The S-Class. The new "Standard"!
Based on the original 2864 (with the rare EEP-1 tube), we have further developed the circuit into a standard design which implements the outstanding sound properties with tubes that are currently available without any problems.
Just like its "big brother", the 2864-S offers an unusually clear and full clean sound. At slightly higher levels, there is an extremely harmonious transition into the crunch range. The signal remains very stable here, but begins to melt into the distortion, especially in the treble range, without losing its contour. Some describe this as exceptionally 3-dimensional... others speak of perfect resolution and string separation.
The guitarist and the connected instrument are always the center of attention!
This is enabled by the puristic circuit concept of the TWS 2864-S, in which the guitar signal only passes through as few components as absolutely necessary. The best sound is not created when you can't add anything, but when you can't leave anything out any more.
A pure sound that is addictive and that you will probably only find in very few amps at this level of quality!
In the "Silver" version, we equip the amp with a silver front panel made of matt anodized aluminum and white chickenhead knobs. In the "Stealth" version, we equip the amp with a matt black front panel made of anodized aluminum and black chickenhead knobs.
What's your style?
"The Tube WorkShop TWS 2864-S is suitable for a wide range of styles. It offers the intoxicating quality of distorting mainly in the high-mids, which is definitely a feel-good factor in the game, and completely clear in the bass frequencies and in the treble at any volume and to remain localizable. In addition, the WonderVol is probably the most exciting PPIMV concept of recent years. The quality offered here has its price, but is absolutely fine for a boutique amp from Germany. We can hardly wait for the SingleSix as well combo from TWS."
handmade in Germany.
Each 2864-S amp is handcrafted in Leingarten (GER) and hand-wired point-to-point with the shortest signal paths. All connections are soldered (no connectors) to permanently exclude loose contacts and contact resistance
The massive (2mm thick) aluminum chassis houses only hand-picked premium components and the highest quality transformers. The best is just good enough for us.
The mechanical installation of all components is completely decoupled from the electrical connections. Jacks, pots and tube sockets do not exert any forces on the electrical connections which could lead to broken solder joints over time.
An elegant, extremely compact housing made of solid 15mm birch multiplex gives the 2864-S not only comfortable transport dimensions but also high robustness "on the road". Of course, the housing is handcrafted in Germany.
Guitar Magazin 11/2022
"But the real amazement comes when have you a look into the amp. Cleanest execution of soldering work with extremely short signal paths and the finest caps, electrolytic capacitors and tubes is a feast for the eyes for every point-to-point wired fan."
from "Sweet" to "Aggressive".
A classic tone control circuit was dispensed in order to dampen and distort the sound as little as possible.
The amp can still be perfectly adapted to different guitar types and speaker setups via the "Treble" control located in the power amp and the adjustment in the bass range using a 3-stage switch. A tonality between "sweet" and more "aggressive" can also be called up here without any obstacles.
Guitar Magazin 11/2022
"The treble spectrum, which is so important for string separation, also remains clear and harmonious at all times. We have rarely seen anything like this before."
even low volume can sound great.
Why do guitar amps always sound unspectacular at low volumes? The explanation is NOT that tube amps only sound good at higher volumes. The explanation is that at low volumes, our hearing works differently, emphasizing mid-range frequencies.
In the 2864-S we install the innovative TWS WonderVol as standard, which has an audio curve compensated volume control. For the first time, a master volume is realized which sits directly in front of the power amplifier and continuously compensates for the changes in the human hearing curve towards low volumes.
The sonic effect:
Even at "living room volume" the 2864-S sounds lively and full-fledged, without the well-known "nasal" sound of turned down amps...
User-friendly control range:
You will know that. Is your amp too quiet on "2"... but already too loud on "3". In contrast to traditional master volumes with only a minimal, usable range, the TWS WonderVol has a very finely resolved control path at low volumes. No adjusting with the tweezers any more!
No master volume wanted? No problem!
The TWS WonderVol is designed to become invisible to the amp when turned fully clockwise. As if it didn't even exist. So you want a classic Non-Mastervolume amp? No problem: simply turn the TWS WonderVol to "10". Done!
