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MESA/Boogie California Tweed Guitar Amplifier | Demo and Overview with Doug Westplay button

MESA/Boogie California Tweed Guitar Amplifier | Demo and Overview with Doug West

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The MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 2:20 1x12 tube guitar combo amp delivers coveted vintage tone and feel with modern upgrades for today's player. Powered by two 6V6 tubes, this single-channel amp provides a straightforward preamp and three power amp options via MESA's patented Multi-Watt technology, ranging from 20 watts to 1 watt for cranked tube tone at any volume. The California Tweed 2:20 is equipped with a Jensen Blackbird Alnico 40 speaker, open-back cabinet and footswitchable onboard reverb for added dimension.

Multi-Watt Power Provides Vintage Tone at Any Volume

MESA's Multi-Watt power amp gives players the ability to switch between 20 watts, 10 watts or 1 watt, allowing the 2:20 to achieve richly saturated tone for small gigs or recording sessions without excessive volume. The 20-watt setting produces headroom for articulate cleans and mild overdrive, while the 10-watt and 1-watt settings yield cranked vintage tone at lower volumes for home use.

Simple Single-Channel Design With Impactful Tone-Shaping Controls

The California Tweed 2:20 features a streamlined single-channel preamp with just four knobs for tone shaping but a variety of tones. The Normal and Low inputs provide two distinct voicings, with the Low input yielding a darker, bassier tone. The Volume, Treble and Bass knobs allow you to fine-tune the 2:20's tone and gain structure to suit your needs. Keep the controls at noon for an authentic vintage flavor or push the Volume knob into overdrive and roll back the Bass and Treble for a grittier rock tone.

Built to Last With Premium Components

As with all MESA/Boogie amplifiers, the California Tweed 2:20 is handcrafted in Petaluma, California, using premium components for reliability and tone. The fixed-bias, push-pull power amp design requires no adjustment and minimal maintenance. The finger-jointed solid pine cabinet, premium Jensen speaker and durable tweed covering provide an authentic vintage look and sound built to stand the test of time.

Perfect for Vintage-Inspired Players On the Go

Weighing in at just over 35 pounds, the California Tweed 2:20 is ideal for players seeking a highly portable yet full-sounding tube amp solution. The open-back cabinet provides wide dispersion, despite its compact size, allowing this single-channel amp to work well in a variety of playing situations from home use to small gigs. For vintage tone that won't weigh you down, look no further than the California Tweed 2:20.

MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 2:20 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Cream
MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 2:20 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Cream
MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 2:20 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Cream

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  • Single channel with two inputs: Normal input (Clean to Overdrive) and Low input (Clean)
  • Channel controls: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb and Master
  • 8-ohm Jensen Blackbird Alnico 40 speaker
  • Fully buffered series FX loop
  • External switching jack for Reverb on/off
  • Fixed Bias (20W and 10W modes) and Cathode Bias (2W mode) both provide consistent, maintenance-free performance
  • Includes fitted slip cover
  • Made in Petaluma, CA

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  • Multi-Watt wattage: 1, 10 or 20W
  • Power tube type: 2x MESA 6V6
  • Preamp tubes: 5x MESA 12AX7, 1x MESA 12AT7
  • Speaker outputs: One 8 ohm and two 4 ohm
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Silicon diodes
  • Material: Marine grade, Baltic birch
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 18-1/2" x 10" x 18"
  • Weight: 36.6 lb.

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5 Years Transferable parts/labor, 3 Years on Speakers, 6 Months on Tubes

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