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

      W. Hoffmann

      April 2, 2020

      Best Indie Guitar Sound

      I was searching for a module to create different guitar sounds for Indie-Pop songs. Finally I found Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe and no matter what kind of sound I need - clean chorus, crunchy or "beefy" - this plug-in provides everything I need. Equipped with lots of great presets I always get the right sound for the right song. Most difficult: To decide for one sound - they are all great!
      Usually, I use it together with lots of Chorus and the Fairchild 670 plugin

      a. iida

      March 31, 2020


      geart tones! i wish they'd make it easier to get a clean signal though!

      S. Reaver

      March 30, 2020

      '55 Tweed Vs. my real Deluxe Reverb

      Like everything, it needed a little tweeking but I now have a clean sound that rivals my tube amp. It responds with the sag and grind you expect from a Tweed & it is all easily controlled by my volume knob. Roll back and it is sweet & clean. Roll it on and it will add whatever level of distortion you need. Now I have a second amp that cost a tenth of the real thing.

      M. Janitz

      March 30, 2020

      Great plugins, but I will not sell my amps

      I am using this when playing at home, and my neighbours are grateful, but I still prefer real amps if possible.

      J. Cunningham

      March 29, 2020

      Absolutely perfect!

      Favorite experiment that turned out amazing - running vocals through it.

      T. Janci

      March 24, 2020

      Expected better

      I expected a better sound from this one. I can't get a clean tone to save my life. Also, I can't seem to be able to select the different speaker options.

      C. Clivio

      March 18, 2020

      Wish I got this a long time ago!

      This amp is a beast, try the demo and see!

      R. Pressman

      March 17, 2020

      Best Amp Emulation I've Used

      Great tone and very close to the real thing. Highly recommend.

      J. Mpakolas

      March 17, 2020

      Great Tone...

      Love this Plugin! Thanks Uad!

      J. Frazier

      March 15, 2020


      This plugin emulation is pretty spot on. The software reacts just like a real amp. I can say I've never had a better sounding DI guitar till now.

      E. Moore

      March 13, 2020

      Who needs an amp anyway...

      I have a very unique need. I'm at a stage in my life where I don't want an amp, but I want the sound. I can run my guitar through my apollo with the Fender 55 and get awesome tones for way less money and space than a traditional amp. Plus, when I want to record, everything is already set up with the apollo. If you're looking for a great amp plugin, this is it. If you're getting a lot of static or too much distortion, just turn your volume way down on your guitar or the input volume on the console and you'll still get great tones but clean. Great work Universal!

      J. Gellis

      March 13, 2020

      Everyone needs a 55 Fender Tweed Deluxe for your studio

      Chasing vintage amps gets pretty expensive. There are a few things you must have if you are recording guitars. Among them, is a Fender tube amp. Beautifully modeled.

      M. Seitz

      February 15, 2020

      Fender Cleans to go!

      You're inspired? Your Amp is too loud for your tiny apartment? You don't own a original 55 Fender deluxe? This is your choice!!
      Easy to use... Amazing Sound! Amazing Feel! Very Happy!!

      F. Andersson

      February 8, 2020

      Gold standard!

      THIS SOUNDS GOOD! I am sadly not good enough of a guitar player to do it justice, so I was struggling with it in the beginning. In the hands of a session player...it just works! The tones are amazing! It's beautiful and subtle and so dynamic! It's in my toolkit. Very Happy!

      UAD User

      January 29, 2020

      Nice and clean.

      I love this amp. It sounds just like you'd expect a Fender amp to sound. The controls are all very intuitive and easy to get a nice sound. 5/5

      G. Baker

      January 23, 2020


      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


      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!