Fender announces the EC Series of three tweed amps 05-Oct-11
In a historic collaboration, Fender has introduces its first artist signature amplifiers, the EC Series amps bearing the name of Eric Clapton.
Fender tell us that, 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 their answer to his call for special models with distinctive features.
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 company say that the three new amps bearing his imprint present the pinnacle of personally inspired amp tone for stage and studio alike. They believe that tach is a must for Clapton fans and guitarists who want the ultimate in tweed tube amp performance.
Eric Clapton and the EC Amp Series (Photography by George Chin)
Pricing and Availability:
EC Vibro Champ: $1,399.99 MSRP
EC Tremolux: $2.799.99 MSRP
EC Twinolux: $4,199.99 MSRP More information: