Recommend Tweed pedal for clean platform....

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  1. bluesholyman

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    I have a ‘59 Bassman RI that I front mostly with pedals. I have considered a smaller tweed-style amp for recording but thought perhaps there is a pedal that would work well in front of the Bassman at lower volumes.

    I guess the sound i think I am after is a 50s champ sound - I could either drop $1000 for the re-issue champ or about a fifth of that on a good pedal....

    Go!
     
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    If you can find one the Wampler 57 Tweed will fit the bill.
     
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    Lovepedal does the tweed thing as well as anyone, better than most. Les Lius, for instance. Or HPTT.
     
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    Buy a champ clone for around half. There is nothing special about that reissue that justifies that ridiculous price.
     
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    True North Tweed Drive.



     
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    Wampler Tweed 57 is the best I’ve used. Les Lius is great as well
     
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    Pedals: Wampler 57, Fender FBM1, Joyo American Sound, Catalinbread Formula 57...might all get you close.

    Amps: A VHT special 6 or a Bugera V5 might get you close, I believe both are based on champ circuits. Maybe a Pro Junior is worth checking out?
     
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    Joyo American Sound will do the tweed. Also LMP has a Harmonic Boost that nails it.
     
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    Way Huge Red Llama. The red MkII version, not the silver reissue.
     
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    Fender '59 Bassman? :twisted:
     
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    Right at the bottom of the price bracket is the Joyo American Sound. Do not dismiss it lightly. I can run my Champ-a-like clean, then engage the AS and have it sound spookily close to the Champ-a-like when it's screaming. It takes a little tweaking to get there, but when it does...

    Tech 21 make the original Joyo 'honoured' Other character pedals are available.

    Hotone Nano Legacy Mojo Diamond. 5 Watts(ish) of solid state goodness. You'll need a cab. Dinky, fine sounding boxes of rock. The Nano heads sound quite close to the amps they are emulating, but can do it at conversation levels of volume. Neat.

    Joyo JTA-05 Sweet baby amp. A Champ clone. You -may- want to add in the missing bypass capacitor for a little more crunch.

    Build a Champ. Everyone needs a Champ-a-like, whether they know it yet or not.
     
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    This one caught my eye, as I am a fan of JRAD stuff...tell me about "convincing"...I imagine a Princeton in its sweet spot will sound different than a Champ in its sweet spot....or are they all that different beyond perceived volume?
     
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    I almost split my side when I read this..... I record at home and the sound wave pulse generated by a single note at that amp's sweet spot would kill all the squirrels in a 100 yard radius.....

    I just can't do that to the squirrels....
     
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    Why not the silver reissue - funny, the silver one is available locally, not the red mkII
     
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    I would NOT recommend the Lovepedal one knob Champ pedal. It's my most useless pedal. The Joyo Sweet Baby is cheaper and more controllable.

    Does it sound like a Tweed amp? Beats me, don't have one and I don't trust my memory.
     
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    The reissue has some tweaks to the circuit that make it much higher gain than the MkII, and it's also more compressed. I emailed Dunlop about that last year and they confirmed it.

    But hey, the silver one may work for you, so if the price is right give it a whirl.

    The MkII can still be had for under $100 on eBay and Reverb.
     
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    Catalinbread Formula No.5. Out of production, but works great into my Fender 6L6 Champ 12.
     
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    The Catalinbread Formula No. 5 (original, out of production) or Formula 55 (the current version) will get you there.
     
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