Foxgear has followed up its Kolt 45 pedal-sized amplifier with two more: Tweed 55 and Plexi 55.
The two pedals’ tonal characteristics might be easily guessed from their names, with the Tweed 55 offering an abundance of headroom for extreme clarity – allowing pedals to breathe freely, or playing dynamics to really come through. The Plexi 55, meanwhile, gives the sound of an amp on the edge of breakup, easily pushed into high-gain with an overdrive in front. The brand has also shared a comparison between the Tweed 55 and a tube amplifier, which you can see above.
Despite their tiny enclosures, the units feature Class A FET preamps and Foxgear’s proprietary Class D power section, capable of 55 Watts at 4 Ohms. The FETs in the preamps mimic the behaviour of tubes in traditional amps, adding harmonic saturation and responsiveness.
The amps measure in at only 6cm x 12cm, and come with top-mounted jacks – perfect for throwing at the end of a pedalboard for a portable rig. The speaker output can handle 4, 8 and 16-ohm applications. It’s powered by a proprietary 24VDC 4A supply, so won’t be able to share power with your other pedals – but that’s a small price to pay for the portability-to-power ratio.
Both the Tweed 55 and Plexi 55 list for $149. Find out more at foxgearpedals.com.