Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier Cocoa Beach FL

The VA-167 is a mash-up of two old-school amps, specifically a 1940’s Valco Supreme 510-1 and its Gretsch G-6155/56 variation. The juxtapositions continue as the art decoinspired cab—based on a 1942 Oahu cabinet—sports hand-painted pinstripes, aged tweed, and brown ostrich skin covering instead of the original mother of toilet seat, yielding a fanciful yet funky blues aesthetic.

Brass & Reed Music Ctr
(321) 453-2700
23 S Tropical Trl
Merritt Island, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lauts Family Music
(321) 453-6424
2275 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Johnson Music Inc
(321) 777-3995
302 Wimico Dr
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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Jackson Drums
(321) 255-0048
1367 Cypress Ave
Melbourne, FL
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Sound Reinforcement

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Fiddlers Dream
(321) 259-1149
805 Renner Ave
Melbourne, FL
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East Coast Music
(321) 784-2420
6976 N Atlantic Ave
Cape Canaveral, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Island Music
(321) 459-5000
465 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
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Print Music

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Piano Man
(321) 632-8823
2201 Iona Dr
Cocoa, FL
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Print Music

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J Michael Instruments
(321) 254-3033
3040 Venture Ln
Melbourne, FL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Florida Discount Music
(321) 254-5645
454 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL
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Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier

VA-167 CHICAGO BLUES TONE TWIN

The VA-167 is a mash-up of two old-school amps, specifically a 1940’s Valco Supreme 510-1 and its Gretsch G-6155/56 variation. The juxtapositions continue as the art decoinspired cab—based on a 1942 Oahu cabinet—sports hand-painted pinstripes, aged tweed, and brown ostrich skin covering instead of the original mother of toilet seat, yielding a fanciful yet funky blues aesthetic. Plus, the cabinet’s five “shelves” light up bright red like a Christmas tree. The leather handle looks great, but it’s stiff and painful on your hands in transport. Tonally, the VA-167 is as old school as advertised. With a Telecaster, its sounds are smooth and milkshake thick. Even with the Tone control cranked, the tones exhibit a burnished warmth that you rarely hear in modern amplifiers. As you crank the Volume, notes begin to pop out of the speaker with a hint of refined grind. Even with its darker character, the bottom end stays wonderfully coherent while the treble response is as warm as can be with absolutely zero spiky transients. That being said, if you want to cart the VA-167 to a top 40 gig, you may want to think twice, as there really isn’t enough shimmer to slice through a bandstand for a funk jam or Beatles tune. However, with the L5, the tones were spot-on period-correct for a Louis Jordan jump blues or a driving swing rhythm à la Freddie Green. Not many amps can do that.

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