Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier Texarkana AR

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.

Micd Music
(903) 838-0188
2846 Richmond Rd
Texarkana, TX
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment
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Ragland Piano
(903) 791-1758
314 Main St
Texarkana, TX
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Texarkana Pro Sound
(903) 223-7799
3704 New Boston Rd
Texarkana, TX
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Dougs Horn Shop
(903) 794-9637
2223 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX
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Band & Orchestral

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Christian Broadcasting Supply
(870) 772-5716
Po Box 114
Texarkana, TX
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Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, DJ Equipment

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Loveall Music Co
(903) 831-6616
48 Lanshire Dr
Texarkana, TX

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Stuart Music
(903) 793-8538
602 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
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Country Music Store
(903) 838-0361
3939 S Lake Dr
Texarkana, TX
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Baldwin Music Center
(903) 793-2411
1415 N State Line Ave
Texarkana, TX
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Brook Mays Music Co.
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3033 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, 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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