Mojotone BlackOut Select guitar amp: A limited edition combo in blacked out Tweed

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The new Mojotone BlackOut Select is a combo amplifier inspired by classic Fender Tweed amps that will be available in limited numbers via reverb.com. First of all, check out the super-sleek look on this amp, with its blacked out, almost stealth-like finish. This amp is based on Fender’s 5E3 circuit of the ’50s, but with a few modern […]

NAMM 2019: MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40

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The new MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 is an amp based on classic American Tweed amps of the ’50s. The model was designed using the company’s rich history in servicing and modding original examples over the years. MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 Back in the day, Randall Smith serviced a lot of old ’50s Fender Tweed […]

Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive: Tweed inspired vintage tones in a pedal

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For those of you keen to find new ways to add some vintage tweed tones to your rig, this pedal may pique your interest. Crazy Tube Circuits’ new Falcon Overdrive pedal is voiced to imitate two classic Fender amps, namely the  ’55 Tweed and ’61 ‘Brownface’ models. Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive The new Crazy Tube […]

J Rockett Audio Designs Monkeyman pedal: A ’50s Tweed amp in a box

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When you mention the phrase, “classic tweed sound”, it evokes the sound of many well-known songs. Hotel California, Hurricane, Funk 49 and thousands of songs featured that sound. J Rockett Audio Designs has come up with a new pedal it says wraps up all those classic tones into one effect. It’s called The Monkeyman. Monkeyman So, why […]

Fender limited edition Joe Bonamassa ‘59 Twin-Amp finally available!

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Fender has just announced a new limited edition signature Joe Bonamassa ‘59 Twin-Amp. The best thing is that the model is available as early as next week directly from Joe’s own website. We first heard of these back in 2017 and now they are finally being released! Joe Bonamassa ‘59 Twin-Amp This “high-powered” ‘59 tweed Twin-Amp […]

ZVex ’59 Sound Vertical: More Bassman for your buck?

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Following on from the decision by ZVex to release versions of the Fuzz Factory and Box of Rock pedals in the traditional vertical pedal format, the Minneapolis-based builder has decided to do the same with its 59 Sound Pedal. Otherwise, the new pedal is the same as the ‘landscape’ format original – except the price… ’59 […]