Favourite Tweed Deluxe

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  1. Kmaz

    Kmaz Member

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    What is the nicest - sounding tweed Deluxe that you've played through or heard? Could be a Fender or a version by another amp builder?
     
  2. thesjkexperienc

    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Silver Supporting Member

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    Ive tried the Fender ri, a guys home brew and I have owned a Victoria 20112 and a Tungsten Crema Wheat. Of the bunch I liked the somewhat more refined sound of the Crema Wheat. The Vic I had was not a "good one" and I have played other Vics without Jensen speakers I really liked.

    What would help is what guitars you are using and type of music. Humbuckers into a stock 5e3 can get messy, etc.
     
  3. Darkness

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    Little Dawg D-Lux

    Tweed heaven.
     
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    1953 5C3, Completely outrageous with an old Jazzmaster.
     
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    1951 5A3 with any guitar.
     
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    Doug Kauer's 5e3. I believe it was an original rebuilt by Satellite.
     
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    This one [​IMG]

    The Eminence Black Mountain in the finger jointed solid pine cab just absolutely kicks ass.
     
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    I am GASing for the Crema Wheat pretty bad. I realize it's a modified interpretation of the Tweed Deluxe but it sounds perfect to me...
     
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    Magic Amps 5E3

     
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    It's a Clark, followed closely by Victoria with a speaker upgrade. I would love to try a Speed shop though. They look tasty. http://www.tweeddeluxe.com/
     
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    Louis Electric Buster. Again a modified version of the venerable 5E3 Tweed Deluxe but nonetheless an impressive amp.
     
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    Red House Silver Supporting Member

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    What does the Black Mountain bring to the 5E3?

    I have a Black Mountain, but does not sound good in BF amps, IMO.

    With that said, I've never tried it in my '61 Tweed Deluxe - my favorite speaker in that is a '61 P12N.
     
  14. 59Vampire

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    I had a Vicky and loved it. I played a vintage fender not sure of the version and it flat out slayed any amp I played ever. Lol. I used a strat and a les paul with mine. I did extensive tube rolling to find the best way to minimize the humbucker mushiness. With the strat it was divine. But I used it mainly with buckers and then found the ayan smooth n slim. This is a selective filter that totally tamed the mush.

    Good luck in you search. The 5e3 is an awesome amp.
     
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    I keep saying this with no takers, even from a guy who lives in the same state. If you live near the SW corner of CT PM me. I'm 40 miles east of NYC. Try my Speed Shop amp.

    Neil
     
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    I only live 2,852 miles west of NYC, I will be right over!

    Steve
     
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    I'm real big on the Speed Shop 5E3, and pretty big on Sarah Richter and Mike Moody's Magic Amps too. I also really dig the Crema Wheat - it's not exactly a 5E3, but it IS bitchin!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
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    I'm purty happy with the Fender Tremolux EC.
     
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    I'm very happy with my Tungsten Cortez.
     
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    I got a Vic 20112 as part of a trade deal, but it just didn't do it for me.

    A few years later, a Clark Beaufort came along. The cleans were great, but the breakup was raspy no matter what speaker I used.

    I now have a Vintage Sound Tweed 15, which Rick Hayes (the Vintage Sound owner) says is really close to the original 5E3, but with a WGS C/S (ceramic) speaker. The cleans and dirt are great. The volume difference between the high and low inputs is enough so that you can get those crunchy, gritty tones at reasonable, "at home" volume levels.
     

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