Please recommend 5E3 clones...

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by moondogz, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. SirJackdeFuzz

    SirJackdeFuzz Friend of Leo's

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    Two Words : Tungsten Cortez :twisted:


    Same as the Creama Wheat, but with a little less headroom.

    The Cortez is closer to the 12-15W 5E3s.
    The Creama Wheat is a slightly higher output model at 20watts, with a little bit of a tighter bottom end.


     
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    Wow I expected a few more guys that are using Cox Amps. I guess I'm the only one.
     
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    Tungsten Crema wheat!!! Played one a lot. It is a killer version/variation of the 5e3 and takes the deficiencies of the original design and enhances. Such as;
    5e3's have a rather mushy, flabby bass. Not with the Tungsten. Also, for my needs, 5e3's lack the clean headroom I crave. The Tungsten has way more clean headroom. But if you want it to break up earlier, go for the lower powered Tungsten Cortez.
     
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    Found a 5E3 clone made in Alberta (St. Albert)
    called a Purdy. Was on sale at Acoustic Music
    for $895.00. Tweed tolex with a Jensen P10Q.
    I'm a happy camper now. I'll post a photo as
    soon as I get my computer working. I'm posting
    from work now. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
    This is a great site for info gathering.....:D
     
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    Thread Resurrection!

    Definitely digging the Tungsten Crema Wheat. (I Borrowed my friends and have gigged twice with it and played a lot at home to get familiar with it)

    I want one of my own! The CW is a perfect grab n go amp with tones of mojo and enough juice to keep up with most of the music I play!
     
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    Anybody tried the tube depot kit?
     
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    Mission are awesome, no shortcut on parts or tubes supplied in their kits. I've played through a couple of cheaper kits, they sounded fine too, but the build quality wasn't as impressive.
     
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