What is your favorite 5E3 tweed clone?

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  1. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    There seems to be quite a few out there! I can't afford an original 1953, so what's the next best thing?
     
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    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    I went Victoria 20112. Many may disagree, many may agree. Mine is like a golden box of magical tone though, and that's what matters.
     
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  4. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    That Edge model is nice, but not in my price range.
     
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    The head I'm using can be had new these days for half that ;)

    Also, they tweaked the circuit on the Edge Deluxe.
     
  6. tele_player

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    I've never heard anything but good about the Richter 5E3, and they're currently $999. If I didnt have a 5E3 almost finished here on my to-do shelf, I'd just buy a Richter.
     
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    I had a Vic 20112, then a Li'L Dawg, and the final piece a Speed Shop PTP/NOS chassis. The Speed Shop amp is superb. www.tweeddeluxe.com Start with chassis and build up from there.

    Neil
     
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    I have a Vintage Sound Tweed 15. A true to Leo spec 5E3, with a beefed up OT, and a real lifetime tweed Deluxe.

    There are a lot of excellent 5E3 clones out there, and a lot of folks having fun with them. A great tribute to Leo!
     
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    It's not an exact clone but my search for an affordable 5E3 tweed ended when I bought a Samamp VAC 23. Now own two. They have been my number one for 5 years.
     
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    the one Adam at satellite made for Doug Kauer.
    Adam at Tungsten
     
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    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    Great amps. Not straight 5e3 but killer.
     
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    Li'l Dawg D-Lux for the win.
     
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    Magic.

     
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  14. guitar29

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    One of the best amps ever made. I like it better than any 5E3 I've ever owned. It's a Tweed Deluxe and SOOOOOOO much more.
     
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    I didn't know vintage sound did tweeds, nice. On a different note, from a different thread, I switched my ivy league to a 12", got a reconed Jensen P12Q, sounds nice, just a little thicker than with the 10". Put the 1028k in my 35210.
     
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    <==== My BOOTHILL 5E3 (Fender 57 Deluxe head clone). Can be had for around $699 or in combo version for $899 + shipping. Authentic sound and one of the best priced 5E3's (fully assembled in USA) around, unless you want to try one of THESE (cosmetically UGLY), but it's DEMO sounds good. Another DEMO, but it looks like a lot of pedals frontloading this one.
     
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    Bust out your soldering iron and have at it! Lotsa kits out there and lots of everything you can upgrade to!
     
  18. dougk

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    It's not really a 5e3, more like a BF Deluxe (sans reverb) with some 5e3 esque options. It's also my all time favorite all arounder amp I own, I'm thinking hard about grabbing a second as a back up.

    My 5e3 I got from Adam has an original P12 in it and some original 50's parts. It's freaking incredible.
     
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  19. Imola82

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    Pat at Chicago Amplification/Fret Works/Sweet Amplification built my 5E3. Couldn't be happier! Mine has an old EV 12L speaker Pat crammed in, a 5V4 rectifier and standby switch.

    This is my second amp of Pat's creation. He does an incredible job! I highly recommend Pat's build's.

    Plenty of incredible builders out there. Working with someone local to me is a huge plus for me. I also have two amps from another Chicago builder whom I'd HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend, however not sure that he is looking to build any 5E3's at the moment. He's repaired plenty of super good ones though!

    Cheer's,

    -Stu

    P.S. I'm also a huge Allman Bros. fan! (Assumption made based on your member name)
     

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