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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 674
    RiftAmps said:
    Tweed 30TV (5A5 Pro): The latest (and last) TV front amplifier added to my lineup, sitting alongside the 5TV and 15TV. Pushing out a soft 25w, it's best to think think of this amp as a beefed up Deluxe with a pair of 6L6s driven a huge 15" speaker. Stuffed with a WGS G15A Alnico speaker, Jupiter Red Astrons, and 3 x 6SL7 preamp valves.








    @RiftAmps the Tweed Pro with G15A speaker is an amp that really appeals to me. The web site says that it is available in TV Front and Narrow Panel enclosures (Wide Panel also?) and in three circuit designs. If the TV Front is a 5A5 are the other two options 5D5 and 5E5? Do all three available circuits push out the same power and have similar clean headroom? And how would you describe the differences between them sound-wise?


    RiftAmps said:
    Guy’s custom ordered Tweed 20 (5E3, fixed bias, 450v B+) features a boosted power supply and fixed-bias to give the 5E3 circuit a little more authority. Stuffed full of Jupiter Yellows and loaded with a WGS G12C speaker, it’s off to Cornwall!





    I know Guy well, smashing bloke, and I've followed his amp quest over the years. I know he's going to really love that Tweed 20 :)
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Jimbro66 said:

    @RiftAmps the Tweed Pro with G15A speaker is an amp that really appeals to me. The web site says that it is available in TV Front and Narrow Panel enclosures (Wide Panel also?) and in three circuit designs. If the TV Front is a 5A5 are the other two options 5D5 and 5E5?
    You can order the 5A5, 5C5, or 5E5-A circuits in any of the cabinets - TV Front, Wide Panel, and Narrow Panel.

    Do all three available circuits push out the same power?
    The 5A5 and 5C5 are around 26w, the 5E5-A is 30w


    and have similar clean headroom?

    The 5E5-A has more headroom, but not by much.


    And how would you describe the differences between them sound-wise?
    5E5-A is like a mini-Bassman - classic nP Tweed tone, whereas the others are chewier, sweeter, and have more harmonics.

    I have both 5E5-A and 5A5 demo amps available to try here at the shop


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 674

    You can order the 5A5, 5C5, or 5E5-A circuits in any of the cabinets - TV Front, Wide Panel, and Narrow Panel.

    The 5A5 and 5C5 are around 26w, the 5E5-A is 30w.

    The 5E5-A has more headroom, but not by much. 5E5-A is like a mini-Bassman - classic nP Tweed tone, whereas the others are chewier, sweeter, and have more harmonics.

    I have both 5E5-A and 5A5 demo amps available to try here at the shop.
    Many thanks @RiftAmps That's really helpful. I'll have to try to get up to Brackley sometime fairly soon.
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Haven't updated this in a while, back on it now!

    David's blackface PR18 is finished in relic'd tweed, has two-knob reverb, and a WGS G12A Alnico speaker





    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1800
    RiftAmps said:
    Haven't updated this in a while, back on it now!

    David's blackface PR18 is finished in relic'd tweed, has two-knob reverb, and a WGS G12A Alnico speaker





    David as in... heading to Northern Ireland? :) 
    Owner of SC Relics Guitars 
    www.screlics.co.uk • www.facebook.com/screlics 
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  • bbill335bbill335 Frets: 625
    Have you ever done something on the lines of a single channel 6g2/6g3, possibly without tremolo?
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    bbill335 said:
    Have you ever done something on the lines of a single channel 6g2/6g3, possibly without tremolo?
    I've done a 6G3, a 6G2, a 6G3 without tremolo, a 6G2 with Reverb, and a 6G2 TMB w/no effects.

    If you wanted a single channel 6G3, it'd simply be a two-knob plug-and-play beast. Sounds like a great idea.
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1213
    Luke’s PR18 was ordered with the classic blackface preamp, two-knob reverb, and a WGS G12C ceramic speaker. Finished off in grey tweed and oxblood cloth, it’s an awesome looking (and sounding!) amp


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • OnparOnpar Frets: 19

    Wow. That looks absolutely stunning! I am glad it’s mine  :)

    I can confirm it does sound as good as it looks. Great work Chris.

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