it:

    My little pedal board now:

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sounds nice in that Andy demo!
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When I play, it sounds nothing like that though! :(:D
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I love the sound of my supro amp overdriven. If I didn’t have the amp, i’d want the pedal!
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    That pedal sounds great driving my actual '65 Supro amp. I love my Supro Drive.
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  6. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I’d been wondering about the Supro pedals. They seem like a quality pedal. It’s actually cool you waited a little to get familiar before posting, intentional or not. Now you’ve had more time with it for more of an honest impression.
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  7. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Very nice! I’m waiting for the right deal on a Honey Bee Overdrive which is also based on a Supro circuit.
    I hear a lot more Led Zep in your pedal than I hear in the Honey Bee. This one sounds like it has more gain on tap where I’ve seen the HB compared closely with a Klon.
    I’ll give this pedal some consideration as well. It sounds fantastic!
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, Very cool. Would you have got one if it wasn't blue Jim? Be honest now...
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  9. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    Sep 4, 2009
    I use a couple of Supro amps and a modded Boss Blues driver, works fine for a pushed amp sound without blowing the doors off. But that Supro Drive does look interesting.
    For Link Wray vibes, I use a Catalinbread Valcoder which also has a fet amp within....nice drive on that too
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  10. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    It was a marriage made in heaven - the right color and the right features!
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Sure Jim...:)
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I just realised that, too. Had to laugh.
    Nevertheless: Congrats, Jim.
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