Splain to me 'bout Tweed

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  1. decay-o-caster

    decay-o-caster Member

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    So is there someplace that my lazy searching didn't turn up a complete list of the original Fender tweed amps, with specs like tubes, output, speaker complement, etc.?

    My Xray has convinced me that tweed is where it's at for me. Now I just want to narrow down the models that would be most interesting. Like maybe 25 - 30 odd watts, head or 2-10 or 1-12, maybe reverb or trem.

    Of course, this is all just noise wasting time prior to my saying 'screw it' and giving Adam Stark a call to see if I can shake a Fire Amp out of him... :rolleyes:
     
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    Tweed...UMMMMMM...I luvs me some tweed.

    Hey I thought that the Fire Amps weren't made anymore?:confused:
     
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    David,
    Narrow panel Deluxes and Twins would be a good start.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    LOVE my Fender 57 Tweed Twin!

    :)

    Chuck
     
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    Victoria also makes excellent tweed style amps.
     
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    I gotta try one of these one day Chuck....but I seem to have a built in 4X10 bias ;) !! Every 2X12 amp I've ever tried seemed to have a tubbiness to them that just I couldn't dial out with the tone controls, and I don't hear that in a 4X10. However, I'll try to keep an open mind if I ever run across the '57TT in a store. Sometimes great tone does come from unexpected places! So far, my favorite tweed style amp has been the Victoria 35310 (Fender Tweed Bandmaster clone)....you ever played one of those?
     
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    If your need is tweed, Clay Hullett makes the best. Doesn't advertise except in VG, not as high profile as many, just the best. there's a reason Brent Mason, Reggie Young, Waylon (RIP, brother), Lou Toomey and many other Nashville pros are using Clay's amps in the studio and occasionally, on the road.

    Hullett Amps

    p.s. Tweed amps don't have reverb.
     
  13. Chi

    Chi Member

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    MY Tweeds flavors-

    '57 Tweed Twin= down and dirty raunchy blues, with some sting.

    Tone King= Fantasticly big sounding Tweed deluxe to ballsy Marshall JTM45ish tones with the tone and mid and volume dimed

    One off 35W Fire Amp= Rip-yer-face-off tweed in the vein of a Tweed Pro

    1960 Vibrolux= swampy, classic, sweet tweed.
     
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    I was auditioning amps (57 tweed reissue and Vibroverb reissue), and was having a hard time making a decision. I noticed some tweed amps built by Wright Amplification sitting along a wall. I ended up getting the Wright (4x10). The Fenders seemed dull and lifeless after playing through the Wright. A really great sounding amp. http://www.wrightamp.com/Wright/Combos/CombosMain.htm
     
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    Wright.

    They have precisely three dealers, two in Nebraska one in Kansas, and you must order via their dealers. That's not too helpful if you live in Calif or the North East. Nice look to them though......

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I recently aquired a 58' tweed champ. I've got to say that It sounds at the very least as good as any of my other amps. Fat low end and clean to scream just by touch. I've been running it mic'ed into my wet rig and dialing in some direct to raise the overall volume. This is a concept I've been playing around with. Having a really compact tone generator and reinforcing it with secondary amplification.

    Adam Stark
     
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    SamN,
    Wright amps are very nice! Did you get if from Russo's ? I live in lincoln also. I really like Wright amps, but they are pricey. I hear the components that he uses are top notch though.
     
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    Consider this your obligatory Bruno mention. Hard to go wrong with any of these options, really. For that matter, the newer Fender Tweed re-issues have gotten good reviews, if you want to go a bit cheaper.
     

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