who makes the best tweed?

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  1. raildog

    raildog Member

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    is it d13 cj11 or swart atomic spacetone or victoria or clark or someone else? what do you think?
     
  2. jumpnblues

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    No such thing as "the best". All the ones you mentioned are outstanding amps except I think of a /13 as more of something in the Matchless style of amps vs tweed. And now my bias...my fav of all the tweed based amps is Louis Electric. Check out his website and the sound clips. Also there's a review of my Louis Electric KR-10/12 on the Louis Electric forum and Harmony-Central. There was a thread running on this very forum regarding Louis Electric amps a couple days ago. Best sounding tweed based amps I've ever heard. But that's just my opinion. You won't go wrong with ANY of the amps you mentioned above. As I said, they're ALL outstanding.


    Tom
     
  3. davebc

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    Lou is the absolute king of tweed!
    If they were good enough for Danny Gatton and Keith, that speaks volumes.
    Lou built me a tweed based KR10-12. It is absolutely one of the best sounding amps I've ever heard, the only thing coming even close are my other Louis amps.
    We Louis amp owners are an enthusiastic bunch!
     
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    Tweed? Clark. Period.

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    KR12- amazingly good Tweed only better than Twwed and beyond.
    Definately ain't for wimps!:argue
     
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    uh...Fender? well that's why my Princeton's saying!
     
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    See now, once you put three extra gain stages on an amp, i'm not sure you can call it "tweed". Maybe "TweeLexi" or something.

    Don't get me wrong. I wish I had a KR12. But I think it's unfair to compare a KR12 to a true 5E3 circuit.

    Frank
     
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    lgehrig4 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm no Tweed expert, but I do have a KR12. The gains stages used depends on which input you plug into and whether or not you short normal inputs 1 & 2 while plugged into gain input 1. Point being, it may have three extra gain stages, but that doesn't mean they are all active all the time. Supposedly normal input 1 is based on a tweed twin.
     
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    I like the stuff Mark Baier at Victoria Amplifier makes.
     
  11. Flyin' Brian

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    +1 for the amps +1000 for the service
     
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    I've owned so many tweed deluxe amps over the years. There are so many great ones available, it's almost impossible to really go wrong.

    For me, the CJ11 is the answer.
     
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    Fender, the original.
     
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    clark is the only answer to this!!
     
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    Best is subjective. I build my own now, but if I was going to have another built for me, I'd have the same guy who built my Deluxe, Clay Hullett. The guy just knows tone.

    For my money, Clay is THE best.

    Better than me but I cost less (and don't build for others). :D
     
  16. Groovey Records

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    Ey laddie keen ya say its a braw brit moon lict nict. Paisley is another great design comming from us heathens.

    Louis is not a tweed Amp can sound like one but not one.

    The KR 10/12 is in a class by itself and doesn't deserve to be limited by the Tweed label. It is full of gain stages and tweeks that do not belong to any one class of tweed, blackface, or vox type amp

    The Best Tweed is the one your plugged into and rippin on. No Losers.

    If I had 2k there is a Piedmont in the emporium with all the bells and whistles I'd snap it up. for another grand its the Louis for me
     
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    :agree
     
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    Well, I have a Clark Beaufort, a Swart Atomic Spacetone and a Victoria Low Powered Twin and was pretty happy with my tweed lot. (un)fortunately I live on the same road as Chandlers in Kew (UK) where Jesse Hoff works. I played his Lazy J 20 and now have one on order - it has that 'something', a classic tweed with a (sympathetic) modern twist.
     
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    Played/owned quite a few including original 59 deluxe
    Louis Electric Buster was my favorite
    One standout that I didn't bond with was the CJ11.
    Currently really liking the 3 Monkeys Organ Grinder
     
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