Tweed Pro amp fans?

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Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby Alain Landry on Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:38 pm

Hello there. Is there anybody on this forum that giggs with a vintage tweed Pro amp? Mine is a 1958 with the original speaker and I gig with it with a tank reverb in front. Enough clean headroom with à Nice break-up.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby stratele52 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:59 am

I would remove original speaker and keep in a safe place before you damage it and lost value of the amp.

Old speaker are so dry.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby Alain Landry on Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:17 pm

You are right stratele52, I should swap the original speaker, then again, I believe that the fun is to have closest to the sound the amp use to have back in the fifties. The original speaker makes the charm and the karma of the amp.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby spoond on Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:40 pm

I have two 1959 Pro amps that I gig with. Both have all original everything except for the power supply caps. Neither one is a collector, and I got them for what I think was very reasonable money so I love these amps.

I keep the original P15Ns in these amps because they are bomb proof and sound great. I believe the "wisdom" of replacing original Jensens is no longer relevant because nowadays you can get an excellent recone on that speaker if it starts rubbing, which will not reduce the value of the amp at all. The speaker is a crucial part of the tone.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby Banker on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:10 pm

Killer amp with an old Tele. I like it's brother, the Super too.
When only pinstripe will do.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby jerryjg on Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:43 pm

Great Amp, where great is truly great, and not simply a overused adjective. Bought one back in the day for $800, but had to sell it a littel while later.
As far as the shelving old speakers intact, I cannot tell you how much am repulsed by this notion- so they are going to put these old worn out speakers in a galss case one day a thousand years from now and charge people admission to see them?

Get it reconed and play it!The hell.
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Re: Tweed Pro amp fans?

Postby JeffH on Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:05 pm

pictures?
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