This Silvertone 1482 looks like it may have suffered some water damage or excessive dampness. Take an amp with this kind of staining and erosion to a tech before plugging in, since it is a potential shock or fire hazard.

How to know when a vintage amp is worth rescuing.

I'll bet most of us have experienced this: You're en route to the grocery store on a pleasant Sunday morning, not a care in the world except getting home for breakfast in a timely manner … and then it happens. You see someone staking a garage sale sign at the corner. Your mind begins racing as you do the math. The person with the sign looks old enough to have cool stuff and I'm the first to see this sign. Will it be me who finds the mint '59 Bassman and Les Paul that must certainly be waiting there?

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