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Original Tweed Deluxe - what are the options available today

MrNubs

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What the fudge Jesse ...

Glad I went with the Victoria 20112, Uncle Larry, Clark, Speed Shop


there are 4 different videos and with that said ...

I think Jesse purposely undersized that tranny

one last thing, I did hear of some fakes around


 
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JASIII

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What the fudge Jesse ...

Glad I went with the Victoria 20112, Uncle Larry, Clark, Speed Shop


there are 4 different videos and with that said ...

I think Jesse purposely undersized that tranny

one last thing, I did hear of some fakes around


Yeah that series of videos was shocking. Even though I understand little of the deep technical details of amp servicing videos like this one and Lyle at Psionic, this is a perfect example of why I watch them. To avoid spending top dollar on a brand name that doesn't live up to the hype or cost. I'd be pissed if I spent that kind of $ and got that level of corner cutting and poor work.
 

JP'59

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Clark Beaufort without any reverb or tremelo is my favorite. I like Victoria also. Mike at Clark and Mark at Victoria know tweed amps!
 
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thin sissy

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What the fudge Jesse ...

Glad I went with the Victoria 20112, Uncle Larry, Clark, Speed Shop


there are 4 different videos and with that said ...

I think Jesse purposely undersized that tranny

one last thing, I did hear of some fakes around


I enjoyed that series as well!

You take an amp that is super easy to build and understand (and mod, if you like), and introduce so many failure points. And then give it that upcharge...

Also (JMHO), a Tweed amp don't really need reverb. There is some mgaic to the cab, a slight sustaining decay. I wouldn't want to hide that with treverb.
 

ampdan

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All of these Western Electric derived circuits are so simple, they're really hard to F***k up. The only thing that sets them apart from one another,
is the attention to detail of the builder, and the parts selection.
 
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renderit

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Yeah that series of videos was shocking. Even though I understand little of the deep technical details of amp servicing videos like this one and Lyle at Psionic, this is a perfect example of why I watch them. To avoid spending top dollar on a brand name that doesn't live up to the hype or cost. I'd be pissed if I spent that kind of $ and got that level of corner cutting and poor work.
He did this one for me...

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charliechitlins

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I had a 5E3 in a wide panel Pro cabinet and it was amazing with a 12 or 15.
Big difference.
Now I'm interested in making a 2x10 baffle for the Pro.
The 15 is too problematic in the contexts I play.
 

barsinister

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Im a full time gigging pro on guitar and upright bass,no no one's heard of me,im not famous..in respnse to the guy who says only a Victoria amp is any good, I have a Victoria 5E3 w/ red Fang alnico,its great, but I also have other 5E3s by other builders, they are great also- I get all my sound from a guitar,(original 54 all gold, Les paul and a Kelly pine tele..)amp 1 cable-I'm not into pedals. I also use Swart AST JR or 6v5 SE for smaller jazz gigs..Its great!--I use this stuff to make a living-it HAS to be gig critical.They make beautiful sounds... just my 2 cents,and I almost never post here.
 
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