Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe

Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe

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Get all the bloom, chime, and grind of Leo Fender’s most iconic amplifier.

Vintage Fender tweed Deluxe amplifiers are the Holy Grail of tone for good reason. Their low-volume clean sounds are pristine and complex. And as you inch the volume upward, you’re greeted with sweet, blooming overdrive, before arriving at full-on distorted, utterly viscous tube saturation.

After two-plus years of research and development, Universal Audio is proud to introduce the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. Designed 100% by Universal Audio, and endorsed by Fender Musical Instruments, the ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in captures every nuance of this historically unrivaled tone machine by emulating every last ingredient of the hallowed 5E3 Deluxe circuit.

Now You Can:

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

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
UAD Tones & Techniques:
UAD Tones & Techniques:

UAD Tones & Techniques:

Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe with Josh Smith

History of Tweed

History of Tweed

The Deluxe was one of Leo Fender's first amp designs, with early versions being produced in 1946 — years before the release of his first solidbody electric guitars. After various circuit tweaks, Fender landed on the now historic, "wide-panel" 5E3 Deluxe in 1955. This version became a favorite among country, blues, and early rock players as the ultimate bar gig, mid-sized club, and studio amp, with its single 12" speaker and two 6V6 power tubes delivering around 15 watts.

Endless Tones

Endless Tones

Before the invention of overdrive, boost, and distortion pedals, recording engineers and guitarists valued the tweed Deluxe’s uncanny ability to seemingly speak to the microphone with a perfect balance of sweetness, detail, compression, and, when cranked, glorious raunch. From Neil Young’s feral roar to Daniel Lanois’ lilting textures, Billy Gibbons’ early boogie to Larry Carlton’s singing lead tones, the tweed Deluxe seemingly begged to be recorded.

Through Science We Found… Magic

Through Science We Found… Magic

To that end, Universal Audio chose two bone-stock 1955 tweed Deluxe amps as “golden units” to be emulated. This began a two-year R&D project to capture every single component — from speaker paper and heat dissipation, to filter caps and transformers — the essential ingredients that allow the tweed Deluxe to deliver expressive, dynamic, easy-to-record sounds, with only Volume and Tone controls.

Three Genre-Defining Speaker Choices

Three Genre-Defining Speaker Choices

The ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in gives you three common “hot rod” speaker mods that pros have been using for over 40 years. The stock 1955 Jensen P12R speaker gives you jangly treble and thick bottom, while the 25-watt Celestion yields thicker mids, velvety treble, and a more aggressive voice. Finally, the JBL-D120F — a 120-watt hi-fi beast — stays clean and pristine with more airy presence than the stock Jensen, giving you extended treble snap.

Expertly Placed Dual Mic Setup

Expertly Placed Dual Mic Setup

The ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in offers expertly placed multi-mic tones with a collection of legendary mics — and zero phase issues. Mix and match with a rare '60s Beyer M160 and white Sennheiser MD-421 mics, a modern Royer R-121, and a hand-picked vintage Neumann U-67 from Ocean Way Studios. And use the intuitive Mic Mixer to season your tones with separate Level, Pan, and high-pass filter. Additionally, you can set each mic to a secondary off-axis position for further tone tweaking.

Unison<sup>™</sup> Technology for Apollo Interfaces

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.

*Note: Artist names contained herein do not constitute official endorsements of Universal Audio or its products.

Watch The Reviews

      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

      Customer Reviews

      Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe

      Overall Rating

      M. Huber

      May 4, 2016

      WOW, amazing!!

      Definitely contains magic!!

      S. Siddells

      May 27, 2016

      What the?

      This amp plug-in is woeful.
      I have over 25 amps, some I've built & a few old fenders in their - admittedly I don't have one of these - enter: the plug-in.

      Either this plug-in is one-dimensional or the amp, in reality is rubbish. I hate to give such a poor review as I was really looking forward to good fender amp plug-in. If this is close the real thing, then I will be omitting it from my stable of amps.

      The sales pitch examples all sound great - pity they don't tell us exactly how they dialled up the sounds, because the pre-sets are crap. I mean UAD can't seem to get amp pre-sets right, but these one really blow.

