Tweed Deluxe® 5E3 Style Amplifier Kit
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Mojotone’s Tweed Deluxe Style Amp is based on the popular 5E3 circuit from the 1950s and is by far our most popular amplifier. These amps were originally designed as medium power amps that would allow a musician to plug in more than one amplified instrument at a time. At higher volumes, this amp produces saturated tones that were adopted as signature tones for the likes of Billy Gibbons, Neil Young, Don Felder, and Larry Carlton.
Utilizing two 6V6 power tubes, one 12AY7 preamp tube, and one 12AX7 preamp tube, the circuit is simple enough to maintain a rich harmonic composition but powerful enough for guitarists to use in recording studios, rehearsals and smaller venues — and the amp is just a microphone away from being ready for bigger stages. We chose a Jensen C12Q 35 Watt speaker to complement the 5E3 style circuit, as it enhances the sound of the amp without compromising its historic tonal accuracy.
Our Tweed Deluxe style amp has two normal channel inputs and two bright channel inputs. The normal and bright channels each have their own volume control, and the two channels can even be 'jumpered' together and blended for a new range of tonal options. The global tone control also helps shape the overall timbre of the amp, giving the player total control over their sound without having to spend hours dialing in EQs.
We have a multi-tap output transformer available for this kit which features 4, 8, and 16 Ohm speaker output secondary taps. Find it here:Tweed Deluxe® Multi-Tap Output TransformerThis transformer is sold separately.
- Class Type:A All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~15 Watts
- Bias Type:Cathode Biased
- Build Time:~5 hours
- Preamp Tubes:JJ ECC83/12AX7 (1), JJ 12AY7 (1)
- Output Tube(s):JJ 6V6 (2)
- Rectifier Tube:JJ 5Y3
- Transformers:Power - Deluxe Power (MOJO756EX), Output - Deluxe (MOJO768 or MOJO768SP)
- Hardware:Tweed Deluxe Small Parts Kit, Tweed Deluxe Chassis, 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 bucket list amp for sure! My highest recommendation in stock form.
by jacktoz -
I've been wanted a 5E3 for many years and finally took the plunge. It took a while to get as the transformers were on backorder. Fred was always very prompt and honest in responding when my bit was over-chomped.
The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The kit took about 5.5 hours to build and after testing voltages as recommended in the instructions, I put in the output tubes and started playing.
I build it totally stock. With no break-in time on the circuit or the speaker, that Tweed Deluxe sound was present from the first minute.
by Don -
A fabulous amp! All components and cabinet are first rate. So much fun to build and the booklet and wiring diagrams are very well prepared and easy to follow. My build turned out perfectly and all continuity and voltage tests worked out as outlined in the instructions. I finished the build a week ago and have been using the amp daily since. It sounds great with every guitar I own and I am so happy with it. I've been using my Fender Bassman 5F6A and Deluxe Reverb for years and this new 5E3 definitely holds its own compared to these two amps. I know I'll be enjoying this beauty for years and highly recommend it. Oh, and communication with AJ was also flawless. His YouTube videos are a fantastic aid and complement the instruction manuals perfectly.