December 2020

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To Wreck or to Rock?

July 3, 2020
How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.
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Rig Rundown: Buddy Miller

July 3, 2019
Humor, great stories, and killer tones (courtesy of rare guitars and boutique amps) abound in this studio sit-down with one of contemporary Nashville’s most respected artists.
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Vintage Vault: 1960s Silvertone 1446L

February 25, 2019
A close-up look at the “Chris Isaak” model.
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Dex Romweber’s Silvertone Soul

October 14, 2016
A punkabilly guitar legend finds balance in battered guitars, piano ballads, reverb-drenched vibes, and the inspiration of classic gospel and R&B.
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NAMM '15 - Silvertone 2015 Acoustic Demos

January 28, 2015
Known for their hip electrics, the retro brand unveils a complete line of flattops.
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NAMM '14 - Silvertone 1444 Bass Demo

March 3, 2014
The kitschy classic company revives one of their most-popular basses from the '60s.
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Silvertone Guitars 1423 Review

January 15, 2014
Silvertone revisits a classic with improvements that enhance its stability and versatility.
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24 Windy City Gems

October 17, 2013
For much of the 20th century, Chicago was the epicenter of musical instrument manufacturing and distribution. Here, guitarist Daniel Ivankovich shares two-dozen favorites from his personal collection.
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Ask Amp Man: Upgrades for Silvertone and Fender Hot Rod Amps

August 13, 2013
This month we look at changing the gain structure on a Silvertone and dealing with volume fluctuations in a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Silvertone Jupiter & 1449 Demos

July 12, 2013
Hear demos of Silvertone's newest guitar reissues -- the Jupiter and 1449 (the amp-in-the-case guitar).
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'60s Silvertone "Sharkfin" ET-460 K4L

'60s Silvertone "Sharkfin" ET-460 K4L

February 4, 2013
When three pickups simply won’t do, reach for a Silvertone ET-460 K4L There was a time when a man was judged by the number of pickups on his guitar.
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Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

December 20, 2011
This is the same guitar that Lenny Haise (played by Steve Zahn) plays in the movie That Thing You Do!, before the fictional band hits it big and purchases more expensive instruments.
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1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

November 15, 2011
The ’69 Silvertone 1490 bass showcased here has a 30" scale, three-tone sunburst, double-cutaway 14"-wide body.
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Tweaking a Silvertone 1484

Tweaking a Silvertone 1484

October 18, 2011
The reverb and tremolo work fairly well, but could be stronger. Do you have any suggestions for making this amp all it can be?
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Affordable Vintage Basses

Affordable Vintage Basses

December 16, 2008
Kevin has the scoop on five great vintage basses under $1500.
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