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1965 Silvertone 1482 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 w/ Tremolo, Danelectro USA-Made


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Up for sale, a 1965 Silvertone model 1482 tube amp in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the full original Silvertone-branded tube set. Manufactured by Danelectro in the USA, this amp is often referred to as the "poor man's Deluxe" for its rich gain, touch-sensitive responsiveness, and 15 watt 6V6 push/pull tube power section, features which are all very reminiscent of the Tweed-era Fender Deluxe from the late '50s. This amp really does tap into what made Fender's Tweed amps great, and at about 1/10th the price, the Silvertone 1482 is one of the best bargains on the vintage amp market. With simple controls for Volume and Tone for both the Mic and Instrument inputs, the amp also boasts a powerful bias-based tremolo circuit that has a great pulse and smooth waveform.

The preamp is virtually untouched, and the point-to-point, hand-wired circuit boasts the original paper-in-oil capacitors, carbon comp resistors, and CTS pots which date to '65. Both of the original transformers are intact, and the amp is stocked with its original pair of Silvertone-branded 6V6 power tubes. A modern three-prong power cable has been installed. The speaker is the original Fisher alnico driver that compliments the sound of the circuit well and features a date code on the magnet bell from the 16th week of 1965.

The amp is in excellent cosmetic condition, with the original gray thatched covering, wheat grillcloth with sparkle thread, and a minty aluminum faceplate that retains all of the original knobs and black silkscreen text.