A Small Champ with a Big Sound -- Just Like Clapton Likes It
Who better than Eric Clapton to be the artist behind Fender's first artist signature amplifiers? Handmade in Calfornia, the Fender Eric Clapton EC Vibro Champ guitar combo amplifier houses a Groove Tubes 6V6GT output tube, two 12AX7 preamp tubes, and a 5Y3GT rectifier tube for a warm and alluring color. This compact but incredible-sounding engine-of-tone also features a mesmerizing output tube bias tremolo, hand-wired circuitry, a sweet lacquered tweed covering and brown/gold grille cloth, and a High/Low output switch to manipulate your signal strength. This little beast is the perfect partner for rehearsal, recording sessions, and small, intimate performances.
Hear the EC Vibro Champ in action in this video from Fender:
Crafted in California with Heart and Sweat
A lot of work and attention to detail went into this combo amp. Hand-wired circuitry, two 12AX7 preamp tubes, a Groove Tubes 6V6GT output tube, a 5Y3GT rectifier tube, and custom Schumacher transformers all work together to make your EC Vibro Champ truly the champ of small amps. A memorizing speed controlled tremolo gives of a nice '50s era pulse, and an 8" Weber signature speaker with Alnico magnet housed in a solid pine cabinet gets you a clean, well-defined warm tone for your signal.
5 Watts Gives Your Axe More Control
Being a low-watt amp, your EC Vibro Champ responds to the ultra-sensitivity of your signal. That means you get a wide range of noticeable tone changes with the power of your pinky via your axe's volume control. Clapton's Layla
album is rife with this little trick. Not having to run to your amp when you want to change your tone for a specific part means you'll have more freedom to control your sound entirely from your guitar while you're playing.
A Great Companion for Recording
Jimmy Page, Steve Cropper, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Eric Clapton -- aside from being masters of influence in their playing, these guitarists all know the benefits of using low-wattage amps for recording. Led Zeppelin's epic "Heartbreaker" and Neil Young's "Over and Over" are two great examples of smaller amps churning out gripping tones. A few creative multiple-mic setups -- try one close mic and one 6 to 20 feet away; or use two microphones off to the sides 6 feet away -- will capture the EC Vibro Champ's singular sound. Cranking this baby up will give you a unique sound unattainable by amps with higher wattages.
Sweet Tweed Outer Casing
Your EC Vibro Champ is based on Fender's '50s Tweed Champ amp, meaning that aside from pumping an awesome warm tone, this little guy is dressed in the finest of vintage fashion -- a sharp lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth. A secure and cool leather strap handle means you'll be playing and carrying this amp in style.
- Groove Tubes 6V6GT output tube, two 12AX7 preamp tubes, and 5Y3GT rectifier tube
- Switchable output power attenuator to reduce speaker output
- Based on late '50s 5F1 Champ
- Cool looking lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
- '50s era output tube bias speed controlled tremolo with a "throbbing" pulse
- Hand-wired all-tube circuitry
- Disconnect-able internal speaker allots usage of external 8 Ohm speaker enclosure
- Custom Schumacher transformers
- Footswitch jack for easier control
- Solid pine cabinet resonates a warm sound
- Dynamic and sensitive 8" Weber signature speaker with Alnico magnet
- Deluxe fitted cover included
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