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Embrace your inner tweaker.

The 15 W Egnater Tweaker amp head is ultracompact and amazingly versatile. The all-tube Egnater amp head offers unique and sophisticated tone with seemingly endless variations via the onboard Tweaker selector switches. Powered by a pair of 6V6 power tubes, the Tweaker is a perfect micro amp for gigging.

The amp head's 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.

Hidden inside the Egnater Tweaker head is a vast array of tones not usually found in amps with such a compact design. Each of the five toggle switches on the front changes the amp head's character. 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 selects from pristine American to classic Brit and even the illusive VX AC sound. The Classic/Modern voicing switch dials up either soft and smooth or hard and edgy power-tube tone. The Egnater 15 W amp head makes sure it's all in there to satisfy the ultimate Tweaker.

FEATURES
  • Cool blue pilot light
  • AC power switch
  • Standby switch
  • Vintage/modern switch
  • Master
  • USA/AC/Brit switch
  • Tone controls
  • Tweaker tone control circuits
  • USA/AC/Brit switch tone controls
  • Clean/hot
  • Gain
  • Master
  • Bright/normal setting switch
  • Deep/tight
  • Input jack
  • Effects loop
  • Impedance switch
  • Main speaker output
  • Extension speaker connection
  • 250ma fast-blow fuse
  • AC voltage selector
SPECIFICATIONS

Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head

  • Output power: 15W RMS cathode-biased
  • Input impedance: 1 mOhm
    Output impedance: 4 ohms, 8 ohms or 16 ohms switch selectable
    Effects loop send impedance: 600 ohms
    Effects loop return impedance: 220 kOhms
    THD: 5% at rated output
    Tubes: 2 Egnater premium selected 12AX7
    Matched pair of selected 6V6GTA
    Switches - vintage/modern: +4dB @ 120Hz +4dB @ 3.6KHz
    USA/AC/Brit: selects American, V-X, British tone stack
    Clean/hot switch: +9dB Gain boost
    Tight switch: -6 dB @ 180 Hz
    Bright switch: +8 dB @ 4 kHz max
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 14 in. x 7-1/2 in. x 8 in.
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EgnaterTweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Warm / comfy (10)
  • Good power output (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (9)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
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    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tweaker 15 Head, better than I thought

I wanted to scale back on the amount of money I had invested in my rig, with 3 kids in college, and the fact that I'm essentially a weekend warrior, I wanted to...Read complete review

I wanted to scale back on the amount of money I had invested in my rig, with 3 kids in college, and the fact that I'm essentially a weekend warrior, I wanted to get the best rig for the money I could find, keep a few boutiqu-ey pedals to play with, and play my Epiphone Elitist SG with Antiquities and my G&L ASAT Semi-hollow with Duncan Alnico Pro II pickups, and maintain a level of satisfaction similar to when I owned a expensive handmade boutique amp, a couple of nicer guitars, and some pedals that cost more than they should have.
The Tweaker 15 has delivered. I'm very satisfied.
I wanted a single channel head, I wanted a more or less straight signal path, I wanted an effects loop that works, and I wanted tone. I got all of these and I have options from different switches and controls that all effect tone and drive the way I hear it in my head. Each of these toggle switches does what it says and they are interactive, not heavily, but playing with gain and tone knobs, along with different switch positions, yields lots of different tonal pallettes. Bigtime fun for such an inexpensive head.

I run the master wide open, maybe at 9 instead of 10, and dial up the gain according to the volume level. I continually find myself using the vintage, normal, british, and loose positions on the toggles. I run a Jetter Gold Standard, a Fulltone OCD, an Eden Analog Austin pedal, in front, and a TC Electronic Flashback, a Boss RV-5, and a TC Electronic Corona chorus in the loop.

