Tweed Bassman® 5F6-A Style Amplifier 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
- Circuit: 5F6-A
- Bias Type: Fixed Biased
- Build Time: ~6 hours
- Preamp Tubes: ECC83/12AX7 (2), 12AY7 (1)
- Output Tube(s): 6L6GC (2)
- Rectifier Tube: 5AR4 / GZ34
- Transformers: Power - Bassman Power (MOJO752EX), Output - Bassman (MOJO764), Choke - (MOJO777)
- 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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Building a fully functional amplifier kit is not an easy task. Before building a kit, one should have the ability to properly solder as well as read and understand a schematic and wiring diagram. While we do our very best to ensure all documentation is current, the included documentation is meant to serve as an overall guide to building the amplifier. Simply following the schematic and wiring diagram does not guarantee you will have a fully functional amplifier. In fact, post build troubleshooting is a common issue across all builds.
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Building a tube amplifier takes time, dedication, resources and most importantly... Skills! The experience of building an amp can come with some frustration, the reward of completing the build is definitely well worth your time. Please review the wiring diagram, schematic and manual (if applicable) prior to making your purchase. Mojotone will not accept any returns on amplifier kits and/or parts that have been assembled, soldered or modified.
Ratings & Reviews
A great kit for an excellent amp
by Phil -
This is an awesome sounding amp! Very versatile. I found it to be a reasonably easy build. I did find the bias resistor was too high given today’s wall voltage and biased the amp a bit on the cold side. Perfectly usable but I went ahead an changed it for a hotter bias. I’m amazed at the low noise level and the great sound. Well worth the effort.