Rare Sears Bass Combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eddievanbassman, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. I did a cool little trade off of Craigslist I wanted to trade a ugly project bass and a PA speaker I had for a Bass Combo.
    This dude hit me up and said he had a old Sears Combo but he didnt have a pic. So I met at his house he let me try it out it had low volume and was making a lot of noise. But when I got home it sounded badass. Its called a BGA 28. Its a 1x12 ported cab. Its loud and has great tone. Its 28 watts and theres a stamp on the back that say "03 88" so I'm assuming its was made March 1988. Its got High Frequency Boost, Gain, Bass, Treble, Volume, and Distortion. And the Distortion even sounds great. Badass Practice amp.:D
  2. wicked_child


    Oct 19, 2007
    love oldschool gears. nice one!
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    strange but neato!
  4. billhilly66


    Aug 25, 2007
    Plano, TX
    Freaks me out that anything mad in March of 1988 is now "old school".
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  6. 1988 is still rather modern. Now 1978 is way old! :D:bag:
  7. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    I resemble that remark.
  8. *chuckle* oh, you seasoned veteran bass pros and your "back in the day" stories.

    ... i have much to learn from you :)
  9. Yeah- I vaguely recall 8th grade. :)

    Edit: Oh- on topic, if there are tubes in there, you are cool.
  10. Im still cool:D but its solid state.
  11. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Not to burst any bubbles but 50 watts is the amp's total draw from the wall. It is still probably around 25-30 watts. Fine for a practice amp.
  12. Its pretty damn loud though.
  13. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Cool! :D
  14. from what i've read those things killed people!,,yep! they'd plug in and the ground would short out and=poof!,or better put=how much do you like electricity?,,,,,Silvertone sold out to Samick just because of that factor,so be careful dude ya just never know be sure and wear rubber soled shoes
  15. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    A three wire cord and a GFI adapter will take care of that concern.
  16. I don't think there's any worries.:bassist:
  17. glad you folks forged on ahead thru my BS(hahaha),i was just teasin':D,,twas looking at a couple old school rigs on eviel bay just a couple days back; Silvertone,,Kustom etc.,,but i'm busy trying to make my old school Peavey TNT burp(since she DID clip on me last weekend,why and what for i have no clue,moisture?)

    i know one thing; one side of my shop is NOT grounded correctly,the G string on my 4-banger shocked me last night,moved the plug to another outlet=fine(now why only the G i uh?,,well i don't wanna know! and maybe thas why i posted;),back in the 60's i was shocked in a garage with a Tiesco and the lord only knows what brand of amp after that i've always been:meh: wary let's say;)

    good luck man! post up a sound clip if ya can(i'm too lame but i love old school=rip em up!:bassist:)
  18. Mike19


    Aug 11, 2009
    Tallahassee, Fla
    When I played in a semi-pro club band in the mid 60s, the guitar player had a Sears stack: 100w tube head; cab w/ 2 Electrovoice 12" speakers. The sound was so-so, but it was loud as hell. :bassist:
  19. I searched for a 1988 Sears catalogue and I found the amp. I also put up the page of basses to choose from at the time...........one.

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  20. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2010
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