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Overview 50 YEARS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP CULMINATES IN AN EXCITING NEW REALM OF BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLISTIC, TWEED BASED PERFORMANCE.
In the twilight of the 1960s, SF Bay Area amp repairman to the Stars, Randall Smith, was inspired to start building his own amplifiers after coming to a deep appreciation for the 50s Tweed circuits developed by Leo Fender. He loved their organic sounding voice, powerful controls and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again.
Standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smiths (and the Worlds) first venture into boutique guitar amplification resulted in a new Boogie amp design inspired by that wonderful, timeless sounding preamp. Five Decades later we return to pay homage. Now, drawing on these 50 years of experience, we bring forward an exciting new realm of tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character. A beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world of vintage tone. The NEW CALIFORNIA TWEED
SINGLE CHANNEL SIMPLICITY, 5 POWER OPTIONS AT THE SWITCH
The all-tube California Tweed is powered by 4x6V6 Power Tubes while the preamp features 5x12AX7 and 1x12AT7 preamp tubes. Our patented Incremental Multi-Watt (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Watt technologies, provides five power levels, two operating-classes and three wiring options via a single 5-Way Rotary Switch!
Choose from the following power options:
- 40 Watts – 4x6V6 Class A/B Pentode
- 30 Watts – 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode + 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode
- 20 Watts – 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode
- 10 Watts – 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode
- 2 Watts – 1x6V6 Triode + 1x6V6 Pentode, Single-Ended Class A Parallel
A quick glance at the front panel of the California Tweed reveals single channel simplicity. Channel features include Normal & Low (Low is padded for more headroom)Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls. Our legendary vintage all-tube, long-tank, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack (Reverb Footswitch & Cable Sold Separately) and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that delivers everything you need for golden tone, and absolutely nothing more. The new California Tweed harken back, bounce on forward, while never sacrificing one drop of golden California Tone.
Build Location : Handwired in Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
Wattage : Multi-Watt 2, 10, 20, 30, or 40
Power Tube Type : 4x Mesa 6V6
Channels & Modes : 1 Channel
Mode Voicings / Styles : Single Channel with two Inputs:
Normal Input = Clean to Overdrive
Low Input = Clean
Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo : Reverb
Footswitchable Functions : Reverb (Footswitch & Cable sold separately)
Speaker(s) & Impedance : 1 – 8 Ohm Jensen Blackbird ALNICO / Total Load = 8 Ohms
Weight : 49 Lbs.
Dimensions : 19 1/4" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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