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Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

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About this Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

The Artist Tweedtone20R amplifier provides tonnes British valve-driven, vintage-voiced tone at an affordable price.  This amp has 2 channels, clean and overdrive.  There is a Footswitch jack underneath the back of the amp to switch between channels.  The footswitch is not included.

Both channels independent volume controls, and there is a master volume control which adjusts the overall volume of the amplifier.  So you can really drive the clean channel hard to get that nice warm overdrive "breakup" at levels that won't annoy your neighbours.  Switching to the Overdrive channel provides a thicker, creamier overdrive for harmonically-rich blues and rock tones.

The 3-band EQ is highly responsive and allows for a vast array of tones to suit your personal preferences.

This amp is loaded with a high-performance Celestion Seventy 80 12 inch speaker for excellent all-round performance and tone.


The Tech Features

Model:- Tweedtone20R

Brand:- Artist

Output Power:-  20W(RMS)

Speaker:- 1 x 12 inch , 8 Ohm Celestion Seventy 80 Speaker


  • 2 x 6BQ5(EL84)  Power Valves
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Valves

Control Functions:-

  • INPUT - Connection to the instrument.
  • CLEAN VOLUME - Sets the volume of the Clean channel.
  • DRIVE BUTTON - Manually switch between the Clean and Drive channels.
  • DRIVE GAIN - Sets the amount of gain or distortion in the overdrive channel.
  • DRIVE VOLUME - Sets the volume of the Drive channel.
  • TREBLE - Adjusts the high-frequency equalization range as required.
  • MIDDLE - Gives active midrange equalization with boost & cut.
  • BASS - Adjusts the low-frequency equalization range as required.
  • MASTER VOLUME - Adjusts the overall volume of either the Clean. or "Drive" channels.
  • MASTER REVERB - Adjusts the amount of reverb added to the normal signal. This is a digital reverb (but it sounds very authentic)
  • FOOTSWITCH INPUT - Underneath the back of the amp.  Footswitch not included.
  • STANDBY SWITCH - Switches the amp in/out of standby power mode. Wait until 30 seconds after the power switch is turned on to prolong your valve life.
  • POWER SWITCH - Main amplifier ON & OFF.
  • AC Power:- 220-240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption:- 85W

Dimensions:- 495w x 445h x 255d

Weight without packaging:- 15.5 KG

Shipping Weight: 18.5

Optional Accessories:-  Belcat FST22 Latching Footswitch


One of the Best sounding Combo amps for the money

By: on 2 October 2020
Absolutely a pleasure to play through I have used lots of different brand Amps over the years this one has all the important things you need, I was so impressed with the 1st one I brought another as a backup. For the Money you can't go wrong this is a fantastic Amp with plenty of punch if needed and a great sound all round..

Amazing amp no matter what it costs

By: on 27 March 2020
Too good to be true and I am still shaking my head in disbelief. I am feeling this amp would sound great ran into a 2x12 cab. For the price I paid for this amp brand new I am going to buy another. This amp is gig worthy and can be very loud but sounds great in a band situation. If I had to describe the sound of it then I suppose you could say its a cross between a Vox and Fender, almost Dr Z Carmen Ghia. I would like to try it with a Celestion 2x12 cab.

Great for cleans and high gain!

By: on 24 February 2020
No one has mentioned how this amp is also a high gain monster! Great sparkling cleans with a strat and was also getting huge metal tones from my LP with blackouts. Great open-back tube amp combo that's very responsive to touch. Love it!

