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E R IC C L A P TON S I G NAT U R E A M PL I F I E R S & S T R ATOCA S T E R GU I TA R

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SIGNAT U R E 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.

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SLOW HAND MADE 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 Photo: Jun Sato

tweed tube amp performance.

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EC T WINOLU X

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The late-’50s tweed Twin-Amp™ is one of the world’s most coveted amps, known for harmonically rich tone and stage-filling presence that sounds great clean and overdriven. This longtime Clapton favorite is the inspiration for the new EC Twinolux.


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1950s-era Deluxe™ and Tremolux amps are prized for the warm, rich compressed tones of blues and early rock ‘n’ roll. Clapton often uses a Deluxe when playing traditional blues, and it is on this time-honored amp that the new EC Tremolux is based.


EC VIBRO CHAMP 速 Clapton recorded some of his biggest hits with a tweed Champ速; a late 1950s practice amp prized by countless pros for its great low-output sound and easy-to-record performance. He still uses one today, and it is on this Fender classic that the new EC Vibro Champ is based.


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EC Series amps mark the first artist signature amplifiers in Fender history. The first Fender artist signature guitar debuted in 1988 bearing the name of the same artist, Eric Clapton. With a body of music to his credit that few can match, it's an honor that so much of it has been created with a Fender Stratocaster guitar through a Fender amp. From "Layla" to "Wonderful Tonight" to "My Father's Eyes," the sound of Eric Clapton with a Strat® in his hands is unmistakable. Slowhand fans will love the tonally versatile Eric Clapton signature Stratocaster guitar. Features include an alder body, three Vintage Noiseless™ pickups, active mid-boost (25 db) and TBX™ circuits, special soft V-shaped neck, and blocked original vintage synchronized tremolo.

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E l e c t ro n i c s Wattage: 40 watts Inputs: 1 (high input) and 2 (low input) Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Speed, Intensity, Presence, Output

H a r dwa r e Cabinet material: Solid pine

EC TWINOLUX

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Handle: Leather strap Covering: Tweed Grille cloth: Vintage-style brown/gold Depth: 9.0" (21.6 cm)

Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout, circuit based

Width: 24.5" (62.2 cm)

on late-1950s 5E8-A Fender Twin amp (produces about 40 watts), single channel with two inputs

Height: 20.5" (52.1 cm)

(high and low gain), tremolo with speed and intensity controls and footswitch, Special Design

Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)

12” Weber® speakers (built by Eminence®) with alnico magnet for dynamic, sensitive response, two Groove Tubes™ 6L6GE output tubes, four 12AX7 preamp tubes, two 5U4GB rectifier tubes, custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics™, switchable output power (attenuator reduces speaker 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

Speakers Two 12" Weber®-designed Eminence®-built speakers (4 ohms impedance)

Tubes Four 12AX7 preamp tubes

covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle. Deluxe fitted cover included.

Two 6L6GE power tubes

Handmade in Corona, Calif.

Two 5U4GB rectifier tubes

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E l e c t ro n i c s Wattage: 12 watts Inputs: 1 (high input) and 2 (low input) Controls: Volume, Tone, Speed, Output

H a r dwa r e Cabinet material: Solid pine

EC TREMOLUX

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Handle: Leather strap Covering: Tweed Grille cloth: Vintage-style brown/gold Depth: 9.5" (24.1 cm)

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), bias tremolo with speed control and footswitch, fixed bias

Width: 20" (50.8 cm) Height: 16.75" (42.5 cm) Weight: 25 lbs. (11.4 kg)

for increased headroom, Celestion® Heritage G12-65 speaker for increased definition with

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high-gain playing, two Groove Tubes™ 6V6GT output tubes, three 12AX7 preamp tubes,

12" 65-watt Celestion® Heritage G12-65 speaker (8 ohms impedance)

5Y3GT rectifier tube, custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics™, switchable output power attenuator reduces speaker output if desired (disconnectable internal speaker allows use

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of external 8-ohm speaker enclosure), finger-joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm,

Three 12AX7A preamp tubes

woody tone, genuine lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather

Two 6V6 power tubes

strap handle. Deluxe fitted cover included. Handmade in Corona, Calif.

5Y3GT rectifier tube

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E l e c t ro n i c s Wattage: 5 watts Inputs: 1 (high input) and 2 (low input) Controls: Volume, Speed, Output

H a r dwa r e Cabinet material: Solid pine

EC VIBRO CHAMP

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Handle: Leather strap Covering: Tweed Grille cloth: Vintage-style brown/gold Depth: 7.8" (19.8 cm) Width: 12.5" (31.8 cm)

Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout, circuit based

Height: 13.5" (34.3 cm)

on late-1950s 5F1 Champ (produces about 5 watts), tremolo with speed control and footswitch jack

Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)

(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, 5Y3GT rectifier tube, custom transformers by Schumacher , switchable output power attenuator ®

reduces speaker 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 included. Handmade in Corona, Calif.

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Speakers 8" Weber® Signature speaker (4 ohms impedance)

Tubes Two 12AX7 preamp tubes 6V6 power tube 5Y3GT rectifier tube


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Part Number: 9911110215

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