In Stock: 5E3 Tweedleedee DEE-LUX

In Stock is this 5E3 Tweedleedee Deluxe. This is a light weight, small and absolutely fun firecracker!

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The 1×12 20W Dee-Lux is a plexified version of the greasy original, and packs a great variety of tones with only a few controls.

Cathode bias single tube rectifier with dual volume and single tone control. 2x 6V6, GZ-34 tube rectifier. Celestion speaker. Special design preamp board, this is not a tweaked kit by any standard.

This is part of the Vintage Sleeper series that I offer, and the idea is that these are revoiced versions of vintage amps that a player can bring to gigs without people knowing what they are. They are not labeled ‘Welagen’ on the outside for that reason. This series takes a Tweed, Blackface or Plexi style amplifier to the next level, with added clarity, smoothness, and a quicker response. Compared to the amplifiers these are based off, they are less greasy, project better, and are more articulate sounding, while retaining much of that vintage vibe that people love them for.

First come, first serve. Only one available.

Price: $1950

Posted: May 6 2016

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Two things to know about power output…

When talking with customers, I often notice that one of the most misunderstood things with guitar amps is the effect that the power amp has on the overall tone of the amp in a master volume amp like a Welagen Overdrive Special or Overdrive Reverb, or a Steel String Singer.

The typical reasoning is: ‘I don’t play loud, so I only need a 25 or 50W amp’. And many times it is absolutely true. They don’t need the volume that a 100W amp can generate. They may like the headroom, but that is not enough reason to get the 100W; the 50W is enough for them.

But something else is happening when you compare a 25 or 50W amp to a 100W one of the same type: the 100W amp sounds fuller in the lows and the low mids. The 50W amp is typically skinnier sounding. And this is very noticeable when playing at bedroom levels already. But also in a band, the low mids of a 100W can just be that thing that makes your lead tone. The 100W simply has more girth, and sounds bigger.

Or in other situations, the lows and low mids of a 100W can be too much, like when you are the lead guitarist in a band that has a rhythm guitarist as well, and you have to divide the midrange over two guitars. In that case I would maybe consider a 50W Overdrive amp over a 100W for the lead parts. A turned up 50W ODS is a real screamer, and can be a lot of fun!

So, either pick a 100W for bigger fuller tones, or pick a 50W for a skinnier screamer amp.
More in a month… stay tuned! Any questions or topics you like to get covered, please feel free to shoot me a note.
February 13, 2016

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December 23, 2015

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