Vintage 47 Blues Tone Twin Amplifier Waycross GA

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.

Crosstown Music
(912) 338-0708
325 Hatcher Point Rd
Waycross, GA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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(706) 278-2644
2525 E Walnut Ave
Dalton, GA
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(229) 246-7715
314 W Shotwell St
Bainbridge, GA

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(478) 746-3232
317 Cotton Ave
Macon, GA
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(770) 953-0938
1898 Leland Drive
Marietta, GA
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(912) 283-9459
2500 Valdosta Rd
Waycross, GA
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Guitar Center
(404) 320-7253
1485 Northeast Expressway
Atlanta, GA
 
Ben Johnson Studios
(706) 356-2187
5395 Gumlog Rd
Martin, GA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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(770) 321-6342
2692 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta, GA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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(770) 227-5259
127 West Taylor St
Griffin, GA
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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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