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Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

The Artist Tweedtone20R amplifier provides a great vintage-voiced tone at an affordable price. The amp has 2 channels, clean and overdrive. As is typical of vintage amps the 20R has a footswitch jack on the back that allows you to switch between clean and dirty channels seamlessly. The footswitch can be added at small additional cost.

Both channels have independent volume controls that are ultimately controlled by a master volume. This means that you can really drive the clean channel hard to get that nice warm overdrive "breakup" at levels that don't have to necessarily annoy your neighbours. Switching to the overdrive channel provides a thick, creamy overdrive that naturally lends itself to a subtle variety of 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-around performance and tone.

The Tech Features

Model: Tweedtone20R

Brand: Artist

Output Power: 20W(RMS)

Speaker: 1 x 12 inch, Celestion 70/80 Speaker

Speaker OHM: 8 ohm


  • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes

Control Panel:

  • 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 - On the back of the amp. This switches the Clean and Drive channel.  A footswitch is not included. (Please note, the drive button needs to be pressed in for this to work)
  • 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.

Dimensions:  in MM 495W x 445H x 255D  in Inch's 19.5W x 17.5H x 10D

Weight: 18.5Kg / 41 lbs

Optional Accessories: Belcat FST22 Latching Footswitch

Power Consumption: 85W 

Power Plug: (See our blog post for more details)

  • AU & NZ: 240V with AU/NZ Plug
  • UK: 230V with a UK plug (with a 13a fuse in the plug)
  • USA: 120V with a USA 3 pin plug 


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Reviews (23)

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Wow ... what an amp.

By: on 18 October 2021
It arrived today. ... super fast shipping by the way ... and boy does it rock. I absolutely love it. Now I can get rid of my Katana, my oversize and overweight Fender and my Ashdown. This amp does everything I want. Not crazy about the O/D channel but I prefer to use pedals and just one channel anyway. For the price it is amazing. Well done yet again Artist guitars, everything I buy off you is good.

Artist Guitars Response
We really appreciate it for sharing this feedback with us. Thank you so much for the support!

Best service by far

By: on 23 September 2021
These guys are AMAZING..bought a Tweed 20r Amplifier. Was originally misplaced by Auspost. These guys sent another ASAP and arrived within 2 days . Unbelievable service . My go to shop for all my gear now. Amp is Unbelievable great sound great tone . Thanks again guys

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for this review. I'm glad the replacement arrived so quickly and that you're happy with it.

Awesome Amp, awesome Service

By: on 14 June 2021
Purchased this amp, really based on price, cos I was too tight to spend $1800 on a Fender Princeton. Figured I could afford to waste $600 if I wasn't happy with it. Turns out - this little amp rocks when it needs to rock, cleans up beautifully and it has a more than adequate reverb. Principle use was for my studio but I will happily gig this baby! Company sent it to Perth, no fuss at all. The guys at Artist clearly care about their clients. Had a slight intermittency issue with the on/off light so sent it back (at Artist's expense), they replaced the offending indicator light and shipped it straight back. Perth - Sydney - Perth, all within 10 days. Very impressed with the quality and the service. I'd purchase again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much Artist Guitars, great job!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks Ray for all your trust, support and understanding. We are always happy to go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy with their orders. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need help with anything. Cheers.

Value for money

By: on 5 June 2021
Artist Tweedtone 20R , What a great small to mid size stage amplifier featuring full valve 3 x 12AX7 in the drive section and 2 x EL84 for the power section so plenty of power with great tone and more than enough mid drive. I was concerned about the Digital reverb, but believe me, im a big reverb fan and im in love with the quality of sound im hearing . Amp uses a 12 inch Celestion Seventy 80 speaker ,, again, im impressed. Tweed finish looks great and I highly recommend adding this amp to anyone's collection . Ive got to give this Amp 5 stars , well done Artist

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for your feedback on the amp. This means a lot to us and we are glad that you like it. If you need help or have any question, just let us know. Cheers!

Absurdly good Amp

By: on 28 May 2021
Finally got my Tweedtone R20 Amp today and I must say I’m blown away. I was looking for a big rich clean tube tone that could handle the middle position of my Gretsch Electromatic and I’m not disappointed. Beautiful reverb and a drive channel that I’ll explore more deeply later. Price aside, this is a seriously great amp! Thanks to the great team at Artist Guitars.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for leaving a review for the amp. We are glad that you are enjoying it. Feel free to contact us if you would need assistance or have any questions about the amp.