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Mesa Boogie California Tweed 2:20 Head/Cream Bronco Tolex/Cream Tan Grill

Serial Number: T2-000453, T2-000504

In the twilight of the 1960s, SF Bay Area amp repairman to the Stars, Randall Smith, was inspired to start building his own amplifiers after coming to a deep appreciation for the 50s Tweed circuits developed by Leo Fender. He loved their organic-sounding voice, powerful controls, and the way they smoothly transitioned from clean to clip and back again. Standing on the shoulders of a giant, Smith’s (and the World’s) first venture into boutique guitar amplification resulted in a new Boogie® amp design inspired by that wonderful, timeless sounding preamp. Five decades later we returned to pay homage with the original California Tweed 4:40. Now, we’ve distilled the essence of that tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character in a new, more compact format. A beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world of vintage tone.

A quick glance at the front panel of the California Tweed 2:20 reveals single-channel simplicity. Channel features
include Normal & Low Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb, & Master Controls. Our legendary vintage all-tube, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that delivers everything you need for golden tone, and absolutely nothing more.

The California Tweed 2:20 is powered by 2x6V6 Power Tubes while the preamp features 5x12AX7 and 1x12AT7 preamp tubes. Our patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Watt™ technologies, provides three power levels, two operating-classes, and three wiring options via a single 3-Way Rotary Switch! Choose from the following power options:
• 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
Fixed Bias (20 and 10-Watt Modes) and Cathode Bias (1-Watt Mode) both provide consistent, maintenance-free
performance.

The California Tweed 2:20 features a single channel with Normal (clean to overdrive) and Low (clean) Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb, and Master Controls, giving you everything you need to dial up your ideal TONE quickly and easily. The Vintage All-Tube Spring Reverb is equipped with an external reverb switching jack (footswitch and cable sold separately) for remote activation.

Whether you choose to run your pedals straight into the input or through the included fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop, the California Tweed 2:20 delivers an ideal platform for pedal users in a compact 26.4-pound 1×10 combo that expands vintage tone and defines portability.

The California Tweed series is what we like to call “Vintage Expanded.” When it comes to vintage, low-wattage tone and feel, no amp offers more than the new California Tweed 2:20! Harken back, bounce on forward, while never sacrificing one drop of golden California Tone. Demo the California Tweed 2:20 at your MESA dealer today.

Other specifications include:

  • BUILD LOCATION Built In Petaluma, CA, with the World’s Finest Materials
  • WATTAGE Multi-Watt™ 1, 10, or 20
  • POWER TUBE TYPE 2x Mesa 6V6
  • CHANNELS & MODES 1 Channel
  • MODE VOICINGS/STYLES Single Channel with two Inputs:
  • Normal Input = Clean to Overdrive
  • Low Input = Clean
  • GRAPHIC EQ / REVERB / FX / SOLO Reverb
  • FOOTSWITCHABLE FUNCTIONS Reverb (Footswitch & Cable sold separately)
  • SPEAKER(S) & IMPEDANCE 1 – 8 Ohm Jensen Blackbird ALNICO 40 / Total Load = 8 Ohms
  • WEIGHT 26.4 Lbs.
  • DIMENSIONS 16 1/4” H x 16 1/2” W x 10” D
  • AMP TYPE Tube
  • CHASSIS MATERIAL Aluminum
  • RECTIFIER TYPE Silicon Diodes
  • RECTIFIER TUBE(S) n/a
  • VARIAC POWER SWITCH n/a
  • PREAMP TUBES 5x Mesa 12AX7 & 1x Mesa 12AT7
  • POWER AMP TUBES 2x Mesa 6V6
  • BIAS SWITCH FOR ALTERNATE POWER TUBE TYPES n/a
  • MAINTENANCE FREE FIXED BIAS Fixed Bias (20- & 10-Watt Modes) & Cathode Bias (1-Watt Mode) both provide consistent, maintenance-free
    performance
  • WATTAGE(S) QUICK REFERENCE (SEE POWER AMP
  • 1, 10, or 20 Watts – See Power Amp Details for more information
  • BUILT-IN POWER AMP ATTENUATION n/a
  • POWER AMP DETAILS (CLASS & WATTAGE) Mesa’s Patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) and
  • Dyna-Watt technologies, provides three power, two operating-classes, and three wiring configuration options via
    one 3-Way Power Switch – Choose from the following power options:
    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
  • CONVECTION OR FAN COOLING Convection
  • NUMBER OF FOOTSWITCHABLE CHANNELS (OR MODES )One Channel
  • NUMBER OF STYLE MODES Two (Inputs)
  • NUMBER OF STYLE MODES PER CHANNEL Two (Inputs)
  • TYPES OF STYLE MODES PER CHANNEL Single Channel with two Inputs:
    Normal Input = Clean to Overdrive
    Low Input = Clean
  • CHANNEL CONTROLS Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb and Master
  • GRAPHIC EQ AND/OR CONTOUR n/a
  • REVERB / EFFECTS & BYPASS OPTIONS All-Tube, Spring Reverb
  • EFFECTS LOOP & BYPASS OPTIONS Fully Buffered Series FX Loop
  • GLOBAL SOLO LEVEL CONTROL n/a
  • TRUE-BYPASS OPTIONS n/a
  • TUNER OUTPUT n/a
  • EXTERNAL SWITCHING JACK OPTIONS AND/OR MIDI External Switching Jack for Reverb On/Off (Reverb Footswitch and Cable sold separately)
  • SPEAKER OUTPUTS One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
  • CABINET SIMULATION – DIRECT LIVE/RECORDING OUTPUT n/a
  • INTERNAL AMP LOAD (FOR SPEAKER-LESS PERFORMANCE) n/a
  • HEADPHONE OUTPUT n/a
  • SLAVE OUTPUT n/a
  • EXTRA FEATURES n/a
  • FOOTSWITCH Optional – 1 Button Footswitch (Reverb) & Cable (Sold Separately)
  • SLIPCOVER Included – Fitted Slip Cover
  • CABINET FEATURES
  • CABINET MATERIAL Marine Grade, Baltic Birch
  • STANDARD FINISH OPTIONS (no extra cost) Choice of Cream Bronco Vinyl, Cream/Tan Weave Jute Grille, Brown Handle & Corners or Black Bronco or Black
    Taurus Vinyl, Black Jute Grille, Black Handle & Corners
  • CUSTOM FINISH OPTIONS See Custom Finish Gallery
  • SPEAKER(S) & IMPEDANCE n/a
  • CASTERS n/a
  • EXTRA FEATURES Vintage-Inspired Construction for Tone & Portability
  • WEIGHT 23 Lbs.
  • HEIGHT 8 3/4”
  • WIDTH 16 1/4”
  • DEPTH 10”
  • 2.TW2.CCM
  • T2-000453

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