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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.

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
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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.

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      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


      A. Lunsford

      September 30, 2023

      Hot stuff ❤️‍

      I have some tweed fender amps … now I can be lazy and just plug my harp in for quick O.D’s … Sweet ! Works great !

      J. Christensen

      September 19, 2023


      Like the real Hardware

      N. Fox

      July 7, 2023

      is love to strong a word?

      I have some really nice old amps that I love but when it's time to record, I break out the 55 tweed plugin. Plain and simple, I have yet to find something that sounds and records better than this. UAD really knocked it out of the park with this plugin.

      J. Mateo

      June 28, 2023

      has the spank of a real amp

      Tube amps are not warm and smooth. tube amps are bright and have this trantiant spank. they have a glassy tone to them and really just find a way to have a shine without being harsh... this is one of the only amp sims of a 55 tweed that sounds like my real amp. my axe fx 3 can get close but this just feels so good and sounds amazing.

      B. Wais

      June 22, 2023

      Original Feel

      This is the closest I felt from a real amp!


      June 8, 2023

      Does not work with Mac Os update

      Does not work with Mac Os new update. 99 Euros for nothing


      June 8, 2023

      Does not work with Mac Os update

      Does not work with Mac Os new update. 99 Euros for nothing

      B. Barr

      April 13, 2023

      Chime for days

      The Fender 55 unison amp is awesome for great for beautiful clean chime. Or crank it up for some dirty Neil Young tones. I'm particularly loving this one.

      F. Massidda

      April 13, 2023


      really awesome

      y. segal

      April 13, 2023

      Amazing guitar sound right away

      Took me a few moments to realise that its better when I plug my guitar in the Apollo’s front input but than it sounded real and powerful right away!!

      c. maskell

      March 18, 2023

      Put my atrat on it

      Sounds great. Loads of depth and character, great presence. Also ran my Rhodes through it. Fantastic.

      M. PARENT

      March 16, 2023


      Great amp simulator. I love it!

      E. Contino

      February 21, 2023

      Great Amp

      Magnificent amp.
      You have to know how to tame, but then you do everything with it..
      From blues to old style rock

      A. Hain

      February 15, 2023


      This is a great sounding amp. It takes a little while to dial in a nice clean tone but it has an awesome crunch and is very versatile. Having on UA platform with no latency is really nice.

      j. seiterle

      January 24, 2023

      Time travel

      I love the response and the old school vibes of this amp, combined with the tape echo it really makes me happy!

      c. rosario

      January 19, 2023

      Good Amp

      Old style

      C. Amza

      December 31, 2022

      Great one!

      This works perfectly with my Takamine, I can make very nice warm electro sounds from just an acoustic guitar. Love it as I love UA!!! Nice!

      C. Thompson

      December 31, 2022

      Authentic Fender Sound

      I own both the Deluxe Reverb '68 Reissue Amp and the Deluxe Reverb Tonemaster with the Celestion Creamback speaker. In a perfect world I would Mic up these Amps with my Shure 57 and call it a day. I don't have access to that kind of Studio set up so this Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe Plug in emulation is perfect. With the different fully adjustable microphones offered to record with all I need to do is put this amp into the Unison slot and it's magic time. More importantly the guitar tracks I have recorded using it sound fantastic! WTG Bill Putnam Jr and Crew ... Two thumbs up!!!

      J. Newman

      December 28, 2022

      Wish I had tried it sooner

      This plugin is important. It is able to run unison, it has a classic and very needed sound and versatility and creates exactly what it should- gold record tone. The presets are numerous with many famous names in there like “60’s cinnamon girl. That should start the conversation- this amp does Neil young’s famous tone flawlessly. I have several amps and other plugins but I use this on almost every track as a needed classic tone. It has a huge amount of amp cabinets and microphones to select and overall master volume outside of amp gain. Give this plugin a. Demo, it might seem simple but nope, this is not a one trick pony, it’s a show stopping amp sim!

      L. Pauselli

      December 17, 2022

      Real amp

      Fantastic plugin very different from all the others...