Mojotone’s Tweed Bassman Style Amp is based on the late 50s 5F6-A circuit which seems to be the most commonly used of the Bassman circuits. These 40 Watt amps are known for their bold and pristine clean sounds as well as their classic unmistakeable dirt. The Bassman is extremely versatile and has been used by tons of iconic guitarists from Mike McCready, of Pearl Jam fame, all the way to Stevie Ray Vaughan himself.
Utilizing two 6L6WGC power tubes, two 12AX7s and one 12AY7
in the preamp, this recreation has all the throaty attack and glassy articulation of its predecessor. Four Jensen C10Q 10” speakers, at 35 Watts each, perfectly handle the amp’s power without getting overloaded too quickly — but don’t worry, these speakers have a nice smooth break up quality for those players who want to push the amp for some natural distortion.
Global controls include presence, middle, bass, and treble for hours of tweakability that is sure to yield the right sound for any application. There are two channels, bright and normal, and each has two inputs. The normal channel is more tame with a slightly warmer overall sound, while the bright channel has more aggressive highs and breaks up slightly faster. These inputs can not only be used in a traditional fashion but can also be ‘jumpered’ together and blended, via their dedicated volume controls, for even more sound options.
We offer a completely hand-wired Tweed Bassman style amp assembled by our expert builders right here at Mojotone headquarters. Our in-house technicians have an extreme attention to detail and take great pride in their work -- our builds are 100% guaranteed.
For those players who are a little more "hands-on," we also offer the amplifier as a kit with a variety of options including small parts only, full kit (both head and combo configurations), export specs, and more.
Class Type: AB all Tube Amplifier
Output: ~40 watts
Bias Type: Fixed
Build Time: 6 hours
Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Disclaimer: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability. Mojotone
reserves the right to change or substitute any and all of the parts contained in this amplifier kit without advertisement or
notification to the buyer. Part substitutions made by Mojotone are guaranteed not to effect the integrity or
operation of your amplifier kit. Time estimates listed are from start to finish. If you are new to Tube Amplifiers,
additional time may need to be factored.