Most valve amps perfect one kind of sound but if you try anything different you may be dissapointed. Egnater have gone and worked out a way however to get a wide range of different tones out of an all valve amp. No longer do you need to switch between a bunch of different amps to get all of the tones you want as this little amp does it all.
From Clean To Crushing
By taking advantage of some interesting circuitry and a bunch of mini switches this amp can fit to pretty much any use. Two channels, Three EQ options, Two power amp options and a further two tone switches...that is a lot of options. Luckily it is all really easy to understand and is quick to set up your sound.
The channel selection gives you the option of Clean or Hot. In clean mode you will get as it sugests clean tones, crank up the gain high enough however and it is easy to get cool crunch tones as well. In hot mode the amp livens up and can take you from that more subtle crunch to a crushing high gain tone.
The interesting thing however is that the voicing is not linked to the channel switch. On this amp the voicings come entirely from the EQ section and are related to not only the 3 band EQ itself but the threeway toggle switch. With the option of warm and scooped USA tones to more bitey AC and Brit options most amp styles you can think of are covered.
That is not all that effects the tone on this amp however. As you know an old vintage amp sounds nothing like a more modern hot rodded version so that is why they introduced a modern/vintage switch on the master volume control. In the vintage mode you get a slightly lower output with a really prominent midrange, modern scoops a bit of those mids out and ups the output slightly.
All Valve Circuitry
One thing that will surprise a lot of people that even though it is this small and this versatile it is still an all valve amp. Using a pair of 6V6 tubes in the power amp and a trio of 12AX7 valves in the preamp to make sure it breaks up just as you would expect. There is no crazy digital circuitry or emulation anywhere near this amp it is 100% valve tone just with some clever switching and control.
15w Of Power!
15 watts may not sound like a lot but you will be surprised with just how loud this amp can go. It is easy to fill a decent sized room with this amp and by the time the room is too big you will already be micing up anyway to make sure you get the perfect sound. Because it is still quite low wattage it also makes a perfect amp for home use as well.
Here's what Egnater say about the Tweaker 15
The Tweaker is an ultra compact and amazingly versatile all-tube amp that offers a unique and sophisticated tone with seemingly endless tonal variations via the on-board "Tweaker" selector switches. Powered by a pair of 6V6 power tubes, the TWEAKER will set the new standard for gigging micro amps. The gain, EQ and master sections each have a Tweaker switch providing a wide-range of tones from the ultra smooth and satisfying to fully over-saturated lead tones.
ARE YOU A TWEAKER?
Hidden inside the TWEAKER is a vast array of tones not usually found in amps this compact. Each of the five toggle switches on the front change the character of the amp. The TIGHT and BRIGHT switches shape the low and high end from soft and smooth to punchy and aggressive. The GAIN switch goes from sparkly clean to an all out high-gain assault.
The EQ switch lets you select from pristine American to classic Brit and even the elusive VX AC sound. The CLASSIC/MODERN voicing switch allows you to select either soft and smooth or hard and edgy power tube tone. It's all in there to satisfy the ultimate "Tweaker".
- 15 Watts Tube 1x12" Combo
- 2 x 6V6 Power Tubes
- 3 x 12AX7 Pre-amp Tubes
- Celestion G12H-30
- Master Volume, Gain and 3-Band EQ
- Modern/Vintage Amp Voicing Switch
- Buffered Effects Loop
- Selectable AC, British and American Tone Controls
- Clean/Hot Gain Selector
- Tight & Bright Voicing Switches
- 100V / 115V / 230V Switchable
- Void-Free Birch Ply Construction
- Dimensions: 19.75" (L) x 10.75" (W) x 16.5" (H)
- Weight: 30lbs