1 giffenf 6 months ago The first time I went in to TrueTone Music so many years ago, I was shopping for a classical guitar. They had a brand-new (pre-FMIC) 6120 on a stand and I stopped and stared, then played it, and my life changed forever. Since then, many a time I have gone in there looking for one thing, and ended up with something else altogether.So I shouldn't have been surprised yesterday. I had a gig a few blocks down from there, and got there early so I went into TT to try my guitars through that Ampeg Gemini II I had talked about in another thread. And when I walked in, this was sitting on the counter:A Vintage 47 Oahu Suitcase amp. They had just taken it in, and were about to put it on ebay. In their typical low-key way, they said "You better buy this, Frank, or we're going to have to put it on ebay." I wouldn't wish that on a nice little amp like this, so I opted to try it out. The volume and tone controls are intriguingly interactive, and depending upon the kind of pickup you're using, you can get a vast array of tones out of it (I had the Alameda-equipped Chet-a-caster II with me, and the tonal differences available through this amp with those pickups was striking). So I asked them what kind of deal they'd make me, and it was a little too good to pass up. So here we are:I didn't really need another little amp, I have or have access to a couple already, but this one was too cool and too good a deal to pass up.