Mojotone’s Tweed Super Style Amp Kit is based on the ~20-30 watt model rumored to be one of Leo Fender’s favorite creations. The Tweed Super’s design gave it a more nasal sound than some of its larger relatives, which makes it popular among guitarists who play gritty blues and rockabilly. This 5F4 circuit has a unique break up that has been featured in recordings by the likes of Joe Bonamassa and The Eagles.
The amp utilizes two 6L6gc power tubes for to push 28 watts before clipping, all the while delivering fat luscious low tones with pristine highs. We paired the Super circuit with two Jensen C10Q 35 Watt speakers that are lively with a fat, snappy response and offer a cool gritty overdriven sound that will not sacrifice articulation for distortion. For those players seeking a responsive amp that is perfect for roots rock styles and is easy to haul around, the Mojotone Tweed Super Style kit is a no brainer.
Global controls include presence, bass, and treble for a multitude of sonic variations. 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 more aggressive highs 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.
We offer a completely hand-wired Tweed Super style amp assembled by our expert builders right here at Mojotone headquarters. Our in-house technicians have an extreme attention to detail and take great pride in their work -- our builds are 100% guaranteed.
For those players who are a little more "hands-on," we also offer the amplifier as a kit with a variety of options including small parts only, full kit (both head and combo configurations), export specs, and more.
Please note that there is no step-by-step assembly manual available for this amp kit. This amp kit comes only with a technical schematic and a wiring diagram. This is an advanced kit best suited for builders with previous amp building experience and understanding of electrical circuits. We do offer this amp kit fully assembled by Mojotone for an additional fee (Assembled option located in AMP KIT OPTIONS drop down box above).
The "Complete" version of this amp kit comes with the following items:
Click HERE to view an image of this chassis completed in accordance with the schematic provided above.
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 effect 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.
Name: Charlie B Rating: 5
Mr This is the 3rd or 4th 5F4 I've put together. They all had Mojotone cabinets, but this is the first "kit" I've put together from Mojotone parts. All in all, a great kit, and a great amp.
I added a few items such as star washers for the jacks, and a copper grounding plate (Hobby Lobby!). I did have a few really small issues (wrong tubes, damaged transformer) which Mojotone handled super fast and effortlessly.
The kit included adequate lengths of wire to get it all connected up. The instructions are... for the experienced builder, unfortunately. Not a beginners kit - unless - they're also studying some assembly tricks online or in a good "amp book". I did like the way Mojotone compartmentalized all the resistors and capacitors, instead of just putting it all in a bag. VERY NICE TOUCH! Just look at the label, check the code on the part, and install. No rummaging around like doin' a jigsaw puzzle!
I also added my own little secret circuit change, that does not change the great tones from the preamp, but does up the gain into the cathodyne phase inverter. Result is higher output for stage use. Output measures 13.125 volts into 4 ohms... (math) about 43 watts.
Mojotone covered my cabinet in black tolex, at my request. I ditched their excellent hardware and substituted all stainless steel fasteners, and implemented T-nuts on the baffle. Beauty "finishing washers" added as well.
I think I've got an amp to last me a lifetime.
Name: Jeff Jones Rating: 5
null Mojo tweed super amp is a great sounding kit for the money. The build was easy with the schematic and layout diagrams. I have built 4 or 5 of these kits now, some stock and some fully modified and upgraded. I would recomend this kit to anyone who likes to build and wants a smaller amp with a big vintage sound.Stock kit sounds good as is, upgrades make this kit sound killer.
Name: Walter Oltmanns Rating: 5
null PS, A few things I forgot to mention in my previous review:
1) The kit is very well organized.
2) The transformers and other components are high quality.
3) The Mojotone tweed cabinet is actually better than my authentic Fender '57 tweed Twin Amp reissue cabinet, i.e. the Fender amp's fingerjoints are fairly visible underneath the tweed.
4) The amp is fairly lightweight and is easy to carry to a gig or a jam session.
Name: Walter Oltmanns Rating: 5
null Great kit,building it was easy and enjoyable.
40 watts RMS: With one simple mod and the addition of a larger filter capacitor & JJ 6L6GC tubes my super "Super" amp puts out 40 watts RMS, as tested with a signal generator and an oscilloscope.
The mod: Connect the red wire (centertap) of the output transformer to the load side of the standby switch. Also, replace the 16uf cap on the load side of the standby switch with a 47uf/500v cap.
This mod makes the choke feed all of the DC circuits EXCEPT for the 6L6 plate circuits. (That is the way the blackface Fender amps are wired.)
I installed a 50 watt output transformer to make sure that addition power gets to the speakers.