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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 Combo marries the tone of ’50s-style tube amps with a modern, Multi-Watt circuit. With five different power voices, you’ll be able to dial in your sound at bedroom levels, or blast off on bigger stages. This American-style amp excels at roots music—blues, country, rock, surf and jazz. Available now at Guitar Center, the California Tweed offers the simplicity of a single-channel combo with maximum tonal versatility.

MESA/Boogie California Tweed Combo Main Features

  • Single-channel tube amp, five power voices from 2 to 40 watts
  • All-tube spring reverb, fully buffered FX loop
  • 12" Jensen Blackbird 40 speaker
  • Vintage-tuned cabinet made of marine-grade Baltic birch

Multi-Watt Power Amp

The California Tweed is loaded with four 6V6 power tubes, one 12ATZ and five 12AX7 preamp tubes. MESA's Multi-Watt amp circuit provides five power levels, two operating classes and three wiring configurations. Select 2, 10, 20, 30 or 40 watts to maintain your tone at different volumes for different venues.

Spring Reverb and FX Loop

The California Tweed has an all-tube, long-tank spring reverb that goes from subtle to a syrupy surf drip. It has a fully buffered series effects loop for easy adjustment of send and return levels; you'll also be able to mix the dry and effected signal without any worries of phase cancellation.

Vintage Sounds With Extended Bass

The 12" Jensen Blackbird 40 speaker in the Tweed Combo lets the highs chime, but has a detailed response so crunch tones aren't one dimensional. Credit goes to the speaker's powerful alnico magnet, which also reinforces the low end.

Solid Construction

MESA/Boogie builds the California Tweed combo to combat the rigors of the road. The cabinet is made of marine-grade Baltic birch and is fully tuned to accentuate the tone of the amp. The California Tweed has two inputs. Use "Low" for clean playing, and "Normal" for clean to overdriven tones. This combo includes a slipcover. A footswitch for reverb is available separately.
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  • Wattage: Multi-Watt 2/10/20/30/40W
  • Type: Combo
  • Tube or Solid State: Tube
  • Preamp Tubes: 5x12AX7, 1x12AT7 
  • Power Tubes: 4x6V6
  • Number of Channels: 1
  • Footswitchable: Yes
  • Number of Inputs: 2
  • Speakers: 1x12"
  • Speaker Brand: Jensen 
  • Speaker Model: Blackbird 
  • Cab Back Panel: Removable back
  • Speaker Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Cab Angle: Straight
  • Channel 1: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • Master Volume: Yes
  • Mid-Shift: Not applicable
  • Resonance: Not applicable
  • Presence: Yes
  • Contour: Not applicable
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Boost: Not applicable
  • Other: External switching jack for Reverb On/Off
  • MIDI Control: Not applicable
  • Footswitch: Yes
  • Effects Loop: Yes, series
  • Footswitchable: Yes
  • Reverb: Yes (spring)
  • Tremolo: Not applicable
  • Delay: Not applicable
  • Echo: Not applicable
  • Flanger: Not applicable
  • Phaser: Not applicable
  • Modulation: Not applicable
  • Chorus: Not applicable
Misc. Features
  • Headphone Output: Not applicable
  • Direct Output: Not applicable
  • AUX Input: Not applicable
  • External Speaker Output: Not applicable
  • USB Connectivity: Not applicable
  • Built-In Tuner: Not applicable
  • Height: 19.25"
  • Width: 22.75"
  • Depth: 10.375"
  • Weight: 46.4 lb.
  • Country of Origin: USA

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