Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier Milwaukee WI

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.

Nova Musik
(414) 270-1948
608 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI
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Electronic Keyboard

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Piano Gallery
(414) 276-3525
219 N Milwaukee St
Milwaukee, WI
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Acoustic Piano

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North Star Music
(414) 475-7576
6831 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Lincoln Music House
(414) 671-4233
3379 S 13Th St
Milwaukee, WI
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Karaoke Paradise
(414) 643-1413
2019 S 30Th St
Milwaukee, WI
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DJ Equipment

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Metropolitan Music Co
(414) 774-3946
6742 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI

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Terry E Bjorklund
(414) 774-8930
7825 W North Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Band & Orchestral

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Bob Kames Wonderful World Musi
(414) 321-8633
4415 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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Print Music

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Uncle Bobs Music Center Ltd
(414) 453-2700
10220 W Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI
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Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Record Head
(414) 453-3900
7211 W Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI
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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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