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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 925
    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: 1342
    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
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • Jimbro66Jimbro66 Frets: 925

    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: 1342
    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
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 2142
    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? :) 
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  • bbill335bbill335 Frets: 653
    Have you ever done something on the lines of a single channel 6g2/6g3, possibly without tremolo?
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    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
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    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
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • OnparOnpar Frets: 33

    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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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    Graeme’s Vibro 35 was ordered with both Brownface and Blackface channels, and a mix of WGS G10C Ceramic and G10A Alnico speakers. Finished off in Rough Brown tolex and Wheat cloth.



    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • PhilKingPhilKing Frets: 349
    That looks great.  I always likes the brown/wheat combination, so much so that my blackface deluxe (which I got as a cutdown head), is in a cab with that combination.
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    Rob’s relic’d Tweed 5TV 1x12” is looking great! He’s also ordered a PR6 in relic’d tweed that’ll be joining this one shortly. Loaded with a WGS G12Q.


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    Mike's brownface PR18 has a full TMB tonestack, half-power switch, a WGS G12C speaker, and is finished in wine red tolex w/wheat cloth.



    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    Rob's brownface PR6 is covered in relic'd tweed, has two-knob reverb, and is loaded with a WGS Black and Blue Alnico speaker




    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342

    David's Tweed 15 is finished in relic'd tweed and is loaded with a WGS G12Q speaker. Shown here with optional 1x12" ext. cabinet.


    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • They all look amazing!
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  • ZoolooterZoolooter Frets: 310
    You must be very pleased with your work, they all look stunning. A lot of time, experience and effort put in the make those beauties.
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 1342
    Peter (from Denmark) ordered a custom PR35 to match his guitar and pedal.

    The PR35 is a high powered, high headroom 6L6 version of the PR18 (the PR6 goes the other way) and can be ordered with a choice of Blackface, Brownface, or Tweed voicings. To accommodate the larger transformers required to produce more power, the cabinet is 1" taller (17.5") than standard. He chose a Celestion G12M Creamback speaker, which suited the Brownface voicing remarkably well.

    Nice bloke, think I've seen him before somewhere.




    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
    *I no longer offer replacement speaker baffles*
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  • :o RiftAmps said:
    Peter (from Denmark) ordered a custom PR35 to match his guitar and pedal.

    The PR35 is a high powered, high headroom 6L6 version of the PR18 (the PR6 goes the other way) and can be ordered with a choice of Blackface, Brownface, or Tweed voicings. To accommodate the larger transformers required to produce more power, the cabinet is 1" taller (17.5") than standard. He chose a Celestion G12M Creamback speaker, which suited the Brownface voicing remarkably well.

    Nice bloke, think I've seen him before somewhere.




    That pedal works very nicely with your Amps. Cannot think how I possibly know. :)
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  • hotpickupshotpickups Frets: 979
    edited December 14
    Why are amps so attractive. I love them but I  know not why
    Link to my trading feedback:  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/59452/
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