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Tweed Deluxe - $1,495 (Grand Rapids)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Custom built
model name / number: 5E3
Custom built tweed Deluxe amp. 5E3 circuit w/ Dumble "Tweedle Dee" mods for more headroom and tighter low end

This is NOT a Fender amp but a well executed clone using the highest quality components and build quality throughout

Solid, lightweight, finger-joined pine cabinet covered in lacquered tweed. I added a few coats of amber shellac and then lightly "aged" the tweed and hardware. I had the cabinet made 3/4" taller and 3/4" deeper than a stock Deluxe to give the speaker a bit more room to breath

Chrome plated steel chassis, paper bobbin wound Classic Tone transformers, high quality pots, caps, resistors etc. Hand-wired for best tone and low noise. No cheap imported parts, no shortcuts

Jupiter alnico magnet 12LA 12" speaker ($289)

Vintage NOS RCA 5Y3, matched pair JJ 6V6's, a JJ 12AX7 and a TAD 12AY7

This amp is dialed in, is very quiet at idle and sounds tremendous. Between the bigger cabinet, the Dumble mods and the premium speaker, this Deluxe sounds HUGE. It blew the doors off a stock 5E3 in a side by side comparison

Easily as good or better than any boutique 5E3 and priced well below what those sell for

$1495

$1395 w/ a Celestion Vintage 30 instead of the Jupiter

$1295 w/ no speaker


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