Eric Clapton’s Fender EC Twinolux Amp

This amp was introduced in 2011 as a custom version of the Fender 57 Twin (which Clapton used up until that point), made to Eric’s specifications.

Photo credit: Fender

Visually, the two amps look the same, apart from the badge on the top, and the fact that Twinolux has an additional badge reading “EC” on the bottom right of the speaker grill.

Spec-wise, the Twinolux also takes a lot from the original 57 Twin. The amp is based on the same 5E8-A schematic and features four 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6GE tubes, and dual 5U4GB rectifier tubes.

What sets this amp from the Twin is the fact that it has a 50s era output-tube bias tremolo circuit, and two 40-watt Weber-designed alnico speakers built by Eminence.

Also worth mentioning, the Twinolux has a custom switch to toggle between different “power” modes. You can play it either full power 40W, 10W with both speakers on, or 10W with one speaker on.

At the time of writing this, the amp is no longer produced.


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