Vintage 47 Amps Spring Valley 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.

Creative Edge
(619) 855-2809
10057 Cristobal Dr
Spring Valley, CA
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Tg Tech
(619) 464-4969
7293 University Ave
La Mesa, CA
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(619) 698-1185
8415 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA
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Valley Music Store
(619) 444-3161
530 E Main St
El Cajon, CA
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Harper's Music
(619) 398-2505
241 Third Ave Suite C
Chula Vista, CA
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Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments
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Instrument Rental: Yes
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Lessons: Yes
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Band Instruments, Guitars, Amps, Pro Audio etc.
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M-F 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Alans Music Center Inc
(619) 466-1938
8510 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA
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Fish Organs
(619) 460-9199
7840 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa, CA
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Taylor Guitars
(619) 956-2003
1980 Gillespie Way
El Cajon, CA
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Apex Music Co
(619) 583-1431
6210 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, 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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Blue Guitar Workshop
(619) 283-2700
5959 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, 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

TUBES...

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