Vintage 47 Amps Santa Cruz 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.

Piano Studio
(831) 227-0849
2990 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Washington Street Music
(831) 427-1429
515 Washington St
Santa Cruz, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Sylvan Music
(831) 427-1917
1521 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Capritaurus Music
(831) 335-4478
5497 Highway 9
Felton, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jansen Music
(831) 724-4798
1931 Main St
Watsonville, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Starving Musician Inc
(831) 426-1975
1400 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Union Grove Music
(831) 427-0670
1003 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Soundposts Violins & Basse
(831) 464-3000
3235 Paper Mill Rd
Soquel, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Hill Guitar Co
(831) 336-9317
8011 Highway 9
Ben Lomond, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Los Gatos Gauitar Gallery
(408) 395-0767
326 Village Ln
Los Gatos, CA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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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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