Following the release of the Tweed 15C, I recieved many enquiries about producing an even earlier version of the Deluxe, the TV-fronted 5A3 circuit.

This amp just looks amazing, and with a circuit designed in the late 40s it certainly has the tone to match.

Plugging into one of these amps straight after playing a 5E3 allows you to appreciate both the similarites and not-so subtle differences of the two circiuts. This amp has a lo-fi vocal quality, reminicscent of old blues tracks on dirty vinyl. I can imagine a delta-blues player pluggin in his resonator and howling away in a smokey club. The overdrive tone is less polite than the Tweed 15c, owing to the lack of negative feedback from the output stage. The cleans, especially with a Telecaster, allow you to cover a wide range of country and americana tones with ease.

Built using the very best components including Jupiter Vintage Yellow tone capacitiors, WGS speakers, and Heyboer/Hammond transformers, the Tweed 15TV is now available from Rift Amplification.

  • Preamp Valves: 2 x 6SL7
  • Power Amp Valves: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Rectifier Valve: 1 x 5Y3
  • Lacquered Tweed Covered Pine Cabinet
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Vintage Yellow Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired circuitry
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • WGS G12Q Speaker
  • 16" x 18" x 9.5"