Awesome - Artist TweedTone 20R 20 Watt Tube(Valve)

By: on 28 February 2018
I love this Amp. At $499 It is pound for pound (and Dollar for Dollar) the Best value Valve amp around. it has separate Clean and Drive channels that You can toggle(noiselessly)between using an optional footswitch (I already had one) And both are Great The Clean is sparkly Clean and the Drive has some real Grunt. I have tested it with My Jimmy Vaughan Fender Strat(Single Coils), My PRS SE277 SemiHollow Baritone Guitar(P90s) and My Artist LP59 (Humbuckers)and all the Guitars really Shine through this Amp. My other Amps are a VoxAC15HW(Alnico Blue) and Vox AD60 VTX and this Little Champ is right up there with them at a fraction of the price

TweedTone 20R

By: on 16 October 2017
Amp arrived this morning and I was immediately very impressed with the packaging. Plenty of cardboard protecting this beauty and although there are bumps and tears in the outside of the box the amp was untouched deep inside. After unpacking and a read of the one page instructions I powered it up and plugged in my Artist Butterscotch Tele (one of my favourites with new Tonepro Vintage Plus pickups fitted!!) An hour later I stopped playing and was stoked! Great amp and great fun! Before I bought this amp I wasn't sure if I needed it (not a reason I've worried about before) because I already had a Joyo 5 watt valve amp that really does all I need. As soon as I started playing though I new that I had a new favourite. Love the switchable clean/drive! Amazing possibilities of tone with heaps of grunt.

Brilliant Amp!

By: on 26 March 2017
Super happy with this tube/valve amp combo. Sounds great with single coil or humbucker equipped guitars and can go low enough to be a practice amp for the house/bedroom, without annoying the neighbours. Build quality is excellent. This amp's value for money factor, can't be beaten, anywhere in the world, IMO. Buy with confidence. Free foot switch and leather strap intro offer was a nice touch, BTW.

TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Amp

By: on 25 March 2017
This is a very good amp. For the price I don't know of a better amp. I have several amps and have used many over the years. I also have the Fender SUPER-SONIC 22 COMBO (cost over $2000.00) which weighs a ton and does not perform any better. The tweed tone is also loud. The tone for the clean channel is just that and there is great tonal range from the dirty channel. The foot switch works seamlessly between channels and there is no noise when changing channel. Overall a very good tube amp at a very good price.


By: on 24 March 2017
After 50 years of different amps from Goldentones to Fender Hot Rods via Marshall Quads, Roland and Peavey I have finally found what I want at a price I can afford. I am blown away by this little beauty....the tone is sweet with my Strat and it rings with acoustiv harmonics if I stick a Maton in it...You see the venues I play have volume issues and I never get a chance to wind out previous amps and warm those tubes...but this amp allows me to push it to the sweet spot with heaps of headroom left. Maybe if I do an electric band gig it might need to be miked but then I usually looks great....and sounds delicious. Only negative was I was expecting a bit less weight than the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe but its still pretty heavy (Yes I'm guessed it) but that weight translates to good quality components. for $400...I am stoked

Half the cost twice the value.

By: on 9 March 2017
I have had this amp for a week now and am incredibly impressed. First thing though it's tone is not the old Tweed amp tone of the 50s, more a Vox/Marshall sound. I tried a Blues Junior 3 a few weekd ago and this amp has a similar sound, as it should with the same tube configuration, but the top panel gives this Tweedtone much greater range and capability at half the price. I did a Db test using the clean channel with channel and master volume knobs set at 5 and the tone knobs also all at 5. At a distance of three metres I got a reading of 106Db. With the volume at 3 it read 100Db so this amp should be plenty loud enough to hold it's own in most situations. Using a Tele, a Strat and an Artist Guitars Cherry58 I have been exploring the clean tones and so far have not found anything I do not like. I mostly play clean and there seems to be a ton of headroom. The drive channel I have yet to explore but from the small forays I have taken into it it should suit those who like that overdriven sound. The combination of the Cherry 58 and this amp allows me to get everything from a great rounded jazz sound to hard driven rock aka Chuck Berry with something close to a BB sound in there as well. The amp is pretty quiet even with single coil pickups and works well with both Tele and Strat. The Tweedtone worked fine with all of the pedals I have tried on it so far analogue delay, chorus, tremelo, mini wah, acoustic simulator and overdrive. The only problem with this amp is going to be settling on one particular setting as there is so much variety. The trad tweed look is great and my wife loves the retro chicken head knobs so it's a hit all round.

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