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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / New Fender Custom Shop '57 Tweed Twin



Ike Turner is my guitar hero!
Sep 20th, 2016 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

This looks like a PHENOMENAL amp, and I'm wondering.....if any of you get a chance to play through one (I don't think they have shipped yet, I, for one, would be very interested to hear your comments, please.

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Not quite my tempo
Sep 20th, 2016 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Fender built this amp once before. They halted production when they came out with the Eric Clapton "Twinolux". Now, they quit making the EC amp (end of contract? I'm curious) and are building the '57 Tweed Twin again.

I have one of the last incarnations of the '57 Tweed Twin. It's around 10-15 years old. It is an awesome sounding amp. I put some NOS RCA blackplates in it and it really balanced out the sound. Rich harmonics, too. You don't even miss it not having reverb, if that's your thing. (I love Fender reverb).

This amp also has dual rectifiers. They really hold back the sag that tweed amps are known for. You can pull a rectifier tube for more sag, if you wish. THere are ways to get the amp to break up at lower volumes if you experiment. I love this amp.



Sep 26th, 2016 07:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

There is also a guy named Phil Bradbury that owns and builds amps called "Little Walter Tube Amps"

They are getting real popular with Nashville musicians such as Vince Gill and many steel guitar players and they are making there way into blues too. They come in different wattages and configurations. Looks like he uses the best of parts, transformers etc. and using the 8 pin octal preamp tubes which were popular in amps of the very early days. I would love to get one once I bundle up the cash.

Check out his links and videos...

Little Walter tube amps

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