230V 50Hz (Fender ’59 5e3)
0-15 Watt into 8 Ohm
High (w/internal patch to Tweed Ch.) & Lo
High & Lo
Volume Plexi (w/Push-Pull bright cap)
Volume Deluxe (w/Push-Pull bright cap)
Post Phase Master Volume (located between V1 & V2 on the back)
Solid Pine Cabinet w/ Birch Plywood Baffle & upper and lower back panel
Tweed Nitro Lacquer Aged
1x12“ VSA WGS based on Veteran 30
1.990,- Euros in stock!
incl. Custom Padded Cover
incl. German VAT w/1year ltd. guarantee + 1year ltd. warranty
The Tweed 15 has been updated for 2019, and is now more versatile than ever! The Tweed 15 is essentially an all hand-wired, all USA made, modified '59 Fender 5E3 Tweed Deluxe based amp with lots of nice tweaks that Vintage Sound Amps are known for.
1x 5E3 Channel, 1x Plexi Voiced Channel
Vintage Sound has made quite a name by building vintage era amps with many desirable modifications. The Tweed 15 takes the well known 5E3 Tweed Deluxe circuit and replaces one of the channels with a "Plexi" voiced higher gain channel.
As you probably know, with these Tweed Deluxe circuits you can jumper the channels with a cable to get even more grit. Well, no need for a jumper cable with the Tweed 15! The Tweed 15 has a internal jumper when used the Plexi.
New Master Volume Control: As of 2019, the Tweed 15 now comes with the addition of a Master Volume located on the chassis between the preamp tubes. Depending on where you're playing (bedroom, basement, club, Madison Square Garden) you can set your desired output level. But, c'mon, let's face it. This is a vintage tweed circuit. Crank it and let it rip! But, if you need to back it down a bit, or take take the edge off, you can.
The Tweed 15 is a point-to-point, all hand-wired amp using premium TAD tubes, top quality filter caps and electrolytics, carbon comp resistors, Orange Drop tone caps, solid core push back wire, and custom transformers that are hand wound in the USA.
The cab is constructed of finger jointed solid pine with a Baltic birch baffle, and wrapped in beautiful lacquered tweed. Classy!
About the tone: One thing that makes the late 50's era tweed deluxe amps so desirable are the rich clean tones at lower volumes, and the edgy overdrives at levels that are quite manageable at home or on the stage. That, coupled with the compact design makes these amps very usable in a variety of settings, small and large. The Tweed 15 (like all good tweed deluxes) is also a very forgiving amp. While dynamic, the 5Y3 rectifier provides just enough sag to smooth out the notes when varying your pick attack.
If super-clean headroom is what you're looking for, this isn't the one, but I'm sure you know that by now. The threshold between clean and dirty comes on rather quickly with this type of amp, and even more so when using the Plexi voiced channel (which we absolutely LOVE, by the way). The overdriven tones of a tweed deluxe is really what they're known for. From players like Billy Gibbons, Neil Young, Rich Robinson (Black Crows), and countless others, the 5E3 circuit certainly has a firm spot in the history of Rock-n-Roll.