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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: 30 Lbs.
• Dimensions: 9 5/8" H x 22 3/4" W x 10 3/8" D
• Available Formats: Head & 1x12 Combo

Mistake, live and learn0 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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I like the sound of the Multi-Soak in my Mesa TC-100. The TC-100 is fan-cooled. Attenuating the power makes the tubes burn hotter. So I run it at 100 watts to avoid premature wear.. Loud but sounds great when I aim the speaker cab at my legs. Too much if aimed at my ears. I thought the lower-wattage alternative with the California Tweed, four 6V6 power tubes in 5 different modes 40w, 30w, 20w, 10w, 2w would do the trick. Tubes run cool enough so that cooling is convection. Thought the amp was brilliantly designed. I have waited decades for an amp that I thought could do this well. I have digital versions of power scaling which sound decent (Fender Tone Master Deluxe) but a choice of 5 safe tube power options in one amp apparently still eludes me. Thought I could practice at bedroom volumes with the right over-driven sound. But no! This amp will not be a big seller. I wished it had everything a great amp should have. Design flaw or faulty lemon. Don't know. Treble control sucks sound. Could not get a good tone out of it. I have a Fender Super Sonic Twin 100/25 watts. Works Great. 85 pounds though. Wanted a lighter version. Should have just bought a Fender Super Sonic 22 head for the 1 x 12 Mesa cab, which works great. Anyway, returned the California Tween Head and ordered a Fender Super Sonic 22 head (black). Live and learn.
Posted by Gord on Apr 8, 2020
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Great design, finally Multi-Watt instead of Multi-Soak1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I like the sound of the Multi-Soak in my Mesa TC-100 but the tubes burn out too fast attenuating the power. That's why the TC-100 is fan-cooled. So I run it at 100 watts. Loud but sounds great when I aim the speaker cab at my legs. Too much for my ears. So the lower-wattage alternative with the California Tweed. Four 6V6 power tubes in 5 different modes 40w, 30w, 20w, 10w, 2w. Tubes run cool enough so that cooling is convection. I am not a fan of the cream/white color so I ordered the standard finish in Black Taurus. I have to buy the black dials separately. But the amp is brilliantly designed. I have waited decades for an amp like this. I have digital versions of power scaling but never a choice of 5 safe tube power options in one amp. Finally I can practice at bedroom volumes with the right over-driven sound. Finally 6V6 tube options too. Don't know if this amp will be a big seller but it's got everything a great amp should have.
Posted by Gord on Dec 10, 2019
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