I am having a blast!
I haven't had it that long, but it seems to be very well built. If there are shortcuts, they took the ones that are less noticeable. I love the size and weight of the head, i was tired of carrying around heavy amplifiers. I see no reason why this head won't operate at a high usage level for a long time. That being said, it's made in China and it's no silverface Fender or Boogie Mark I. At the end of the day, I have no real concerns about the quality of this product.
Tremendous value. If they can keep this item priced in this range, they can rule the mini-head market. I really like Orange Tiny Terror amps for pure tone and the price is a bit higher. For the versatility and the slightly lower price, I prefer the Tweaker.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tweaked Tweaker

This is a great little amp and I really tried to hang with it as I love the variations of tone you can muster up. This thing has very nice clean fat warm tone...Read complete review

This is a great little amp and I really tried to hang with it as I love the variations of tone you can muster up. This thing has very nice clean fat warm tone to smooth lead and beyond into killer chunk. The is simply a very nice amp. A minor knock however is the amp does not respond very well to volume control on your guitar to clean up as you will find the tone drops offs too much and becomes flat. A second channel would be a welcomed addition.Now for the bad... As I said I really tried to hang with this amp but in the end became convinced best to stay away from Asian manufactured amps. The first unit died after one week, the second arrived dead on arrival, and third had pops and crackles during the first five minutes of operation. It seams the guy at GC when I first started my tone quest for a nice bedroom practice amp advising me to stay away from Egnater amps was right - I should have listened...

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ridiculous!

By RECO Fan

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I know that I'm not adding anything new to the Tweaker discussion, but this amp is ridiculous. I'm running it through a 2x12 Avatar cab loaded with Greenbacks, set mostly after an agressive Vox-flavored voicing. I've owned and played severdal Fender, Marshall, and Vox amps costing 4x as much as the tweaker, and it certainly holds its own. Does it absolutely nail the exact nuances of each? Nope. Is it pretty damn close? Yup.

Honestly, I initially hesitated to purchase this amp, even after playing and loving it. A $400 head? Must be a toy - something you can't seriously take to a show and play in legit settings. But...

...it just sounds too good. Plug it into a quality cab with some rockin' speakers, dime the master volume and put the gain at 10 o'clock, do something reasonable with the tone stack, and it just kills.

Can't argue with tone, man. It rocks.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tweaker 15 Head, better than I thought

By Keith

from Birmingham, Alabama

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I wanted to scale back on the amount of money I had invested in my rig, with 3 kids in college, and the fact that I'm essentially a weekend warrior, I wanted to get the best rig for the money I could find, keep a few boutiqu-ey pedals to play with, and play my Epiphone Elitist SG with Antiquities and my G&L ASAT Semi-hollow with Duncan Alnico Pro II pickups, and maintain a level of satisfaction similar to when I owned a expensive handmade boutique amp, a couple of nicer guitars, and some pedals that cost more than they should have.
The Tweaker 15 has delivered. I'm very satisfied.
I wanted a single channel head, I wanted a more or less straight signal path, I wanted an effects loop that works, and I wanted tone. I got all of these and I have options from different switches and controls that all effect tone and drive the way I hear it in my head. Each of these toggle switches does what it says and they are interactive, not heavily, but playing with gain and tone knobs, along with different switch positions, yields lots of different tonal pallettes. Bigtime fun for such an inexpensive head.

I run the master wide open, maybe at 9 instead of 10, and dial up the gain according to the volume level. I continually find myself using the vintage, normal, british, and loose positions on the toggles. I run a Jetter Gold Standard, a Fulltone OCD, an Eden Analog Austin pedal, in front, and a TC Electronic Flashback, a Boss RV-5, and a TC Electronic Corona chorus in the loop.

I am having a blast!
I haven't had it that long, but it seems to be very well built. If there are shortcuts, they took the ones that are less noticeable. I love the size and weight of the head, i was tired of carrying around heavy amplifiers. I see no reason why this head won't operate at a high usage level for a long time. That being said, it's made in China and it's no silverface Fender or Boogie Mark I. At the end of the day, I have no real concerns about the quality of this product.
Tremendous value. If they can keep this item priced in this range, they can rule the mini-head market. I really like Orange Tiny Terror amps for pure tone and the price is a bit higher. For the versatility and the slightly lower price, I prefer the Tweaker.

(7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Tweaked Tweaker

By Roadsterman

from Antioch CA

Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

This is a great little amp and I really tried to hang with it as I love the variations of tone you can muster up. This thing has very nice clean fat warm tone to smooth lead and beyond into killer chunk. The is simply a very nice amp. A minor knock however is the amp does not respond very well to volume control on your guitar to clean up as you will find the tone drops offs too much and becomes flat. A second channel would be a welcomed addition.Now for the bad... As I said I really tried to hang with this amp but in the end became convinced best to stay away from Asian manufactured amps. The first unit died after one week, the second arrived dead on arrival, and third had pops and crackles during the first five minutes of operation. It seams the guy at GC when I first started my tone quest for a nice bedroom practice amp advising me to stay away from Egnater amps was right - I should have listened...

