Mojotone Silvertone 1484 Head Amplifier Kit
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A few years back, we were asked to service three of Jack White's Silvertone 1484 amps. Many professionals love the 1484 sound but cannot rely on its build quality for reliable road use. Two of Jack's amps needed new output transformers, but we realized that there wasn't a suitable replacement on the market. We had our friends at Heyboer tear down the old transformers and replicate the design for us to add to the Mojotone catalog. Recently, we had a special request from Green Day's guitar tech, Bill Schneider, to make a road-worthy 1484 style amp in a Marshall® JTM-45 chassis. We loved the outcome so much, we decided we would share the results as the new Mojotone 1484 style amp kit. This new kit boasts the desirable Silvertone straight sound without the not-so-great reverb and largely unused tremolo. We packed it all into a British style chassis and head box which will offer years of roadworthy service.
Unlike most of our reproduction amp kits this is not an exact copy of the original amp. This is Mojotone's version of the Silvertone 1484 model where we removed the tremolo and reverb parts of the circuit from the original design.
- Class Type:AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~40 Watts
- Bias Type:Fixed Biased with adjustable potentiometer
- Build Time:~6 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (2), EH 6CG7 (1)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6L6GC (2)
- Rectifier Tube:None - Solid-State Rectified
- Transformers:Power - British 45 Power (7020300), Output - 1484 / 1485 (MOJO1485), Choke - (MOJO777)
- Cabinet:Mojotone Silvertone 1484 Head Cabinet
- Hardware:Mojotone 1484 Small Parts Kit, Mojotone 1484 Chassis, Front & Rear Faceplates, 10' Removable Power Cord
Disclaimer: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability.
Mojotone reserves the right to change or substitute any and all of the parts contained in this amplifier kit without advertisement or notification to the buyer. Part substitutions made by Mojotone are guaranteed not to affect the integrity or operation of your amplifier kit. Time estimates listed are from start to finish. If you are new to tube amplifiers, additional time may need to be factored.
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