Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is here to give you all the power of his customized Marshall Super Bass, which he used for touring and recording from 1969 on Led Zeppelin II and all studio albums to follow, with his new Super Dragon amp.
A limited edition of only 50 Super Dragon half stacks will be made from November 2023 through the middle of 2024. Each one of the heads will be signed by Jimmy.
“The Super Dragon is a faithful recreation of my ‘Number 1’ amp,” said Page. “After recording the first Led Zeppelin record and creating sounds that define rock guitar I needed an amp capable of reproducing this broad palette of sounds including the light and the shade in the studio and a live setting. Not only was the volume and tone important but it needed to have enough power to hear the subtlety of various aspects of my guitar playing.
“I experimented with different amps until hearing about a fellow in the USA named Tony Frank who was modifying Marshall amps. I sent Frank my favorite Marshall, a 1968 Super Bass and the result was exactly what I was looking for. Frank’s modification enhanced the amp’s power and expanded the dynamic range. This amp became the main amp for live shows as well as the principal amp I would rely on in the studio for all Led Zeppelin records from Zeppelin II onwards.”
Super Dragon amps will be hand built by Mitch Colby along with the highly skilled Sundragon team. To insure the exact duplication of Jimmy’s sound, the amps feature carefully recreated transformers, New Old Stock GE 6550 tubes, Iskra and Allen Bradley resistors and Phillips “mustard” capacitors as well as specially designed speakers and cabinet that recreate the response and feel of Jimmy’s original. Learn more here.