Sears' 1422 amplifier was also known as the '40XL' for the labeling on the front face. The '40' refers to the peak theoretical spec'd output of 40 watts into its 12-inch speaker. It also featured volume/tone for each of its two channels, tremolo, reverb, and three inputs.
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The 1422 was, if its appearance on today's collector's market is any indication, the 'go-to' amp at Sears during the relatively long period it was sold, outselling all others. Perhaps its longevity account for its ubiquity. Regardless, it was a well-spec'd all-around amp, with cool, solid 'slant face' looks at an affordable price in a compact package. It changed its innards mid-life, from a tube to a solid state amp, and its 'olive' accents switched to a black decor. This amp was offered in the catalog for nearly six years, and one of the few products to actually début in the 'Wish Book!'
Introduced: Wish Book 1968
Retired: Spring/Summer 1974