Guitar Magazin 11/2022
We are particularly impressed by the behaviour of the WonderVol. TWS has made a genius move here... The WonderVol allows the volume of the amp sound to be regulated almost unchanged... Probably the most exciting PPIMV concept of the past few years."
Shine a light
RGB LED lighting.
Have you ever had an amp that glowed so beautifully?
The LED lighting integrated in the 2864-S not only turns your amp into a visual highlight, you can also set it in all imaginable colors to suit your personal taste.
With the supplied remote control you have full control. To do this, you simply hold the remote control in front of the sensor on the bottom left on the back and configure the lighting as you like it best.
Manufactured by hand in Germany
Shortest signal paths. Best components. No connectors.
1-channel: Pedal platform amp
14 watts (RMS undistorted)
2x 6V6 power tubes (cathode biased)
1x EF86 preamp tube
1x selected 12AX7 as phase inverter
GZ34 rectifier tube
No classic tone control network in the signal path!
Treble control located in the power amp
3-position bass switch
TWS WonderVol, loudness compensated master volume
Hot/Warm switching (full power/reduced power)
4/8/16 ohm speaker impedance selector switch
Dimensions: WxHxD = 464 x 210 x 215 mm
Integrated RGB lighting with remote control
TWS 2864-S Top: RRP €2,749
Or get in touch with us personally: info(at)tube-workshop.de
perfect fit and sonically matched to the TWS 2864-S amp...
Perfectly matched to the TWS 2864-S top, we offer the TWS 1x12 cabs.
The combination with a single TWS 1x12 results in an extremely compact, powerful and easily transportable half-stack. When using two TWS 1x12 cabs as a "full stack" you are also perfectly equipped for large stages without ever missing the sound of a classic 4x12.
The robust body of the TWS 1x12 cabinets made of 18mm pine multiplex is combined with a resonant baffle made of 12mm birch multiplex and thus enables the best possible sound even with the most compact dimensions.
Matching the 2864-S top, the TWS 1x12 cabs are available either as "Silver" or "Stealth" versions.
Handbuilt in Germany
Standard configuration: 1x 12" Celestion G12M Greenback speaker
Power handling: 25W
Housing made of 18 mm pine multiplex
Baffle made of 12 mm birch multiplex
Half-open back wall
Generous carrying handle
Dimensions (W x H x D): 464x 420 x 250 mm
Cover: black tolex
Front covering: silver or black
Price: RRP €799
Wanna go more individual?
Our standard: Celestion G12M Greenback
We equip our speakers "from factory" with a Celestion G12M Greenback speaker, which offers both an excellent clean sound with lots of top-end and a great distortion sound with a wooden note.
Surcharge: Jensen Tornado Stealth 65W: 55,-€
"Best of Fender Sounds". The new Jensen Tornado combines the classic Jensen sounds with beautiful highs and relaxed mids. It remains very stable and contoured even with distorted sounds.
Surcharge: Fane Ascension A60: €125
Great, very "sweet" sounding speaker: "Jensen on Steroids"! Not made for metalheads, but a revelation for lovers of complex clean sounds.
Surcharge: Celestion Alnico Gold Speaker: €150
THE speaker when it needs to be "loud" and ruthless. Honest-sounding, high SPL... cuts through perfectly in loud bands. Both clean and distorted.
Tailored TWS Covers
keep the fun going...
Of course, the best thing for your darling would be a flight case. But that's where things get big and heavy. And when you're not currently on a world tour, a good protective cover is the perfect and affordable everyday companion.
Handmade in Germany
Custom made to fit the TWS 2864-S
Custom made to fit the TWS 1x12 cab
Perfectly sewn high-quality leatherette cover with TWS-Logo
The protective cover is padded and splash-proof. It protects against knocks during transport and also against fading (UV protection) and dust.
Thanks to the neatly incorporated handle recesses, the amp and box can still be transported without any problems.
Price 2864-S Top protective cover: 60,-€
Price TWS 1x12er Cab protective cover: 65,-€