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Tweed deluxe but bigger?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by chillytc, May 22, 2011.

  1. chillytc

    chillytc Member

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    I absolutely love the tone of my Victoria 20112 5e3 and would love to have an amp with the same tonality but with higher wattage for more clean headroom and tighter bass. I'd like to have that same sound but be able to stay clean at the same or higher volume to where the deluxe is volume-wise when cranked and use that as a platform for pedals. The deluxe has this harmonically rich, cut through the mix mid/high-end tone and touch response but I need to get its clean voice at gig volumes so I can have clean tones, hit it with my Klon clone for that cranked tweed voice or hit it with my Riot or Frantone The Sweet for more shazam.

    Am I looking for a tweed twin or maybe something like a Germino Club 40?

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. CharlyG

    CharlyG Play It Forward

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    I like my BDRI, I'm currently doing the Fromel mod to it, fixing the master vol and a few other little tweaks. I like the tweed tone, and before the HD500, I had a Les Lius that kicked on the 5E3 setting! I like having that tone at all vols.
     
  3. Jim-Dandy

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    I haven't been to the Victoria website for a while, but a few years ago they made a model called the Double Deluxe. I never heard one, but it was suposed to sound just like a Deluxe only louder and with more headroom.
     
  4. trickness

    trickness Analog with a side of DSP

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    Dude, Victoria 45410. OK it's heavy but it has that same organic response, will sound amazing clean, with pedals or an attenuator.
     
  5. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    I do dig the Victoria Double Deluxe but I like the Fender '57 Tweed Twin even more for the sag and "Bigger tweed deluxe" sound. :)
     
  6. bsuite

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    Richter supraluxe will get you that and won't break the bank.
     
  7. chillytc

    chillytc Member

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    Trickness, what do you think the 10s in the bassman do to the tone compared to the 12s in the deluxe or the twin? I'm generally a p90 or HB player, for whatever that's worth.

    I've played a tweed bassman once but only at polite volumes in a store - I dug it but these kinds of amps can sound very different at gig volume.

    Thx!
     
  8. gmann

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    Great amp but not anythng like a tweed Deluxe.
     
  9. Lou Brush

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    If you like Victoria amps, try a double deluxe. The name says it all. It still has the characteristics of a 5E3-style amp, but with more clean headroom and tighter bass response.
     
  10. Brien

    Brien Member

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    The Double Duluxe is exactly what you're after.
     
  11. Wombat

    Wombat Supporting Member

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    Tungsten Crema Wheat takes it up to 20 watts with much of the same character. I haven't played the Tungsten Buckwheat yet, but the concept was to take that even further into the 30 watt range.

    +1 on the Victoria Double Deluxe as well.
     
  12. fig

    fig Member

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    Jim at Lil' Dawg makes a Tweed DLux with your choice of transformers, so you can get from 12 - 60 watts (and for a lot cheaper than the Victoria Double Deluxe).

    http://littledawgamps.com/amps_dlux.php

    Greg
     
  13. Sirloin

    Sirloin Supporting Member

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    Double Deluxe is a killer amp. At least the one I played.
     
  14. riff1006

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    Valvetrain 427, 5E3 based running 5881s @27 watts. I'm really enjoying mine although they don't make these anymore.
     
  15. es137p

    es137p Supporting Member

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    I'd think a double Deluxe, or a 6L6 5E3. Plus I think Victorias are only a couple of hundred bucks more than the Little Dawg amps. I compared my 5E3 with 6L6's to a friends that had 6V6's. Mine had more cut, clarity, and my volume on 3 was equal to his at 6.
     
  16. VintageKnob

    VintageKnob Supporting Member

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    I've got a custom voiced 35 watt 5E3 from Lil Dawg.

    Loud!

    I had him put a Merc Mag 2/4/8 variable tranny in it, I run a 50 weber ceramic and a tone tubby alnico in an extension cab. Killer set of NOS 5881's.

    Did I say it's loud?

    - D
     
  17. GrungeMan

    GrungeMan Supporting Member

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    Yes, can't go wrong with a Double Deluxe or a 5881 loaded 5E3 with a 6K OT.

    Keep on Rockin!

    Grungy :D
     
  18. Jedi

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    Another vote for the Double Ds.....
     
  19. Trout

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    They only use aluminum on the supra-luxe, as I understand it, the ONLY steel chassis Supra-Luxe was a prototype.
     
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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