1965 Silvertone 1485 - Six Speakers
Posted on August 08 2019
The Silvertone 1485 was the largest of the Danelectro manufactured amplifiers distributed by Sears in the 1960s. The 1485 featured a unique single preamp/twin power amp circuit which drove six Jensen C10Q speakers - three for each power section. This allowed them to manufacture what was essentially a 1484 (Twin Telve) with two identical power sections that drove to different sections of the cabinet. The two output transformers are the exact same ones that were used for the 1484. This allows the 1485 to have that nice saturated output at much higher volume. It also has a much difference frequency response as a result of the six 10" Jensens compared to the two 12" Jensens in the 1484. It even came with it's own detachable factory made caster dolly. The 1485 is the rarest and most desirable of the 1400 series amplifiers. This 1485 has survived in wonderful original condition and is ready to go on the road or in the studio. It retains all its original parts except for one preamp tube, one power tube, power supply cable and a few resistors in the reverb section. The fragile cabinet is in great shape as well with just a few tears on one or two of the corners. It's structurally as solid as it was right out of the factory. The Jensen C10Q speakers are also original to the amp and have matching date codes and original solder. All cones are original to the speakers and sound strong. The footswitch too is original to the amp and in proper working condition. Many of these old Silvertone 1485 amplifiers have either been ragged out or gutted for all their cool original parts. Those maroon and gold Jensen C10Q speakers are known for being the perfect speaker for your blackface Princeton Reverb-Amp. Fortunately, this one has been spared of that fate and has all the cool original parts in good working condition. Call the number at the top of your screen or use the contact form on the right to speak with me about this clean 1965 Silvertone 1485 amplifier.