which fender tweed to build??

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  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    I want to build a tweed repro. Thinking about either a tweed deluxe or pro (w/15 inch speaker), or maybe even a tremolux (adventurous thinking.) Can you guys recommend a specific circuit (god they varied so much), parts source/kit? Any merits to picking a deluxe over a pro, or vice versa, other than the obvious 6V6 vs. 6L6 thing...
     
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    what style of music? Do you like clean headroom or early breakup?
     
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    If it's a first build I would suggest the Deluxe. It is a fairly simple circuit but gives one of the all time best sounds. Everyone needs one of these amps in their arsenal.

    Then again, a Champ would not be a bad idea either! ;)
     
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    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    early breakup is greatly appreciated...I thought about the Pro after playing a Victoria 35115 amp. real nice, but I like the 6V6 tone as well, for different reasons. Im looking for a relatively easy build. I am not apoopsed to a kit, although often the trannies and components are not top quality. Any kits that rise to the top?
     
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    I'd say go for a 5E3 deluxe.
     
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    One of the best Deluxe kits around is done by Mission Amps, they use quality parts.

    Ken
     
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    I built a tweed Pro copy... actually, Todd Shock at Wakarusa Amps built the head and I did the cabinet. Anyway, the Pro is very cool. The head cost me as much as most kits, but it has a great master volume, Mercury Magnetics trannies, top shelf caps/reisistors, and a switchable pot for negative feedback. Wow! I've had it for about a year, now, and I still love it. You can't go wrong with tweed!

    Old Tele Man! So, the Weber Double Deluxe kit will go from 2 6v6, 4 6v6, to 2 6L6? Is that without opening it up? I'm guessing you'd have to rebias? Or do you have to decide at some point during the build and then you're stuck with it? Curious!
     
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    5E5a pro you'll be glad you did!!!
     
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    I like Weber's Proluxe idea---a fixed bias 6L6 version of the 5E3 (think 5E5A output circuit with a 12"). It seems that's where a lot of people want to go with a 5E3 after they get it done ('How do I make it louder?'). Might as well do it in the first place...I added some parts to a Mission 5E3 kit and it's pretty versatile, very giggable.
     
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    +1 on the 5e5a
     
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    A fun amp !
    A double deluxe if you want BIG FUN.

    JJ
     

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