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Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

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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 


A couple of Problems

By: on 25 February 2021
Firstly 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 Guitars
I 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

Great Amp!

By: on 7 January 2021
This 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.

Artist tweed tone..

By: on 4 January 2021
Awesome 20 watt tube amp... i own several other amplifiers but since receiving this it has become my number 1... Great amp Great price.. Awesome service overall..

Above & beyond expectations

By: on 9 December 2020
I bought a Tweedtone 20r, which is a great little valve amp for the price, beautiful round clean tone with my Fender & roars on the drive chanel with my Epiphone....but I absolutely must give 5+ stars to the staff at Artist. - Being close to Xmas there was no end of trouble with the courier, but they chased it up on my behalf several times & kept me in the loop the whole way. They were courteous & responsive to my queries & I was never made to feel as if I was a bother. **Awesome Aussie Company ** shop with confidence - JB

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.

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