Tweed Bassman® 5F6-A Style Combo Amp Kit
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Mojotone’s Tweed Bassman Style Amp is based on the late 50s 5F6-A circuit. These 40 Watt amps are known for their bold and pristine clean sound 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.
- Class Type:AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~40 Watts
- Bias Type:Fixed Biased
- Build Time:~6 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (2), JJ 12AY7 (1)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6L6GC (2)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ 5AR4 / GZ34
- Transformers:Power - Bassman Power (MOJO752EX), Output - Bassman (MOJO764), Choke - (MOJO777)
- Speakers:Jensen C10Q 10" 8 ohm Speakers (4)
- Cabinet:Tweed Bassman 4x10 Combo Cabinet
- Hardware:Tweed Bassman Small Parts Kit, Tweed Bassman Chassis, Tweed Cap Pan, 10' Install Power Cord
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 affect 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.
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2. Wiring Diagram / Layout
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Ratings & Reviews
I recently built the Bassman Tweed kit and it is fabulous. Everyone who
has heard this amp is blown away. Everything about this kit is absolutely
first rate -- the cabinet, chassis, components, etc. I couldn't be happier!
I finished building my 5f6-a a few days ago. Since then, if I haven't
been playing it I've been thinking about playing it! The tone is gorgeous. Customer service was quick to respond and very professional. Thanks Mojotone this ones a keeper.
The 5F6-A Bassman's rep as one of the best amplifier designs ever made is well deserved. Try as I might to find its shortcomings, as I can with so many other Fender and other designs, I just can't. It's perfect. The perfect design and the perfect sound. While perhaps being too large and loud to get over drive at reasonable volume, the overdrive is pure rock nirvana and the cleans a spanky clear.
Mojo does the amp justice. Correct parts, all of high quality, including correct transformers. I dare say this is their best kit.
Now strap on your techno-geek helmets because I'm about to nerd out (just picture me pushing my taped horned rims up on my nose as I say this to you) but - the Bassman can be man different amps. First there was the 5F6 - notable mostly because it had a second gain stage (basically a 25uf cap which you will see is deleted on the 5F6-A layout). This cap adds mondo gain. It's a simple swap - so add one to your order.
Most importantly - this kit is supplied with Audio Taper pots. The Bassman only used an audio taper on the bass control - the rest had the faster taper of a Linear Pot. This is not a subtle point. It's night and day - add some Alpha Linear pots to your order as well.
Now the 5F6-A as drawn on the layout is said almost not to exist in real life - or if so few examples have ever surfaced. As drawn you will have a mid heavy amp that is very much in the Hendrix vein. It should be because Marshall copied this circuit as we all know.
Most 5F6-A Bassman had a different middle and bass cap value (.02 and .1 respectively) as well as a 100K slope Resistor. As well as a 6.8K tail Resistor to replace the 10K on the negative feedback loop (will increase gain slightly). The Presence control also used a 25K linear pot and a 4.7K Resistor to ground (this is not that important a change I don't think).
I will leave it to you as to determine where these parts go but I will tell you, should you want to hear the different voices the Bassman had to offer, historically - it gives you the option of deciding which you like best as well as gives you the chance to mix things up now and then when the mood strikes.
All in all a great quality kit from Mojo. They always stand behind their products and are always interested in how to improve them. No affiliation - just a happy customer.
Now back to playing my Mojo Bassman! Just had to pause to write how great it is.
I bought the amp built by Mojo. Build quality was first rate. The amp fired right up and sounds glorious. Great amp. As good or better than any other amp of this type that I've tried and I've tried quite a few. I highly recommend it.