Vintage 47 Amps Latrobe PA

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.

Volkwein Bros
(800) 248-1185
815 Ligonier St
Latrobe, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Apollo Music Outlet
(724) 478-5500
310 Clifford Ave
Apollo, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Vittone's Music Center
(724) 837-1717
801 North Greengate Road, Suite #350
Greensburg, PA
 
GREAGER GUITARS
(724) 837-5824
4508 STATE ROUTE 136
Greensburg, PA
 
STEMPLE MUSIC
1618 HARRISON AVE
Jeannette, PA
 
Brozeski Music
(724) 459-8340
226 E Market St
Blairsville, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Thompson Bros Lutherie
(724) 961-9041
124 Richmond St.
Loyalhanna, PA
 
Vittone's Music Center
(724) 837-0877
801 N Greengate Rd Ste 350
Greensburg, PA
 
VITTONES MUSIC CENTER
(724) 837-0877
1000 W PITTSBURGH ST
Greensburg, PA
 
SOUND REINFORCEMENT SYSTEMS INC
6740 ROUTE 22 HWY E
New Florence, PA
 
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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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