Vintage 47 Amps Evanston IL

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.

Flynn Guitars & Music
(847) 491-0500
2522 Green Bay Rd
Evanston, IL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Guitar Works Ltd
(847) 475-0855
709 Main St
Evanston, IL
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Music House
(773) 761-3770
2925 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Different Strummer
(773) 751-3398
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
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Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Classax
(773) 275-6289
5413 N Bowmanville Ave
Chicago, IL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Re Brune Luthier
(847) 864-7730
800 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Gand Music & Sound
(847) 446-4263
780 W Frontage Rd
Northfield, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Harmony Piano & Organ Co
(773) 334-4400
5909 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Chicago Stringed
(773) 728-8606
5418 N California Ave
Chicago, IL
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Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Kims Intl Music
(773) 725-7700
4200 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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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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