Tweed Deluxe® 5E3 Style Combo Amp 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 Transformer This 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)
- Speakers:Jensen C12Q 12" 8 ohm Speakers (1)
- Cabinet:Tweed Deluxe 1x12 Combo Cabinet
- Hardware:Tweed Deluxe Small Parts Kit, Tweed Deluxe Chassis, 10' Install Power Cord
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Ratings & Reviews
Simply stated, this is an outstanding amplifier.
It delivers beautifully rich clean tones and really brings the goods when you want some grunt and roll the guitar's controls up. I had a few 12" speakers not being used so in order to save a few dollars I ordered the kit without a speaker. I have a Jensen Tornado installed in it and the amp sounds absolutely terrific to my ears with both single coils and humbuckers. I often run the volumes as high as 7 up to max and can still get those lush cleans at will. I've heard a lot of folks complain how the volume on 5E3 style amps comes on fast and strong and that after 10 o'clock it's not more volume it's just more break-up. I'm a nut for good tone. I usually plug straight in to an amp and just use the guitar's controls instead of using pedals. By using RS wiring kits done 50's style in all my guitars, a low capacitance Vovox cable, picking dynamics, and a 12AY7 in V1 I can get all the cleans and all the break up I want no matter how loud this amp is turned up, just by using the guitar pots. Putting effects pedals in front of the amp just makes this great amp even more versatile. I'm so glad I bought it. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the quality of fit and finish of the tweed covered pine cabinet, 'really well done. I added several coats of amber shellac and one of my Brookwood handles and it's truly stunning. The 5E3 is the second Mojotone kit I've assembled this year, along with their tweed Champ kit. I'm back today to order the tweed Vibrolux : )
Great experience building my first amplifier.
Great experience building my first amplifier. MoJo Tone has done an outstanding job putting this kit together. The quality of the cabinet is second to none.!! It is absolutely beautiful. (lacquered tweed) I will be building another amplifier in the future. Thanks MoJo Tone.