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Rift Amplification Tweed 5TV & 15TV Review

Despite being tone monsters, Leo Fender’s early TV front amplifiers are less sought-after than later narrow-panel tweeds. We find out if Rift’s interpretations of the 5A2 Princeton and 5A3 Deluxe circuits are boxing clever…

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender announces ’57 Custom Tweed series & Bassman 800 amplifiers

#SummerNAMM2016: Fender has revealed some new additions to its amplifier family, the ’57 Custom Tweed series and the Bassman 800. The ’57 Custom Tweed...

Vintage Bench Test: 1960s Fender Deluxe Shootout

Fender Deluxe amplifiers date back to the early days of the company but, by the mid-1960s, they were almost unrecognisable when compared to amps from the tweed era. We take a look at what happened during the first half of the 60s and compare amplifiers from the brown and black-panel eras.

Review: Award-Session 5E3-Extra 22

Award-Session is a British institution in the field of analogue solid-state amps… but can you really replicate the sound of a tweed Fender Deluxe without valves?

Review: daRibeira Salamandra R112TW

If you like the tone of a speaker cabinet that’s free to resonate, or you prefer the look of solid wood to tweed or tolex, this might be just what you’re looking for.

Interview: Joe Bonamassa – Back In Black

We talk to Joe Bonamassa about reuniting with Black Country Communion and getting his hands on the first High Power Tweed Twins to roll off Fender’s production line in nearly 60 years.
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