Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo
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
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
- 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
Awesome Amp, awesome ServiceBy: Ray Pritchard on 14 June 2021Purchased 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!
By: Artist GuitarsThanks 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 moneyBy: Sam Figallo on 5 June 2021Artist 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
By: Artist GuitarsThank 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 AmpBy: (Stinga) Ray Pritchard on 28 May 2021Finally 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.
By: Artist GuitarsThank 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.
Absurdly good AmpBy: (Stinga) Ray Pritchard on 27 May 2021Finally 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.
By: Artist GuitarsWe are really happy to hear that you are enjoying the amp. Thank you for leaving a review for it. If you would need any assistance or simply have questions about it, please feel free to reach out to us.
Absurdly good AmpBy: (Stinga) Ray Pritchard on 30 April 2021Finally 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.
By: Artist GuitarsThanks for your feedback. We are happy that you like the amp. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Cheers!
1 Channel - has onboard FX - still worth itBy: Matthew on 18 April 2021I've owned one of these since 2019 and it's been a very good amplifier. Very recently it's had some noises creep in - probably dry joins and some bad caps - so I cracked it open to see what would need doing (don't do this at home, I'm what you call "a professional"). Well, boy howdy, was I in for a surprise! This is a single channel amplifier with DSP reverb and a weird, 2-stage tubescreamer circuit in front of the input. Each stage of the JRC 4558D has a set of clipping diodes - without disassembly, it looks like some 1N4148 signal diodes on the first stage and a pair of red LEDs on the second. Makes sense when you realise the OpAmp is going to be used for make-up gain since it's only a single-channel amp. Sound is great, even with the weird effects stuff hanging around - should be marketed more accurately, though (not Artist's fault - this is likely straight from the factory)
By: Artist GuitarsThank you for the informative review. We really appreciate it. If you do have any questions or need any assistance with the amp, please do not hesitate to let us know or contact us.
THIS AMP SLAPS!!!!!!!By: Zachary Miraziz on 30 March 2021My TweedTone 20R just arrived and i am in love with it! It sounds INCREDIBLE! Beautiful sparkly clean tones, a drive channel with plenty of punch, and more than enough volume to tick off the neighbours! For this level of quality, at this price point you just can't go wrong. Shipping was super quick (arrived in 2 business days) and as always the crew at Artist Guitars are a pleasure to deal with. A+, 5 stars, 10/10!!
By: Artist GuitarsWe really appreciate the kind words and we are happy to hear that you are having a blast with the amp. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
UpdateBy: Studio 131 on 7 March 2021Further to my other post, turns out the whole front grill is held in place by velcro, it pops off, a clever design which makes it quick and easy to get a mic on the speaker. Unfortunately mine has a big overspray of clear glue or paint dribbling down the timber panel above the speaker. If a light hits it on the wrong angle it looks bad but it's only cosmetic. Apart from that I'm enjoying recording with this amp, it gives a solid tube tone!
By: Artist GuitarsWe are sorry to hear about the cosmetic issues with the amplifier. It is not something that we normally encounter with the amp. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for us to assist you in getting this resolved. We have tried to look for the order associated with the email address used to place the order but we are unable to find an order on our system. Thank you and looking forward to your email.
A couple of ProblemsBy: Studio 131 on 25 February 2021Firstly one of the screws holding the speaker in place was totally loose ex factory so I had to fix that. Second people should be aware the speaker is at least one inch offset behind the grill. If you want to close mic the speaker at a gig or recording you can't do it easily. Those 57s seem to like being closer to the speaker. I'm contemplating cutting a hole in the grill and fitting a plastic cover thing from a drum shop, drummers use em when cutting into kick drums. Apart from that I like all the controls, these amps are pretty loud and it has a fairly useable valve tone.
By: Artist GuitarsI am so sorry to hear that your experience with the Tweedtone20R has not been that convenient for you. If there is something that we can do to help, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Great Amp!By: Adam on 7 January 2021This amp is outstanding. Beautiful shimmering cleans, a more than adequate drive channel. It is loud but can be turned down to bedroom level and still sound amazing. I would definitely recommend this little beast. Nice work Artist Guitars.