Egnater Tweaker 15 Watt Tube Amp Head Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
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from Front Royal, VA
January 4, 2013Music Background:
27 year Hobbyist
Unbelievable little amp!!!When you shell out $350 for an amp you don't expect it to have great tone, versatility in tone or features that you would find on amps that cost twice as much. Well...this little amp has all of that and more. I'm running the amp into a Marshall 4x12 with Vintage 30's and this little beast will pump it out. For a 15 watt amp it works the 4 30's easily. There is a sweet spot at about 1 o'clock on the master volume where it really wakes up. When I first purchased the amp I figured I would end up using the Marshall setting primarily due to that sound being what I'm most familiar with using. Instead I'm using the AC setting and getting an unbelievable tone. Another feature I really like are the various tubes that can be used with this amp without the need to bias or have any work done to the amp. I cannot stress enough what a good purchase this is. I was EXTREMELY skeptical and did a lot of research on this amp. I would not hesitate a second to recommend this. If you're on the fence then go for it. You will not be sorry.
from Grandview MO
December 31, 2012Music Background:
Weekend warrior , hobbyist
Great Little Amp!I ordered this little tube wonder after reading many reviews. Kurt Martin my service guy got it sent In short order. I have been doing business with Sweetwater for about 5 years and they never dissapoint! After plugging this little tube tone wonder in as was pleasantly suprised. I have in running into a Early 70"s Fender Bassmaster. After "tweaking" some of the settings I got the sound I have been looking for in an amp. It really roars! Thanks again Kurt for your prompt attention. You have a customer for life!
from Tecumseh, MI
July 20, 2012Music Background:
Live and studio musician
Very versatile amp!So many tones from one amp, and for such a reasonable price! You can go from ringing clean to metal distortion with everything in between just a tweak away. Versatile enough for studio or stage, I recommend this amp to guitarists that hold great tone at a high standard!
from Arlington, VA
July 14, 2012Music Background:
Degrees in music performance and musicology; former music teacher (classical guitar and Renaissance lute) and professional musician; playing electric guitar since the age of 12 (long, long ago). I love, love guitar.
Tweaker 15w head with Tweaker 112x cabThis is an incredibly versatile tube amp. Wide variety of modern and vintage tone offerings combined with 15 very loud watts with the 112x cab. I ordered previously a Tweaker 112x cab to go with my 15w Fender Super Champ XD. So, I now had two Tweaker 112x cabs to go with my Tweaker head and, talk about great sound possibilities and enough volume to fill a small auditorium (local church auditoriums) and small to medium sized normal gig venues! The basic amp selections are Fender (USA), Vox (AC) and Marshall (BRIT). I go between these three using the clean channel option vs. hot, varying between modern/vintage and bright/normal. Compact and lightweight, it's great for transporting around town. This is a great, great amp. I presently have Victoria and Fender amps and the Tweaker is every bit as good in sound quality, but more versatile. Stuart at Sweetwater was pleasant, very knowledgeable and helpful as always.
April 21, 2012Music Background:
35 year hobbyist
Great and VersatileI love this amp. I can get great sounds at any volume, and what a great range of sounds. I own an old Fender tremolux which is great for that clean sound, but I was looking for something on the other end of the tone spectrum. The Tweaker gives me bowlfuls of crunchy goodness as well as chimey cleans. I can get any tone from old-school clean or crunch to modern overdrive. I will be able to use this amp with any group I play with and cover an immense amount of territory. When I ordered, I got a free matched set of EL34s, which I know I will like even more, but I haven't swapped them out yet because I am still exploring the stock tones and really liking it. It reacts very well to all the pedals I use. I considered the Haze 15, Tubemeister 18, the Carvin model in this watt range, and several others. Being most;ly a basement player, I had a hard time justifying the $$. I am convinced that I got a great-sounding versatile amp for a great price. Simply put, this is one of the best gear investments I have ever made.
from Salt Lake City
April 17, 2012Music Background:
35 yrs playing/teaching. Masters in Music Theory.
