The Tweed Deluxe (5E3 circuit, class A, cathode biased) was produced from 1955 to 1960.
More expensive than the Tweed Champ, the Deluxe is more powerful with 15 Watts of 'clean' power and 20 watts cranked up all the way.

I remember the first time that I heard a Tweed Deluxe being played, it had this natural resonance that I hadn't come across before.
The guitarist playing it said he didn't have to use any reverb with this amp, it produced enough on it's own!

Playing these amps is all about touch response, varying your pick attack along with your volume and tone controls to get a wide range of tones from the amp. The longer you spend learning the intricacies of the tonal palette, the more it gives you back. 

This is my favourite Tweed amplifier, just the right amount of power for small pubs and clubs and very easy to mic up for bigger venues.

My version of this amp, the Tweed 15, is a nod to the original design.

I use very high quality components, sourced from UK companies if possible.
I do make a few small modifications to the original design, mainly an improved grounding scheme along with a few tweaks to make it more durable/reliable.

I stand behind every amplifier I make. Every Rift amplifier is guaranteed against defects in craftsmanship and components (excluding certain items) for the life of the amplifier (or my life, which ever ends first) as long as it remains in possession of the original owner.

Second hand amplifiers are not supported by the warranty.

Any user modifications or external modifications even by a qualified technician,
abuse and damage beyond normal wear and tear will void this warranty.



Description

  • Preamp Valves: 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12AY7
  • Power Amp Valves: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Rectifier Valve: 1 x 5Y3
  • Lacquered Tweed Covered Pine Cabinet
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired Circuitry
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • WGS G12Q Speaker
  • 16.5" x 20" x 9.5"