Who is making a great 5E3 Tweed Deluxe?

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  1. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I saw some old posts but nothing recent.
     
  2. jpervin

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    Tungsten
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    Lil' Dawg
     
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    scienceguy Silver Supporting Member

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  5. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Is the Cortez the model I would be looking at?
     
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    Shoot. I love my Ceriatone. Not that I've played a bunch of others. One vintage Fender, one small builder, and one Victoria. All were different, and I didn't really spend enough time with them to decide on "better," but I ended up with the Ceriatone, and I'm perfectly happy with that.

    One caveat is I don't want a combo, and indeed, being able to buy the chassis w/out a cab was a huge advantage for me, and those things probably influenced my decision more than anything else.
     
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    Or the Crema Wheat...
     
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    Valvetrain 416 is a really nice handmade Deluxe-based amp.
     
  9. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Has anyone compared a Clark Beaufort to a Tungsten Cortez?
     
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    What's the real thing cost these days? I know prices have fallen quite a bit. Just get a real.
     
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    Never played a Tungsten.

    I have the Victoria 20112 and the Clark Beaufort Premium.

    Both are outstanding amps.
     
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    Picked up a very clean 57 for 2k.
     
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    The tungsten Cortez is a great amp.
     
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    Don't forget Louis Electric
     
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    I have a Victoria and can't fault it. The big volume leap at about 4 a a bit of a drag for at home, but it's part of the deal. I gather some makers use a different /smoother taper arrangement but I don't know what trade off the brings with it.
     
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    Ive had a few and the fender reissue is my favorite
     
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    Love my Li'l Dawg and Jim is the nicest guy in the world to work with.
     
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    I've rocked the same ol' Ceriatone 5E3 for years...NOS tubes + a 12" Celestion Gold :)

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