Chassis - Fender Style 5E3 Tweed Deluxe

Chassis - Fender Style 5E3 Tweed Deluxe

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Fender® style narrow panel Tweed Deluxe™(5E3) chassis.

  • Chrome plated steel, .06" thick.
  • Screened white lettering
  • 8-Pin (Octal) socket holes: 3
  • 9-Pin (miniature) socket holes: 2
  • Chassis Dimensions: 14 ½" x 4 ⅛" x 2 ⅝"

*NOTE*- This chassis has replaced the “ground” switch lettering found on originals with “standby”

Compatible with the following octal sockets:

P-ST8-209MIP can be top mounted using spacers/washers.

Product Measurements by Type
Chassis Gauge14
Item Height2.625 in.
Item Length14.5 in.
Item Width4.125 in.
Thickness0.06 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions14.5 in. × 4.145 in. × 2.65 in.
Weight (Packaging)2.592 lbs.
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Asked by Anonymous on May 18th, 2018.
Matt H.
May 18th, 2018
Staff Member
The chrome plating on these look great and we have not had any complaints.
May 8th, 2021
Maybe it's a different shipment, but the ones they have now look pretty rough...
Asked by Anonymous on June 8th, 2018.
Matt H.
June 11th, 2018
Staff Member
The cutout is 70mm x 53mm. Center to center of the mounting holes are 71mm x 57mm.
Asked by Anonymous on January 16th, 2019.
January 16th, 2019
Staff Member
They have a diameter of 10mm.
Asked by Anonymous on February 17th, 2019.
February 28th, 2019
Staff Member
We would recommend using a rubber grommet in this chassis as opposed to a strain relief.

Product Reviews

4.14 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
Paul Drufva - November 26th, 2022
4 out of 5

Pretty nice overall however there are many wire brush marks that were plated over that should have been removed before plating.
I had to drill a few holes in it and enlarge a few as well and had no problem with the plating flaking off as some others have noted. Perhaps it was due to their methods for drilling the holes.
I used a unibit step drill to enlarge a few holes and had no problem! small holes were started with a 3/32" split point bit and them enlarged to 1/8" before using the smallest unibit which cuts in increments of 1/32"

Brad Rebar - November 13th, 2021
5 out of 5

Very well made, very sturdy. The only problem to be aware is the 8 pin Belton Micalex tube socket was too big to fit the pre drilled chassis hole. It was easily enlarged with a step bit.

B Scott - April 6th, 2021
3 out of 5

Solid chassis but I am a little disappointed in the chrome job. Especially on the control panel.....the most visible part. The metal has a brushed finish underneath that has been chromed over leaving a shiny textured looking finish....not smooth. I should have returned it....too late now it’s all bad?

Christopher Cummings - June 27th, 2020
5 out of 5

Very well made !
The Belden 8 pin sockets are too big for it ! I had to ream out the whole a bit to get them to seat in properly. other than that its very stout and will outlive me and probably my kids too.

Liveshort - July 3rd, 2019
5 out of 5

This chassis is built well. It has nice graphics, I purchased a turret board and the stand offs were matched to the pre drilled holes. I installed this in an original wide panel tweed cabinet in need of a chassis. I made a 5d3 circuit so some mods were to be expected. The mounting holes to attach the chassis to the cabinet needed a bit of filing to match the cabinet holes. Perhaps a narrow panel cabinet would have fit without filing, but not a problem.
My one complaint was the power cord hole. It was round instead of having two flat sides to fit the strain relief clamp. I used a large diameter power cord and that allowed the strain relief to somewhat snug up. Use a cable clamp to attach the cord to the side of the cabinet for further safety.

David Adams - June 10th, 2019
3 out of 5

About the same quality as the Chinese import I purchased elsewhere for less. Octal and 9-pin holes do not fit the tube sockets they sell. Chrome finish is not high quality.

Nathan Martinez - November 13th, 2018
4 out of 5

Worked fine for my amp project, the power tube sockets were too small for Belton 8 pin sockets that I had from a parts kit. It was my first amp project so I didn’t know what to look for. The standby and power switch holes didn’t have a notch like chassis I’ve sent listed from other vendors but it works.