In the twilight of the 1960s, SF Bay Area amp repairman, Randall Smith, was inspired to start building his own amplifiers after coming to a deep appreciation for the 50s Tweed circuits developed by Leo Fender. He loved their organic-sounding voice, powerful controls, and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again. Standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smith's (and the World's) first venture into boutique guitar amplification resulted in a new Boogie amp design inspired by that wonderful, timeless-sounding preamp. Five decades later, Mesa returned to pay homage with the original California Tweed 4:40. Now, they've distilled the essence of that tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character in a new, more compact format. A beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world of vintage tone. The new California Tweed 2:20 Head.
A quick glance at the front panel of the California Tweed 2:20 reveals single-channel simplicity. Channel features include Normal & Low Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb, & Master Controls. Mesa's legendary vintage all-tube, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that delivers everything you need for golden tone, and absolutely nothing more.
-Power Output: 20 Watts
-Tubes: 6V6 (2), 12AT7, 12AX7 (5)
-Controls: Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master, Multi-Watt, Reverb (Rear)
-Dimensions: 16.5" x 10" x 9"
-Weight: 23 lbs
-1, 10 or 20 Watts Output
-Fully Buffered Series FX Loop
-All-Tube, Spring Reverb
-Optional Reverb Footswitch