Beloved of Keith Richards and erm, Steven Seagal amongst many others, Fender’s 1950s Tweed Twins are the connoisseur’s choice: loud, creamy and sophisticated.
For sheer volume and headroom, not to mention reverb, the Blackface ’65 Twin Reverb reissue and more modern Twin-Amp rule, but the lower power of the 40-watt 1955-57 5E8A circuit is our recommendation for the discerning electric bluesman.
Victoria makes some of the finest boutique interpretations of Tweed-era Fender amps on the planet. UK-based Lazy J amps are also well worth checking out for ‘50s Fender flavours with interesting twists.
"Fender Twin is a pretty standard choice, just add Lucille and you get the picture." (Thanks, AlexHunter)
Fender Blackface ’65 Twin Reverb currently available from Andertons Music Co., Thomann and PMT Online
Fender Twin-Amp currently available from Andertons Music Co., Thomann and PMT Online