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    Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released




    This re-issue is the first time in 60 years that Fender has released a “high-powered” tweed twin model since its original inception.

    “The 1959 ‘high powered tweed’ Twin-Amp is one of the most collectible guitar amplifiers of all time,” said Shane Nicholas, Director, Product Development, Electronics at Fender. “They sound amazing for almost any type of music, are rare, and highly sought-after by rock stars and collectors.”

    Designed and handmade to Bonamassa’s specifications in Corona, Calif., the amp’s key features include: a classic 80-watt Fender 5F8A circuit; hand-wired eyelet board and Fender vintage-style “yellow” paper-foil-resin tone capacitors for original tweed-era tone and nuance; three premium 12AX7 preamp tubes; a quartet of 6L6 output tubes that are matched and rated for high output; an internal bias pot; a 5AR4 rectifier tube; Bright and Normal channels with high- and low-gain inputs; custom Mercury Magnetics™ transformers; as well as two 12” Celestion™ JB85 speakers – exclusive to this amp – for high-powered rock guitar tone.

    The amp is housed in a finger-joined solid pine cabinet for resonant tone and features a lightly distressed cosmetic treatment with a lacquered tweed covering, ‘50s-style grille cloth and steel-reinforced leather strap handle. Subtle, ‘50s cosmetic touches, such as the serial number stamped with the original 1950s tooling and font from the era, complete the package.



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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Hell Yeah!!


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    I'm gonna try to get a local spot to replace their house twin reverb with one of these babies, that would be hip if they go along with it.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Anyone knows how heavy these are? Similar to Twin Reverbs, or significantly lighter due to the lack of reverb, trem, and second channel?

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by fakejake View Post
    Anyone knows how heavy these are? Similar to Twin Reverbs, or significantly lighter due to the lack of reverb, trem, and second channel?

    65 lbs. (29.48 kg).

    It has 2 channels, BTW. Normal and Bright.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    My favorite sounding amp I ever got a chance to play was an original hi powered Twin I played years ago. I still get goosebumps thinking about that tone all these years later.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Read one of the magazine announcements re the release of this highly anticipated amp that it will only be distributed thru Joe's website? Will it not be available thru Fender dealerships? Kind of weird if you can't go check it out, plug in and play it before you make the purchase.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by marfen View Post
    Read one of the magazine announcements re the release of this highly anticipated amp that it will only be distributed thru Joe's website? Will it not be available thru Fender dealerships? Kind of weird if you can't go check it out, plug in and play it before you make the purchase.

    That does appear to be the case. I guess you aren't getting one.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    you're right.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by sonar View Post
    My favorite sounding amp I ever got a chance to play was an original hi powered Twin I played years ago. I still get goosebumps thinking about that tone all these years later.
    Anywhere near central Virginia? You can drop by and play mine. I have a '58.

    I've been pretty excited about these every since I first saw the demo of the first two. They sound a lot like my amp.

    I picked my '58 up last year and had to rebuild the whole circuit. From the very first second I fired it up, and hit a note, I loved the amp. It sounds so incredible at all volumes and works for every gig I've taken it on and at home for practice. I honestly have just about forsaken all other amps for 'The Twin'.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by Axis39 View Post
    Anywhere near central Virginia? You can drop by and play mine. I have a '58.

    I've been pretty excited about these every since I first saw the demo of the first two. They sound a lot like my amp.

    I picked my '58 up last year and had to rebuild the whole circuit. From the very first second I fired it up, and hit a note, I loved the amp. It sounds so incredible at all volumes and works for every gig I've taken it on and at home for practice. I honestly have just about forsaken all other amps for 'The Twin'.

    No ****? I've played a 40w clone but never the big gun. If they're what I'd call "warm" at all volumes I definitely have to try one, some big amps just don't sound too nice on "3" but some sound great.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released




    Limited availability. If you want one, better act fast.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    I've been on stage when Joe hits his Twins! I wonder what the settings were when he was playing that demo?

    Maybe he could pair them with his Plexi shield! I still may try one, the tone is to die for! My band mates my shoot me!
    Game on!

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Okay Joe... How do I get one of these???

    Seriously!!!
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by akstrat61 View Post
    I've been on stage when Joe hits his Twins! I wonder what the settings were when he was playing that demo?

    Maybe he could pair them with his Plexi shield! I still may try one, the tone is to die for! My band mates my shoot me!
    Let us all know how you go about trying one of these wonderful Amps Please !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    Okay Joe... How do I get one of these???

    Seriously!!!
    My neighbors are doing a "Go Fund Me" to make sure I DON'T get one!


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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    My neighbors are doing a "Go Fund Me" to make sure I DON'T get one!
    All I'm sayin' is, that 2017 Brazilian LP was one of the two things on my "music gear, must have" bucket list... This amp is the other one... Serious as a heart attack...
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    All I'm sayin' is, that 2017 Brazilian LP was one of the two things on my "music gear, must have" bucket list... This amp is the other one... Serious as a heart attack...
    Mine as well. Unfortunately it ain't gonna happen for me. But play the chit outta it man! It WOULD be cool!


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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    https://shop.jbonamassa.com/collecti...amp-jb-edition


    AFAIK there isn't a way to "try before you buy".

    They are going, going...

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Really like this amp & the price is not bad for this Amp IMO , just so loud !

