Vintage 47 Amps Sikeston MO
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
Instrument Rental: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
We a have a full line service department offering most all repairs of instruments and equipment.
10am to 6pm Monday Through Friday
10am to 3pm Saturday
We are hear early and late most all the time but to make sure please call for an appointment.
Acoustic Piano, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
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.
CONTACT Vintage47 Amps, (707) 480-6511; vintage47amps.com
MODEL VA-175 Two Tone Spectator