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5E3 Deluxe Owners Club

Discussion in 'Amp Owners Clubs' started by Sterling Indigo, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome all vintage, reissue, clone, kit and scratch builders to the 5E3 Deluxe Owners Club.

    Here we will feast ourselves and ruminate on the savory delectable tones of the simple yet brilliant 5E3 amp circuit (tweed jackets optional). :cool:
     
  2. FiddlinJim

    FiddlinJim Tele-Holic

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    I'll admit to being one! 5E3 scritch scratch build for me.
     
  3. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

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    All kinds welcome here, even the purple tolex variety. Don't forget pictures of the pretty twisty wires in back.
     
  4. petebradt

    petebradt Former Member

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    Clay Hullett 5E3 clone. Still the best. Kitty not included.
     
  5. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    Still looking for leopard print upholstery to put onto mine...

    I just used mine this morning for two guitar tracks... a garage punk type of a song and while it'll get a Marshall for a doubletracking, the 5E3 was the only fit for the song out of my dozen or so amps for this project.

    LP junior and one rhythm track (the main character of the song), LP junior and two lead tracks. The LP Custom and Marshall will fill out the rest of the doubled rhythm tracks.
     
  6. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I've got one made by Vistaluxe in Fort Worth. I love the tone, and dynamic response.
     
  7. woodman

    woodman Grand Wazoo @ The Woodshed Gold Supporter

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    mine's a clone of unknown origin ... bought it from a buddy who said he was told it was Custom Shop, but it's obviously not — not a serial number to be found anywhere. but it's a great-sounding workhorse. i've put a Weber 12A150 in it and stuffed it with some of the NOS tubes i've got laying around. it's sweet as honey both cranked and at acoustic volumes, and mikes quite well. i use it for all gigs except concert/festival type stages.
     
  8. Mike H.

    Mike H. Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have serial number 0001 from Corona Ampworks.
     
  9. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mine's a Mission kit build in a Mojo tweed cabinet, Weber alnico Sig 12 speaker. I just got an EH Holy Grail for some reverb, and I occasionally use an old Ibanez parametric EQ in front of it if I want more tone control.
     
  10. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Rare and nearly extinct Snow Snake, perhaps? :lol:
     

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  11. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    I play a Clark Beaufort.
    Very nice build/tones ! ;)



    JJ
     
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  12. emu!

    emu! Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mission kit here w/lots of mods. Could be the best amp I've ever played tone-wise. IMO.
     
  13. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    The Tweed Deluxe is my favorite "go to" amp.
    That's why I play a 5e3 & a 5e3x2.

    JJ
     
  14. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I used mine a bbq last weekend and it was actually a bit too loud! Incredible tone though!

    It was built for me a few years ago with a Hoffman chassis, handmade pine cab covered in tweed, a Weber 12A125 speaker and Weber trannies. I've got some great NOS tubes in it that and amp tech and I spent an afternoon auditioning. Other than the 3-prong grounded power cord, the only mods from the stock circuit are a 32uF filter cap and .047 coupling cap on the bright channel.
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  15. sandman72202

    sandman72202 Tele-Holic

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    i love mine. mines a lil dawg D-lux built by jim. i was lucky to get one while jim was still building cabinets. sounds fantastic loaded with a 15 in jensen reissue. just encourages you to play.
     

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  16. telechaser

    telechaser Tele-Afflicted

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    I don't have one but my friend's got a 5E3 Ceriatone Clone. Really impressed.
     
  17. Old Cane

    Old Cane Poster Extraordinaire

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    Mission 5e3 kit build.

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  18. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin

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    5E3 clone owner here. :cool: Best. Blues amp. EVER. :!: :D CS
     
  19. telechance

    telechance Tele-Meister

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    I'm in... with a reissue.
     
  20. Steve McGinnis

    Steve McGinnis Tele-Afflicted

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    Clark Beaufort here

    Love it. Sounds great with my nocaster thinline...
     
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