Your Favorite Tweed?

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  1. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    So what's the "best" out there, IYO?
    5E3 Type
    Swart, Clark, Victoria, Gries, Valvetrain, Fender?
     
  2. guitrr

    guitrr Reverb Junkie Silver Supporting Member

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    My favorite is my Swart A.S.T., although I admit to being heavily biased!
     
  3. rhinocaster

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    Valvetrain is the only brand on the list that I haven't played.

    The rest of them? Brilliant.

    There's not one of them that I couldn't live with as my only amp for the rest of my life.
     
  4. Last Nerve

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    rhino - which of them do you still own?
     
  5. cg

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    I prefer the Swart, but it is not a 5E3 design.
     
  6. markom89

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    Swart here, too!
    That said, my amp tech, Martin Newall makes some of the best tweed's I've ever heard for some very nice prices.
     
  7. rhinocaster

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    None of them! It's not because I don't love the amps by these guys, but I've found the /13 CJ11 to be the perfect amp for me. It gives me the tweed feel without the traditional limitations of the design.

    I can still say that I would be comfortable with any of these amps. They're all world class.
     
  8. Trout

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    Add Richter to the 5E3 group, excellent quality and value.

    :AOK
     
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    I love my Fender Tweed Twin reissue. Like it better than a few Vic's I've played (I did like the Victoriette a lot though, just not enough volume).
     
  10. nitehawk55

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    Paul Rixon at Robin amps in Jenson Beach FL makes some excellent tweeds . Great guy to deal with and stands behind his amps 110% :BEER
     
  11. jumpnblues

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    For a strictly tweed amp...a Pro (Vicky, Clark, Mission, vintage Fender, or other equal quality version). Or, one of the Louis Electric Tweed Twins ('54 or '58)...I'm salivating!

    For a tweed based amp...various Louis Electrics. Especially the Tremblelux and KR series amps.
     
  12. Frankee

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    Another vote for Swart.
     
  13. Tomo

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    I love Fender Pro... I agree.. Louis's amp! I have played a few. Very serious quality. KR one 12 was great! 30 watts?

    Tomo
     
  14. vgm

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    My vote goes to my Fender '57 Twin reissue. I can't say enough good things about this amp. For my needs it gives the headroom I want, and works perfectly with the style of overdrive pedals that I use. I can get a nice breakup sound at reasonable volumes and still switch back over for the beautiful tweed cleans it gives me. I'm a happy camper! :)
     
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    Big surprise, my vote is Swart also! :D The SST is it for me, my ultimate tweed.

    It can't be said enough however that there are many, many quality builders out there to choose from these days, and most of their amps will sound pretty darn good if not outright amazing.
     
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    And I'm sure you could really make one sing Tomo.


    Tom
     
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    Many wonderful recreations, and the Fender reissue too .. this one just happens to be mine :)
     
  19. cg

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    Beyond my Swart, in the tweed family I also love the Fender Tweed Twin reissue and the following Victorias: the Bandmaster, the Bassman and the Double Deluxe.
     
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    My faves:

    Sewell Wampus Cat. No tweed on it, but it's basically a tweed pro, a blend of the 5E5 and 5E5A amps. With a few extra tone tricks.

    Fender '57 Tweed Twin RI. One of the best Fenders I've played, any model, any vintage.

    Clark Tyger, Michael's homage to the tweed bandmaster 5E7. !

    '58 Gibson GA40, goes to show not all of the great tweeds were fenders.
     

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