Hand built amplifiers, effects pedals and speaker cabinets.

DWJ Amplifier Board © Dan Whitelock-Jones 2016

Guitar Amplifiers

Supertone has a very large array of vintage amps and superb boutique clones ranging from Bludotone/Van Weelden (Dumble style), the Germino JTM45 and 1961 VOX AC30 to the lovely Speed Shop Tweed Deluxe. Why therefore would we build our own amplifier?

Well it's simple, we wanted something unique, with a totally different tone stack, smooth overdrive and output section: suitable for both the studio and live, with loads of clean headroom and rich harmonic overtones.

They are built and designed by master engineer Dan Whitelock-Jones of DWJ Amplification in Liverpool, England who is working in collaboration with our very own tonemeister, session guitarist and music producer Simon Campbell.

So what's the spec?

  • Twin channel
  • Treble, bass, pull bright and pull presence (fixed) controls
  • 50W output using four 6V6 output tubes
  • Four, eight and 16 Ohm output impedance selector.
  • 120 / 220 / 240V voltage selector
  • Spring reverb
  • Buffered FX loop
  • Foot switchable overdrive and mid boost
  • Available in head and combo versions
  • Coffee coloured leather or leatherette covering (not tolex!) and basketweave.
  • Antique pine cabinets (combo); marine grade birch ply cabinets (head)

The heads can be used with our complimentary 1x12" ported, 1x12" open back or 2x12" speaker cabinets loaded with our own design British made Alnico loudspeaker.

They will be ready for shipping in Autumn 2016. If you want to keep up to date - subscribe to the product specific email list.

FX Pedals

There are literally thousands of FX pedals out there right now and everyone must think we are mad to release yet another. Well, these just 'ain't like any other pedal...

They are built and designed by master engineer Dan Whitelock-Jones of Liverpool, England in collaboration with our very own tonemeister, session guitarist and music producer Simon Campbell.

Together they have taken vintage designs and added a number of twists that:

  • make them compatible with other modern FX and switching systems
  • improve the usability when using modern and vintage amplifiers
  • improve, but not change, the basic 'vibe' of the pedal
  • make them look awesomely cool

As with the amplifier and cabinet designs, appearance and durability are really important to us; we are working closely with talented artisan carpenter, Ollie French, regarding the design and manufacture of the hardwood boxes.

So, what about the range? Well in addition to the guitar players staples of boosters, fuzz's, overdrive's and tremolo's, Dan and Simon are working on a few exciting and innovative models which may well be the answer to many guitar players problems.

They will be ready for shipping in Summer 2016. If you want to keep up to date, subscribe to the product specific email list.

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Supertone Cabinet Frequency Plot. Simon Campbell ©2016

Speaker Cabinets

Again, there are many speaker cabinets out there for sure. Most are based on vintage designs using stock components but ours will be different.

With a few notable exceptions, instrument cabinets, especially for guitar, have been designed in a non scientific way, relying on trial and error and repeated subjective listening tests. We wanted to know what was going on!

So, for this project we have joined forces with Valencian acoustic engineer Jorge Mata Falcón, who is developing the range in conjunction with our very own tonemeister, session guitarist and music producer Simon Campbell; together they are conducting the listening tests, recording the results... and drinking a lot of Yorkshire Tea!

The initial range will include - for guitar:

  • 1x12" ported, loaded with an EVM12L or our new Spanish made equivalent
  • 1x12" open back, loaded with our bespoke design British made Alnico loudspeaker
  • 2x12" open back, loaded with our bespoke design British made Alnico loudspeaker

And for bass / keyboards:

  • 1x12" with compression driver and two way crossover
  • 1x12" extension cabinet

The range will compliment our amplifier range with:

  • Coffee coloured leather or leatherette covering (not tolex!) and basketweave grille
  • Antique pine cabinets (open back); marine grade birch ply cabinets (ported and bass)

They will be ready for shipping in Summer 2016. If you want to keep up to date, subscribe to the product specific email list.

Jorge Mata Falcon, Speaker Cabinet Partner with Supertone Records, Valencia

Jorge Mata Falcón

Jorge is co-founder and CEO of Sottovoce Audio, S.L. He is an Acoustician and working with Supertone on the design and construction of our guitar and bass loudspeaker cabinets.

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Dan Whitelock-Jones in his workshop at DWJ Amplification.

Dan Whitelock-Jones

Dan is the owner of DWJ Amplification. Having learned his craft by interrogating many of the great tv / amplifier service technicians and engineers, he is chief designer of the Supertone range of FX Pedals and amplifiers.

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