Mesa Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 1x12 Combo Amplifier

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CALITWEED-1X12

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The California Tweed 6V6 4:FORTY is Mesa Boogie's new Single Channel, mid-power, "old school" offering aimed at all sounds Americana. Equipped with all the essential features you do need, none of the complexity you don't and bona fide delicious 6V6 Tone in every viable wattage with an addictive, inspiring feel guaranteed to keep your hands on the strings, your ears wide open and your eye on the prize.

In the twilight of the 1960s, San Francisco 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 Leo Fender created. He loved their organic sounding voice, powerful controls and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again. So standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smith's (and the World's) first venture into a Boutique guitar amplifier saw the foundation built atop that wonderful, timeless sounding preamp. Five Decades later Mesa returns to pay homage, yet also bring forward an exciting new realm of Tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character. The new California Tweed(TM)... harken back, bounce on forward, while never sacrificing one drop of golden California tone.

FEATURES:
• All-Tube Amplifier: 4x Mesa 6V6 Power Tubes / 5x Mesa 12AX7 and 1x Mesa 12AT7 Preamp Tubes
• 1x 8 Ohm Jensen Blackbird ALNICO speaker, picked for its sweet, smooth vintage tone and power handling.
• Mesa's patented Incremental Multi-Watt Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies, provides five power, two operating-classes and three wiring options via a single 5-Way Power 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
• Single Channel simplicity, with Two Style Modes (Inputs) per Channel: Normal Input (Clean to Overdrive), and Low Input (Clean)
• Channel Controls: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls
• Vintage All-Tube, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb
• External Reverb Switching Jack (Reverb Footswitch & Cable sold separately)
• Fully Buffered, Tube-Driven, Series FX Loop
• All Aluminum Chassis
• Finish: Cream Bronco Vinyl, Cream/Tan Weave Jute Grille, Gold Piping, Brown Handle & Corners
• Fitted Slip Cover included
• Weight: 49 Lbs.
• Dimensions: 19 1/4" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D
• Available Formats: Head & 1x12 Combo

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
This amp is solid. It looks great. It sounds amazing clean and for medium to medium/heavy gain. It is a great pedal platform and sounds unreal in stereo with a bright amp like a vox because it can fill those lower frequencies that are absent in the vox. It’s got those vintage 50’s and 60’s sounds when played with a strat or tele but shines even more with a semi-hollow. The reverb is perfect. It’s lush and can give a nice surf vibe if cranked all the way. The built in attenuator can bring the volume way down to almost inaudible, bedroom levels or house-shaking levels above 20 W. The low and normal inputs are each useful in their own ways and fun to play around with for different pedals. It probably won’t satisfy those looking for heavy/metal gain but, for me, my search is over.
Posted by Eric B. on Apr 18, 2021
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Fantastic Amp, thanks again Kingston L&M2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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When you consider all of the features that you get for the price point you cant beat this amp. From 2-10-20-30-40 watt selection this sounds great in the bedroom or dimed on stage. Cleans are fantastic, chimey and harmonic. The distortion is certainly in the Neil Young Fender Deluxe zone for sure but has its own character unique to Mesa Boogie. Considering what the handwired Princeton at comparable price has to offer, this seems like a no brainer. It loves pedals and isnt it beautiful looking?! Thanks again Kingston staff for helping me with ordering this incredible amp
Posted by Chris Emmons on Mar 23, 2021
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