Vintage 47 Amps Lamont CA

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.

Gonzales Music
(661) 873-7700
2301 Gale Ave
Bakersfield, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Downbeat Music
(661) 324-0292
1925 K St
Bakersfield, CA
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Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Buskers Music
(661) 633-1913
4903 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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(661) 322-7323
1217 19Th St
Bakersfield, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Stockdale Music
(661) 836-1236
14001 Christella Ct
Bakersfield, CA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Harmonic Design
(661) 321-0395
325 Jefferson St
Bakersfield, CA
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Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Ma Griffin & Sons
(661) 323-4055
1234 19Th St
Bakersfield, CA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Stockdale Music
(661) 836-1236
4903 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
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Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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D&S Music
(661) 619-4513
15500 Strebor Dr
Bakersfield, CA
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Electronic Keyboard, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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RINCONSITO LATINO
(661) 395-1885
601 E BRUNDAGE LN
Bakersfield, CA
 
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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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