Silvertone Model 1483 Tube Amplifier - 1964

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Silvertone Model 1483 Model Tube Amplifier, made by Danelectro , made in Neptune, NJ.

In the 1960s, Sears Roebuck & Co. contracted Danelectro to provide many instruments sold under the Silvertone brand, including the 1480 series of amplifiers. The Model 1483 was initially designed and marketed as a bass amplifier (primarily to pair with the infamously beloved "Dolphin nose" Silvertone/Danelectro bass). As such these were made and sold in relatively small numbers compared to other models like the more common (and equally beloved) 1484 Twin Twelve.

This example is all original within the chassis, including the original US made tubes!

The speaker has been changed to an early 80's Eminence, which sounds better than you might think.

A "choke" transformer was originally installed in the cabinet to cut some of the mid/high frequencies and reinforce the bass response.  The transformer is bypassed, which makes for better guitar tone.

Speaking of the tone - you get natural overdrive with tons of sag.   

  • Case/Cover?: No
  • Color: Grey
  • Dimensions: 20.5" x 29" x 9"
  • Weight: 47lb
  • Watts: 23w
  • Date: 1964
  • Where date is noted: Pots
  • Speaker 1 Brand/Model: ?
  • Speaker 1 Size: 15"
  • Speaker 1 Code: 52-57-1 / 67-8137
  • Speaker 1 Cone: Original
  • Power Transformer brand and/or codes: 096F
  • Output Transformer brand and/or codes: ?
  • Choke Transformer brand and/or codes: ?, not attached to speaker
  • Reverb or other effects?: No
  • Rectifier Tube: 5Y3 GT
  • Rectifier Tube Brand: Silvertone
  • Power tubes: 2 x 6L6 GC
  • Power Tube Brand: Silvertone
  • Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7 / 6CG7
  • Preamp Tube Brand: Silvertone
  • Filter Caps: Original
  • Pedal?: No
  • Pots, codes: Original 137 6407
  • Tolex: Original
  • Grille: Original
  • Knobs: Original
  • Handle: Original
  • Power cord: Original 2 prong
  • Notes: Speaker wired had been spliced, then twisted/taped back together.

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