Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier Garland TX

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.

Zoo Music Ii
(972) 272-8077
514 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX

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(972) 278-9312
2027 15Th St
Garland, TX
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(214) 934-2225
8728 Flicker Ln.
Dallas, TX
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(972) 740-9925
3622 Shoreside Dr
Garland, TX
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(214) 418-8983
9863 Elmcrest Dr
Dallas, TX
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement

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(972) 686-2263
1311 Plaza Dr
Garland, TX
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(214) 340-0835
10611 Control Pl
Dallas, TX
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(972) 226-3069
3622 Shoreside Dr
Garland, TX
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(214) 348-3373
8916 Aldwick Cir
Dallas, TX
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(214) 238-9393
13667 Floyd Cir
Dallas, TX
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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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