    Thank you for taking your time to post Wino !
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Packaged upside down....as I have heard Fender did back then.
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Well, why not! Fender made Eric Clapton six low powered Tweed Twins about 10 years ago. Mercury Magnetics iron in all of those too.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Did I understand that correctly...that Joe B's organization merchandises equipment..like that wha pedal...at the concerts. He said that the went to the 'march stalls' and 'nicked the pedal'.????
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    Did I understand that correctly...that Joe B's organization merchandises equipment..like that wha pedal...at the concerts. He said that the went to the 'march stalls' and 'nicked the pedal'.????
    That's right. Welcome to today's music business.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Hey...get it while and HOW you can, right? It would be more useful than a T-shirt.......do you get a t-shirt with it???? LOL...
    If you are listening Joe, what about delivering the special order amp while on tour.....sign the amp and get a picture with the fan/purchaser? Joe B., I know that you aren't as pretty as Ms. Raitt, but they love ya, man!!!

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    When I saw JB play last fall Mike told me the JB ed. was the one miked up for the house sound of the 4 on stage. Other 3 were originals. Sounded great esp with Joe.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by marfen View Post
    When I saw JB play last fall Mike told me the JB ed. was the one miked up for the house sound of the 4 on stage. Other 3 were originals. Sounded great esp with Joe.
    I see a marketing opportunity there.....the amp could cost another $250-350 with the additional 'perk' that the amp would be played on stage after the buyer had met with Joe...as part of the offered perks....and the amp was autographed by Joe...To 'buyer's name here' from Joe B with the venue and date. You pick up your amp at the loadout after the show after you and everyone else at the show got to hear Joe wail through YOUR amp.
    Now you've got something even more special.
    I'll just have to build my own.
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released


    Can you imagine the logistics of taking a load of Tweed Twins out on tour to sell as part of a meet and greet package.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post

    Can you imagine the logistics of taking a load of Tweed Twins out on tour to sell as part of a meet and greet package.
    I hope you understand that I was being just a bit light-hearted about that. However, IF someone was to seriously consider it, then up the price so as to make the cost of the logistics irrelevant...the customer pays for it, and. How many of those boxes will fit stacked in the front of a semi trailer say 3 deep?? Add $1K.....come on, there is a valid pricepoint somewhere at which the fan and the Fender/Joe B. contract can function to the benefit of all....demand and supply.
    Musing on a Saturday morning.....and I didn't say that one would need to set up a full-fledged gutiar equipment booth for the merch people to run. Hey...maybe you are in a large city....a number of buyers....say 6. all of the 'merch' amps are on stage...each amp carries at least one song as THE amp on stage. Lol....see here is where I lose my job with the organization. LOL...as I leave, their saying..."What was he thinnking???"
    It is a daft idea.....but if I was that fan with that disposable income, I am in line for that amp with that dated/localized autograph with a picture of it all.....
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post

    Can you imagine the logistics of taking a load of Tweed Twins out on tour to sell as part of a meet and greet package.

    They are being offered as part of a meet and greet package. They're not being taken "out on tour"; they are being drop-shipped.

    https://shop.jbonamassa.com/collecti...amp-jb-edition

    It's a limited production item. They may all be sold by now, AFAIK.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by Xpensive Wino View Post
    They are being offered as part of a meet and greet package. They're not being taken "out on tour"; they are being drop-shipped.

    https://shop.jbonamassa.com/collecti...amp-jb-edition

    It's a limited production item. They may all be sold by now, AFAIK.
    The suggestion, if light hearted, was that they are taken out and used onstage as part of the meet and greet.

    Chill out chaps, and is the indication all is light hearted and no-one is being taken seriously to task, I by no means have the experience or knowledge of some on this forum to be so heavy handed with anyone.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by grimlyflick View Post
    The suggestion, if light hearted, was that they are taken out and used onstage as part of the meet and greet.

    Chill out chaps, and is the indication all is light hearted and no-one is being taken seriously to task, I by no means have the experience or knowledge of some on this forum to be so heavy handed with anyone.

    As was pointed out previously, the logistics of taking dozens of Twins on the road and rotating them through the backline each evening as a precursor to sales would be daunting to say the least, particularly in Europe.

    Then there's the likely effect on pricing to consider.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    We're guitarists, we cause chaos! What a great life philosophy. Unfortunately, I mostly play in church, NOT the best place to cause aggravation! But for those once or twice a year outdoor jams, it'd be super fun to bring this amp and watch the sandman sweat trying to bring the rest of the band up to some kind of parity. You got an SVT stack, hah! I will bury you!!!! 10,000 watts of PA? Just try and keep up, my friend!

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    As Tom Wheeler said in his book American Guitars "nuclear deterrent capability". I love the thought of this amp, but just like a Marshall 1987, I have no use for it. I love my Vibrolux and want to find a 1990 reissue- which I also have no use for.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by Xpensive Wino View Post

    Man... I want one of these SOOOOOOOOOOOO freakin' BAD!!!

    Somebody needs to buy my RA ES-335, like, right now...
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Okay, call me crazy. I ordered one. Told Joe that I really NEED 85 thunderous watts for the small venues that I play at.
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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Okay, call me crazy. I ordered one. Told Joe that I really NEED 85 thunderous watts for the small venues that I play at.
    I'm only surprised you didn't order two.

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    Re: Fender ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition released

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSlub View Post
    Okay, call me crazy. I ordered one. Told Joe that I really NEED 85 thunderous watts for the small venues that I play at.
    You definitely need one of these Mike... Congrats!
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