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Tweed Bassman


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The Tweed 59 Bassman influenced many amp builders to replicate or to improve the circuit in there own way. Marshall would be the first to do so back when they released the JTM45 in ’62. The Bassman is a clean amp at low volumes and when cranked boasts a creamy overdrive, its no wonder why its everyone’s favorite iconic amp. This is the reason why we decided to replicate this Tweed amp first and we made sure we cut no corners to offer you one of the finest amplifiers on the planet.

Hand Wired and without question nailed the tone like back in ’59. Our very own branded Achillies power capacitors for ultimate tone and stability have been adapted to the build. Strictly requested (knot free) Radiata pine when building our cabinets, which gives that perfect balance we need to offer you the finest amplifiers on the market. Constructed with Traditional Dovetail Joinery and wrapped with authentic Fender Tweed cloth covering or select our range of tolex covering options. We have gone to great lengths to apply the tweed cloth that the pattern will flow in the same direction anywhere you look at the cabinet, as did the originals. To finish the cabinet we have applied 2 heavy coats of Nitrocellulose lacquer to protect your amplifier for years to come.


Bassman 5F6-A Features:

  • Custom Wound U.S.A Transformers
  • Output Power 45 watts
  • Output Tubes: 2x 5881
  • Preamp Tubes: 2x 12AX7, 1x12AY7
  • Rectifier: 1x GZ34
  • Available as
  • Head (2Ω, 4Ω, 8Ω Speaker Output)
  • Combo 4x Jensen P10R Speaker
  • Combo 2x Jensen P12Q Speaker
  • Unloaded (Please note baffle type at checkout)
  • Master Volume (Optional)
  • Switchcraft Jacks and Plugs
  • Carling Switches
  • Achillies Power Caps (Made in Germany)
  • Sprague Orange Drop caps
  • Carbon Comp Resistors (Most Allen Bradley)
  • Chrome Dipped Chassis
  • Authentic Hand Wired Layout
  • Cloth Covered Solid Core Wire
  • Tweed Cloth Covering
  • Lacquered Nitrocellulose coating
  • Oxblood W/Gold Stripe grill cloth
  • Pine Cabinet with Birch Ply Backs and Baffle
  • Traditional Dovetail Joinery
  • Proudly Hand Built in Australia


Now offering half power output option. The switch is located between the tubes below the chassis away from sight to not disturb that original look.

A wide selection of grill cloth and Tolex colors to choose from as well as handles to suit. Please refer to our custom color chart for actual color samples. Please click here to view our Tolex and Grill cloth options.

We are now offering our international fans a selection of line voltages for your location. If its not listed, we most likely can offer it. Please send us an email for more information at

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  1. Great Reproduction of the Bassman 5

    Posted by Martin on 4th Nov 2016

    I like boutique craftsmen, and have come to realise many great musical products are made even better when constructed by companies such as Achillies Amplification. This is my second Tweed amp from Labros, and it did not let me down. And as a side note you can request it in your own colour which I really liked, and make it individual to you which is a nice touch. Besides a quality product, Labros was great with customer service and communication, and I am happy to recommend Achillies amps to my friends.