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Anybody have experience with Vintage 47 amps? There's a Cowboy Tonemaster by Vintage 47 on the local CL at what seems like a good price and I am being tempted.

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Love mine, a trem o tone with an alnico speaker. Mine has 6v6 power tubes. Dave Barnes run amp.

 

I also have a speaker cab 2x12 by them. New owners, very nice

 

The newer models have a boost.

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That’s a seriously cool looking amp.  I bet it would sound good with both kids of music: country and western.  

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1 hour ago, Jack C said:

That’s a seriously cool looking amp.  I bet it would sound good with both kids of music: country and western.  

IT's a greasy bluesy, amp, it's the valco sound for sure.

4 hours ago, crunchee said:

I've heard of them, but that's about it.  If I found an amp like this one, with two 6x9" speakers and a 4" tweeter, I'd want to know if it has an external speaker jack for more conventional outboard speakers:  

http://www.vintage47amps.com/Cowboy-Amp-Tonemaster/

They are Rola style 6 x 9 are supposed to sound awesome with this amp.

I do use the Vintage 47 Preamp Tube Signal Boosting Pedal to really push the amp.

They tend to be dark, so the boost really pushes volume in a great kind of way. My  only issue? I wish the amp woulda come with speed and intensity for the tremolo.


 

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Dang. The, "Ric", amp looks perfect. Thanks for posting the link!

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4 hours ago, crunchee said:

I've heard of them, but that's about it.  If I found an amp like this one, with two 6x9" speakers and a 4" tweeter, I'd want to know if it has an external speaker jack for more conventional outboard speakers:  

http://www.vintage47amps.com/Cowboy-Amp-Tonemaster/

If you need some spare 6 X 9s, I’ve got some Sparkys from my Nova and T/A. Vintage Sparkys from ‘79! Three-ways too!

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5 hours ago, crunchee said:

I've heard of them, but that's about it.  If I found an amp like this one, with two 6x9" speakers and a 4" tweeter, I'd want to know if it has an external speaker jack for more conventional outboard speakers:  

http://www.vintage47amps.com/Cowboy-Amp-Tonemaster/

That's a good point but I think the 6"x9" and 4" would be part of the "charm" for this amp. I don't see a jack for an ext. speaker but a work around usually isn't too hard.

1 hour ago, 0054 said:

IT's a greasy bluesy, amp, it's the valco sound for sure.

They are Rola style 6 x 9 are supposed to sound awesome with this amp.

I do use the Vintage 47 Preamp Tube Signal Boosting Pedal to really push the amp.

They tend to be dark, so the boost really pushes volume in a great kind of way. My  only issue? I wish the amp woulda come with speed and intensity for the tremolo.


 

Thank you! That was what I was looking for. They seem to have a good reputation.

I may give the guy a call. He's pretty close and the price seems good. But I sure don't need another amp right now.

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On 11/3/2019 at 8:17 PM, RobB said:

Dang. The, "Ric", amp looks perfect. Thanks for posting the link!

Gtone has or had one with a weber blue.

I really would like the chicago triple

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@RobB - still have my V47 Ric Supreme. Sounds a fair bit like an old '51 Fender Deluxe 5A3 I used to have, but with less sag and compression so it's tighter sounding than the Tweed.

Done a couple of mods to improve it over the time I've had it (6 yrs or thereabouts). As 0054 mentioned, the first thing I did to it was ditch the cheap sounding stock Weber alnico in favour of a Vox/Celestion Blue speaker - huge improvement right there in volume and tone. Because it sounded small and boxy in the stock cab, I fitted the amp chassis and speaker into one of my custom pine combo cab builds - bigger sounding and more resonant than the small birch ply cab but still in a decent grab'n'go size and weight. 

Here's a little lo-fi clip I recorded in the garage in the stock cab, Blue installed, straight in with no pedals/effects of any kind :

 

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Decent prices too....I dig the Suitcase. I had an old Custom Kraft (Valco-made) Model 900 that sounded crazy good. I sold it to fund another amp. That was a mistake.

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YOWZA! That Lo-fi clip sounds like pure rock and roll to me. I can hear the Blue adding some grit and chime. Love those speakers.

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