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Tweed amp clones?

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  1. GreenMtRambler

    GreenMtRambler TDPRI Member

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    Reccomend any other compaies out there besides Victoria and Pennilizer that make good Tweed amp copies?
     
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    vanguard Friend of Leo's

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    victoria does is right. why do you want something else?
     
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    Yes I do, I recommend Mike Marsh out of Fla. I have a Vibrolux trem-king which is a 5f11 circuit, modeled after a tweed vibrolux and it's a 10 watt tweed monster. It has a 10' Weber alnico and it's to die for clean and then growls like a tweed amp should. The vibrato is so thick and gets great swampy sounding blues tones,makes the vibrato on my drri sound fake in comparison. Here are some pics of it, great prices too and you can custom order any part or change what you want. He stands behind his builds as well if you have any problem either Mike or his wife Denise are right on it.

    http://www.marshamps.com/

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    Now that I own this I have the bug bad, I need something with even more tweed colored balls. My amp is not as gnarly as say the 5e3 so I'm shooting for something a little louder and more break up, and then I'll a/b them and play them together.
     
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    That's a pretty rad little amp! Do you know if he makes anything in the 30-40 watt range similar to a vintage vibrolux?
     
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    I don't know off hand but I'm sure he would work with you on what your after. Good luck..
     
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    Hey can somebody tell me is the champ 5f1 circuit the same as the 5f11 except the 5f11 has the vibrato onboard? What's the difference in breakup between a 5e3 and a 5f1. Which small tweed amp circuit has the most natural break up?
     
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    The champ is a Class A circuit (single 6V6 output), the vibrolux is Class A/B (two 6V6's in push-pull configuration). The 5F10 Harvard is closer to the vibrolux minus the trem. There are different preamp tubes, otherwise they are pretty much the same.
     
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    gadgetfreak, that 5F11 looks great, and great price!

    the tweed builders I have come across are plentiful...
    mission amps, victoria, tungsten, clark, vistalux, cox amps, marsh, trinity, keedy has a few nice ones too!

    I am looking to get a Super 5F4, or larger 12" 5E3 / 5F11. Lots of great options for builders or kits. Our friend muchxs builds very nice tweed amps too at good prices.
    Might be a good option for you.
     
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    Lil Dawg Amps...You'll thank me later.
    I have 4 and am just one happy repeat customer.
     
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    What about speakers? Alnico blue, webers, etc. ??
     
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    Yep...that's the one.
     
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    Which lil dawg is good for clean tones at gig level. Don't like a ton of dirt when I play
     
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    Victoria is outstanding, but the best alternative I've seen to date is Clark Amps.
     
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    Always been curious about Stu daddy amps (Stuart Hopkins). Got to hear his take on a tweed pro a few weeks ago. A righteous amp, put some acquisitive thoughts in my head. As to Clark and Victoria, you just cannot go wrong with these two.
    MD
     
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    Check out Cox Amps
     
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    Muchxs right here on the forum specializes in them. Love mine and he'll save you a ton of money over many of the other suggested builders.
     
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    Forum member Muchxs is in your neck of the woods. He spent his life improving on those circuits. I'd get one of his takes on a tweed circuit in a split second before even considering any other company.
     
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    Does he have a website? I'd be curious to check it out if he did.
     
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