Vintage 47 Amps Anthony NM

With a Gibson SG and L-5, the tones still punched though with authority and a velvety roar that was extremely rewarding for jazzy blues soloing or raucous power-chord riffing. Damn cool. Sure, five watts isn’t a lot, but in the VA-175’s case, it’s still enough to get you in trouble with your neighbors (especially if you use the extension speaker jack), as well as give you some wicked, cranked-amp recorded tones.

Capshaw Olivas Music
(915) 833-0346
7401 N Mesa St
El Paso, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hurd Guitar Shop
(915) 566-3741
3610 Taylor Ave
El Paso, TX
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(915) 592-4026
11048 Art Wall Dr
El Paso, TX
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Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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RICHIES GUITAR DRUM EXCHANGE
(915) 231-9800
5921 N MESA ST
El Paso, TX
 
BENNYS PAWNSHOP
(915) 587-7737
5500 N DESERT BLVD STE C
El Paso, TX
 
Whites Music Box
(915) 833-0909
7040 N Mesa St
El Paso, TX
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Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Montana Music
(915) 591-6481
10548 Breezeway Ave
El Paso, TX
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(915) 842-8808
6503 N MESA ST
El Paso, TX
 
RICHIES DRUM EXCHANGE
(915) 778-8818
5921 N MESA ST
El Paso, TX
 
WHITES MUSIC BOX
(915) 833-0909
7040 N MESA ST STE M
El Paso, TX
 
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Vintage 47 Two Tone Spectator

VA-175 TWO TONE SPECTATOR

Based on the early-’50s class A Supro Spectator amp, the VA-175 sports a 10" speaker for some extra beef rather than the original issue 8".The eye-catching, two-tone color scheme is hip-as-hell, and the soft leather handle is much easier on your hands than those on the other Vintage47 amps reviewed. With my Telecaster, the VA-175 yielded a throaty, well-balanced tone with taught lows, thick mids, and sweet treble frequencies with just the right amount of bite. The VA-175 was sensitive to my touch and clean-to-mean textures were easily had via my guitar’s volume control. Like the other Vintage47s, the VA-175 isn’t a gain machine, even though I found its optimum operating range to be wide open, with the Volume and Tone control dimed. Instead of melting down in a pile of messy distortion, the amp keeps its tonal dignity—it just gets a little nastier. With a Gibson SG and L-5, the tones still punched though with authority and a velvety roar that was extremely rewarding for jazzy blues soloing or raucous power-chord riffing. Damn cool. Sure, five watts isn’t a lot, but in the VA-175’s case, it’s still enough to get you in trouble with your neighbors (especially if you use the extension speaker jack), as well as give you some wicked, cranked-amp recorded tones.

SPECIFICATIONS

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

MODEL VA-175 Two Tone Spectator

PRICE $495 direct

CHANNELS One

CONTROLS Volume, Tone

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