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  • California Tweed or Fillmore Series - Which amplifier is best for you?
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    Trent Blake

California Tweed or Fillmore Series - Which amplifier is best for you?

On the fence trying to decide between our California Tweed and Fillmore Series? Watch Doug West and Kris Dilbeck walk us through these traditional voiced amplifiers, sharing a variety of tones and essential features that may help you determine which amp best suits your needs.


The California Tweed™ Series reinvents “Vintage” Americana Tone, with a Single Channel, “old school” offering. Equipped with all the essential features you need but none of the complexity you don’t and the delicious tone and feel of 6V6 power tubes in every viable wattage you could want. MESA’s patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ and Dyna-Watt™ technologies, provides five power, two operating-classes and three wiring options via a single 5-Way Power Switch! The California Tweed's front panel is all about single-channel simplicity. Here you find Normal & Low (Cleaner) Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls. MESA's legendary vintage all-tube, long-tank, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack (Reverb Footswitch & Cable Sold Separately) and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out the features. 

Our Fillmore™ Series amps are designed for players seeking a straight-forward amplifier capable of delivering everything from pristine cleans to warm, vintage gain tones and offers the ability to dial subtle increments of saturation for the precise amount of clip desired. A streamlined front panel showcases 2 fully independent & identical foot-switchable channels. Both feature Clean, Drive & HI Modes, with Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb & Master Controls. Fillmore amps are available in 3 power formats (the Fillmore 100with four 6L6 power tubes, the Fillmore 50 with two 6L6 power tubes and the Fillmore 25 with two 6V6 power tubes).

Both series of amps work well for a Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, Reggae or Jazz gigs and make great pedal platforms so it's hard to make a wrong choice if playing these styles. And, for those that can't decide, we're happy to outfit you with more than one amp.

For even more on where we’ve taken these vintage-voiced amps, please visit the following links.

California Tweed -

Fillmore 100 -

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    Trent Blake

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