#1
I've been playing guitar for about 7 years, but I'm new to tube amps. I've been looking at the Egnater Tweaker-40 lately and I really like it. I mainly play blues and rock'n'roll, and I don't gig very often, though I would like to start recording soon. My question is whether the Egnater Tweaker would be a good purchase for me, or if there are better tube amps in a similar price range ($700-$1000). Any help?
#2
I've got the Tweaker 40 head.
Great little unit, never let me down.

The settings do make it really versatile although if you've played through a real AC30 the AC EQ setting is close, not 100% accurate in it's reproduction.
I have it fairly traditionally set up - one channel clean, with a little break up at volume and the other as a crunch channel. If I need anything extra there's a pedal nearby to accomplish it.
Although it's just as easy to have a classic rock gain channel and then the other set for lead; a little louder and tighter.

The effect loop is switchable, too, which is handy if you use a few units at a time and don't want to tap dance.

A couple of weeks ago I was recording demos for a friend and used it (through a borrowed Orange 2x12) and it was excellent. Between that, my SG and a Tele I had every tone I needed to hand and barely even used effects (a little delay, if I recall). No overdrive or distortion boxes.

Go try one and test it with a couple of different guitars and, if trying the head - try a few different cabs with it.
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#4
i have the 40 and its fantastic. it has a ton of tonal options, good headroom if you need it but it really excels at breakup which is great for blues / rock tones.

it can pushed a lil bit of higher gain but you need an OD and boost, can do hard rock and perhaps some bedroom metal, but for live playing it really isnt a metal amp.

the thing that sold me is that is it very usable at low volumes!!!!

i recommend a tube change, the stock sovteks are fizzy. blah. after my tube change i am happy on a daily basis with my tones. for the 600 i paid im not sure i could find anything that meets my specs better without going higher in price.

i deally i would like lower wattage, but like i said, it runs very well at low volumes. i treid many 15-20 watt amps that did not. its not wattage entirely that determines this ability.
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#5
Played the Tweaker 40 combo once.
Huge amount of tones you get out of it, I'd say it's got a great voicing for blues and classic rock (and even more).

Compared to my Rebel 30 I found it more 'dry' sounding, which isn't a bad thing at all though. Liked that a lot for more vintage-type tones.
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#6
I really like my Tweaker-40. Loud as shit, lots of different options, and plenty of gain on tap though if you play more extreme metal you might need a booster.

I'd say what sold me is that it's generally got a well defined bass response, even with the Tight switch off.
#7
I've only played the 15, but man was I impressed. The effects of the voicing switches could be more pronounced, but they're not completely useless. The overall tone of the amp is fantastic though.
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I really like my Tweaker-40. Loud as shit, lots of different options, and plenty of gain on tap though if you play more extreme metal you might need a booster.

I'd say what sold me is that it's generally got a well defined bass response, even with the Tight switch off.

Yeah, another 2 things I've got to mention.

Loud as shit might be correct but the volume knob takes you up in volume a bit smoother than the Rebel's.

Also the bass response is tighter, that's also a part of the 'drier' tone of it.
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