The Tweed Recording Pro
10W to 1/10W of Perfect 50's Tweed Tone
The Tweed Recording Pro is the newest Tweed amp model for Carl's Custom Amps and it is as classic sounding as it is innovative. Countless recordings have been made with Tweed amps and they simply sound wonderful. Gritty warm and lively are all good adjectives for the sound. However even the smaller Tweed amps can be too loud for a small room or long tracking sessions. The Tweed Recording Pro solves this issue because it has on board London Power Power Scaling allows for variable wattage from 10W down to a whisper quiet 1/10W ! Now you can have cranked Tweed tones at any volume. This all done very transparently with no change in tone over most of the volume range. The Tweed Recording Pro to has ultra-low floor noise and has practically no hum or hiss making perfect for critical recording or pedal use. Adding to the tonal variety the amp can use any 6L6 type tube, a 5881s, or 6V6 as power tube so you can tailor the tone. The amp comes with 12" that speaker gives you wide dynamics, powerful overdrive, plenty of cleans and great fullness to the sound. It's simply amazing!
The Low Down
The Tweed Recording Pro is great for practice, smaller gigs, and recording. It does not have a lot of clean headroom but what is there is great. The overdrive sounds are rich and dynamic responding to your pick attack. It will need to be miced or used with an extension cab for larger shows.
10W to 1/10/W and can use any 6L6 type tube, 6V6 (5W) or 5581.
Ships with one 6V6, one 6L6GC, One 12AX7 and one GZ-34 Rectifier tube.
Cathode biased there is no need to biased when changing tubes
Meticulously Hand wired
Improved grounding system and DC elevated heaters minimizes hum
Single Channel with high and low inputs, volume, tone, limit and wattage controls
8 ohm 12" Speaker for big tone
Cab is Solid Finger Joined Pine with Lacquered Tweed
Classic Tone USA transformers, JJ's tubes, Carling Switches, Switchcraft and Neutrik Jacks and plugs, Mallory 150 tone caps, Ultra long life filter caps, Special resistor selection for the best tone and least noise, finger joined pine cab on combos.
The amp arrived today. It sounds great. Incredibly versatile. Thanks.”
"Amazing amp! Thanks for nudging me in this direction. Just playing around with the knobs lots of hugely different sounds. Very little headroom (which is great) but with the power scaling just boost the clean. At more extreme settings it gets extra spanky starving the limit. Gets dying battery fuzz/lo-fi static by juicing it. Just an amazing amp. Never heard of an amp this flexible and only four knobs.
"If you are looking for that great Tweed sound, and in addition want the flexibility to control the volume output without sacrificing the desired tone quality, Carl’s Tweed Recording Pro is a wonderful amp to have. Along with Carl’s meticulous craft, having the ability to control the power wattage is great in my situation, where I am primarily using the amp in a small room recording setup. I can get any level of overdrive grit and cream that I want and still control the volume to where I don’t drive myself out of the room at the same time (my dog does leave though). And the clean tones are pristine! I can’t ask for any better than that, except maybe to hope that Mark Knopfler or Lindsey Buckingham would stop by and play my parts for me! Can you add that to the next configuration, Carl?”
"Great company. I purchased the 10 W Recording Head. The amp is top quality build and sounds great. Shipping was quick and the packaging was superior. Carl always responds quickly and answers all questions. Very skilled and knowledgeable amp builder. Very satisfied customer! I would recommend Carl's Custom Amps highly."
J. Miller Note: Mr. Miller has the prototype head version of this amp.
I’ve been able to put the new amp through the paces over the past week with different guitars, pedals, etc.... it’s definitely one of those amps that you just want to plug straight into. Totally what I was expecting and then some. At your suggestion, I’ve tried both 6v6 & 6L6 tubes, but can’t tell which I prefer yet…….the amp is pure artistry perfection inside and out. Thank you so much for your attention to detail and craftsmanship. It’s absolutely worth the wait. Can’t wait to record with this amp and play it out.
Looking forward to working on the next project with you.