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Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A tone-tweaker's dream come true, with double the power of the original Tweaker!

The Egnater Tweaker-40 tube guitar amp head is an expansion of the award winning Tweaker-Series and is packed with the features tone tweakers have been asking for. The Tweaker-40 head offers the classic tonal characteristics of the original Tweaker with more than double the power, 6L6 tubes, and two independent channels, each with an expanded set of Tweaker switches.

The Tweaker-40's 11 onboard Tweaker switches provide a wide range of vintage tones, from ultra-pristine cleans to oversaturated leads. Use the USA/AC/BRIT switch to dial in your choice of American, British, or VX EQ. The Hot/Clean selector takes you on a journey from low to high gain, while the Vintage/Modern switch transforms the amp's feel from classic rock to modern edge. The Mid Cut switch sculpts the critical midrange while Egnater's signature Tight and Bright switches let you shape the low and high-end.

FEATURES
  • 40-watt, all-tube amp head
  • Premium tubes: 2 - 6L6 & 3 - 12AX7
  • Bass, Middle & Treble Controls
  • AC, British or American voicing switch
  • Two channels with Independent Volume & Gain, Tight & Bright voicing switches, Vintage/Modern amp voicing switch, Clean/Hot gain selector, and Mid Cut switch
  • Buffered effects loop with level selector
  • Footswitch for channel select and effects loop

Incredibly versatile all-tube tone with power for the big gigs! Get your Tweaker-40 now!

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EgnaterTweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (10)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Warm / comfy (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised!

For whatever reason, I had been shying away from Egnater, just glossing over it as I read reviews and looked at products. I just didn't identify with the branding and couldn't decide how...Read complete review

For whatever reason, I had been shying away from Egnater, just glossing over it as I read reviews and looked at products. I just didn't identify with the branding and couldn't decide how I felt about it. Yet, so many forums have people raving about the Tweaker.

So, I went to the store and I plugged into the Tweaker 40 and realized what all the fuss was about. It's is really impressive for the price. I've owned a VOX AC15CC1, Blues Jr. III, Jet City 2112RC, VOX AC4, ValveKing, and Peavey Classic 50, and the Tweaker is my all-time favorite for one main reason. All the amps above, I can dial in very similar 'feel' and tone with the Tweaker 40. It's as if I have all those amp's characteristics at my fingertips!

If you haven't played a Tweaker, do yourself a favor, take the time, drive as far as you have to, and play this amp. Bring your money. You just might need it!
Most notably a feature that captured my attention is the footswitch. It allows you to change channels from 1 to 2 (of course), but it also has a switch that turns on or off the effects loop route. So, I can put my delay or reverb pedal on the amp in the loop and turn it on or off from the footswitch from 20 feet away.

The switches aren't just gimmicky. Each switch adds a unique change in the tone. The EQ is shared but I feel they are more used to shape the overall output, not each channel.

The two channels are actually exactly the same circuitry path. So, you could have clean/clean, clean/heavy, heavy/clean or anything inbetween. If you wanted you could make channel one dirty and channel 2 dirtier and just use it like a 'boost'. If you want a "fender" sound and a "marshall" sound, you can bounce between them. You're not 'stuck' with either clean or dirty on either channel. Very cool!

For a solid tube amp, there are so many eye-opening features which are sweet for a guy like me who is always desiring different sounds.
The build construction is sturdy. The head is heavey in a good way, but not awkward. Feels solid. Looks beautiful, with that "orange amps" looking weaved baffle. The power tubes are "ruby tubes" 6L6GC with Egnater painted on them. I don't know what the AX7s are because they are covered in shields and I haven't opened the amp yet. I think they sound fine. They are quiet, no humming, noticeable micro phonics or cracking/thumping. The knobs feel firm unlike other budget tube amps I've owned. The various tweaker switches feel firm. Looking into the amp, it's built solid with a simple layout. I'm very satisfied with the quality/build.
Well, I picked this up with a great deal, $150 off of any purchase $750 or more. The amp was about $480 after discounts. But, I would pay $600 for it again if I had to. It's well worth it and features are useful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Sound, Poor Reliability

First off - as far as sound and features, I like this amp.

Playing mostly in bars, 40W is enough for me to have a clean sound at a good...Read complete review

First off - as far as sound and features, I like this amp.

Playing mostly in bars, 40W is enough for me to have a clean sound at a good volume.

The combination of 3 amp models and "tweaker" switches give this amp some good versatility. Once I took some time to explore, I found a number of settings that I really liked (primarily classic rock type songs).