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tones from a tiny, light package

By SimonT

from Jersey City, NJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Small gigs

Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

Loving my Egnater Tweaker 15 - a tiny, perfectly formed and sexy all tube 15W amp head with all the tones you could ever want. Playing it through a 2x12 speaker cab with Celestion Blue + G12H30 speakers. Definitely loud enough for a small gig even playing clean. Activating the "Hot" switch adds some really juicy Tweed/Vox/Marshall style distortion. Tube-buffered effects loop works fine too. Great product!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good not Great

By notryt

from toledo ohio

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    First I want to say the things people compalin about they shouldnt.. this is a budget amp. No second channel .. but it has a switch that goes from clean to high-gain.. sorta 2 channels right there just not independently controlled. If you want 2 cannels on a budget then look for a jet-city or bugera. The one thing that annoys me is that it does have idle noise.. even unplugged.. you hear it if the gain is up past 9 0'clock and/or you volume is near pegged. I peg my low watt amps and control the volume with the gain control.. with this amp however i must dial it in for the least amount of hum.. brit setting causes the most hum the ac and american setting are about equal. You have to like the effects loop on a budget amp I rate this about a 4 of 5 cuz of the noise... If you use pedals you may find better amps .. blackstar or blackheart..but if its just you and a head then this is what you definitely wan to be playing thru...

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've had it for 2 years. Going strong (mostly)

    By Fat Al Johnson

    from Ann Arbor, MI

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    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I have tried many of the newer low-watt tube amps. The Tweaker is far and away the best sounding (though probably not the most reliable). I love the features and the tone is remarkable.
    This is a brilliant design. The Tweaker has toggle switches to change the character of the tone stack from modern to vintage and from US to Brit or AC (as in Vox AC15) and to boost the amount of gain in the pre-amp.

    One of the coolest features is that you can replace the stock power tubes (6V6) with either 6L6 or EL-34. As of tonight I have tried all the tube cominations. They all sound good but my favorite is the EL-34. With the toggles set to Brit and Vintage, with the tubes upgraded to EL-34 and with the amp driving two 12" Celestions this thing sounds remarkably close to a Marshall. I was able to compare it side by side with a 1987 Marshall Jubilee (yup, the real McCoy) and it sounds better than an amp in this price range has a right to.
    On the down side - I have 2 of these and they both developed crackling noises within the first year. There was no warranty that covered the problem so I was out 2 amps with no detailed explanation from the Guitar Center amp service (out sourced).
    For the price this amp kicks some serious butt! I'd buy more of them if I needed them and I always recommend it to my students. Be prepared to invest in lots of tubes.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pleasent Surprise

    By crazy Al

    from Petersburg, Va

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    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought one of these heads and the matching cab a few months ago when starting up a small band and I needed a good sounding amp that could hang with a drum set and play some smaller outdoor shows.I really think the amp sounds great, actually I have owned a lot of gear including many boutique amps and this Egnater is my favorite amp of all time. It's really that good, Maybe I got a "good" one but this amp rocks.I quickly added the second cabinet as I realized how great it would sound. It is more than plenty loud to hang with stage drums with two cabs, and I reccomend the Eganter tweaker 112X celestion G12h30 loaded cabs meant for this amp, they sound simply fabulous and are a great deal for the tone/projection they put out.This amp is great for practice as well as small shows unmiked. The second cab is kind of needed to hold off the drums but I always have headroom left and it's loud at that point.We also have a Marshall JCM2000 and a 4x12 marshall cab, this egnater surprisingly hangs with it unless the marshall is really cranked hard, and we kind of think the egnater sounds better hard as that is to believe.I build my own amps as well and this is not built bad for the price. I practice on it at least once a week and gig it regularly, no problems yet, It's been a solid little amp thus far.I run a Boss ME-70 into the front end, but only in manual mode as a multi stompbox unit which works excellent and has most of the boss stompbox effects in it- I do not use the COSM preamp models for anything, they suck and destroy your tone. I do not like using effects loops even though this amp has a good one for those inclined to use it. I think it makes a better tone this way and keeps the volume rocking. I have a lot of single stompboxes even expensive ones but this setup sounds great and is easy for me to haul around.I really was surprised by this amp, I think you will be too. I play G&L and Larrivee electrics into it and get fantastic tones that rival the point to point amps I build. Very nice to have found this. It is one smokin little amp, As Egnater calls it a "micro" gigging amp. Highly reccomended.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My New Favorite

