Fencer Eric Clapton Series Amps
Fender introduces its EC Series guitar amplifiers—the EC Twinolux,EC Tremolux and EC Vibro-Champ.
A signature guitar amp is a first for both Clapton and for Fender, and the three new EC Series tweed tube amps bear Clapton’s name, as well as distinctive design touches.
Each is a specific variation based on three classic Fender tweed tube amps of the 1950s—the ’57 Twin, ’57 Deluxe and the ’57 Champ.
All three amps are handmade in the United States, with interesting mods under the hood specified by Clapton himself. These include a ’50s-era output tube bias tremolo circuit (which is designed to produce a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator that reduces speaker output (and can disable one speaker in EC Twinolux for even lower output).
The 2x12” EC Twinolux, 1x12” EC Tremolux and 1x8” EC Vibro-Champ are single-channel amps with high-gain and low-gain inputs, hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet boards, custom transformers, and tubes and speakers. The EC Tremolux has fixed bias for increased headroom and an internal speaker disconnect that allows use of an external 8-ohm speaker enclosure. The EC Vibro-Champ has an internal speaker disconnect that allows use of an external 4-ohm speaker enclosure, and a footswitch jack for an optional tremolo footswitch.
Each of the three EC Series amps is built with a finger-joined solid pine enclosure, and each evokes Fender’s original 1950s golden era with lacquered tweed covering, vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth and a leather strap handle. Each amp bears an “EC Series” badge at front lower right and Clapton’s signature on the control panel. Each amp also includes a deluxe fitted cover.
For more information, visit www.fender.com.
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