4 Oct 11
In a historic collaboration, Fender introduces its first artist signature amplifiers – the EC Series amps bearing the name of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. The three amps join the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster series of guitars (introduced in 1988) in the Fender product line. The amps are built to the exacting specifications of Clapton himself. The three models introduced are the EC Twinolux, EC Tremolux and EC Vibro-Champ and all are fascinating variations on their original ’50s-era ancestors (the ’57 Twin, ’57 Deluxe and ’57 Champ, respectively). The amps answer EC’s call to Fender for special models with distinctive features. Each amp also has a badge with EC’s initials on the front grill.
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 tweed tube amp performance.
More information and photos can be found online at the Fender – EC Amplifier Website, along with specifications for each model.