Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe

Fender® '55 Tweed Deluxe

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$199.00

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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

      G. Baker

      January 23, 2020

      Tremendous...

      Extremely deep, rich and articulate amp sim. Can deliver everything from sparkling cleans, slight breakup, rock overdrive and full on sludge with a natural fuzz. I really love this plugin.

      M. Hutton

      January 15, 2020

      Great tones

      Great tones for your guitar - a versatile and worthy addition to your plug-in collection. Even better when on offer!

      A. Bingham

      January 15, 2020

      Wow!

      I'm a tube amp snob, and I just can't believe how great this amp sounds, and FEELS. Well done UAD.

      l. kipfer

      January 8, 2020

      What an Amp!

      sounds amazing! Feels almost like the original!

      R. Khan

      January 6, 2020

      Should have gotten it sooner!

      I should have gotten this one a whole lot sooner!

      The interface is slightly different from many of the other amp sims sold by UA. This one has the amp controls up top with a large image of the amp combo in the middle where you can see the different mics that you can change as well as change their angle from on to off axis. With pan and level control for each mic available below that image.

      Anyhow, the sound, the SOUND is what matters and it’s excellent! Fits right in with a realism that others have to work hard on to measure up to this. I def should have gotten this one sooner!

      c. dean

      January 2, 2020

      Fender "55 Tweed Deluxe

      This is the only Fender in the UA line up for guitar amps and I must say the warmth in its tube reproduction is a godsend. Thanks

      K. Frost

      January 2, 2020

      Sounds good, great.

      Sounds great, different options in the presets. I found for me, there is a master gain control. I needed to set mine to about 11 oclock, to get rid of clipping. Its all intuitive, not hard to fig out. It does use a lot of DSP, I found if I load reverb and delay on aux channel first, then I have enough to to load amp. If I load Amp first, I can only load reverb or delay.
      I use the stock P Mod Delay, and Plates Reverb. You won’t regret getting this, especially when its not convenient to play through an amp.
      When I record lead parts to a song on Logic, when I go to playback/mix, it sounds just like I heard it in headphones while recording.

      L. Decavele

      December 30, 2019

      Don't need any amp anymore !!

      Sound perfect with my Fender MB YS 1969... All the dynamic and colour of tubes. With this one and the Marshall, you are ready for all. Love UAD !

      l. morrish-thomas

      December 29, 2019

      Great sounding on a wide range of sources

      Obviously sounds amazing on guitar, but it’s been getting a lot of use on bass and vocals too. Way more versatile than it seems at first look

      J. Rathbun

      December 23, 2019

      One dimensional

      I couldn't figure out how to get a clean sound, or even a different sound. The dirty sound is good, but that's all you get.

      UAD User

      December 21, 2019

      Best Guitar Amp Plugin

      I’ve tried many software guitar amp plugins and this is the best. It really feels like your playing a real amp. I mainly use it for clean tones and have no problem achieving them through adjusting the line inputs.

      A. Toft

      December 21, 2019

      Fender 55 Tweed De Luxe

      Absolut the best digital amp on the market right now 5 times better than any thing else I have tried

      A. Gomez

      December 20, 2019

      Great!

      Love this plugin!

      A. Keuter

      December 17, 2019

      yeahhhhh

      nice fender sound

      j. garcia

      December 16, 2019

      Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe

      Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe más La 610 MkII un sonido impresionante. Muy contento con la comprar. Muy recomendable.

      S. Hawkins

      December 13, 2019

      A superb product

      Really quite amazing how versatile this plugin is. It sounds stellar. Very responsive. A plethra of very useful tones with a wide array of variations. Good presets too. Well done UA and thank you.

      M. Papa

      December 13, 2019

      Sounds like a Demon

      This amp sounds like a demon. Very realistic sounding amp of high quality.

      a. Murphy

      December 13, 2019

      even drummers love the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe !

      I'm a drummer with a project studio - and I even love the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe !

      D. Bernard

      December 12, 2019

      parfait

      C'est trés bon ,on branche et ça sonne,parfait pour l'enregistrement de mes guitares direct dans la boite!!

      A. Buit

      December 12, 2019

      Sound is good, but I miss the low-end

      Tried it, and it's really diverse and authentic. However, I miss the low-end sound. Also with other guitar plugins (such as the Marshall): we need the sub cabinet as an option. Idea UAD?