But bottom line - this amp is not reliable. You cannot take this to a gig, crank it up, and trust that it will work. Scrolling through the reviews, it is clear that the power transformer is a common problem.

Until Egnater addresses this issue, I cannot recommend this amp, unless you plan to only use it at home and/or you're fine expecting to replace the transformer in the near future. "Luckily" mine failed about a year after I bought it, and it was still in warranty.

Since I had the transformer replaced, I've used it in 4 gigs and had no problems.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly Surprised!

By Drake Remore

from Pennsylvania

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

For whatever reason, I had been shying away from Egnater, just glossing over it as I read reviews and looked at products. I just didn't identify with the branding and couldn't decide how I felt about it. Yet, so many forums have people raving about the Tweaker.

So, I went to the store and I plugged into the Tweaker 40 and realized what all the fuss was about. It's is really impressive for the price. I've owned a VOX AC15CC1, Blues Jr. III, Jet City 2112RC, VOX AC4, ValveKing, and Peavey Classic 50, and the Tweaker is my all-time favorite for one main reason. All the amps above, I can dial in very similar 'feel' and tone with the Tweaker 40. It's as if I have all those amp's characteristics at my fingertips!

If you haven't played a Tweaker, do yourself a favor, take the time, drive as far as you have to, and play this amp. Bring your money. You just might need it!
Most notably a feature that captured my attention is the footswitch. It allows you to change channels from 1 to 2 (of course), but it also has a switch that turns on or off the effects loop route. So, I can put my delay or reverb pedal on the amp in the loop and turn it on or off from the footswitch from 20 feet away.

The switches aren't just gimmicky. Each switch adds a unique change in the tone. The EQ is shared but I feel they are more used to shape the overall output, not each channel.

The two channels are actually exactly the same circuitry path. So, you could have clean/clean, clean/heavy, heavy/clean or anything inbetween. If you wanted you could make channel one dirty and channel 2 dirtier and just use it like a 'boost'. If you want a "fender" sound and a "marshall" sound, you can bounce between them. You're not 'stuck' with either clean or dirty on either channel. Very cool!

For a solid tube amp, there are so many eye-opening features which are sweet for a guy like me who is always desiring different sounds.
The build construction is sturdy. The head is heavey in a good way, but not awkward. Feels solid. Looks beautiful, with that "orange amps" looking weaved baffle. The power tubes are "ruby tubes" 6L6GC with Egnater painted on them. I don't know what the AX7s are because they are covered in shields and I haven't opened the amp yet. I think they sound fine. They are quiet, no humming, noticeable micro phonics or cracking/thumping. The knobs feel firm unlike other budget tube amps I've owned. The various tweaker switches feel firm. Looking into the amp, it's built solid with a simple layout. I'm very satisfied with the quality/build.
Well, I picked this up with a great deal, $150 off of any purchase $750 or more. The amp was about $480 after discounts. But, I would pay $600 for it again if I had to. It's well worth it and features are useful.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Getting One By Xmas

By srinivassa

from Huntsville, AL

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

This is the first time I've ever written a review of something I don't own. I tried the Tweaker 15W combo in a local store and loved it. I was all set to order the head, and I saw a 'coming soon' for this dual-channel 40W version. I thought, "If that is really two Tweakers in one at 40W, I have to get it." I finally got around to trying the 40 out, and it sounds just like the 15. It's perfect for me. I play primarily blues, blues/rock, and dirty metal/grunge. I completely nails all those tones for me, with the blues tones being outstanding. Definitely give this thing a try somewhere if you are waffling about an amp purchase. It is a cool little box with a lot of tone.
Okay, these amps have a lot of features really when you take into account how much each switch does, in addition to the standard features of a modern tube amp.
I own another Egnater amp, close to a year now, and I have never had any problem with quality.
Almost perfect again. This is a LOT of amp for your money. 40W is giggable and keeps up with a drummer. Tone pallette is almost endless. Two channels that can be set any way you want (clean/overdrive, clean/metal, crunch/lead, any two in combination) Has great blues tone, rock tone, metal heads will find it serviceable but not really a metal amp.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good Sound, Poor Reliability

By Joe

from Philadelphia, PA

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Pros

  • 2-channel
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Cheap Power Transformer
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

First off - as far as sound and features, I like this amp.

Playing mostly in bars, 40W is enough for me to have a clean sound at a good volume.

The combination of 3 amp models and "tweaker" switches give this amp some good versatility. Once I took some time to explore, I found a number of settings that I really liked (primarily classic rock type songs).

