Published On: Mon, Oct 10th, 2011

New Fender Eric Clapton Series

Fender join forces with Eric Clapton to bring us their first range of signature amplifiers

Fender's new EC series is made up of three signature amps all built to Slow Hand's personal specifications. Included in the rather delectable range are the EC Twinolux, EC Tremolux and EC Vibrochamp – all tweed,  all handbuilt in the States, all tube driven combos.

Fender have generously provided a demo here too;

www.fender.com/products/clapton

Here's a more detailed spec list:

EC VIBROCHAMP

- Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout
 
- Circuit based on late 1950s 5F1 Champ – (Vibrochamp about 5 W, Tremolux about 12W, Twinolux about 40W)
 
- Tremolo with speed control and footswitch jack (optional footswitch available)
 
- 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

EC TREMOLUX

- 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

EC TWINLOUX

 

- 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

More info at www.fender.com

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