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Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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The Tweaker 88 guitar amp head is sure to satisfy the most demanding tone junkie. This 88-watt powerhouse delivers a white-hot dose of addictive tone via a bigger box, bigger tubes and a bigger sound.... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Tweaker 88 guitar amp head is sure to satisfy the most demanding tone junkie. This 88-watt powerhouse delivers a white-hot dose of addictive tone via a bigger box, bigger tubes and a bigger sound. Bruce Egnater took everything great about the Tweaker and made it bigger! The 13 Tweaker switches offer a seemingly endless palette of tonal variations. Add to this an innovative, dual-channel Boost function and you get a quasi-four channel amp that will satisfy your jones for tone. The boost can either be clean or a volume-plus-gain boost for your soaring solos. Hand-selected KT88 tubes allow you to revel in the lush classic cleans and shred through the intense overdrive.

Features
  • 88 watt, all-tube amp
  • Premium tubes: 2 - KT-88 & 4 - 12AX7
  • Bass, Middle & Treble controls
  • AC, British, or American voicing switch
  • Rhythm & Lead Channels with Volume & Gain, selectable Clean Boost or Volume + Gain Boost, Tight & Bright voicing switches, Vintage/Modern amp voicing switch, Clean/Hot gain selector, Mid Cut switch
  • Buffered effects loop with level selector
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EgnaterTweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Portable (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Home studio (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely Versatile, bang for the buck!

I bought this amp because I was looking for a "best of all worlds" amplifier that could cover Fenderish Cleans as well as Marshallesque crunch with a Vox AC30 thrown in for...Read complete review

I bought this amp because I was looking for a "best of all worlds" amplifier that could cover Fenderish Cleans as well as Marshallesque crunch with a Vox AC30 thrown in for good measure. Well, I haven't been dissapointed in this amp. This is the first head I've used with KT88 tubes and I've been very pleased overall with the tonal range and character of these glow bottles. This amp is very responsive to your playing and attack, and the effects loop, (tube driven) is silent and very well integrated. Although I wish that the effects loop was switchable without having the control switches plugged in. If you unplug the stomp switch, you cant' turn on the effects loop. An on-board switch would have been a better option as I don't like to lug around this extra four-button switch to gigs. Ther are boost pedals for each channel on there though, and these work extremely well with the boost level controls. You will spend lots of time dialing in one great tonal combination after another which is why they called the thing the "Tweaker". If you are looking for ta versatile amp with enought power to play out and not go bankrupt, this is the one...!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

tweaker 88

amp is way to dark IMHO. It still sounds good but a little flat, nothing special. Not sure I like kt-88's and your stuck with them. Like that it's not...Read complete review

amp is way to dark IMHO. It still sounds good but a little flat, nothing special. Not sure I like kt-88's and your stuck with them. Like that it's not that big or heavy. Think egnater should revoice this amp very fat and dark. Sounds best with my strat. This is my second review. after keeping this amp for a month I sent it back. Again the amp sounds good but nothing special. May try the Tweaker 40
needs a presence controll and add another usa,vox, marshall, switch, so they can be set differently for each channel. Not sure I like KT-88's and you can't run other tubes uless they can handle 600 volts. I hate that the bias adjustments are inside the chasiss, pain to get to and dangerous.
to soon to tell but, seems built good
good value for the price.

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4.0

Very good value.

By Jim the Runner

from St Paul, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I like this amp very much, but I am surprised to see other reviewers describe it as "dark" or "muddy". To me it sounds very well-rounded and balanced with many eq and voicing options. My only issue is that turning up the gain always seems to yield a fuzzy sort of distortion. Definitely not what I would call a metallic sound even on the lead channel. I will experiment with some pedals to see what I can make these tubes do. The clean-ish jangly tones are killer. The voicing options are great also, I seem to be the only person who likes the Vox setting.

     
    5.0

    Great amp, but who broke it?

    By FlyingGBro

    from Dallas Tx,

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Versatility

    Cons

    • Dont Buy The One Shown

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Rocking Your Brains Out

    Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    Ok, Its a great amp, but the pictures above do not do justice to the amp, and hopefully someone will fix the pictures. The toggle switch on the lead channel for Vintage/Modern was broken off during the photo shoot I think. Either it was a defective switch, or it was dropped. Either way, this is a great amp. My best friend got one, and I have yet to find a better amp for versatility and tone. The setup was great for the tubes that came with it, but once he switched to some NOS (Telefunken, and balanced Raytheon's in the 12ax7 position), It sounded simply AMAZING!!

    All in all, I will be purchasing either the T weaker 40 or the 88 for they are simply incredible amps.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    One of the best for the price tag

    By MusicMan89803

    from Aiken, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This is my main rig for playing out. I can get just about any sound I want out of this amp from 60's classic rock all the way up to modern hard rock such as Godsmack or Black Stone Cherry. The clean is good but not great like a Fender. I'm running this head through the matching 2x12 cab, and I'm more than pleased with the sounds I get. Perfect for the money

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Extremely Versatile, bang for the buck!

