Supro was originally part of the Valco parent company who also owned National. The first Supro Dual Tone had two oversized singlecoils, but Eastwood's reissue comes with a pair of dual coil pickups.
Apart from this, the design is pretty faithful to the original, with a volume and tone control for each pickup and a three-position blade selector switch.
"With a bit of crunch, the Dual Tone works perfectly for bashing out some growly punk powerchords."
A quick look at the specs tells you that the Dual Tone follows a fairly standard singlecut blueprint. A slab body (basswood in this case) with two humbuckers and the usual controls, but if it ain't broke…
Amping up this unassuming critter gives us a mixed reaction. The tone doesn't seem as chunky as you might first expect; the vintage voicing of the pickups and the basswood body makes for a less meaty sound than some of the competition.
With a bit of crunch, the Dual Tone works perfectly for bashing out some growly punk powerchords, and plugging it through a vintage style fuzz pedal places us squarely in garage rock territory.