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”.
Tweaker Features and Information:
15 Watts Amplifier, 2 x 6V6 Power Tubes, 3 x 12AX7 Pre-amp Tubes, 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, 14″ (L) x 8.25″ (W) x 6.75 (H)
a frog’s leap slight return
There are few changes noticeable, some may turn out to be temporary due to the Transits, others perhaps a shift of me, of me being in this world, who knows, but here is another Blog of Moon 😉
After careful consideration, and many moons, many guitars, many try-outs, many samples, I decided to have a guitar built for me. To not have to compromise again, or experience not just disappointment, but even disaster. Or at least the interpretation of the perception of that 😉
So I made a well researched list of the more technical descriptions a guitar should be made of, and how, the kinds of woods, the way to construct it, the pick-ups and other electronics. There are a few companies that make half-finished guitars, one here in the Netherlands that I know of, and having sponged and absorbed their website I had made the following wishes/demands for such a Sjef guitar, this file was first made Friday June 29th 2007 its last edit was Thursday October 30th 2014
The best of a couple of guitars combined, but starting with a Gibson SG body shape made 45mm thick not the usual 35mm for an SG and is already curved/carved on the sides, with a 3 or 5 parts made neck-thru (meaning neck and body are one long carved/machined piece, and the rest of the body is glued to it) with a leaner angle on the head-stock, added a waist cut and fore-arm cut like on a Fender Stratocaster. 24 frets of course, although unsure of the Scale length. The Neck was to be made of Hard Maple with an Ebony fingerboard, CarbonTech Trussrod and a Compound Radius of 10-16 inches. It needs to be carved out as a Thinline (ie Semi-Hollow) of Mahogany with a quilted Maple top which is flat apart from the curves and cuts and then string-thru (no tremolo) At the time I wrote to put in EMG 85 and 89R pick-ups with a phase change switch, and these need to be bolted to the neck, not spring mounted to the body.
Just the woods and their shape would cost at least 1000 euros, then paint and lacquer, all the hardware, another easy 1000 euro at least, but… no more compromise, no more disaster (heh, this is where my recent insight about Gate 47 (making endless drafts ending as paper rubble) comes in handy)
This idea percolated for years and sometimes was shaved, tuned, added, changed until at one point I thought, ‘fuck it, I’m going to buy a cheap Thinline guitar and just jam with it. Not having an electric guitar or the funds to have one built has lastet long enough now’, and so I started looking for some neat guitars.
Fender PawnShop Offset Special 2 Tone Sunburst Thinline in perfect condition
Amazing sounding guitar, amplified and acoustic/unplugged, due to bridge and tremolo
Modifications: new bridge, topnut and proper set-up/tuning
Pawn Shop series: “Guitars that never were but should have been. With an adventurous spirit, these instruments are boldly creative, with a fascinating mix of diverse components”
Semi Hollow Alder Offset Body with belly cut and forearm contour, single f-hole
’60s “C” shape Maple neck with a very nice design/wood cut
25.5″ scale, 21 frets, Humbucking Jazzmaster Pickups (P90 style), GHS GBL 10-46 strings
Vintage Style “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
Mastery Offset Bridge (M1-KIT), Staytrem conversion Thimbles en GraphTech BLACK TUSQ XL topnut
First owner (Dec 2013), comes with original Fender Deluxe Gig Bag (and box, can be shipped)
Serial Number: MX12000810, made in Mexico
Rarely used, no buckle rash
First pic is Fender, second pic is Mastery, rest is actual guitar
Can be played on Vox ValveTronix VT40+ in Den Haag (right next to Central Station)
Take note: original neck pickup 15kΩ, bridge pickup 30kΩ, therefore loud 🙂
Guitar new was €700, bridge was €200
Serious guitar for a serious bidder. (is now sold)
BLACK TUSQ XL FENDER STYLE SLOTTED NUT
Pawn Shop Series guitars are inspired by the more eccentric Fender® creations of the mid-’60s to mid-’70s, which sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. Crafted for thoroughly modern sound and quality, they present a creative alchemy of diverse Fender elements. New for 2012, the Pawn Shop Series introduces an unconventional new assortment of “guitars that never were but should have been.”
The Pawn Shop Offset Special guitar is one of Fender’s most offbeat designs ever. Features include a semi-hollow double-cutaway body with an f-hole and sleek offset waist, a phenomenal-sounding pair of large JZHB humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with vintage-style floating tremolo tailpiece. This is a guitar from the past and the future.