Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier North Wales PA

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.

Magical Mystery Music
(215) 542-8847
204 Gwenywidd Ave
North Wales, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Devoes Music Inc
(215) 368-3395
51 E Main St
Lansdale, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Wee Hoose Of Supplies
(215) 343-0337
1192 Timber Ln
Chalfont, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral

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Mobile Music
(267) 934-9352
490 Easton Rd
Horsham, PA

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Guitar Center
(610) 832-0800
2620 Chemical Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 
Gorges Music
(215) 412-4400
1218 Welsh Rd
North Wales, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Stuarts Music
(215) 855-4878
851 W Main St
Lansdale, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Grafton Piano & Organ Co Inc
(215) 723-6900
1081 S County Line Rd
Souderton, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement

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Fretz Music Center
(215) 723-3195
740 Route 113
Souderton, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Maddonnas Music Shop
(610) 272-5829
27 W Airy St
Norristown, PA
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Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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