But bottom line - this amp is not reliable. You cannot take this to a gig, crank it up, and trust that it will work. Scrolling through the reviews, it is clear that the power transformer is a common problem.

Until Egnater addresses this issue, I cannot recommend this amp, unless you plan to only use it at home and/or you're fine expecting to replace the transformer in the near future. "Luckily" mine failed about a year after I bought it, and it was still in warranty.

Since I had the transformer replaced, I've used it in 4 gigs and had no problems.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Stay away if you want a reliable amp!

By Anders Ogsnes

from Narvik, Norway

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

The same story as many here. A broken Power transformer. I have TWO tweaker 40's. The same happened on both. I left them powered on while having a rehearsal brake. When I returned, the amp was dead. When the first died, The tweaker 40 was relatively new on the market, and Egnater shipped me a New transformer straight away. I changed it myself. When the second broke, the PT-trouble had hit the fan, and I found a lot of these stories on the net. However - the amp was still within warrany, and I expected Egnater to follow up. After several mails, they agreed upon sending me a New PT - but only if I paid the shipment - which I did (USD237 UPS to Norway...) After two days, I received mail from UPS, who returned the shipment because Egnater had forgotten to put a formal Invoice With the shipment. I have mailed them repeatedly after this - and Egnater just ignore me. So good fellows guitarists: Keep away from this product, and please tell them about my experience whenever you get the chance!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very versatile!

By Freddy-jXzod

from Michigan

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

Overall I'm very pleased with the amp, and I don't see any need for anything else! This amp will do everything I ask! There are only a couple downsides in my opinion. Both channels are exactly the same. I guess if you were playing only clean or distortion it would be nice to have the ability to set up two clean channels or distortion channels but I'd prefer one channel have a little more gain to really allow you to go from country all the way to metal. The EQ knobs are shared by both channels as well as the different amp model switch. I really like the Fender section for clean but marshall for crunch but I'm stuck picking one or the other and having to sacrifice. I'd like to see a seperate amp switch for each channel. Honestly it only takes a second to reach down and flip the switch but during a gig it's a pain. Seperate tone controls really aren't needed since you can seriously dial in your sound simply with the toggles. Realistically if you even eliminated the different amp models it would still be a fantastic amp and sound great compared to anything out there. And the name "Tweaker" totally fits, I find myself constantly trying new sounds and combinations of the toggles and knobs! I'm really having to nit pick to put this thing at only a 9 rating overall but it would have been nice if they put the amp model control seperate for each channel.
This thing is louded with tones! I'm playing it through a marshall 4x12 cabinet. The mini-toggles really allow you to change the color of the amp, most of the time the actual EQ knobs are just for fine tuning. I'm playing Gibson Les Paul's with P90's and Humbuckers. The amp really won't dial in a bad tone, it's really amazing! The variety of clean tones you can get are great. I find myself mostly sticking with the fender setting for most of my cleans and the marshall model for my distortion. I mostly find a sound I like and stick with it but this amp is capable of many different sounds. What's nice is it will really sound different with different guitars. I like to find a good sound and leave it alone and you can really tailor it to your guitar. The distortion will do anything up to classic G&R stuff and 80's metal. You'll likely be dissappointed if you're looking for heavy metal and super gain. Although there is more than enough gain available look to something like a Jet City or Peavey 6505+ if you mostly play heavy stuff. I did find you can plug in an overdrive to push the amp near that territory but it's really not designed for heavy stuff. What this will do is simply everything from crystal clean sounds to hard rock and everything in between. It's plenty loud for any situation and still sounds great at bedroom levels as well!
So far so good, I don't see any concerns. There's no humming or hiss when it's turned up. All the controls work great and there's no pops when flipping the switches. I'll have to see how it holds up in the long run but it's great so far!
Value wise it's as good as anything in it's price range. It's nice to have two channels and comes with a solid footswitch that will toggle the effects loop as well. The power is more than enough for most gigs and practicing and it looks very nice compared to all the plain jane amps out there.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One word.... WOW!

By Some Guy-qUYHO

from Maryland

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

OK, just pulled my new Egnater Tweaker 40 out of the box last night, and WOW! Sounds good on every setting I tried, and with 3 different guitars. Given the name "Tweaker" you expect to be able to tweak your sound, and you can tweak it A LOT. The built in switches really add/change your tone, and you can dial in just about anything by using the mid freq knob in conjuntion with the mid cut swith for instance. Oh, and 40 watts.... don't worry about it not being loud enough, this thing will scream. I play thru a 2x12 cab, and didn't turn the master volume past 1.5 yet. I'll find out more at a gig.