    By Eggy Convert

    from Benicia, CA

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    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I have owned over 70 amps in the past and have kept my 14 favorites. These are amps that I will likely keep until my last musical breath unless i run out of room or creative passion. Fenders include a Twin reverb, Super Reverb and a homemade Champ. Also a Ceriatone HRM, Vibro champ and homemade and modified super deluxe... a Vox AC15, Matchless Ligthtning, Marshall Silver Jubillee, Mesa Electradyne and more. My 15th amp is one I now spend the most time with at home. This Tweaker is the best value yet. I have coupled this with every cabinet and speaker I have and the tones abvailable are orgasmic. Typically, I find that the best multichannel amps have one channel that defines them and the other(s) may be good, but not quite as exciting. The Tweaker has stellar clean and gain channels with lots of sonic options with each. My relationshiup with amps is a visceral one. If I don't feel an amp's character after minimal tweaking, I usually lose interest. If I find that I need to tweak too much with that amp to get what I want after buying it, it usually goes on sale pretty quickly. This amp will be a keeper. without going into specifics, it does many things well and at a respecable volume on both channels. Lots of tones in here and seems to be very well built. I don't do many reviews and rarely gush. Consider this rare review a gusher. Just buy it! I don't know anybody I have played with that would not find this amp an outstanding value. Don't be chicken, get the Egg.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By IAN WAIT

    from Illinois

    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I honestly cannot say that I have played an amp I liked more besides maybe a Deluxe Reverb, but that also costs three times as much! If this amp had a footswitch, reverb and a line out of some kind I would give it a perfect 10 all the way across although those things would have easily made this amp much more expensive. I was worried that I would regret the purchase on a fiancial investment level, but not anymore! I've owned Mesas, Fenders, and all sorts of amps but this one takes the cake in tone town! I plan on trying it out with my 4x12 to test volume in a full band situation as well as with the crappy cab I made and I will try and settle the debate if the amp is loud enough for a gig. All in all, just buy the thing, you'll feel better when you plug it in!
    For the money, this amp provides amazing versatility! The switches actually make noticable, to me at least, change in the tone. The only reason I couldn't put a 10 in features is because it does not have reverb or a line out/speaker emulation and no foot switch to control the parameters of the amp: British / USA or the hot / clean setting.
    Top notch. Everything from the 1/4" jacks to the knobs to the tolex are all above par. The tone is monstrous. I was worried getting a 15w amp that the bottom end or the volume would be sacrificed but this was not the case, at least with the 4ohm speaker I've tested it with.
    Once again, for the money you will not be disappointed. When I say that, I don't mean it can be improved upon and it's a crappy amp. On the contrary, this amp provides amazing value in the price / tone ratio! Even at just 15w, cleans have plenty of headroom though the crunch is what really shines. I combined this head with a speaker salvaged from a broken crate combo from the eighties that hasn't been used in at least 5+ years and the results were amazing. Go find a broken amp with a good speaker, snag the speaker and make a box. You have a little half stack that can keep up with a drummer!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable!

    By Austin Torres

    from The Mother Country

    Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15 W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

    I've owned this amp for almost a month and have yet to be disappointed. There really are no limitations I can find with this head. I'm running it through the Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cab and the sound is incredible - very "full".
    Before purchasing, I spent two months trying out whatever head and cab combo I could. After about an hour of "tweaking" with the Eganter, my mind was made up. The amp really encompasses all the qualities of a Vox, Fender, or Marshall and I am able to mimic most of my influence's sound - as well as fine tune my own tone.
    The amp is certainly loud enough to over-power a heavy handed drummer and sounds its best when doing so. I have yet to get tired of this thing.
    I find it hard to believe that this amp can disappoint.
    Great build quality. The knobs/switches feel very solid and of good construction.

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