California Tweed 6V6 4:40 1x12 Combo


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An Exciting New Realm of Beautifully Simplistic, Tweed-Based Performance

In the twilight of the 1960s, SF Bay Area amp repairman to the Stars, Randall Smith, was inspired to start building his own amplifiers after coming to a deep appreciation for the ‘50s Tweed circuits. He loved their organic sounding voice, powerful controls and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again.

Standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smith’s (and the World’s) first venture into boutique guitar amplification resulted in a new Boogie® amp design inspired by that wonderful, timeless sounding preamp. Five Decades later we return to pay homage. Now, drawing on these 50 years of experience, we bring forward an exciting new realm of tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character. A beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world of vintage tone. The NEW CALIFORNIA TWEED™.

A quick glance at the front panel of the California Tweed reveals single-channel simplicity. Channel features include Normal & Low Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls. Our legendary vintage all-tube, long-tank, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that delivers everything you need for golden tone, and absolutely nothing more.

Single Channel, 5 Power Voices, One Simple Switch

The California Tweed is powered by 4x6V6 Power Tubes while the preamp features 5x12AX7 and 1x12AT7 preamp tubes. Our patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Watt™ technologies, provides five power levels, two operating-classes and three wiring options via a single 5-Way Rotary Switch! Choose from the following power options:

  • 40 Watts - 4x6V6 Class A/B Pentode

  • 30 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode + 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode

  • 20 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode

  • 10 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode

  • 2 Watts - 1x6V6 Triode + 1x6V6 Pentode, Single-Ended Class A Parallel

Harken back, bounce on forward, while never sacrificing one drop of golden California Tone

In the twilight of the 1960s, SF Bay Area amp repairman to the Stars, Randall Smith, was inspired to start building his own amplifiers after coming to a deep appreciation for the ‘50s Tweed circuits. He loved their organic sounding voice, powerful controls and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again.

Standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smith’s (and the World’s) first venture into boutique guitar amplification resulted in a new Boogie® amp design inspired by that wonderful, timeless sounding preamp. Five Decades later we return to pay homage. Now, drawing on these 50 years of experience, we bring forward an exciting new realm of tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character. A beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world . . .

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Wattage

Multi-Watt™ 2, 10, 20, 30, or 40

Channels & Modes

1 Channel

Mode Voicings styles

Single Channel with two Inputs: Normal Input = Clean to Overdrive Low Input = Clean

Graphic Eq Reverb Fx Solo

Reverb

Foot switchable Functions

Reverb (Footswitch & Cable sold seperately)

Speakers Impedance

1 - 8 Ohm Jensen Blackbird ALNICO 40 / Total Load = 8 Ohms

Weight

46.4 Lbs.

Dimensions

19 1/4" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D

Available Formats

Head & 1x12 Combo

Amp Type

Tube

Rectifier Type

Silicon Diodes

Rectifier Tubes

n/a

Variac PowerSwitch

n/a

Preamp Tubes

5x Mesa 12AX7 & 1x Mesa 12AT7

Power Amp Tubes

4x Mesa 6V6

Maintenance Free Fixed Bias

n/a

Wattages Quick Reference

2, 10, 20, 30 or 40 Watts - See Power Amp Details for more information

Built In Power Amp Attenuation

n/a

Power Amp Details Class Wattage

Mesa's Patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Watt technologies, provides five power, two operating-classes and three wiring configuration options via one 5-Way Power Switch - Choose from the following power options: 40 Watt - 4x6V6 Class A/B Pentode 30 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode + 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode 20 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode 10 Watts - 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode 2 Watts - 1x6V6 Triode + 1x6V6 Pentode, Single-Ended Class A Parallel More information on Dyna-Watt Power can be found in the Owners Manual, which is available in the Support Section of this website.

Number Of Style Modes

Two (Inputs)

Number Of Style Modes Per Channel

Two (Inputs)

Channel Controls

Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb and Master

Graphic Eq And/or Contour

n/a

Reverb Effects Bypass Options

All-Tube, Spring Reverb

Effects Loop Bypass Options

Fully Buffered Series FX Loop

Global Output Level Control

n/a

Global Solo Level Control

n/a

True Bypass Options

n/a

External Switching Jack Options And/or Midi

External Switching Jack for Reverb On/Off (Reverb Footswitch and Cable sold seperately)

Speaker Outputs

One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm

Cabinet Simulation Direct Live recording Output

n/a

Internal Amp Load For SpeakerLess Performance

n/a

Headphone Output

n/a

Slave Output

n/a

Extra Features

n/a

Footswitch

Optional - 1 Button Footswitch (Reverb) & Cable (Sold Seperately)

Slip Cover

Included - Fitted Slip Cover

Cabinet Material

Marine Grade, Baltic Birch

Standard Finish Options (No Extra Cost)

Choice of Cream Bronco Vinyl, Cream/Tan Weave Jute Grille, Brown Handle & Corners or Black Bronco or Black Taurus Vinyl, Black Jute Grille, Black Handle & Corners

Custom Finish Options

See Custom Finish Gallery

Speakers Impedance

1 - 8 Ohm Jensen Blackbird ALNICO 40 / Total Load = 8 Ohms

Casters

Optional - Track-Loc™ Removable Casters

Extra Features

Vintage-Inspired Size for Tone & Portability

Weight

46.4 Lbs.

Height

19 1/4"

Width

22 3/4"

Depth

10 3/8"

Disclaimer: In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and to make use of the best materials at all times, MESA/Boogie reserves the right to substitute or change specifications (including parts or coatings ) without notice.

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