In a historic collaboration, Fender introduces its first artist signature amplifiers-EC Series amps bearing the name of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton.
Clapton recorded some of his biggest hits with a tweed Champ; a late 1950s practice amp and Fender classic prized by countless pros for its great low-output sound and easy-to-record performance. He still uses one today, and we've answered his call for a special model with several distinctive features by introducing the EC Vibro-Champ. Built to Clapton's own exacting specifications and handmade in the United States, it's a fascinating variation on the '57 Champ designed with a '50s-era output tube bias tremolo (which produced a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator (reduces speaker output). It's a must for Clapton fans and guitarists who want the ultimate in low-power tube performance.
Features include hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board with premium components; circuit based on late-'50s Fender Champ amp model 5F1 (about 5 watts); tremolo speed control and footswitch jack (footswitch optional); single 8" Weber® Signature speaker with alnico magnet for dynamic, sensitive response; Groove Tubes® 6V6GT output tube, two 12AX7 preamp tubes and 5Y3GT rectifier tube; Schumacher custom transformers; internal speaker disconnect (allows use of external 4-ohm speaker enclosure); finger-joined solid pine enclosure for warm, resonant tone; lacquered tweed covering with vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle. Deluxe fitted cover included.
Model Name: EC Vibro-Champ®
Amplifier Type: Tube
Wattage: 5 watts
Inputs: 1 (High input) and 2 (Low input)
Power Handling: 5 watts
Rectifier: 5Y3GT rectifier tube
Controls: Volume, Speed, Output
Cabinet Material: Solid Pine cabinet
Handle: Leather Strap Handle
Cover/Grill Cloth: Tweed covering and vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth
Amplifier Length: 7.8" (19.8 cm)
Amplifier Width: 12.5" (31.8 cm)
Amplifier Height: 13.5" (34.3 cm)
Amplifier Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg)
Speaker Description: 8", Weber® Signature speaker
Speaker: 8", Weber® Signature speaker
Speaker Impedance: 4 Ohm
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6
Unique Features: Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout, Circuit based on late 1950s 5F1 Champ produces about 5 Watts, Tremolo with speed control and footswitch jack (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, 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 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, USA.