The 1472 & 1482 amps were the cool, next to top of the line combo amps available for the bulk of the '60s. Big speaker (12"), a good amount of power (10 watts, increasing to 15 in '63), a nice complement of controls (with tremolo!) and an easy to transport design made this amp a popular sound machine. Even today, these amps are easily found, and still bring top dollar.
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The 1472 and 1482 amps were unique amongst Silvertone amps. No other amp had vertically mounted front controls (and a vertical amp chassis to go with it), zigzag knobs, or a 'partner' bass amp that looked very similar (the 1473). This amp has always looked like a TV set to me, and with the one-eyed monsters ascendancy in the early '60s, the comparison makes a lot of sense.