Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe
Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe
An excellent emulation
Having played an old tweed fender amp I can say this emulation is very close. Quick work flow and you won't upset the neighbours! Love the channel linking facility.
One of my two go to amps in the UAD line up
I am a big fan of the UAD Friedman amps, and discovered quickly that the 55 Fender doesn't just stand proud on its own, it also complements the Friedman amp line perfectly which is why I bought both plugins. I love that the fender can get that perfect aged clean tube sound with a hint of natural grit in it, which is something I have struggled for many years to get out of other plugins. The Fender does this effortlessly, I am amazed every time I use this plug in, I keep saying to my self I can't believe it can do that, it sounds so real. This is an amp plug in like no other, that finally fills a long vacant void in my mixes. Good Job UAD!!!
As good as it gets
If you are looking for the best '55 Tweed Deluxe amp emulation out there, this is it. Its great. If you are looking for something as good as the real amp, this is not for you. Any professional can tell the difference, which lays on the "tube" aspect of the sound, and also in the "air" between the mics and the amp. UAD cannot make miracles, but they get pretty close.
Not What You're Expecting
This is not a normal amp sim. I don't think that can be overstated. I firmly believe that all of the bad reviews are from people that don't know how to use it. This plugin is incredibly responsive to the volume knob on your guitar. You've got to back way off on that to get clean tones (and run it through the mic input). I bought this mainly interested in the cleans, and it was actually a bit of a let down for that reason, but this also isn't the cleanest amp Fender ever made. Know what you're getting into, know how to use it, and you'll love it.
Most realistic sound I've ever heard from an amp emulation
Even if I don't really like the clean sounds on this amp (you still can get some nice almost clean sounds though), I can't decently give less than five stars to this product. It sounds so good ! With a Duncan ssl-5 in the bridge of my strat and some room reverb on the channel, it sounds insane. Dirtier, fatter AND more musical than any of the fuzz pedals I've used. It's like instant Jack White or Black keys ! I can't wait for a Fender Twin or Deluxe reverb plugin... I'm already drooling ! Please hurry up UAD ! ;o)
Now I almost only use my Softube Marshall Plexi plugin just for clean or bright sounds.
Même si je n'aime pas particulièrement les sons clairs de cet ampli, je ne peux décemment pas donner moins de cinq étoiles à ce plugin. Je n'ai jamais entendu quelque chose d'aussi réaliste dans un plugin. Je n'ai jamais joué sur un vrai Fender '55 tweed Deluxe et je me fous de savoir si cela sonne exactement pareil car le son de ce plugin est juste magnifique et vraiment énorme. C'est du Jack White instantané !
D. van Haarlem
The Complete Fender Sound The way it was meant to be!
Just plug in your 60s Telecaster and you're ready to go. Instant time travel to the 'good old days'. UA has come up with a spectacular recreation of one of the best guitar amps in the world. Now I'm waiting for their Vox AC-30.....
Best amp sim out there
I think this is a terrific amp simulation and clearly the best amp simulation out there right now. I own tweed, brown, and blackface originals and have been playing for a very long time using mostly old guitars from the same era. Just as there is no one best amp for any sound/situation, obviously the '55 Tweed Deluxe plugin can't do everything for every style of music, but if you're looking for a very realistic sounding and responding Fender tweed amp simulation this one is king. Note it can be used for a variety of great sounds and genres. I've tried many other amp sims from a number of other vendors (and even UA partners), and this one gets it so much right it's a no brainer. This thing sounds and feels a tremendous amount like a real tweed deluxe and that is a very very good thing. You want clean, remember to use in a Unison slot and use your guitars volume controls to further move between clean and grit. Try the alternative speakers, play with the mic options, and try the different input slots until you get something you like. Add some spring or plate reverb via aux send (it does use a lot of its chip when tracking) and you'll be very happy. Play it loud thru the studio monitors and you'll 'feel it' more. I'm seriously (like so many others hoping that UA continues its partnership with Fender and does something that is bigger and has more headroom with vibrato and reverb from the 60's such as a blackface Twin Reverb.
in the Mix
this one has something you like in the mix...
Fender 55 Deluxe - this Plugin is real, not a dream of that amp...
If you have a good sounding guitar, that Fender-Amp-plug-in makes your guitar sound like heard from best records. Real guitar-string-feeling with fine Fender- clean-sound, "twang" and natural overdrive, overall inspiring, - which could make your guitar- session endless... Never heard and felt this playing with plugins coming from others - only UAD - the very best.
I have recorded with this fender plug-in and one take with h the guitar and it was perfect. Then the solo, one take excellent, and everything was on the box. No eq no fx needed. Pure sound direct in the mux with magic.
Overdrive, Distortion or bust !
This Amp plugin is for Fans of Dry Mushy overdrive. No clean tone For Chorusing Chimes here. Sounds Great With a Les Paul Gold-Top or other-than--Neck-pickup Strats.Think 70ies Rock
Great Sounding Amp Plugin with loads of Options!
Totally digging it.
I love having great sounds I can just plug into, and when I hit the record button everything is going to be captured the way I feel it as I'm playing. I enjoyed that about the half stack, and now the tweed. I'm pretty sure the tweed is my favorite of the two.
Nice little edge
Pretty darn nice! Cool features and quite versatile with nice microphone options
Not a specific problem for this plug-in, but I really wish I could record the sound I get a low volume, instead of always have to turn it up to get a good signal...
Still it sounds absolutely fantastic... Only thing bad about this, is that some of the preset cannot be changed and then saved.
Best Amp plug available. Truly cool. Wondering if I can tour with it alone...
Best Amp plug available. Truly cool. Wondering if I can tour with it alone...
Extremely rich in character; instantly usable tone
I've never used & mic'd a real '55 tweed in a good studio, with decent mics, but... regardless of whether (or not) this is a "true to tone" emulation... it DOES sound pretty bad-ass. I normally track a DI with every guitar we mic-up and when blending the DI with the mic'd amp... this tweed emulation give plenty of sonic palette to play with. I love it! There's a nice presence that comes from throwing this in there... Totally satisfied!
Wow- New Life for Guitar Tracks!
Great plugin. I've even used it to re-amp tracks cut through a non Fender tube amp and give it some of that Fender Vibe... Adds dimension to flat tones!
About as good as an Amp Sim can be
I'm mostly a Fender blackface and VOX AC15/30 guy but, occasionally I'd like some "dirty" tweed tone though I don't have the funds or space for the real deal. The Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe fits the bill. A simulation will never be the same as the actual amp, however, it will get you most of the way there for a fraction of the cost and you don't have to wait for the tubes to get hot! I think it would be hard to tell this from the real deal when used conservatively. I was also impressed with the Marshall Plexi plugin. Both the Fender Tweed and Marshall Plexi now pinch hitters in my guitar amp backline in the studio.