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Egnater Tweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black/Beige 

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The 15 W Egnater Tweaker amp head is ultracompact and amazingly versatile. The all-tube Egnater amp head offers unique and sophisticated tone with se...Read More

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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 5 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 15W 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 15W 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: -6dB @ 180Hz
  • Bright switch: +8Db @ 4kHz max
  • Dimensions: 14"W x 7-1/2"H x 8"D
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EgnaterTweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (6)
    • Performances (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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    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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    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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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't go wrong with this amp

    By cussy g

    from south africa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

      I own a telecatser deluxe reissue, which sounds really muddy on my other amp (Vox), yet with the tweaker I can really clear it up. It feels like strats are born to be paired with one of these little amps. A second channel would be welcome, but hey, I'd buy another one and just use an AB switch to play between the clean and gain.

      I am also in the process of getting various different valves. Since the amp is cathode biased, the valves don't need to be biased, so it's really easy to mix and match valves to experiment with the sound.

      Really super amp, cant go wrong with it I think.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Versatile, warm, loud little amp!

      By Mo

      from Urbana, IL

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Takes Pedals Well
      • Tweakable
      • Variety Of Tones

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I received this amp about a week ago and have already had quite a few hours to work with it. The Tweaker is your standard lunchbox-sized amp, but with Bruce Egnater's fingerprints all over it. Versatility of this single-channel amp comes in multiple ways -- power stage voicing between Vintage and Modern that gives you more bottom end clarity versus warmth; 3-channel EQ stack changes between Fender, Vox, and Marshall; Bright-Normal and Tight-Deep voicing options, and a Clean-Hot switch that almost makes this feel like a 2-channel amp. Make no mistake on the Clean setting; if you crank the gain you still get tube-saturated overdrive, and the Hot setting at relatively low gain picks up where the high-gain Clean leaves off. So you have plenty of overdrive/distortion options in that knob-switch combination. With Master volume, you can get good tones at bedroom levels or fill up small- to medium-sized venues with 15W of tube output.

        My personal preference is to set this amp right at the point of breakup and allow pedals or my volume knob to push it over the edge. Doing it in this configuration requires smart use of the tube-driven effects loop, if you want to do things like solo boost and use delay that is uniformly overdriven. But if you know how an effects loop works, you already knew that. I recommend taking advantage of it, because while the cleans on this amp sound great and it takes pedals incredibly well, you do not want to miss out on the warm overdriven tones this amp is capable of.

        This amp truly is a "tweaker" -- that is, you can really hone in your own personal sound and tone. I've yet to find a tone that doesn't sound good, though I have personal preference for some sounds over others. I'm positive you'll be able to find yours! Buy with confidence.

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        5.0

        Magnificant Amplifier

        By Elliott Mazur

        from Kennett Square,PA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Small Venue Gigs

        Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

        I don't personally own one of these, but have played through my friends. This is a powerful little amp with many butt-kicking tones. The great thing about this amp is that it reacts well with any guitar (Les Paul's, Stratocaster's, any hollow-body guitars, etc.) Highly recommend this amplifier!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great tones from a tiny, light package

        By SimonT

        from Jersey City, NJ

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        Verified Buyer

        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 15W 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!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little amp head

        By GAT

        from Nashville TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

          I haven't gigged with the Tweaker yet, but it seems to have plenty of power for small to medium venues. I played it through a Marshall 1x12 and it was plenty loud. Nice overdrive sound with the gain knob, don't need a pedal. Overall a great assortment of features in an attractive package. If you think you might like it - you will.

          Kudos to Musicians Friend customer service regarding a small transaction snafu that was actually my fault, they promptly handled it very much to my satisfaction - thank you!

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          (2 of 2 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 15W 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...

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tweaker 15 Head, better than I thought

            By Keith Shannon

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W 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.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By IAN WAIT

            from Illinois

            Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W 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!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

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

            Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W 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.

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ridiculous!

            By RECO Fan

            from Austin, TX

            Comments about Egnater Tweaker 15W 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.

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