Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sears 1971 10XL Tube Combo amp w Tremolo in Portland for $175



These Early 1970's Sears Amps fly way below the radar.  These were the last tube amps sold by Sears and they are pretty darn awesome vintage bang for the buck.

This model uses a 7189 Output tube and 12AX7 Preamp which is basically the same as a Vox AC4.

The trick with these 10XL's is to look for the ones with the "square red power indicator light."  I know we are really nitpicking now but apparently they alrered the circuit at some point when they also switched the red lens to a round shape and it didn't sound as good (or so I've heard).

Here is a website called Tonegems that tells you all about this model:   http://www.tonegems.com/silvertone-1421/


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Sears & Roebuck 1971 Guitar Combo Tube Amp - 10 XL (Silvertone 1421) - $175 (Foster and Powell

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Sears & Roebuck 1971 Vintage Guitar Combo Tube Amp - 10 XL (Silvertone 1421)

10 Watts and 8 inches.
Great tube amp. Great vintage sound. Can't buy a new one like this any more.

More info/specifics here:
http://www.tonegems.com/silvertone-1421/ar Tube Amp- 10 XL (Silvertone 1421)

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