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The Tweed Deluxe Speed Shop builds the finest Fender Tweed-era guitar amplifiers utilizing only the highest-quality new components as well as Speed Shop reverse-engineered TD58OT and TC58OT output transformers, A12Q and A10Q vintage AlNiCo speaker recreations, NOS (New Old Stock) resistors, capacitors, sockets, hardware - and vintage NOS tubes. From a stock vintage chassis to a full point-to-point 5E3-P2P combo featuring a heavy-relic cabinet, or a wild 5E3-6L6 head with 6384s to a custom Tweed-Era amplifier recreation built by Rondo to your specifications; nobody does it better. Read what customers have to say here.

Late Summer 2021 - New Developments

Been a very busy summer at the Speed Shop with lots of work and some very cool new things happening.

RecPro Tweed-era capacitors are in stock and now available. After [too] much research and patent searches, there is finally a range of signal capacitors made available to builders that are assembled using the correct materials delivering the correct tone and response. Like all else at the Speed Shop, the reason it is created is because it does not already exist.

In other cool news, on the bench is the new Speed Shop 5F6a Bassman which will be available in a 2x10 or 4x10 (A10Q) configuration with multi power-tube compatibility. Prototype was just completed and (in early tests) it already sounds monstrous. Built by Rondo (JTM tuning) with all the best NOS stuff and Speed Shop know-how, this new flagship 5F6a Bassman amp will be available very soon. The Speed Shop 5F6a Bassman will be a very rare amp series offered in limited numbers. Pre-orders now being accepted.

Lastly, lead times for all amp builds is currently 15 weeks.

RecPro Capacitors
Speed Shop 5F6a Bassman Prototype
April 2021 - Introducing the RecPro Audio Vintage American Channel 'VAC' Mic Preamp

Rondo demos his new Vintage American Channel (VAC) microphone preamplifier. A boutique and faithful recreation of a vintage 1960 tube preamp console module used on countless hit recordings throughout the 1960s.

March 2021 - Studio Demo:
Genesis - It's Gonna Get Better

Genesis cover with Marcello on vocals. All Stratocaster demo! Straight in, no pedals or effects. Speed Shop 5E3-P2P head into a 5E3 extension cabinet with A12Q speaker. Heavy D!

October 2020 - Studio Demo:
Steely Dan - Night By Night

Steely Dan cover with Tony Reyes on vocals. All guitars: 1968 335 into a Speed Shop 5E3-P2P and A12Q speaker. No pedals or effects, all guitars are straight in. 12AX7 in V1 for Solos.

September 2020 - Studio Demo:
The Beatles - Savoy Truffle

Rondo plays the Speed Shop 5E3-P2P & '68 335. No pedals or effects. Great track by The Beatles lends itself to the big guitar treatment. Great vocal by Tony Reyes, thanks Tony!!!

Late August 2020 - New Video Demo: Rondo plays the Speed Shop 5F4 Tweed Super w/5881s & Stock Tele

Cranked 5F4 Tweed Super Amp by Rondo and the Speed Shop. NOS tube set featured with NOS Tung-Sol 5881 power, RCA 5U4 rectifier, 12AX7 and 12AY7 preamp tubes. 2x A10Q Speed Shop AlNiCo speakers. Amp is mildly tuned by Rondo for best tone and performance. All NOS vintage components and vintage output transformer.

P2P Combo - Byron Bay, NSW Australia

RecPro Audio customers span the globe, hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela, and beyond.

Frankie says, Speed Shop amps good. good! MP3 Audio Clip August 2020: New studio track "Wired" from Rondo

Notes: Funk rhythm guitars: Strat though RecPro Audio Tube DI / Ashley SC-50 Compressor, First lead fills / solo guitar at the fade: Strat through Speed Shop 5F4 Super, Heavy verse guitar riff (doubling the bass guitar): 335 through Speed Shop 5F4 Super, Verse guitar double stops: 335 through Speed Shop 5F4 Super, Chorus guitars: 335 through Speed Shop 5F4 Super, Solo guitar: 335 through Speed Shop 5E3-P2P, No pedals or EQ used on any guitars, all guitars are straight in , Compression, reverb and harmonizer (solos) used on the mix. Download the MP3 here: Wired
5E3-P2P Head in vintage TV Yellow

Custom hardwood 5E3 head with heavy-duty (but light-weight) dove-tail construction / hardware and TY Yellow finish with lacquer top coat.

