Torres Engineering is much more than a vintage and boutique amp store. They do just about everything, including providing pickups, tube amp kits, guitar kits, parts, guitars, and pedals. They even sell books and have various articles about all aspects of guitars and amps. When it comes to their amps, Torres makes every amp custom made for their clients. Of course, everything is done with point to point wiring, and all their amps are all tube amps. They don’t have any sold state or printed amp circuit boards in their products. (more...)
Everyone wants to own an awesome amp, but it can be difficult finding that perfect amp for you. Well, the Torres 5E3 Tweed Deluxe Jensen Tube Guitar Boutique Amp is certainly a great amp, and it could be the one you want. In fact, many say this is more than just a great amp, it’s the perfect amp. While that may be a matter of opinion, what is a fact is that this hand made, all tube amp can provide you with a great amount of power.
The Torres 5E3 Tweed Deluxe provides a great amount of tone, and it’s all due to the 18 watts of energy. This energy is produced by two 6V6 power tubes. When it’s in preamp mode, two 12AX7s do all the work. They’re set in a 5E3 circuit, which is what really makes this amp rock. It’s completely hand wired, of course, just as one would expect, and it features a custom phenolic/fiber circuit board, Torres custom 418P capacitors, and carbon composition resistors. Everything is assembled in a tweed solid pine case with a chrome chassis so that it looks great.
When all is said and done, you may find yourself paying more than $2,500 for this amp! That’s a ton of money, but if you order it direct from Torres, you’ll save $500. If you’re OK with owning a used Torres 5E3, you can pick one up for around $1,000. Check out http://www.torresengineering.com/ for more on this amp and others by Torres. (more...)