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8/31/2004 8:08 PM
Danny Michel
this appears to be a really cool amp...  
looks like the 2 pairs of 6L6GC's run through 2 separate OTs  
maybe that 6V6GT is driving reverb??
9/2/2004 1:49 AM

I'd say that was a good guess on the reverb...  
The interesing thing about this amp is it's non reverb version's circuit is identical with two output sections) to the famed supro thunderbolt. I have one waiting to be de-hummed or Ebayed.  
Funky panel lighting too with a string of small bulbs mounted behind the white panels above the controls.  
9/2/2004 2:21 AM
Danny Michel

You have one huh? good reverb? trem? overall sound? I have a silvertone 1484, this looks like the deluxe, upgraded model.... I bet you could run 4 JJ 6V6s in it for a good dirty sound, maybe 2 10"s each...
9/2/2004 4:48 AM
ted m

I thought the thunderbolt was a 2 input, dual 6L6, 1.5 12ax7s, and early ones tube rectifier, later diodes?? most common speaker - 15"?
9/2/2004 10:16 PM

you are correct!  
What I meant was that the amp I have (non reverb) has virtually the same circuit as the Thunderbolt And the OT at least is identical.  
I believe it to be a Valco made amp.  
9/2/2004 1:55 AM
ted m

I think the 1485 indicates it was one of those supro or valco made amps, also under the sears and silvertone and other names.
9/2/2004 2:37 AM
Danny Michel

this isn't the same as the silvertone 1485, the reverb is transformer driven with a 6V6, it appears....

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