Silvertone 1482 Dimensions?

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Silvertone 1482 Dimensions?

Postby Toyman_PA on Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:40 pm

I have a 1482 chassis without the cab and wanted to build a combo like the original. Can anyone who has one give me the length, width and height of it?

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Postby capnjuan on Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:36 pm

Hi Toyman: dimensions for a Silvertone 1482 in the text of this ebay auction:
eBay 1482 link

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Postby RWood on Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:54 am

Nice catch, Cap'n........ and "welcome" from another Guild amp player. 8)

That's a better 1482 than the one I owned back in the 60's. Truly a closet classic. Doesn't have the plaid cover, but apparently it hasn't needed it, either.

Toyman, are you going to build your cabinet out of beaverboard like the originals?



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Postby Toyman_PA on Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:21 pm

Thanks for the info. :D

I am thinking about using hardwood to build the cabinet.

Not sure which wood yet. Not really a fan of oak and Maple, Mahogany and Cherry get expensive. I might go with poplar as a cheap alternative being my first try.

I was inspired by the recabs at Vintone.
http://www.vintone.com/rc_bj115_p
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Postby capnjuan on Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:47 pm

RWood wrote: That's a better 1482 than the one I owned back in the 60's. Truly a closet classic. Doesn't have the plaid cover, but apparently it hasn't needed it, either. RWood


Hi RWood; thanks for the Howdy; I had that one in the eBay Watch column when I bid/won another 1482 for a friend offshore; going to do maintenance before shipping. He's excited; me too. About as straightforward an amp as they come, no?

I have a Guild T1 RVT (early version; no vertical metal backpanel on the chassis); one of the odder ducks on the pond. I have it running pretty well and fixed a number of cabinet problems. Like some fine wines, this amp 'doesn't travel well'. Living and dying with particle board; glad I didn't work at Guild 40 yearss ago when these came back broken from the dealers.

You have one of these? Maybe the Thunderbird?

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Postby capnjuan on Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 pm

Toyman_PA wrote:...thinking about using hardwood to build the cabinet...Not sure...I might go with poplar as a cheap alternative being my first try...inspired by the recabs at Vintone.


Hi Toyman; Wow, after peeking at Vintone's site, I can see why! Good luck whatever you choose; I'm sure it'll look great.

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Postby RWood on Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:21 pm

capnjuan wrote: About as straightforward an amp as they come, no?


I found it a bit daunting working on the point-to-point versus a circuit board amp, but very do-able. I'm restoring a 1471 at the moment. Both of those amps are about as light-duty as they come, with an OT that looks like a choke, but everything seems to work together well for a pleasing overdrive tone.
When you get yours, be sure to check for drifted carbon comp values.

capnjuan wrote: You have one of these? Maybe the Thunderbird?


It's a Thunderbass that I've recapped, retubed (8417s) and am still troubleshooting. Belongs to friend. I've been in touch with Aaron Newman, one of Guild's circuit designers in the mid-sixties. Very nice man.

Sorry for the hijack, Toyman; post some pictures of your project as you go. Those Vintone cabs are cool.


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Postby capnjuan on Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:22 pm

RWood wrote:...I'm restoring a 1471...about as light-duty as they come ... a pleasing overdrive tone...check for drifted carbon comp values. 10-4. Amp's not here but I've already ordered resistors for ps / grids / plates; my friend solders not and where it's going puts a premium on reliability - must be rock solid when it goes out the door.


It's a Thunderbass ... I've been in touch with Aaron Newman, one of Guild's circuit designers Is that the two- or four-tube preamp model? You are fortunate; I have a friend on another BB who has a two-tube model; wants it rehabbed/modded for guitar. Worth doing?


Sorry for the hijack, Toyman...Me Too!... post some pictures of your project as you go. Those Vintone cabs are cool.RWood


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