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In this stage photo of Jimi Hendrix during his days as a sideman you can clearly see a non-descript 1x15 cabinet with no logo or visible controls to his left, partially off camera. It is certainly the Supro Thunderbolt bass amplifier he reputedly used during his time with Little Richard and the Isely Brothers. The thunderbolt has a very distinct look from the front, like a speaker cabinet without a head on top (the amp is loaded on the bottom of the cab with all 2 controls accessible from the rear, not a great design, but since it only sounds really good for guitar with volume and tone at 10 it probably didn't matter to JH). In the January 2003 issue of Vintage Guitar, Christopher Tackett closed his article on the vintage Thunderbolt with the following statement, "Jimi Hendrix owned a S6420 Thunderbolt, and Jimmy Page used Supro amps for recording much of the early Led Zeppelin material. Whether or not he used a Thunderbolt is unclear, but his playing on “Heartbreaker” sure sounds like one."more
In this photo of Lloyd's rig from a solo tour you can't miss the Supro 1x15" combo amplifier next to one of his distinctively painted 62RI Stratocasters. Additionally, a Guitar Player Magazine interview in 1993 stated "Lloyd tends a stable of vintage Fender amps, including a '50 Deluxe, a '52 Pro, a '55 Tremolux, and a '56 Princeton. He also uses a '59 Ampeg Jet, a Vibraverb reissue, and a '65 Supro." That would be the 1x15" pictured here which, if it is genuinely a 65, can only be the notorious Thunderbolt Bass Amplifier.more