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In this blog I will be discussing Universal Audio’s Fender’55 Tweed Deluxe Plug-In.

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A little history

The fender 5E3 deluxe amplifier, introduced in 1955, became popular due to its unique and colorful response it gave to the input. This amplifier simply responds to your style of playing! In comparison to the cleaner fender twin, produced some years later, this deluxe amplifier has a wide number of tones, including soft tube saturations when driven softly. And equally it's big distorted sound it produces when the input is driven hard.

 “Universal Audio finally applies its studio-grade modeling expertise to a classic amplifier. Mark Cousins  investigates the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe emulation…”                                      www.musictech.net/

In 1946, fender designed their first amplifiers. One of them being the DELUXE. Years later fender would release what was to be their first solid body electric guitar. They tweaked some of the circuits in one of their amplifier models, this would be what made Fenders “wide panel” 5E3 deluxe Tweed a historic piece!

Soon it became a favorite amongst country blues and early rock musicians. It was their go to amp for gigs in bars, midsize clubs, and a Studio quality guitar amplifier. It would include a single 12 and speaker and 2 6V6 power tubes boosting the incredible 15 Watts of power                 

Key Features

Tweed Deluxe licensed by Fender®, modeled by Universal Audio

End-to-end emulation of the entire 5E3 tweed Deluxe circuit

Unison technology allows for authentic guitar interaction with Apollo Interfaces

Best-in-class speaker/cabinet emulation

UA's first complete, stem-to-stern guitar amplifier model

Unison™ Technology for Apollo Interfaces. Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe  plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that  have contributed to making the tweed Deluxe one of the most recorded guitar amps in history. And like the original amp, you can plug into any of the amp’s   four inputs and achieve different gain  levels or impedance changes, or plug in using a vintage “Y” cable to jump the inputs and blend the channels.

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I personally have not tried the 55’ Tweed Deluxe Plug-In. Tonight however I willbe using it on a guitar project I have been working on. I basically tracked my fender Strat, through my Avedis “MD7” preamp. The plan is to now run the clean guitar track through this plug-In and see what the outcome will be. I am super excited to hear what this plug-in will do!

Guitar SIMS have always sounded harsh to me, it would be nice to hear something silky and realistic.


  • Use your Apollo to track through the only authentic emulation of a 1955 Fender tweed Deluxe amplifier — with no latency
  • Hear the results of an exhaustive two-year R&D project — the first real guitar amp emulation
  • Easily track perfect studio amp tones with different microphone combinations and placements — without phase issues
  • Re-amp previously recorded tracks with any UAD-2 hardware

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    Diego L.

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