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Sears Silvertone 1483


This is a Sears Silvertone 1483 bass amp purchased new in 1965.

Amp head. Two channels with bass and treble controls.

Cathode biased with two 6L6GC power tubes.

Chassis is folded aluminum with wood end pieces.

Wiring is point to point using tag pieces. The choke (?) was attached to the speaker; I moved it under the chassis. Speaker was wired directly to the OT via 10-foot lamp cord; I removed it and added a speaker jack.

Closeup of the output section.

Close-up of the input section.

Volume and tone controls. Layout and values are the same on both channels.

The speaker is a 1965 Jensen C15P. Baffle board was cheap 3/16 pressed board . almost like dense cardboard. I replace it with inch plywood. Cabinet is really low quality particle board but seems to be holding up ok.


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