Is the Artist Tweed Tone 20 available in the states.

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  1. Bluey

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    What is it? A clone of a tweed by artist guitars?
     
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    I think it is specially done to their specs so prob not available to other retsilers.

    The AU sites has an instant chat feature so you can just ask if they have US voltage switch.
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    I had a listen to a demo and their description is odd, British voiced tweed?
    It sounds a bit thin, a lot of treble in the demo. Guessing its supposed to be a vox voiced amp?
     
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    The Artist home page specifies a warehouse location in Pennsylvania????
     
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    I wonder how high the quality level is on their guitars. They have some competitive prices on attractive models. Interesting.
     
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    I watched a demo from intheblues & they seem like a great 20w amp for the price. Trolling the net I don't see any reviews on US sites though? A Blues JR & DSL killer? Must be the theme of the channel voicings & tweed just the covering?
     
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    Looks nice.
     
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    Seems a Marshall dressed in tweed, not a bad price either..
     
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    Two channels, one EQ, digital (?) reverb.
    With the same number of controls, I would rather see a Tone on the clean and Bass/Treb on the OD.
    Good price if it can play well.
     
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    I was thinking along the same lines.....EL84's, Celestion speaker, "British-voiced"? About the only connection to "Tweed" is the cabinet covering and chicken head knobs. Demo sounds OK, but why call it Tweed Tone?
    I got my Blues Junior III that basically covers all those bases, cost (used) about the same, and has the Fender name to help if I ever go to resell.
     
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    I have a Blues Junior 111 in tweed too. I think the artist amps will do alright in Australia because a used tweed or vinyl covered blues junior goes for around $900 dollars plus shipping whereas that amp is close to half that price new delivered. I'm not so sure they will do well in America though due to stiff competition in their price bracket. I think they are basically Chinese made amps rebranded. I have also seen a few cheap 18w marshall clones and vox clones on ebay under unusual name brands I have never heard of before. They also look like Chinese amps rebranded. They look like something you would get from Mabel audio and the prices are low compared to the average brand name offerings. The bonus is the old school wiring which is preferable if you can trouble shoot and fix things yourself. I'm not sure id gamble on one without trying first though.
     
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    Asian made products have been widely accepted here in Australasian countries for decades now so origin of manufacture is not that relevant as long as its good. Appliances, white goods, electrical fiitings, everything mostly made in Asia these days. Some gear is total crap, but 80% of stuff is surprisingly good & reliable. Also being so cheap resale value is not much of a consideration, if it's working & in good condition you will allways get something back after a few years.
    I'm thinking this amp maybe something half decent that you wouldn't stress about too much if you had to leave somewhere.
     
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