Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Twin

Schematic(s) twin_5e8.pdf, twin_5e8a.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number: 5E8, 5E8-A
Years of Production:
1955 – 1957
Era: Narrow Panel
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-12
Knobs: Black Chicken Head

  • Front: Ground Sw, Fuse (3A), Power Sw, Standby Sw, Pilot Lamp, Presence, Bass, Treb, Vol, Mic Vol, In, In, Mic In, Mic In
  • Rear:


  • Dimensions: 20½ x 24 x 10½
  • Hardware:
  • Handle: Leather Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners:


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Diagonal Tweed
  • Grill Cloth:

Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script

~Watts: 50 watts

  • Pre amp: 12AY7
  • Power: 2 x 6L6G

Bias: Fixed bias, nonadjustable
Rectifier: 2 x 5U4GA

Comments: Speakers were moved to the lower right and top left corners of the baffle. There were several circuit changes to model 5E8 including the addition of a DC filter choke and a second negative feedback loop for the tone circuit. A selenium rectifier is used in the bias circuit. Model 5E8-A removed the treble section of the tone circuit from the second feedback loop.

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  1. Comment by TweedFreak76 — March 14, 2013 at 2:02 am   Reply

    I own a ’56. Superb amp. Runs beautiful with Strats (ask Eric Clapton why, his weapon of choice) and even nicer with vintage LesPauls.
    Absolutely loving it and will never sell!

  2. Comment by Paul LindenMay 23, 2017 at 10:11 am   Reply

    you must sell me now!

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