Tweed Twin® 5E8-A Low Power Style Amplifier Kit
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Mojotone’s Tweed Twin Low Power Style Amp Kit is a complete tonal powerhouse. Sporting 45 Watts of power, the amp has all the sweet, vocal qualities and rich dynamic response as the original. Known for being a plug-and-play amp, the 5E8-A circuit has been used most notably by Eric Clapton and has been said to ‘cut’ more than its higher powered counterpart (Tweed Twin High Power).
Versatile in both tone and volume, the 5E8-A gets its power from two 6L6GC power tubes and our MOJO752 power transformer. A mixture of high quality capacitors, preamp tubes, potentiometers and other components makes for a beautiful dialog between player and amplifier, and assures the longevity of the equipment. We chose to pair this amp with two Jensen C12Q 35 Watt speakers to finish off the sound with a nice midrange bite and bright highs.
Global controls include presence, bass, and treble for a wide variety of tonal options. There are two channels, bright and normal, and each has two inputs. The normal channel is more tame with a slightly warmer overall sound, while the bright channel has a more aggressive sound and breaks up slightly faster. These inputs can not only be used in a traditional fashion but can also be ‘jumpered’ together and blended, via their dedicated volume controls, for even more sound options.
- Class Type: AB All Tube Amplifier
- Output:~45 Watts
- Bias Type: Fixed Biased
- Build Time:~6 hours
- Preamp Tubes: ECC83/12AX7 (1), 12AY7 (3)
- Output Tube(s): 6L6GC (2)
- Rectifier Tube: 5U4 (2)
- Transformers: Power - LP Twin Power (MOJO752EX), Output - LP Twin (MOJO767), Choke (MOJO777)
- Hardware: Tweed LP Twin Small Parts Kit, Tweed LP Twin Chassis, 10' Install Power Cord
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2. Wiring Diagram / Layout
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This amp kit also comes with the following documents. Please feel free to view and/or download them:
Mojotone Tweed Twin Low Power Schematic
Mojotone Tweed Twin Low Power Wiring Diagram
Ratings & Reviews
Unique design. Incredible amp.
I built this kit in the summer of 2019. I love this amp. I outfitted mine with Weber Legacy speakers for a Greenback vibe. The amp has definitely has a Marshall like feel, and is a total fine machine. Big beautiful cleans. Takes pedals very well. Great amp for rock, blues, country, pop. One thing about the description from MojoTone, however. You cannot jumper the channels on a 5e8; the circuit prohibits it. That said, you can run both normal and bright channels with a Y cable with terrific results - this is my standard setup.