DIY Build or Rebuild Kit for a Tweed Deluxe 5E3 Amplifier. A truly classic amplifier heard on countless recordings from the 50's & 60's. Great for Blues, Country, Jazz, and even Classic Rock! A cathode biased pair of 6V6's create a fat and earthy tone that sounds best when pushed hard. Approximately 12-15W output makes this a perfect amplifier for the studio, or small gigging situations. Just like the original, this amp has 2 channels, with 2 inputs per channel, each with a volume control and one shared tone control. Though the controls are minimalistic, the true beauty of this circuit comes from the interaction of the volume controls.
The kit includes a High Quality, Hand Made in USA Turret Board, Sprague Orange Drop or Mallory 150 Series Coupling Caps, Sprague Atom USA Power Supply/Filter Capacitors, High Quality Carbon Composition Resistors, Alpha Potentiometers, Chicken Head Knobs, Belton Sockets, Switchcraft Jacks, Fuse Holder, 2 Switches, Pilot Lamp Holder & Jewel, Power Cord, Super TF110/041318 (Paper Bobbin, like the old school ones). This Exclusive Made in USA output transformer has outputs for 4, 8, ohms & 16 ohms, as well as Ultra-Linear screen taps, if you wish to use them. Or you can choose our Best Selling, Made in USA TF110 (Plastic Bobbin) Deluxe Output Transformer, which has 4 & 8 ohm taps. For Power Transformer, you can choose between the 40-18021, 40-18017, or 40-18016. The 40-18021 is a standard Tweed Deluxe style PT, with a 710V CT HV winding. The 40-18016(120V) & 40-18017(120/240V) have a lower HV winding at 660V CT, increased current capability on all windings, which allows you to use different rectifier tube types, add additional tube stages, or upgrade your amplifier to use 6L6's! Using the 40-18021 power transformer with the higher 710V winding will give the amplifier more headroom and crisper treble response. Using the 40-18016 power transformer with the lower voltage 660V winding will give the amplifier less headroom (breaks up earlier), and a smoother treble response. Tear the guts out of that solid state combo and build this inside. You can also order without transformers. Great for DIY Builds. All you need is the Chassis, Cabinet, & Speaker!! Transformers are warranted by the manufacturer against defects of materials & workmanship for 6 months from date of purchase. Warm up that soldering Iron!!! Also includes Layout & Wiring Diagrams for our transformers.
If you purchase this kit "With Tubes" you will choose either the Standard Tubeset: JJ 6V6 Matched Pair, JJ ECC83/12ax7, ElectroHarmonix 12AY7 x 1, & Sovtek 5Y3 x 1 OR the Premium Tubeset: Tungsol 6V6 Matched Pair, Tungsol 12AX7 x 1, ElectroHarmonix 12AY7 x 1, & Sovtek 5Y3 x 1.
Here's what a customer had to say about this kit. "Hi, I recently purchased the 5E3 Chassis, turret board, and Magnetics Comp Classic Tone Power and Output transformers. I finished the build last weekend and am amazed at the overall tone of the amp. It is far beyond anything I could have expected. I think the Classic Tone transformers are just as good as other transformers that sell for 3 times the price. The layout on the site is easy to follow and really helped me with putting the amp together. I also wanted to thank you for the tech help. I emailed regarding the connections of the output transformer and received a quick and very helpful answer to my questions. Thanks for greats products and service. Triode is my first choice for amp parts." CHASSIS LISTED BELOW, MADE IN USA!!!
Layout 40-18021 120v 40-18021 120v
Layout 40-18016 120v 40-18016 120v
Layout 40-18017 120v 40-18017 120v
Layout 40-18017 240v 40-18017 240v