Mesa/Boogie puts vintage U.S. tube amp tones back on the menu with new 20W California Tweed 6V6 2:20 lineup

Mesa/Boogie California Tweed 2:20
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Mesa/Boogie has expanded its California Tweed series with a 20-watt version of its super-popular single-channel tube amp. The California Tweed 6V6 2:20 is available as a 1x10 or 1x12 combo, or as an amp head. 

Like its larger 40-watt sibling, the 4:40, California Tweed 2:20 offers today’s player a genuine taste of 1950s Fender tweed amp tone, albeit a more practical one, with switchable power-scaling making it suitable for a host of playing situations, and a tube-buffered effects loop to painlessly incorporate your pedalboard.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.