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In a historic collaboration, Fender introduces its first artist signature amplifiers—EC Series amps bearing the name of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. Built to the exacting specifications of Clapton himself, the three amps—the EC Twinolux™, EC Tremolux™ and EC Vibro-Champ®—are fascinating variations on their original '50s-era ancestors (the '57 Twin™, '57 Deluxe™ and '57 Champ®, respectively), and are our answer to his call for special models with distinctive features.

Handmade in the United States, all three amp models feature '50s—era output tube bias tremolo (which produces a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator (reduces speaker output), in addition to other premium features. In a historic career now in its sixth decade, Eric Clapton has long been known as one of the world's foremost exponents of classic Fender tweed amp tone, and the three new amps bearing his imprint present the pinnacle of personally inspired amp tone for stage and studio alike. Each is a must for Clapton fans and guitarists who want the ultimate in tweed tube amp performance.

Photo by George Chin

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Demo

Buddy Guy Tests Out the New Eric Clapton Series Amplifiers

Watch as legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy tries out the new EC Twinolux™ for the first time.

FEATURES

  • Circuit based on late 1950s 5F1 Champ - produces about 5 Watts
  • Tremolo with speed control and footswitch jack (optional footswitch available, P/N 0994049000)
  • 8" Weber® Signature speaker with Alnico magnet — for dynamic, sensitive response
  • Groove Tubes™ 6V6GT output tube, two 12AX7 preamp tubes, and 5Y3GT rectifier tube
  • Custom transformers by Schumacher
  • Switchable output power attenuator — reduces the speaker's output if desired
  • Disconnectable internal speaker — allows use of external 4 Ohm speaker enclosure
  • Finger—joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone
  • Genuine lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
  • Deluxe fitted cover is included
  • Hand made in Corona, California, US
  • Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout
  • Circuit based on late 1950s 5E3 Fender Deluxe amp - produces about 12 Watts
  • Single channel with two inputs — high and low — gain inputs
  • Bias Tremolo with speed control and footswitch
  • Fixed Bias for increased headroom
  • Celestion Heritage G12-65 speaker for increased definition with high-gain playing
  • Two Groove Tubes™ 6V6GT output tubes, three 12AX7 preamp tubes, and 5Y3GT rectifier tube
  • Custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics
  • Switchable output power attenuator — reduces the speaker's output if desired
  • Disconnectable internal speaker — allows use of external 8 Ohm speaker enclosure
  • Finger—joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone
  • Genuine lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
  • Deluxe fitted cover is included
  • Hand made in Corona, California, US
  • Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout
  • Circuit based on late 1950s 5E8-A Fender Twin amp — produces about 40 Watts
  • Single channel with two inputs — high and low — gain inputs
  • Tremolo with speed and intensity controls and footswitch
  • Special Design 12" Weber® speakers (built by Eminence®) with Alnico magnet — for dynamic, sensitive response
  • Two Groove Tubes™ 6L6GE output tubes, four 12AX7 preamp tubes, and dual 5U4 rectifier tubes
  • Custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics
  • Switchable output power — Attenuator reduces the speakers' output if desired; one speaker can be switched "off" for even lower output performance
  • Finger—joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone
  • Genuine lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
  • Deluxe fitted cover is included
  • Hand made in Corona, California, US

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