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Let’s see your 50’s-era TWEEDS (and clones)!

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by El Tele Lobo, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    No- that would be TOO COOL!! Just one of the mini amps I have- Orange Micro crush- 3W, 4” speaker- really nice tone; Vox Blues AmPlug into 2W 3” “cab” to mace a cool mini-stack- sounds WAY better than you would expect! The Fender ‘57 you’ve met, and the Dalecetro Honeytone- $19 and fun!! The Fender has a real wood cab and tweed- nicely rugged! 1F56C4CA-27CE-4056-90C4-97BF8811058E.jpeg

    Here is my “tube/valve” amp- Orange Micro Terror. 20W hybrid with 12AX7 preamp stage driving SS power- sounds great- sounds HUGE through 4x10” cab as well! Takes pedals well- it’s what usually powers the Egnater...
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    @Bill did you get the Scotch with the amp?? Making me thirsty :cool:
     
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  2. Dukex

    Dukex Tele-Afflicted

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    It's not covered in tweed, but it's a Lil Dawg 5e3.

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    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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  4. SebC

    SebC Tele-Meister

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    These are my builds,

    I call them all "Cotton Twill."
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    A 5f2a from a mojotone kit with a warehouse g10c/s. This one was for a music venue here in NY
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    And my 5f1 in a slightly bigger cab. I learned lots from tdpri.com in the builds and incorporated a few little tweaks to this amp, like having an on/off switch among others. I am sharing the layout I made for myself. I love it and is my practice amp
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  5. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's my 5E3 build, executed by Sligo Amps.

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    • Mercury Magnetics power and output transformers
    • Oil and wax red Jupiter tone capacitors
    • Spraque Atom filter capacitors
    • Carbon comp resistors
    • Carling switches
    • CTS pots
    • Weber Vintage 12A125 12” AlNico speaker, 20 watts, lightly doped

    Since delivery day I've put an EH 12AY7 in v1, a 5751 in v2, and replace the JJ with an NOS GE 5Y3.

    Bob
     
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  6. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Wow! I really like all of those!
     
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  7. El Tele Lobo

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    Nice, Bob!
     
  8. randym

    randym Tele-Meister

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    Sorry, no clips, but being less efficient it allows me to turn up the volume a bit more.
     
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  9. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Afflicted

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    Does this count? Certainly looks and sounds the part. Victoria Chicagolux. 5F11 Vibrolux circuit. Incidentally, having Mark at Victoria build me a Harvard-ish thing (5F10, no vibrato) in red tolex with wheat cloth. Love that combo.

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  10. Bill

    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    No. That’s there to make me think I know how to play the Tele.
     
  11. Minivan Megafun

    Minivan Megafun Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Oooh, I'll play!

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    Mission 5E3 that I built from a kit. Equipped with a Weber 12A125A

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    Fender '57 Twin Reissue. 2012 model with the Weber designed Eminence speakers (12A150)

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    5F6A Bassman. This one started life as a '59 Bassman LTD however I had it completely gutted and rebuilt to hand wired 5F6A spec with MM transformers. The only original parts are the cabinet and the chassis. Speakers are four Weber 10A125.

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  12. El Tele Lobo

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    Victoria tweeds definitely count! Very nice! I miss the trem on my 5F11...glorious!
     
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  13. El Tele Lobo

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    Whoa! Bet you can raise a ruckus with those.

    I’m toying with trying my hand at one of those kit builds one day.
     
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  14. Cantbreak100guy

    Cantbreak100guy Tele-Holic

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    I've been talking about building a pine cabinet for this for two and a half years. Until then, I'll let it hold up a shoe box or two.
     
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  15. High Head Brad

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    I should probably do a 'family' photo portrait at some stage......

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    Headstrong 5F11

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  16. SacDAve

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    5E3s
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    My trusty Carl's Custom 5e3 and my EJ strat!

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  18. sotob

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    Fender 57 champ on the way this week. This thing better rip/sing. High hopes here..... Had a Fender 5e3 deluxe just 2 months ago that was used, but the sound was super clean on 10 after messing around on all inputs. My assumption now was the previous user modded the tubes or something?? I forget to check the tubes, but it went back. |I have a Man cave so I'm able to turn it up, but no dice. I'm ready rip some open G - Stones/Neil. If not then I guess pedals rules?!?
     
  19. VillainSean

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    Fender '57 Deluxe reissue from the early 2000s. Rebuilt after a house fire in 2010, with a new grill clothe and a Celestion Vintage 30.
    Still plays like a champ..
     

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