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Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo

Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

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Artist TweedTone20R 20 Watt Tube Guitar Amplifier Combo

The Artist Tweedtone20R amplifier provides a great vintage-voiced tone at an affordable price. The amp has 2 channels, clean and overdrive. As is typical of vintage amps the 20R has a footswitch jack on the back that allows you to switch between clean and dirty channels seamlessly. The footswitch is available at a small additional cost.

Each channel has an independent volume control, and the amp features a master volume across both channels. This adds clean headroom, and also means that you can really drive the Clean channel hard to get that nice warm breakup at levels that don't have to necessarily annoy your neighbours. Switching to the overdrive channel provides a thick, creamy overdrive that naturally lends itself to a subtle variety of harmonically rich blues and rock tones, and the extra gain on the Drive channel means you can keep the Master volume low and still get classic tube-distortion.

Playing around with different Master and Channel volumes will provide a vast array of vintage tones, and there is some serious volume on tap with 20W of tube power!

The 3-band EQ is highly responsive and allows for a vast array of tones to suit your personal preferences.

This amp is loaded with a high-performance Celestion Seventy-80 12 inch speaker for excellent all-around performance.

The Tech Features

Model: Tweedtone20R

Brand: Artist

Output Power: 20W(RMS)

Speaker: 1 x 12 inch, Celestion 70/80 Speaker

Speaker OHM: 8 ohm


  • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes

Control Panel:

  • INPUT - Connection to the instrument.
  • CLEAN VOLUME - Sets the volume of the Clean channel.
  • DRIVE BUTTON - Manually switch between the Clean and Drive channels.
  • DRIVE GAIN - Sets the amount of gain or distortion in the overdrive channel.
  • DRIVE VOLUME - Sets the volume of the Drive channel.
  • TREBLE - Adjusts the high-frequency equalization range as required.
  • MIDDLE - Gives active midrange equalization with boost & cut.
  • BASS - Adjusts the low-frequency equalization range as required.
  • MASTER VOLUME - Adjusts the overall volume of either the Clean. or """"Drive"""" channels.
  • MASTER REVERB - Adjusts the amount of reverb added to the normal signal.
  • FOOTSWITCH INPUT - On the back of the amp. This switches the Clean and Drive channel. A footswitch is not included. (Please note, the drive button needs to be pressed in for this to work)
  • STANDBY SWITCH - Switches the amp in/out of standby power mode. Wait until 30 seconds after the power switch is turned on to prolong your tube life.
  • POWER SWITCH - Main amplifier ON & OFF.

Dimensions: in MM 495W x 445H x 255D in Inch's 19.5W x 17.5H x 10D

Weight: 18.5Kg / 41 lbs

Optional Accessories: Belcat FST22 Latching Footswitch

Power Consumption: 85W

Power Plug: (See our blog post for more details)

  • AU & NZ: 240V with AU/NZ Plug
  • UK: 230V with a UK plug (with a 13a fuse in the plug)
  • USA: 120V with a USA 3 pin plug


Artist TweedTone20R 20

By: on 24 January 2022
Having owned two modeling amps it was time to step up to a valve amp. I purchased a customer returned 20 w amp and all i can say is wow. The sound is pure bliss. Happy Happy Happy. Artist guitars has once again exceeded expectations in product, price and service. Thank you once again.
By: Artist Guitars
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

AMAZING customer service

By: on 30 November 2021
I purchased a customer returned Tweed tone amp. This turned out to still be faulty. All the way through, the Artist Guitars customer service team looked after me. The team were extremely responsive, and although I returned the amp to have it repaired ... This took a while, and so I was offered a brand new replacement! The amp it's self is great, for a cheaper valve amp, it's certainly value for money. It's that sweet valve tone. Highly recommend the amp and ANY purchase from Artist Guitars.
By: Artist Guitars
We really appreciate it for taking the time to leave a review and glad to know that you are satisfied with our products and services.

100% satisfied

By: on 20 October 2021
This review is in two parts. 1: I bought the amp through the [Customer Return and Damaged Goods] section, for the amount of use it will get I couldn't justify a new amp but I wanted a valve amp. After backwards and forwards a couple of times because the returned amps had problems which the Tech didn't fix properly they gave me a deal on a new amp which wasn't expected but greatfully received. All through this process the service standard I got was number one [special thanks to Molly]. 2: This amp is amazing in sound and quality, the reviews I read and listened to on line were spot on. For a 20watt valve amp you can't go wrong I 100% recommend this amp and Artist Guitars. Thanks Guys.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Awesome - Artist TweedTone 20R 20 Watt Tube(Valve)

By: on 1 March 2018
I love this Amp. At $499 It is pound for pound (and Dollar for Dollar) the Best value Valve amp around. it has separate Clean and Drive channels that You can toggle(noiselessly)between using an optional footswitch (I already had one) And both are Great The Clean is sparkly Clean and the Drive has some real Grunt. I have tested it with My Jimmy Vaughan Fender Strat(Single Coils), My PRS SE277 SemiHollow Baritone Guitar(P90s) and My Artist LP59 (Humbuckers)and all the Guitars really Shine through this Amp. My other Amps are a VoxAC15HW(Alnico Blue) and Vox AD60 VTX and this Little Champ is right up there with them at a fraction of the price

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