5E3 “Tweed Deluxe”



Fat Jimmy Vintage Series 5E3

The Fat Jimmy Vintage Series 5E3 is our meticulous recreation of the famous 5E3 ‘Tweed Deluxe’ circuit. This circuit was featured in the 1 x 12” tweed ‘Deluxe’ amplifier combos manufactured by the ‘Fender Electric Instrument Company’ from 1957 – 1959, and is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest guitar amplifiers of all time. True both on stage and in the studio. Incredible chime with beautiful rich clean tones at lower volumes, and what might be considered the definitive rock & roll overdrive when turned up. Crank it all the way for godlike tone and sustain….  The 5E3 circuit is Neil Young’s amp!  Also used by ‘The Edge’ from U2 and countless others… this should give you a good idea of just how versatile this circuit is.

The volume and tone controls are wired in a very unique way that makes all controls extremely interactive, even the volume controls of the different channels affect each other!

With the original 4 input setup layers also can ‘jumper’ the two channels for even heavier overdrive and thicker distortion at lower volumes…

Enough said!

Available as a ‘Front Panel’ 1×12 combo with a 12″ Fat Jimmy A1260 AlNiCo speaker,  as a ‘standard’ head with all four inputs, and also as compact ‘Avionic’ sized head with only 2 inputs, one per channel (this option does not facilitate ‘channel jumpering’ and is available by special order only)…

Power Rating
approx 20W

2 x 6V6 power tubes
1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AY7 preamp tubes
5Y3 rectifier tube
2 channels/4 inputs
volume / volume / tone controls
Available in head or 1×12 combo form
Combo features 1 x 12” Fat Jimmy A1260 AlNiCo speaker
Head features 4/8 ohm selector for use with different speaker configurations