Watch: Dave Koltai and Robert Keeley discuss creating the Supro Keeley Custom 12 amplifier

The amp is described as the brand "most robust pedal platform to date"

Supro has shared a new video detailing the creation of the Keeley Custom 12, a combo guitar amp that was designed in collaboration with pedal-making wizard Robert Keeley.

In the video, Supro CTO Dave Koltai told of how the amplifier collaboration came about, saying it sprouted from a 15-year long friendship he forged with the Keeley Electronics founder.

“We first met at a summer NAMM Show and subsequently, I would always visit Robert’s booth at different trade shows and see the new pedals he was coming out with,” Koltai said. “And eventually, I gave him a call and asked if it would be possible for me to create an amp that he could be something he could use.”

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Keeley praised the collaboration with the historic amp builders: “One of the super things about designing with [Dave] is that he is also a pedal designer, and he also loves amps, like I started before pedals. So put us together and we have the same passions; we like the same music.”

The video, titled Design and Development: The Making of the Keeley Custom 12, was released on Supro’s YouTube channel today (14 May). Watch it below:

At this year’s NAMM show, Supro unveiled the Delta King Combo, a retro-flavoured amplifier model that features 12AX7 tubes and that draws inspiration from the field-coil speakers used by amp builders as early as the 1920s.

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