Tweed Deluxe® 5E3 Style Combo Amp Kit

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$523.62 to $1,149.99
SKU: G1FTD819
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Please read our article 'Mojotone Amp Kit Building Primer' along with our amp kit disclaimer located in the Specs tab before buying this kit.


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
  • Circuit:5E3
  • 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

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.


When purchasing a kit from Mojotone, you will receive the following documentation.

1. Schematic

2. Wiring Diagram / Layout

Our beginner level kits such as the tweed champ and tweed deluxe include a manual. If you purchase a kit from Mojotone and do not receive these documents, you can obtain copies by emailing tech@mojotone.com or calling 800-927-6656. The Mojotone staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST unless otherwise closed.


Mojotone kits include the best quality parts that are available at the time of purchase. If a substitution is required, our team will use parts that are of equal quality to ensure the integrity of the kit build remains the same.


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.


Our staff is available to assist with basic troubleshooting needs. There are plenty of online videos available that are helpful with most post build issues. Technical staff is available via email by sending a message to tech@mojotone.com. You may also call our sales team to discuss build problems, dial 800-927-6656 and press 1 for sales.


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.

This amp kit also comes with the following documents. Please feel free to view and/or download them:

Tweed Deluxe Schematic
Tweed Deluxe Wiring Diagram
Tweed Deluxe Manual


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2/17/2021 1:41 pm

I love the amp and the seminar

by anonymous

Built the kit at the MojoTone seminar at Sweetwater with 18 others in attendance. The seminar was great and the amp is great. I am experienced in building electronic devices so I figured it would be an easy build. It was. But lots of fun. The other guys there were not all experienced in building but they all went home with a working amp. I love the amp and the seminar.

2/17/2021 1:41 pm

Highly recommend

by Chris Sinclair

I teach music technology at the high school level. Each year I try to get some kind of crazy project for my music students, and our schools engineering students, to participate in that has something to do with music technology. Last year, we designed and built an electric guitar. This year, we decided to branch out into the wide world of guitar amplifiers. If we have an electric guitar, why not have an amp to use it with. I was a bit hesitant to to begin this project with high school students because playing with 120v electricity can be a little bit on the risky side. However, we dove right in. (We actually built the Tube Screamer Pedal first to make sure we could get the soldering and everything right, it is an awesome project too.) MOJOtone provides such amazing documentation on this amp build. It was so great to be able to have the students walk through the process and begin to understand the joy of building with their hands! (Something other than hiding behind their telephones.) The amp sounds absolutely amazing. I couldn't be happier with the product! The sound is spot on to the original Tweed amps and really does crank out some volume. I would highly recommend this project if you want to dip your toe into amp building.