Vintage 47 Oahu Tweed Jonesboro AR

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!

Back Beat Music
(870) 932-7529
128 Southwest Drive
Jonesboro, AR
 
Back Beat Music
(870) 932-7529
613 Southwest Drive
Jonesboro, AR
 
JAMES HALBROOK BAND INSTRUMENT
(870) 972-6737
2115 N PATRICK ST
Jonesboro, AR
 
All Star Music
(870) 931-5600
3707a E Highland Dr
Jonesboro, AR
 
Saied Music Co
(479) 783-3050
4300 Rogers Ave Ste 55
Fort Smith, AR
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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All Star Music
(870) 931-5600
3707 E Highland Drive
Jonesboro, AR
 
GUIT DOWN MUSIC EMPORIUM
(870) 268-8200
221 S MAIN ST
Jonesboro, AR
 
BINGHAM PIANO AND ORGAN
(870) 933-8863
2003 E NETTLETON AVE
Jonesboro, AR
 
GIBSON PIANO VENTURES INC
(870) 483-6111
900 HIGHWAY 463 S
Trumann, AR
 
Atomic Guitars
(501) 663-0075
318 N Spruce St
Little Rock, AR
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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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