So are there any 5E3's in the UK that are available and sound like this?.......That I won't have to sell a kidney to afford?
Incredible demo, isn't it, I've watched it a few times - I love the tele one too!
I can't add to jpfamps' list, I'm afraid. Bear in mind that the Crema Wheat uses a Greenback style Scumback speaker, which, as far as I know, isn't common for a 5e3 style circuit. Sounds bloody good though!
5E3 completely rules! I am fortunate enough to have a Lazy J20H and a Victoria 20112 - the Lazy J is without doubt the best amp I have ever owned (mine has reverb and VAC and a Tayden Ace 25 speaker) - the tone is exactly what I wanted, straight out of the proverbial box.
The Victoria is the same tonal family, breaks up much earlier (my Lazy J being specifically built not to) and has a Jensen Alnico speaker - awesome racket when required. I need to find a reverb solution (probably Strymont Flint).
I've played a Fender 57 Deluxe reissue (good but not the same 3D feel to the sound).
I'm afraid these are all up in the kidney area of the market though.
There are various kit manufacturers offering this circuit too...