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
I got the 5e3 kit in the UK in 2009 and been gigging it ever since. I swapped the jensen c12q after a year or two for a jensen chicago 12/70 then a celestion blue, the latter i had in there for around five years, great speaker, around two weeks ago i put the c12q back in and i'm still wondering why i changed it! No other speaker can give that midrange and sparkle and bottom end combined, takes a while to calm down and decompress but when it opens up its a killer with the 5e3! The Blue is slightly louder but the c12q's mids cut through way better and lend the amp to be played in a bigger variety of venues. The c12q is pure vintage tone! Also the transformers/pine cabinet/chassis are top vintage spec, the only thing added to my build were the blue Sprague Atom caps and mallory 150 caps. Ive tried a few top boutique amps that cost four times the amount looking to upgrade the 5e3 and they just dont match up to the 5e3 for a number of reasons. Thankyou Mojo Tone, superb work! God Bless from Devon, England.
There are lots of kit choices out there but I'll stick with Mojotone.
Bought the complete kit and just finished it. This was my first amp build (I have done lots of pedal builds) so it took me a while as there were no instructions however the wiring layout provided was clear and easy to follow. There was plenty of information on the internet regarding lead dress and grounding ideas that helped me out. I'm blown away with the tone, right up there with the vintage tweeds but much quieter!
The cabinet is quality is first rate, the amp parts are all high quality. Customer service is nothing short of amazing. They accommodated my special shipping requirements on very short notice and today after calling them about a component issue have immediately sent me a replacement part.
There are lots of kit choices out there but I'll stick with Mojotone. Apart from another amp kit I'm thinking about trying their guitar pickups and wiring components next.