The Tweed Champ 5F1 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.

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.


  • Preamp Valve: 1 x ECC83
  • Power amp Valve: 1 x 6V6
  • Rectifier Valve: 1 x 5Y3 (or 5V4 Upgrade)
  • Lacquered Tweed Covered, Finger Jointed Pine Cabinet
  • Custom Wound Transformers
  • Jupiter Yellow Vintage Tone Capacitors
  • Handwired Circuitry
  • WGS G8C 4ohm Speaker
  • High quality valve sockets, no rattling like the NOS ones
  • 13" x 14.5" x 8.5"