      No more money spent on amp plug-ins from UAD. The constant disappointment has convinced me to buy a Kemper profiling amp

      C. Wirth

      May 3, 2016

      Not if you have a Solo

      At 44.1khz on a Solo you can load the Fender plugin and nothing else ;-(

      The UA ecosystem wins...

      M. Sweklej

      March 18, 2019

      the best of...

      great sound
      I recommend it

      A. Deherder

      March 16, 2019

      Very cool

      Got to find the sweet spot on this one. I mix it with my Kemper for some clarity, with just a bit of break up. Key is to mess around with it, I add the fairchild pre to it for a little more beef... sounds great with my 335. Would love a fender twin or super reverb version.

      D. Pronin

      March 16, 2019

      Thank You For Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe

      Dreams comes true! Sound like real Lou Reed )

      R. Kirk

      March 14, 2019

      Roll off your guitar volume a bit for best tone!

      Having owned several vintage Fender amps.. the clean and semi-clean tones are really why I bought this - along with the more mid-forward Tweed tone - and it certainly doesn't disappoint! Roll off your guitar volume a bit (if needed) to help dial in a super usable clean-to-breaking up tone. I'll sometimes get happily lost just playing the Fender '55 as if it was the real deal.

      If you casually start spinning knobs you can end up with a bit of fizz when in overdrive territory, but this *is* an authentic sound of certain Fender amps - and - is easy enough to overcome. So if you're struggling with the Fender gain structure and want to see how to dial in some incredible tone.. be sure and check out Pete Thorn's video demo of this plugin.

      R. Peters

      March 5, 2019

      Best amp simulation I've ever used.

      I absolutely love the response and feel. Although I have never used the real amp, I'm very impressed with this. To me it's simply the best feeling and sounding simulation out there. Use it every day.

      R. Goins

      March 2, 2019


      Amazing sound from this one. Use it with a Les Paul or Tele. You won't be disappointed.

      R. Trevor

      March 2, 2019

      A Good and Nasty Amp !

      For old school Funk, low fi Garage Rock and Country this amp just shines !
      It's a must have amp.
      I wish I got it sooner.

      E. Clinton

      February 26, 2019

      Solid Sound

      Ich bin so begeistert.. Meine Gitarre klingt so wie mir es vorgestellt habe. Keep it going !!

      T. Yelda

      February 12, 2019

      Really Good (More Amps Please)

      Love the tweed deluxe plug (especially with the Celestion Greenback). You can really cover a lot of ground with it. How about a small Vox amp plugin (AC4HW1 with Celestion Blue 12" speaker)..............just sayin'

      N. Bryce

      January 28, 2019


      I actually use this plug-in to sing through it gives me that old vintage sound I’ve always been looking for I love this plug-in !

      d. platipodis

      January 22, 2019

      Sounds great

      Most digital amps sound cheesy in my opinion but this thing sounds spot on

      J. Rubio

      January 19, 2019

      Fender 55’ Tweed

      Lo mejor , el sonido saturado . No tiene unos limpios muy utilizables . Sabor a Fender . Si no tienes el original , este ampli te da lo más aproximado a un precio interesante .

      d. danieli

      January 18, 2019

      Fender '55 Tweed

      I`m not a guitarist but some settings are usefull , it works , awesome plugin

      N. Bryce

      January 17, 2019


      Singing through this is amazing! I have always wanted that old vintage sound and this nailed it! Thank you so much for creating the Fender 55 tweed delux! Now one of my songs on my albums will be how I have always wanted...

      E. Buckley

      January 15, 2019

      Disappointing Sound

      I purchased this plug w/o auditioning it first so I`m a bit annoyed at myself. Having said that, this plug does not come close to anything in the analog domain. Not sure what I`m doing wrong because a lot of users apparently like this plug but for me, its a no go. I honestly get better tones with the stock plug ins in Digital Performer and Logic.

      T. Davine

      January 15, 2019

      Fender Tweed

      Great amp, sounds warm and velvety with my es335

      b. gabrielli

      January 13, 2019


      je ne suis pas guitariste mais je suis resté étonner de la qualité