This is a vintage 1965 Silvertone Model 1482 electric guitar amplifier. This particular example, chassis number 185.11020, is in excellent vintage cosmetic condition, and has been completely gone-through and serviced to become the absolute tone monster it is now! With replaced caps, fresh power tubes, and an upgraded 3-prong power cable, this 1×12″ Silvertone is an incredible sounding amp. With saturated sustain and exorbitant overdrive, the 1482 circuit is very similar to that of the coveted 5E3 Tweed Deluxe. Compact and light weight, yet producing heavy-hitting tone, the 1482 has long been the best 1×12″ tube combo bargain, consistenly selling for 1/10th the price of the aforementioned Fender Deluxe!
Speaker Code: 1056 536 (Fisher)
This ’65 Silvertone 1482 utilizes: (2) 6V6, (2) 12AX7, (1) 6AU6, and (1) 6X4 tubes through the original 1 x 12″ Fisher speaker with the original cone.
The amp is in very clean original cosmetic condition. The original salt and pepper tolex is in nice shape, with some usual seam separations along the bottom corners of the cabinet, while the original grill cloth is crisp, unfaded, and structurally perfect with no snags. The back panel is in nice shape, and the amp includes several original tubes.
Recently serviced to achieve the best possible tone, many caps have been replaced, the 2-prong cable was upgraded with a modern 3-prong to minimize 60-cycle hum, and several original tubes were replaced. It now sounds fantastic, is ready for recording, and is an absolute pleasure to plug-in-and-play. A really great complement for humbucking pickups, this amp produces very organic uncensored overdrive. The tremolo works perfectly and has a very musical depth. It is also very versatile, and ranges from a very slow Univibe-esque speed, to a rapid Leslie-style chorus. Tons of vibe and mojo, the sound of the amp is unique and less-compressed than the usual Tweed Deluxe.
The amp does not have a footswitch, but any standard single-function 1/4″ will suffice.