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Tweed Fenders

JeffBlue

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Now I own a Fender Silverface Bandmaster Reverb, Silverface Vibro Champ (please don't laugh) a Fender Super Champ X2.
 

g6120

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Ive got others but tweeds are all I ever use .
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theemadcap1

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I like Tweed Fender amps, but I LOVE my early blonde and brown Fender amps!!
I have tried all the different Tweed models, but always found that the blonde and brown Fender's had more of what I liked in guitar tones. Sound really good with Fuzz and Overdiven tones. I guess the best IMHO are the early brown and blondes with Triad transformers and that shared a lot of the same parts (maybe some circuits shared?) as the Tweed amps. My favorite right now is a 1961 Fender 6G6 with original matching 2x12" cab (late 6g6, though still has the Rectifier tube) same as the 1x12" tone ring cab with 2x12". I put some Celestion Silver bell T1696 speakers in it and it just sings!! Interestingly, it has a 5F6-A tube chart in it that has "6G6" written in. Great amp! Sounds great through the "Bass" channel...!! What does a Marshall Plexi have that a blonde Fender doesn't? I've tried them, but I felt Fenders had a more "meaty" sound...? Maybe that's just me...?
 

bluesjuke

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I like Tweed Fender amps, but I LOVE my early blonde and brown Fender amps!!
I have tried all the different Tweed models, but always found that the blonde and brown Fender's had more of what I liked in guitar tones. Sound really good with Fuzz and Overdiven tones. I guess the best IMHO are the early brown and blondes with Triad transformers and that shared a lot of the same parts (maybe some circuits shared?) as the Tweed amps. My favorite right now is a 1961 Fender 6G6 with original matching 2x12" cab (late 6g6, though still has the Rectifier tube) same as the 1x12" tone ring cab with 2x12". I put some Celestion Silver bell T1696 speakers in it and it just sings!! Interestingly, it has a 5F6-A tube chart in it that has "6G6" written in. Great amp! Sounds great through the "Bass" channel...!! What does a Marshall Plexi have that a blonde Fender doesn't? I've tried them, but I felt Fenders had a more "meaty" sound...? Maybe that's just me...?





I wish that someone made a faithful rendition of this amp.
 

MapleFlame

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Jul 3, 2005
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The key to make Fender tweeds sound good, mix and match your glass to come out with it's best tone and then match it with a guitar that sounds good on it. Thirdly, certain pedals work nicely with them. Vintage Reverb tanks give a little more punch and treble gain. Just saying!!!
 
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yeti

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I like Tweed Fender amps, but I LOVE my early blonde and brown Fender amps!!
I have tried all the different Tweed models, but always found that the blonde and brown Fender's had more of what I liked in guitar tones. Sound really good with Fuzz and Overdiven tones. I guess the best IMHO are the early brown and blondes with Triad transformers and that shared a lot of the same parts (maybe some circuits shared?) as the Tweed amps. My favorite right now is a 1961 Fender 6G6 with original matching 2x12" cab (late 6g6, though still has the Rectifier tube) same as the 1x12" tone ring cab with 2x12". I put some Celestion Silver bell T1696 speakers in it and it just sings!! Interestingly, it has a 5F6-A tube chart in it that has "6G6" written in. Great amp! Sounds great through the "Bass" channel...!! What does a Marshall Plexi have that a blonde Fender doesn't? I've tried them, but I felt Fenders had a more "meaty" sound...? Maybe that's just me...?

I'm always torn between my 5F6-A and my 5G-12, I love them both.
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rufes

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Can I ask why have you placed those 1/2 pallets under the amps?
 
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yeti

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Can I ask why have you placed those 1/2 pallets under the amps?

Basement man cave, don't want to worry about water damage. I think those pallets (they came in that size and are not your regular wood pallet) look decent, but that's prolly just me:)
 

rufes

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Thanks yeti. Just curious :)

Sure they look better than the regular pallets.
 
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