The Tweed Champ is, and has always been a fantastic little amplifier.

5w of woody, raunchy and biting Tweed tone, a real heel biter!

Blues players would put these on dining chairs on stage, mic them up and just blow audiences away with 'that' sound.

I knew when I started Rift, I just had to do my own version - the Tweed 5 is just that.

This amp is fully handwired and is a dream to record thanks to the beautifully smooth compression, Class A sparkle and warm tone.

Available in three circuits, from the earliest TV Front through to the later Narrow Panel designs. Mix and match different circuits with cabinet designs!

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.


  • Choice of Circuits (5A2, 5C1, 5F1)
  • Choice of Cabinet Designs
  • Power amp Valve: 1 x 6V6
  • Rectifier Valve: 1 x 5Y3
  • Lacquered Tweed Covered, Finger Jointed Pine Cabinet
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired Circuitry
  • WGS G8C 8ohm Speaker
  • 13" x 14.5" x 8.5"