Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

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About this Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

The Artist Tweedtone20R amplifier provides tonnes British Tube-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.  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 Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes

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.
  • 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 tube life.
  • POWER SWITCH - Main amplifier ON & OFF.
  • AC Power:- 220-240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption:- 85W

Dimensions:- 495w x 445h x 255d

Weight:- 18.5Kg

Optional Accessories:-  Belcat FST22 Latching Footswitch


Valve heaven

By: Glenn on 8 July 2019
I decided to pull the trigger on this amp after watching Shanes (Intheblues) review. He couldn't get the smile off his face and now neither can I. Can't get over the power of this 20 watts and the clean channel is glorious. First valve amp I've had since the eighties and it certainly didn't disappoint. Low price, beautiful fit and finish and ultra fast shipping to regional qld all can't be beaten. Just ordered another for a friend who just had to have one after test driving mine. If you're considering this amp, just do it, you won't be sorry.


By: Rick on 24 May 2019
This gorgeous little amplifier pretty much quantifies the remaining difference between modern Solid State/Digital amplifiers and the valve/tube amps of years gone by. When you buy one of these (and you should!) wait 'til everyone has left the house on a shopping trip, plug in the Les Paul, turn the Clean Volume control up to about 1 O'Clock and set the Master to about 12 O'Clock and let fly with your best licks! Over the last 50 or so years I've owned and used live, all of the big name valve amps. In recent years I've enjoyed the reliable consistency of modern SS amps and currently own a Yamaha TH100HD and a Boss Katana head, but as good as they are and as close to valve as they get (particularly the Yamaha), they still can't raise the hair on the back of my neck like this little guy does doing a test like the one above. When the next shipment arrives, I may have to grab a second one...


By: Randell Cash on 24 April 2019
While I was waiting for this amp to arrive (only 1 week to Darwin) I found a second hand Blues Junior at a bargain price so I bought it. I have not used the Blues Junior again since the Artist TweedTone 20R arrived, its that good! The Blues Junior is going up for sale.

Blues harp

By: John van Gelder on 3 April 2019
I bought this two years ago, had to send it back after three weeks because of no sound, Artist Guitars promptly sent me a postal return label, and I had another TweedTone at my door within the week, and, I live in a regional area. Turns out that it was a defective tube. So, I have gigged with this amp at least once a week, sometimes three since then. I've been playing for over forty years and to say this amp is great would be an understatement, it has really been a workhorse with sweet tone. If used for harp, just swap out the first 12ax7 slot for a 12ay7, that may void the warranty, but cuts down on feedback for harp. I can't rate Artist Guitars highly enough for their service and professionalism!

Blues jnr killer!!!

By: David on 15 February 2019
I was in the market for a Fender blues Jr iv, but saw some reviews on the tweed tone 20r, so decided to give it a shot... I was not disappointed! This is by far my favourite amp I've owned to date! Probably the best sounding drive channel IMO that I have heard on any of my amps I've owned... Top notch Artist Guitars!

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