Silvertone 1471 amplifier (circa 1960) SOLD!

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We Aardvarkers have a particular soft spot for tweed Champs, which provide an exceptional amount of tone, attitude, and sheer fun in a compact package. The only downside of vintage Champs is that the price of admission has gotten pretty steep lately, with even ratty examples fetching upwards of $1,000. Heck, Fender’s own reissue of the diminutive model carries a not-so-small list price list price of $1299. For a 5-watt amp, that works out to be $260 per watt. Ouch! What’s a working musician to do? This little Silvertone provides the answer, with its tube complement of a single 6V6 output tube driven by a single 12AX7 (sound familiar?) powered by a 6X4 rectifier. Throw in a stock Jensen 8” speaker and you have the perfect recipe for vintage tone. Just this morning we fired this little guy up, plugged in a particularly outrageous sounding ’56 Les Paul Junior, dimed the knobs, and let ’er rip. The results were exactly what we had hoped for, bringing an instant smile to everyone within earshot. Turning the volume knob down to the halfway point and picking lightly provided a gorgeous, clean, slightly compressed tone with just a touch of hair around the edges. If you’ve ever played through a tweed Champ set at the edge of breakup, you know what we’re talking about. Turning the volume down further yielded crystalline sounds with nary a hint of breakup. We enjoyed the one addition this amp brings to the classic Champ recipe: a tone knob. We were surprised at how useful it was at dialing in just the right amount of chime or bite, or smoothing out high gain tones when using the amp with a bright guitar like a Telecaster. The cabinet is covered in dark black tolex. elegantly accented by a band of white piping—and be sure to check out the subtle diamond pattern woven into the grill cloth. The amp is missing its back panel, but is otherwise all-original and in very good condition. Sold! Thanks Tim.

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We Aardvarkers have a particular soft spot for tweed Champs, which provide an exceptional amount of tone, attitude, and sheer fun in a compact package. The only downside of vintage Champs is that the price of admission has gotten pretty steep lately, with even ratty examples fetching upwards of $1,000. Heck, Fender’s own reissue of the diminutive model carries a not-so-small list price list price of $1299. For a 5-watt amp, that works out to be $260 per watt. Ouch! What’s a working musician to do? This little Silvertone provides the answer, with its tube complement of a single 6V6 output tube driven by a single 12AX7 (sound familiar?) powered by a 6X4 rectifier. Throw in a stock Jensen 8” speaker and you have the perfect recipe for vintage tone. Just this morning we fired this little guy up, plugged in a particularly outrageous sounding ’56 Les Paul Junior, dimed the knobs, and let ’er rip. The results were exactly what we had hoped for, bringing an instant smile to everyone within earshot. Turning the volume knob down to the halfway point and picking lightly provided a gorgeous, clean, slightly compressed tone with just a touch of hair around the edges. If you’ve ever played through a tweed Champ set at the edge of breakup, you know what we’re talking about. Turning the volume down further yielded crystalline sounds with nary a hint of breakup. We enjoyed the one addition this amp brings to the classic Champ recipe: a tone knob. We were surprised at how useful it was at dialing in just the right amount of chime or bite, or smoothing out high gain tones when using the amp with a bright guitar like a Telecaster. The cabinet is covered in dark black tolex. elegantly accented by a band of white piping—and be sure to check out the subtle diamond pattern woven into the grill cloth. The amp is missing its back panel, but is otherwise all-original and in very good condition. Sold! Thanks Tim.