      By Guitarded

      from Columbus Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Tonal Range

      Cons

      • Complexity
      • Lacks Reverb

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I bought this amp because I was looking for a "best of all worlds" amplifier that could cover Fenderish Cleans as well as Marshallesque crunch with a Vox AC30 thrown in for good measure. Well, I haven't been dissapointed in this amp. This is the first head I've used with KT88 tubes and I've been very pleased overall with the tonal range and character of these glow bottles. This amp is very responsive to your playing and attack, and the effects loop, (tube driven) is silent and very well integrated. Although I wish that the effects loop was switchable without having the control switches plugged in. If you unplug the stomp switch, you cant' turn on the effects loop. An on-board switch would have been a better option as I don't like to lug around this extra four-button switch to gigs. Ther are boost pedals for each channel on there though, and these work extremely well with the boost level controls. You will spend lots of time dialing in one great tonal combination after another which is why they called the thing the "Tweaker". If you are looking for ta versatile amp with enought power to play out and not go bankrupt, this is the one...!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Wow. Great Overdrive!

      By Edward Ruiz

      from San Pedro, CA

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Bought this at the Guitar Center in Lawndale. I was able to get a great deal!! Price Matching! Wow! KT88. Wow. Deep and resonant. So many tones!!!! Wow. Overdrive and sustain!!!!#@$%. Artificial harmonics poppin' out of the amp. Played it through a Gallien Krueger 212s guitar cab with two Celestion 80w speakers in it. Wow! The amount of presence is insane. Some softer tones hard to get. Minuses. No reverb and presence control. The only reason why it is a 4 star amp.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love the Egnater 88 watt head 2x12 cabinet

      By dave dobyski

      from Baltimore

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This is my amp!! Went to GC to try out several amps. Was there two different times for about two hours each time. Bought a Vox AC 30, very nice amp too by the way, just not my style. Took it back and traded it for an Egnater. I was convinced either the Vox or the Fender Hot Rod Deville was my amp. Played them over and over again. Plugged into the Engater and it was love at first sight!!! I've had this amp for several weeks now and I love this thing. Do not over look these amps if you're in the market. I'm into hard rock, classic rock, punk and alternative rock, i.e. White Stripes, and this amp is just a powerhouse with major tweak ability!! There's no doubt why they named it Tweaker. Long story, short, this amp has impressed me and i'm not easy to please!!! Cheers Egnater!! You definately got it right. Egnater WILL go down in history along side Fender, Vox, Marshall, Mesa, etc?

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Live at Leeds

      By DEREK FRIEDMAN

      from belton texas

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      Wow! I run the Tweaker 88 through an Orange PPC212 and it sounds amazing... Play classic rock / rock and have had no trouble finding tones to run with. I spend a lot of time on the rhythm channel AC switch engaged and it sounds phenomenal. Boosting with the gain dialed up and the tone is searing. Plenty of options on tap and the KT88's can growl like a wild animal... or dial back for warm cleans that can get bright and smooth. This amp covers a lot of ground. Appears to be built well. I have only had the head for a few days... cant say anything yet about reliability. The look and feel is great in my book - has a great weight for taking it out with you. My other main amp is a tourmaster and this little head and cab I can carry with one hand behind my back in comparison the tank of a tourmaster. I would like to try the tweaker cab with it. I would suggest a tourmaster 412 with V30's... at 88 watts the 412 cab would sing. The 212 Orange cab / tweaker 88 is an outstanding combination to my ears.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Classic Rock tones are in this box

      By Marvin Roberts

      from Loveland, CO

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      The Egnater Tweaker-88 with its matching 2X12 cab is a beautiful sounding amp. Its tone is very pleasing with a HUGE frequency range, as compared to its little brother, the Teaker-40. You can mix and match Bruce Egnater's overdrive among US, AC, and Brit tone stacks and go from absolute clean to over the top drive levels. I chose this amp over the Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic 30 for its tone tweaking features. I took it for a test drive on a gig the second day I owned it, and it blew me away. The only effect I used was delay. My soundman said, "this one's a keeper" - agreed!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      All packed into one great amp!

      By Andrew Parisi

      from Seattle

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      This amp is just plain awesome. It has great sounds that can literally be tailored to anyone's taste and both the clean and distortion channels shine. The amp also has a great boost function on each channel, which if you're a gigging musician like me is super functional and important. The kt88 tubes really create some deep bass , if you want, or the switches and multiple eq settings can dial in any tone. I play a lot of rock and hard OD rock and this thing cranks! Tons of distortion is there and lots of power to back it up. You have to sit down and play one of these for a good hour to find your sound and experience all that it's capable of. The amp seems very well built and I think egnater hit a home run with this price point. A++

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      THIS IS THE ONLY TWEAKER YOU NEED!!!!

      By Russell Richardson,Jr

      from New Orleans

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker-88 88W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I have spent all day playing every tweaker in guitar center and this is the only one I would ever spend money on. The other tweakers (15w and 40w) had a terrible muddy distortion channel,but not this one. I was floored at the bottom end and heavyness this thing was able to put out and all on a 2x12 cab. The boost functions are very handy and really give you more output it is basically giving you another channel which is great. The footswitch made operating this thing a sinch and there was no lag or weird sounds when going from channel to channel.However it doesn't have reverb...your killing me Egnater.

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