If you could have any tweed fender amp, which one would you choose?

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  1. Marquee Moon

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    Deluxes sound great but, I like a little more headroom. Bassman's are great aswell. I think virboluxes and bandmasters are very underrated. How about you?
     
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    Vibrolux! Have one, love it.
     
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    I need a Tweed.

    No experience at all, been strictly a SF and BF guy because I love my Reverb.

    Maybe time to expand my horizons and try a Tweed or Brown amp.

    I would want a 1x12 or 1x15 and 15-35 watt amp?
     
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    Haven’t played enough to have a solid answer, but I played an old tremolux at Austin Vintage Guitar’s a while back that was really cool.
    Unfortunately there was a guy picking up his amp from service at the same time. So he was running his amp through its paces to see if it was still louder than a jet plane.
     
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    Tweed High Power Twin..
     
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    I own a 55 5E3, but would love to own a Super 5E4A with 6V6 power tubes. They were only made for a few months and they just have a special overdrive. The Bandmaster posted is also a monster amp. I have had a 59 Bassman, 3 Deluxes(52,59 and the 55 I kept), Super(53-bada$$ amp with the octal socket preamp tubes) and a 57 Vibrolux. Should have picked up another tweed Super when their prices started going north of 1,000 a couple decades ago. The writing was on the wall then. I also regret not buying a 59 Tremolux in the early 90's. At $500, it seemed too expensive at the time. I relented a couple days later to see it had vanished and have regretted it ever since. I found the 55 a few weeks later though. I am more into the early tolex 6G amps. I still have a few of those. I will die with my 61 6G9A Tremolux with 1x12 Tone Ring cab. If you like more headroom, the 6G amps are perfect.
     
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    One? One?

    I’d need a 5f1, my 5f2a, a Harvard, my 5e3, definitely the mystical 5G9, a 5e7 of some flavor, a Bassman, and a Twin (LP is fine). I’d also ask for a 5f11 except I already have a 6g2, and I don’t want to be greedy or anything...
     
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    Only one? Either a Tweed Pro or Tweed Bassman for me
     
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    Got my Tweed Super already.
     
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    Vibrolux FTW.
     
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    They're all different, isn't that the point? Hard to beat a good narrow panel pro. Love my Vibrolux.
     
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    I think I'd like a 5f4 Super. I like that 2x10 6L6 format for volume and portability.
     
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    Narrow panel Pro, 5e5, 1X15.

    As of today. Wouldn't turn down Vibrolux, Bassman or any of the tweed Tremolux.
     
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    I'd like to try a Bandmaster some time but lean toward a low power Twin to try maybe.
     
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    Wouldn't trade my '54 5d3 for anything but the addition of a 6L6 tweed would be nice. A Super would fit my needs the best given today's volume issues at most venues. My old Deluxe seems to be plenty at most places.
     
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    I'd love to own a Fender Tweed Deluxe (wide-panel) 5C3.
     
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    One is a ridiculous suggestion.

    Even though I can't carry it any more, I'd have to go with a HPTT.
    Seems like I can get more great dirty sounds from my amp and pedal stable than I have use for, but great cleans are more elusive.
    The two best clean sounds I tried but couldn't afford were a Hiwatt 100 and a HPTT.

    I did just order a set of new filter caps for an old and rare 80w Sound City Concord that's been waiting on repair since I fell completely for the small amp craze. That particular circuit produces delicious clean sound in the same ballpark.

    So maybe I'll switch to a good 5f6a!
    In a head so I can move it.
    But with an aluminum chassis in lay down position with controls on the front.
    OK so a JTM45.
    With maybe a JMP50 OT but keeping the lower voltage PT.

    See, no way to choose.

    For some sanity clarification, I did play a Victoria HPTT next to a Harry Joyce built Hiwatt 100.
    They had very very similar clean sound.
    $2000 each used.
    Worth it.
     
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    1957 Tweed Bassman like Jimi recorded with.
     
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    If you could have any tweed fender amp, which one would you choose?

    I'd say none, because I prefer Fenders with reverb.
    Deluxe 57, Bassman, etc... They're not really my taste - at least the RI that came in for repair.

    For a little to medium non-reverb screamer, I'd rather choose a Marshall Class5 5W or Marshall 1974X 18W, having them at home for a time.

    But it's me, OK ? :D
     
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