Fender Custom Series 57 Bandmaster Tube Hand Wired Guitar Amplifier Tweed LN
1960 Silvertone Model 1432 amplifier. 2 6V6 ouput tubes, 2 12AX7, 1 6AU6 preamp tubes and a 6x5 tube rectifier. All tubes are labeled Silvertone...Yeah! The speaker is the orginal Rola, speaker code 285024....Oh Yeah!! Two channels: instrument with two inputs, microphone with one input. Tremelo has controls for speed and strength and works with both channels. Footswitch jack but the footswitch is missing. The amp has all four rubber feet and the rubber handle is a replacement(the only non-original item on the amp). 8 Huge watts according to my tech. Now the good stuff:
This amplifier is one of the many creations of that under-appreciated genius, Nathan Daniel, of Danelectro fame. This man created the tone that all the boutique amp makers today seek. And he did it with the available parts of his day and in ways that made his products affordable to the masses. Much has been written about his killer guitars but very little about his dynamite amps. This is one of the most sought after harmonica amps out there. Check out websites like harmonicamasterclass and here them rave. The harp player in my band plays thru one with a crystal mic and the thing absolutely KILLS!! I am a guitar player and the thing has that greasy, creamy grind I love. Add a stomp box and hoo wee, baby! Everything works as it should, including the wicked tremelo.
This amp was completely overhauled by the finest tech in Phila. All contacts cleaned, 3 new signal caps, 4 new tremelo caps, 3 prong cord, replaced handle and jewel light bulb. I paid to have this work done-now you don't have to!
The condition is quite excellent. One corner on the lower front is nicked, and there is a small cigarette burn on the top-both visible in the pics. It is in gorgeous condition overall including the winged "Silvertone" logo on the wicker grillecloth.
I will ship overseas-bidders should request shipping costs if interested. The weight will be 23 pounds, packed. I added a 5.00 charge to cover insurance. Amp sold AS IS. You will be thrilled!
I have a very fair reserve on this amplifier. Please don't write offering buy-it-now prices or requesting the reserve level. I want to let this fine amplifier go thru the 7 day auction process. Thanks!
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