Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Twin

Fender Twin Narrow Panel Tweed
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
Faceplate

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

Cabinet

  • 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
Weight:
Speaker

Effects:
~Watts: 50 watts
Tubes

  • 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!

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