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Fender Eric Clapton EC Twinolux Guitar Combo Amplifier (40 Watts, 2x12"), New

Based on the tweed '57 Twin, but tweaked to suit Eric Clapton, this 2x12 combo packs in 2 Groove Tubes 6L6GEs, switchable power, throbbing tremolo and more. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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If you're a fan of Clapton's iconic style and tone, then you'll love what this tube-infused amp has to offer. Your Fender Eric Clapton EC Twinolux guitar combo amplifier is built to the specifications of Eric Clapton himself, featuring hand-wired all-tube circuitry, high and low gain inputs, two 6L6GE and four 12AX7 tubes, two 12" Special Design Weber speakers, a hypnotizing tremolo effect, volume, treble, bass, and presence controls, and Fender's stylish lacquered tweed covering. Step up your game in sonic style with this tone-tastic all-tube combo amp.

Check out this video showcasing the pure tube power of the EC Twinolux:


Hand-Wired Circuitry and Tube-Infused Tone

Your EC Twinolux combo amp is built to Clapton's specifications from the inside out. This machine of tone houses hand-wired circuitry that's built using an eyelet board and premium components and is based on Fender's late '50s Twin amp design. Pure vintage tone brought forth through great attention to detail is projected through two 12" Special Design Weber speakers -- a targeted sound that can't be mistaken for anyone else's but Clapton's.

Fender's Inimitable Look

This baby comes dressed in Fender's iconic threads -- that famous textured lacquered tweed covering. Covering your pair of 12" Special Design Weber speakers is a vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth. To make carrying this baby around effortless is a comfy and secure leather strap handle. Sweet tones and cool vintage looks go hand in hand when you fire your signal through this colorful combo amp.

Simple Control Layout and Onboard Tremolo Effect

Your EC Twinolux features a no-nonsense control layout for shaping your tone. You have your output power attenuator, presence, bass, treble, and volume controls. You also have speed and intensity controls for your EC Twinolux's onboard tremolo effect. This baby also has two 1/4" input jacks -- one high gain and one low gain -- to give you even more options to shape the intensity of your signal. Just below the power light is Eric Clapton's signature to serve as a final reminder that you're playing a piece of gear designed with the help of a true guitar legend.

Features:

- Single-channel amp with 40 watts of power
- Hand-wired all-tube circuitry built on eyelet board based on late-'50s Fender Twin amp model 5E8-A
- High and low gain 1/4" inputs
- Two 12" Special Design Weber speakers
- Tremolo intensity and speed controls
- Two 6L6GE power tubes and four 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Volume, treble, bass, output power attenuator, and presence controls
- Fashionable lacquered tweed covering and vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth
- Stylish leather strap handle
- Only 53 pounds
- Fitted amplifier cover included

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- Series: Custom
- Amplifier Type: Tube
- Voltage: 120V
- Inputs :
- 1 (High input)
- 2 (Low input)
- Power Handling: 40 watts
- Rectifier: Two 5U4GB rectifier tubes
- Controls :
- Volume
- Treble
- Bass
- Speed
- Intensity
- Presence
- Output
- Cabinet Material: Solid Pine cabinet
- Handle: Leather Strap Handle
- Grill Cover: Tweed covering and vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth
- Amplifier Depth: 9.0 in., 21.6 cm
- Amplifier Width: 24.5 in. (62.2 cm)
- Amplifier Height: 20.5 in. (52.1 cm)
- Amplifier Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)
- Speaker: Two 12 in., Weber-designed, Eminence-built speakers
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Pre Amp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7
- Power Tubes: 2 X 6L6GE
- Knobs: Black Chicken Head Knobs
- Cover: Amplifier Fitted Cover Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 27 x 15 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

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 EC Twinolux is a fascinating variation on the tweed '57 Twin amp and Fender's answer to his call for a special model with several distinctive features. Handmade in the United States with '50s-era output tube bias tremolo (which produced a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator (reduces speaker output and can disable one speaker for even lower output), it presents the pinnacle of personally inspired amp tone for stage and studio alike and is a must for Clapton fans and guitarists who want the ultimate in tube performance.

Features:

- Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board with premium components
- Circuit based on late-'50s Fender Twin amp model 5E8-A (about 40 watts
- Single channel with high-gain and low-gain inputs
- Tremolo with speed and intensity controls (can be selected with included footswitch)
- Dual Special Design 12" Weber speakers (by Eminence) with alnico magnets for dynamic, sensitive response
- Two Groove Tubes 6L6GE output tubes
- Four 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 5U4 rectifier tubes
- Mercury Magnetics custom transformers
- Finger-joined solid pine enclosure for warm, resonant tone
- Lacquered tweed covering with vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
- Deluxe fitted cover included
Customer Reviews
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Overall: This Twin better sound good for 3k! You can buy a handwired twin used for 1500-2k so you could have stereo for 3k!! Still I now own one and I don't regret it. The tweeks are real and they are no doubt tweeks that Eric thought about or had done on his stage Twins. The Groove tubes are a no brainer and of course you could do that yourself..They really add to the harmonic richness and the big deal for a twin which is the dual power supply!! This is what gives it that awesomely cool sag and punch that makes you caress and spank your strings to get tones you have heard on all your classic rock songs..espeicially the blues guys. The attenuator is kinda lame as it is really not much but I guess it is useful in some settings. It is not a tone killer. The speaker kill switch is not mentioned by the zZ folks and it is kinda cool..! There is a little volume drop but you do go toward that Champ sound if you play the Champ game...which is full amp volume and then back off on the the guitar volume. I am really tempted to put in a Celestion in the lower speaker to see if this is even creamier..? Don't think it would hurt the overal twin performance and would add another cool flexibility.. The vibro is also clipped as well as bias so it is really organic and cool. The notes do not oscillate until you hold them.. I don't understand why EC would not have added a reverb tank as there is plenty of room in there.. I know they want to stay 57 not 65 but hey it's his call..I am sure he would have put it in. I am thinking of getting a tank from a later twin and adding it in. For now I use a pedal that give tank room and digital so it is probably going to not go away anyway. All in all this is probably the best Twin I have ever played and I am keeping this thing even though I have gone over to Fractal Axe Fx. The touch sensitivity of a good amp just brings out your best and the warmth of the clean to hair is unrivaled by any boutique amp out there.
Style of Music: Classic Rock and blues
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