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Tweed 15

The Tweed Deluxe 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 one of my favourite Tweed amplifiers, just the right amount of power for small pubs and clubs and very easy to mic up for bigger venues.

 

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

 

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

 

New for 2017 - You can now run your Tweed 15 with 6L6 power valves and a GZ34 rectifier for an increase in power to 20w!