I really needed a versatile tube amp for my recently completed home studio. I was looking for something I could not only use on stage in my own show, but something that a client could use as well. I run a small home studio and I work with many freshman clients. They generally don't have decent gear to record and many times have no idea what their "sound" really is. I needed an amp that could deliver true tube goodness, and give me as many flavors as possible. I took my axe up to the local GC and plugged into the Egnater Tweaker 40 after posing it on social media sites and getting really good feedback from guitarists that I admire and trust. It really blew me away from the get go clean tone. See, the Egnater Tweaker 40 has 2 identical channels. It is a bit awkward at first because most amps have 2 different preamp circuits and we are used to it. This one has several "Tweaker" switches, on the pre side, on the eq side, and on the post side. I touts that the EQ circuit switch labeled, USA, AC, and BRIT can get you something that is similar to a Fender, AC30, and Marshall all in one box. i was skeptical, but it really does have distinctive tonal differences with just that switch alone, not to mention the bright, mid cut, bottom, and gain tweaker switches on each channel.
It is small, but does have an FX loop and external speaker jack to add cabs, and it is ridiculously loud. To have more in a club gig on stage would be a waste of sweat to carry. I think it will take me months to really figure out what it's total capabilities are, but that is a good thing. I have a feeling I will be discovering new tones for some time with this little beast.
There is no verb, FX, modeling, or any other digital bells and whistles....It's ok...I wanted zero A/D processing.
If you want a solid, sweet sounding tube amp..pick one up tomorrow. If you want all in one...get a POD.
The kicker....for an all tube amp with these features...$799.00 at any music store that is a dealer....wow...what a great tool to have in your studio.