AMAZINGThis little guy is not so little. I purchased two of these heads on advice from my rep. Mike Soper. Mike always comes through. These little luch box heads are flatout amazing. From the different clean settings, to the amazing gain settings they just astound me. I always play stereo. I run them through two Marshall 1960 cabs loaded with 2 t-75 and 2 vin -30 each and I get a sound that is all my own. I giged 2 nights ago 3000+ crowd and I did not need to mike these "15 watt" amps. They are so loud is suprised me. They can do so, so much. Buy one.
Matthew W Seniff
from Normal, IL
March 10, 2012Music Background:
Fantastic ampI have owned an Egnater Tweaker for 9 mos and absolutely love it, in fact I love it so much I bought a 2nd Tweaker for stereo. The ability to change the tone with the small toggle switches is unsurpassed in my opinion. I have been repairing, modding and building amps for 30+ years and I never came up with anything with so much flexibility. If you can't find a tone you love with this amp you either are doing something wrong or playing death metal (it may even work for that but I'm not a death metal player so I don't know for sure). I play my Tweakers thru a pair of sealed back 2-10 cabinets from an old Gibson GSS-100 amp (that was destroyed in shipment) and they sound fabulous. I have also used them with a pair of 4-12 cabs, open back 12", 15" portaflex cab and a closed back 12" cab it works well with all of the especially with a change in the tight/deep switch. I have found this 15 watt amp to be more than adequate when I used it on a club stage, if I was playing a larger stage I would use the pair of them. I have also done some recording with the Tweaker and found it to be perfect for that purpose, I have doubled tracks changing the switch settings and ended up with wonderful amps tones. I think the Tweaker would be a great amp to have in a recording studio as it's switching along with a few different cab styles would satisfy most players and producers. They are also a great deal as you get a lot of bang for the buck IMHO.
November 28, 2011Music Background:
TUBE TONE!This little amp is about the size of a lunch box, but no one would ever know that if their eyes were closed. The number of different sounds you can get is staggering- and they are all very useful sounds that you can use on almost any gig. I've had it for a month, my favorite sound is the "usa" clean tone. The beauty of this amp is that you can add ALOT of dirt to the clean sound and still have control of overall volume. I use the matching cab with the G12H30 speaker. Just add a great overdrive pedal and you may not even miss having 2 channels. Unbeatable for the price. And reverb is overused anyway, right? Well if you need it, just put it in effects loop.
August 15, 2011Music Background:
Pro Musician, Guitar Instructor
Tone Monster!!!This little head has never done me wrong. I've owned it for over a year now & it always sounds magnificent. Super light weight & portable. I run mine through a handmade 1x12 cab, loaded with a 12" WGS 30W Reaper Speaker. It will go from very clean jazz, to Fender spank, to Vox glassy, to Marshall crunch, & even High Gain Metal. I love the versatility of the EQ section & the wide range of the gain. Takes pedals very well.
I am often asked about my amp at gigs. Everyone loves the tone. They always ask where I got it, & how much it costs. When they find out the price, they typically start talking about buying one themselves.
I believe that this is the best amp head in it's price range. & even better than many heads costing far more.
from Long Island, NY
June 27, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Pro Musician
Works great with modelers too!I have a line6 x3 live that i hook up to the tweaker via the effects return (just using the power amp). All i did was eq it in the x3 a little, plugged it into my marshall 412 and WOW! I cant put my guitar down, just tone for miles! I swapped out the power tubes with EL34"s, my high gain marshall patches sound amazingly thick and rich, I finally have the sound I was searching for!
December 27, 2012Music Background:
hobbyist / gigging player
egnater tweakergreat amp . clean sound is great but not as great as my fender hotrod ( but what is? ) . light and loud . the heaviest setting is not quite heavy enough for me but is good to play hard rock ( not metal) . no annoying hum or buzz like the night train i tried , even at loud volume . i have only had for a day but me likey .