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Review: Sears 5XL Amp (Silvertone 1420)

October 23, 2010
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Vintage sound without the high price. The Sears 5XL is a 5-watt, old school, hand-wired, all tube guitar amp. Lots of midrange growl and smooth overdrive. Great for playing jazz, blues, classic and indie rock. Use as a practice amp or at small venues. Perfect for recording. It has one 8-inch Alnico speaker, one channel, two inputs, and separate volume and tone controls. The cabinet is built from cheap pressed board and the speaker baffle is 1/8-inch thick Masonite. It is clad in an equally cheap, thin green vinyl that stretches and tears easily…

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The Sears 5XL Video

October 23, 2010

Share This:This is our first video. We apologize for the video quality. We are shopping for a new camcorder. But the sound is awesome. Turn it up!

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How it all began…

September 22, 2010

Share This:This story began a few days after Christmas when my son and I stopped into one of Portland’s music shops, Trade Up Music, to browse the used gear. After checking out Trade Up’s nice selection of guitars, my son spotted a small, funky, beat up amp sitting atop the other guitar and bass amps. […]

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