Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Twin
Model/Circuit Number: 5E8, 5E8-A
Years of Production: 1955 – 1957
Era: Narrow Panel
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
- Dimensions: 20½ x 24 x 10½
- Handle: Leather Handle
- Feet: Glides
- Tolex/Tweed: Diagonal Tweed
- Grill Cloth: Oxblood w/ Gold Stripe
Logo: Cabinet mounted, Script
- Size: 2 x 12
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Model: Jensen P12R Or Jensen P12Q(For more info, check out the Jensen Replacement Speakers)
~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.
3 thoughts on “Fender Narrow Panel Tweed Twin”
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!
you must sell me now!
Hello…I have a question….I recently purchased a 1957 Twin amp from a fellow who had owned it since the mid 1960’s….(and said he had not altered anything since buying it)…It features one Blue Bell Jensen P12Q dated 1955 ….and the other is a Blue Bell Jensen P12R dated 1957…I am aware that both of these type speakers were used in this model amp from 55-57….but my question is…”has there ever been an original amp of this period 1957 seen with both types of Jensen is one amp??? Thank you very much. JM