Mesa/Boogie has announced the addition of the California Tweed series with the 6V6 2:20 in 1X12 Combo, 1X10 Combo, and the compact 2:20 Head, all of which are hand-made in their Petaluma, California. The award-winning California Tweed 6V6 4:40 served as the foundation for MESA’s new, more compact design, which captures the essence of tweed-based performance and true 6V6 character.
The California Tweed 2:20’s single-channel simplicity is evident in the controls on the front panel. Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb, and Master Controls are among the features. It also has Normal & Low Inputs. A fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop is included in MESA’s renowned vintage all-tube, spring reverb, which also has an external reverb switching jack.
While the preamp uses 5x12AX7 and 1x12AT7 preamp tubes, the California Tweed 2:20 is powered by two 6V6 power tubes. Three power levels, two operating classes, and three wiring options are offered by MESA’s patented Incremental Multi-Watt Power Amp, which uses Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies. Power options include the following:
- 20 Watts – 2x6V6 Class A/B Pentode – Fixed Bias
- 10 Watts – 2x6V6 Class A/B Triode – Fixed Bias
- 1 Watt – 1x6V6 Pentode, Single-Ended Class A – Cathode Bias
- Maintenance-free, Fixed Bias (20 and 10-Watt Modes) and Cathode Bias (1-Watt Mode) both provide consistent, maintenance-free performance.
The MESA/Boogie California Tweed Series is distributed by Australis Music in Australia