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Best Tele/Tweed Combination

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by markesquire, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. markesquire

    markesquire Tele-Afflicted

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    I have one tele and thought my PRRI would be my one amp. Although I don't want to get rid of it, I have always LOOOOOOVED tweed. What is the best tweed amp with a tele? (regardless of volume, kind of music, etc.)

    I've always been a huge bassman fan, so that might be my vote.
     
  2. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    Let the subjectivity and "Here's what I own"-ism begin!
     
  3. morroben

    morroben Friend of Leo's

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    Very true...I'll start it off. I like my '69 Thinline RI into my 5E3. I've tried many tele/amp combos over the years, and this is the first one that truly made me content. I'd love to acquire more gear, but I don't see this rig ever dropping out of the #1 spot. Just my $.02...
     
  4. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

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    1. Louis Electric Tremblelux or KR model.

    2. Victoria (or equivalent) 35115T Tweed Pro with a Weber 15A150 speaker.

    3. Allen...about any model.

    4. Dr.Z MAZ 18 Jr. 2x10" combo.


    Tom
     
  5. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

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    Tweed Deluxe or a tweed Champ...both perfect....
     
  6. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    It depends on what you are going to do with it... play at home, gig with a band in clubs, big festival stage with everything miked... or record in a studio.

    For home and miked situations the deluxe is a favorite, for playing gigs with a band I would choose a Pro or a Super... Bassmans are nice but I prefer a Pro or Super.

    I have a deluxe and 2 pros...
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  7. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

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    Fender Standard (MIM) Telecaster straight into a Fender (CS) Twin Tweed '57 Reissue. Mmmmm-Mm, Deeee-licious!
     
  8. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    I've got a few of 'em the Champ a '56 being the oldest and they're all sweet but the Champ really is magic. It's in original condition and the power cord is a nightmare but if I change anything....well I won't. The '90 reissue Bassman is great with a fx but that's not why I bought it - I wanted "the Champ Tone" but louder. The Bandmaster is Weber
    and it's sweetness...sweetness.
    I like a Deluxe more with a Firebird than a Tele.
    If I ever have a spare dime again - likely not I'd want a Tweed Pro. Many's been the time when I've seriously considered pulling the Bassman's guts and doing a 40 Watt Pro.
    I still might.:cool:
     
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    69 thinline ri into a peavey delta blues.... LOVE IT!!!
     
  11. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    With a Tele, these two will give you a fat overdrive and help compete with a Les Paul in girth/thickness.

    The Bassman is a great amp for warm cleans - cranked, it will blow out your neighbors windows.

    The 20-30 watt tweeds (generally a pair of cathode biased 6L6's) are awesome at nailing that Stones sound.

    Better get three or for tweeds - they're all alot of fun.
     
  12. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    HAHA

    I wish I owned a 5D8 tweed Twin again :(

    "Best" is a subjective word. From what I've built, owned, and played/heard I tried to be as descriptive as possible from personal experience - but you're right, asking for the "best" Tele/Tweed combo is a really tall order for any thread :)
     
  13. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

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    How about any Tweed? My favs I've played my Esquire through would be Victoria 5112 & 20112 (Champ w/12" speaker, Victoria's Deluxe), and I also love those Blues Deluxes. Nice.
     
  14. TNO

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    Tweed Deluxe, PRRI, A/B/Y box.
     
  15. pedalcr8z

    pedalcr8z Tele-Meister

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    Here's my vote![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Del Pickup

    Del Pickup Poster Extraordinaire

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    I loved my tele into my old Bassman RI - until I heard it through my new 57 Twin!

    And although either amp can be very loud you can still get great gritty tones at lower volumes - and the Twin can achieve that without the use of a pedal just because of the way its tone controls operate and add dirt as you turn them up past 5-6.

    I always thought I'd never replace my Bassman but the Twin gets my vote now.
     
  17. Guns1rose

    Guns1rose Tele-Meister

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    petebradt Former Member

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    Home-grown 5F4 Super.

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  19. FiddlinJim

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    As usual, gotta agree with Pete on this 'un. I've built a 5F2-A Princeton which I really like, a 5E3 Deluxe that I want to like, but it's a little midrange-roary for my taste.

    The winner, with brightness, touch, and everything else I'd want is the Home Built 5F4 Super:
     

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  20. Cowboyfjt

    Cowboyfjt Tele-Meister

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    This nails it: stereo; left.

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    Cheers,
    Cowboy
     
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