Formerly known as the Keytone Amps California, the rebranded TUMBLEWEED is a personal favorite of mine. It is a derivative of the tweed 5E3 circuit that has been optimized to be pedal friendly. This is done by taming the flubby low-end typically associated with this amp. Because of this, the Tumbleweed responds to overdrives, delays, and reverbs beautifully and has increased clean headroom! Also included on all Tumbleweed amps is a plexi-voiced, bright channel. This channel loves humbucker equipped guitars as well as offers all the bite and spank you could want with single coil pickups.
Do you need to have full control over your output volume for quiet or small venues? Not a problem. The Tumbleweed has an excellent master volume control! But don’t think that this amp is only meant for small venues and quiet gigs… it can, for sure, hang with a loud band.
I have gigged the original Keytone Tumbleweed for over 5 years now and LOVE it! I use a tele into the normal channel and a Les Paul into the plexi voiced channel. A simple ABY switcher pedal works like a charm for this.