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Tweed Twin Low Power


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Low Powered Twin

1957 was the year the 5E8-A was released and Achillies’ replica of this amp nails the sound of this esoteric original.

Driving 40 watts of output via a split load phase inverter circuit into two Jensen 25watt P12R 12” speakers, the Low Powered Twin is known for its’ full range clean tones and harmonically rich Tweed drive.

The 5E8-A offers up that elusive mix of sag and compression, combined with the raw and barky characteristics of classic Tweed overdrive – almost straddling the line between Tweed and Blackface tonality.

At 40 watts, the Low Powered Twin breaks up into overdrive earlier than its High Power Twin sibling, making it a favourite for players who require manageable headroom for the studio or mic’ed up on smaller to medium sized stages.

This amp is a perfect match for single coil or P90 players – plug and listen to that magical interplay between preamp, poweramp, a pair of 25w AlNiCo’s and the resonant pine cab!

This elusive circuit is truly a classic and available in all its’ glory in this Achillies replica. 


Low Twin 5E8-A Features:

  • Custom Wound U.S.A Transformers
  • Output Power 40 watts
  • Output Tubes: 2x 6L6
  • Preamp Tubes: 3x 12AY7, 1x 12AX7
  • Rectifier: 2x 5U4
  • Available as
  • Head (2Ω, 4Ω, 8Ω Speaker Output)
  • Combo 2x Jensen P12R Speakers
  • 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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