Vintage 47 Oahu Tweed Rocky Mount NC

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!

Music City
(252) 977-3434
135 Se Main St
Rocky Mount, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Pearson Music Co.
(252) 446-4101 , (252-446-8378 (fax)
1171 N. Wesleyan
Rocky Mount, NC
 
Miller Music Center
(252) 234-9100
3513 Airport Blvd Nw
Wilson, NC
 
Red Phish Inc
(252) 206-0962
911 Ward Rd
Wilson, NC
 
Dickson Record & Gift Shop
(336) 786-5240
124 Franklin St
Mount Airy, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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PIONEER MUSIC
(252) 937-9800
3012 SUNSET AVE
Rocky Mount, NC
 
RED PHISH
(252) 937-9800
3012 SUNSET AVE
Rocky Mount, NC
 
MILLER MUSIC CENTER
(252) 234-9100
3513 AIRPORT BLVD NW
Wilson, NC
 
Olde Mill Music Inc
(336) 786-8742
556 W Pine St
Mount Airy, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Bill Waldens Sound & Music
(919) 663-3567
136 N Chatham Ave
Siler City, NC
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, 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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