May/June 2020: New! Speed Shop 5F4 Tweed Super / 5E7 Bandmaster

Fantastic Speed Shop Tweed Super 5F4 Heavy Relic Combo featuring 2 brand new A10Q AlNiCo speakers. This amp sounds amazing and is fitted with all the best componentry from Rondo's stash. NOS everything (where applicable) and the very best new production parts everywhere else. NOS tube set (featuring micro-matched vintage Tung-Sol 5881s available). The star of the retro show is a very rare vintage output transformer that adds the extra swagger. This new Speed Shop amp was in development for several months and is essentially a stock - but carefully tuned and dialed-in - 5F4 Super. Much more versatile than vintage/stock while retaining the great Tweed cleans, but with a JTM45-style overdrive that was always in its DNA waiting to be set free. Big, bold, and in-your-face 5F4 Tweed Super / 5E7 Tweed Bandmaster tone. You can truly get lost for hours playing this Super with every guitar, pickup selection and guitar/amp settings. The Speed Shop Super will accept 5881, EL34, 6L6GC and more. Currently running EL34s @ 42 watts RMS. One-off custom build prototype (featured in the demo videos and photo below) is available. Also taking new orders. Contact Rondo for more info.

Speed Shop One-Off 5F4 Tweed Super
Tweed 5F4 Super w/EL34s / 40 Watts - Stock Strat

Stock Strat clean neck to heavy bridge pickup tones.

Tweed 5F4 Super w/EL34s / 40 Watts - '68 335

Stock '68 335 bridge pickup (patent sticker), amp dimed.

June 2020: RIP Paul "Tonka" Chapman, June 9, 1954 - June 9, 2020

Paul Chapman died yesterday - it was his 66th birthday. Very sad. He was a really nice guy and a truly great player who will remain an inspiration to many. I was in his band and lived with him (and Cheryl) over the summer/fall of '84 - between his stints with UFO and Waysted. Lots of laughs and fun and work with him. I'm proud to have known and played with Paul. We never knew him as "Tonka," so... Ta, Chappy!

Paul Chapman
February 2020: Rich Williams of Kansas!

Hanging with Rich Williams and Zak Rizvi from Kansas. Rich is a Speed Shop P2P Combo owner and a total gear head! (Also a very nice guy.) Great gitbox players and a great band! Terrific Point of Know Return show!

Rondo with Rich Williams and Zak Rizvi from Kansas
February 2020: Tracking with Obie!

Rondo working out acoustic guitar parts with [the legendary!] Obie O'Brien, in Ob's beautiful new Sanctuary III Studio, located somewhere on the foggy country moors of wintry Pennsylvania!

Rondo in the studio with Obie O'Brien
MP3 Audio Clip February 2020: Cool new studio track from Rondo, featuring all '68 Gibson 335 parts (with a few '57 AVRI Strat fills in the 2nd verse) through a P2P head (stock 6V6GT power) and A12Q speaker. No pedals or effects (a little reverb in the mix only). Guitar straight into the amp, SM57 straight into the recording system. The P2P is dimed and channels jumpered. Download the MP3 here.

Lukas Nelson - Touring with his Speed Shop P2P Combo

Lukas toured in 2019 with his Speed Shop P2P Combo opening for Zac Brown Band (The Owl Tour) and The Rolling Stones, as well as a part of Neil Young's live band (including Farm Aid). He also headed out on The Last Waltz tour (with Warren Haynes). Check out Lukas (with his '56 Les Paul Jr. and Speed Shop P2P Combo) and Promise of the Real covering CSN’s “Carry On” Live in Howard Stern’s Studio in the video below. Great player! Great band!

Rondo Talks About the Tweed Deluxe Speed Shop

Rondo of RecPro Audio's Tweed Deluxe Speed Shop discusses his philosophy regarding building the finest Fender Tweed-Era Deluxe amplifiers and introduces his new 1958 Tweed Deluxe output transformer reproduction and A12Q AlNiCo vintage Jensen speaker recreation.

Tweed Deluxe Volume and Tone Control Demo

Rondo of the Tweed Deluxe Speed Shop demonstrates how the controls on a 5E3 Tweed Deluxe operate and interact.

New: 5E3-6L6 with EL34 and 6384 Capability

New P2P Head for use with EL34 / RCA 6L6GC / Bendix 6384 power tubes! This chassis will accept any of these valves and more! More info here.

Second Video of the New EL34 / 6384 Amp.

New P2P Head for use with EL34 / RCA 6L6GC / Bendix 6384 power tubes! This chassis will accept any of these valves and more! More info here.

What Customers are Saying...

"I have been playing it nonstop lately and I am loving the myriad of tones I get out of this thing! I'm enjoying noodling around on it so much in fact that I find myself stopping to sit down and play in the mornings before work now too. I can't thank you enough for building me the P2P Deluxe Combo. I can honestly say that I enjoy playing the amp more and more, each and every time I use it. I have some other vintage style amps that I enjoyed playing through; but while they sound great and all, the tone on your Deluxe absolutely destroys them, hands down! The amp sings man!" - J. K.

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