‘Poor Man’s Tweed’
A Silvertone 1482 valve (tube) amp from the sixties (c1963) in good cosmetic condition and excellent working order (please see detailed photos). This 15 watt amp has a 12″ speaker and was made for Sears by Danelectro. It features one microphone and two instrument inputs, as well as a brutal tremolo with controls for speed and depth (with a socket for the footswitch – not included). It is in excellent condition and has just been serviced and fitted with a 3-core earthed mains cable for safety. The main valves are original RCA or Silvertone-branded made in the USA (by RCA).
This vintage amplifier is an original USA 110v model and will require a step-down transformer to operate at 240v (we can supply good quality transformers if required).
These amps are renowned as being the “poor man’s Fender tweed deluxe”, and this one does not disappoint – has a rich thick vintage tone that breaks up nicely when pushed – works well with pedals and makes a fantastic harp amp. The Tremolo is pretty unique and a joy to play with. These amps were made by Danelectro for the Sears catalogue and are what many aspiring US musicians cut their teeth on: this is the sound of US garage rock and much more besides – think Jack White, Black Keys – these are stunning little amps. Chuck it in your pick-up and away you go…
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