Vintage 47 Oahu Tweed Hicksville NY

The VA-172 pushes a good amount of air too, and all the while the low end stays audible and chords ring clearly without any garbled, fake-sounding, over-the-top gain. There’s also an extension speaker jack, which is an awesome touch. Is the VA-172 funky sounding? Yup. Is it for everybody? Probably not. But hell, it’s a great studio tool and you can even put a mic on it at the gig and have a powerfully portable and wild-sounding blues rig!

Monster Music Co
(516) 735-3594
3068 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Fitzgerald Guitars Inc
(516) 520-0664
3586 Bernard Dr
Wantagh, NY
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(516) 483-8867
638 Bond Ct
North Merrick, NY
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Farmingdale Music Ctr
(516) 249-0885
135 Main St
Farmingdale, NY
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Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs and setup work for Guitar, Band and Orchestral Instruments done on premises.

Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 12 - 6 p.m.
Thursday 12 - 8 p.m.
Friday 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 - 3 p.m.


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(631) 549-4510
447 Route 110
Melville, NY
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Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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All Music Inc
(516) 433-6969
397 S Oyster Bay Rd
Plainview, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music Emporium
(516) 221-4888
2641 Jerusalem Ave
North Bellmore, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Guitars, Band and Orchestra Insruments
Hours
M-F 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 6pm
Open Sundays in December

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Music Services
(516) 826-2525
2008 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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South Shore Music
(516) 541-7433
4853 Merrick Rd
Massapequa Park, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Oliver Sound
(516) 799-5267
225 Avoca Ave
Massapequa Park, NY
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Vintage 47 Oahu Tweed

VA-172 OAHU TWEED SUITCASE

Perhaps the most adorable of the four Vintage47 amps reviewed here, the VA-172 is based on a 1948 class A Supro circuit housed in a 1942 Oahu suitcase-style cabinet. Armed with my SG, I turned the amp’s Volume and Tone controls halfway up and was quickly rewarded with an aggressive bark that was enhanced when I really dug into the strings. Power chords snarl like a pissed-off Doberman and lead lines squawked with a vengeance when I really dug into the strings. There is also a lovely string-to-string clarity that works wonders with your playing dynamics. The 8" hemp-coned speaker coupled with super-low wattage gives off a whiff of lo-fi raggedness that I found cool for early- Kinks-type riffing and general garage-tone zaniness. High Volume and Tone settings can get a bit prickly in the top end, so be careful. The VA-172 pushes a good amount of air too, and all the while the low end stays audible and chords ring clearly without any garbled, fake-sounding, over-the-top gain. There’s also an extension speaker jack, which is an awesome touch. Is the VA-172 funky sounding? Yup. Is it for everybody? Probably not. But hell, it’s a great studio tool and you can even put a mic on it at the gig and have a powerfully portable and wild-sounding blues rig!

SPECIFICATIONS

CONTACT Vintage47 Amps, (707) 480-6511; vintage47amps.com

MODEL VA-172 Oahu Tweed Suitcase

PRICE $495 direct

CHANNELS One

CONTROLS Volume, Tone

TUBES JJ 6V6 power...

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