My favorite part of the whole amp is the gain control. Because the 2 channels are 100% identical, you have a HUGE range of control (hot/clean switch on each channel), and can have everything from pristine clean, to slight break-up, to crunch, to rock, and even all the way to metal if you wanted. Even on the "clean" setting you can crank the gain and get an awesome overdrive. The "hot" setting picks up where the clean left off. I added a boost to the front end and was able to kick it up even more!

I almost gave this amp a '9' on features because it doesn't have any kind of reverb or the like, but because of everything else it has, I gave it 10's all the way. You will not be disappointed.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing amp!!!

By NyghtOne

from Montana

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

This amp has given me the exact sound I wanted, to hear for yourself check out the song Nowhere Fast by Almost Time on facebook, myspace, or reverb nation. I recorded it with an ESP LTD MH1000 guitar with a JB and 59, with a Shure SM57. No effects, just the amp. I use it on the USA EQ setting, and use both channels in the HOT setting. It sounds very much like the Mesa Boogie Roadster it replaced, the biggest difference being volume. The roadster head was WAY to loud, turned up to .5 it was to loud for me. With the Tweaker 40 playing through an Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cab I can turn it about half way up before it starts to get to loud for my living room, and jamming with my band(acoustic drumset and bass player playing a 200 watt traynor all tube amp) I only have to turn it up to about 1 oclock, PERFECT setup!
The Egnater Tweaker 40 has every feature you could need in a two channel amp. 4 selecter switches per channel, 3 completely differently voiced eq's, and a foot switchable buffered tube driven effects loop.
I have had zero problems with this amp so far.
This thing should cost more.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The best value for a tone chaser.......................it will feed your hunger

By musicianforlife

from Michigan

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Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

With 2 channels and 4 independent switches on each channel and 3 modes for the eq and a buffered effects loop with footswitchable on\off there is no sound you cant reach with this head. The reachable sound is endless and if you seek a different tone all the time I strongly urge you to consider this head. I will become your favorite
Make your guitar rig sound like any amp that you want at the flip of a mini toggle. There are switches for any change you want like bass responce, mid attack, bright highs, or gain settings. The only thing I would change is the tweakable settings for the eq are shared so you cannot set channel one at usa to get that fender clean and channel two at British to get the Marshall mid driven drive. But that is a low concern since you can tweak the channels so much as it is. The next great thing is the buffered effects loop that is foot switchable. I love the effects loop. I had to reconfigure my whole pedalboard for this head because so much more was possible with this beautiful monster. One example for the loop is that my mxr carbon copy delay does not spill over when turned off, but, if I turn the foot sitch for the loop bypass the delay pedal will finish what its doing while I go on to new riffs. Super sweet.
Its an Egnater! I have gigged with this amp head as my primary rig since it came out and have never had a problem. I changed the stock tubes to jj tubes 6L6 and biased the amp myself with the simplified test points that Egnater had put on the board. Best amp I have ever played PERIOD.
You cant even buy 2 tweaker 15 heads for this price. Best value. Bravo Egnater Bravo.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even more awesome than the 15

By Michael Carter

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

It's an amazing amp. I simply loved the 15, but I think the 40 sounds even better. And not just when you pass the 15's volume output, but even at very low "Tweaker 15" volume levels. The 40 sounds more open to me. Egnater has gone from the so-so- Sovteks to the very very nice new Tung-Sol reissue for the preamp section... but I use vintage USA pre tubes and tried them in both amps. There must be something about the bigger transformers & output tubes that give the 40 a little more "air". The 40 sounds better to my ears at high gain settings, something the 15 was a bit weak at. I assumed I'd miss my 15 (sold to finance the 40) and eventually would replace it for recording. I'm happy to report you don't need both amps. The 40 works from bedroom levels to all-out roar. Stellar piece of gear.
By now you know the features; I bought this to upgrade from a Tweaker 15 for gigging. So you get a (sort of ) two channel amp (tone controls are for both channels, but you get all the tweaker switches) and a really robust steel foot switch.
These things are built like tanks.
The Tweaker series is one of the best values going. We seem to be in a "golden age" of small tube amps, and the 40 puts you in the range of playing very large stages with loud drummers. Awesome.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT AMP... Broke :(

By johnmelby

from williston nd

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

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

Comments about Egnater Tweaker-40 40W Tube Guitar Amp Head:

I really like this amp, however; the transformer did blow out on it just like it did for everyone else. I sent it in an they fixed it under warranty. Other than that It is a sweet amp. I have even been able to get some sick metal tones out of it... even though it is not a metal amp.

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