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Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp  Tweed 

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OVERVIEW

A special model with unique features including a '50s era output tube bias tremolo with a "throbbing" pulse.

The tweed Fender Champ amp of the late 1950s is a terrific practice amp, prized by countless pro players for its great sounding, low output, easy-to-record capabilities. Guitarists often turn the amp's volume up high, and manipulate the guitar's controls for a variety of sounds from pristine clean to swampy overdrive. Rock legend Eric Clapton, who recorded some of his biggest hits with a tweed Champ, still uses one today.

Eric requested a special model with a couple of unique features: '50s era output tube bias tremolo, with a more "throbbing" pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits; and a switchable power attenuator to reduce the speaker's output if desired. The Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp is designed and built to EC's exact specifications. This interesting variation of the '57 Champ amp is a must for Clapton fans, tone seekers, and for any player seeking the ultimate in low-powered, top-quality tube performance.

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 4 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

Grab this unique, custom amp. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp

  • Model Name: EC Vibro-Champ
  • Series: Custom
  • Electronics
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Wattage: 5 watts
  • Inputs: 1 (High input) and 2 (Low input)
  • Power Handling: 5 watts
  • Rectifier: 5Y3GT rectifier tube
  • Controls: Volume, Speed, Output
  • Hardware
  • Cabinet Material: Solid Pine cabinet
  • Handle: Leather Strap Handle
  • Grill Cover: Tweed covering and vintage-style brown/gold grille cloth
  • Amplifier Depth: 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)
  • Speakers
  • Speaker Description: 8", Weber Signature speaker
  • Speaker: 8", Weber Signature speaker
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Tubes
  • Pre Amp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6

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FenderEric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Professional recording (3)
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5.0

Sweet.

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from Montclair, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Tone Control

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Practice

Comments about Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

My word, what a little beauty.

I bought it as I wanted a good recording amp for home and this is just lovely - the tubey tweed tones go beautifully with my Telecaster's twang and although alliteration won't work with the Stratocaster, that sounds great too.

Would have loved even a simple tone control and I tend to play with the speed dialed down to zero, but this is a lovely pieces of kit.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

REAL FENDER TONE!

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from Melbourne, FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    I debated over this amp for almost a year before buying it. It sound amazing and is easy to play at acceptable volume level. It sound so good when miked and recorded, every note played comes though clear. Looks awesome too. My amp has had no quality issues. Jam factor: 10+

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    (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Great Tone, But Quality Issues

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    from Colorado Springs, Colorado

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful
    • Tone

    Cons

    • Unreliable Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    Ordered the Vibro-Champ because I wanted a portable practice amp with great tone. It delivered - at first. After about 20 minutes, the low-volume clean tone began to fuzz out. Returned to MF (great customer service!)in exchange for another of the same model. Second one arrived, but right out of the box the power light didn't work and the feet were uneven so that the amp would not sit flat. Disappointing for a high-end, hand-made amp from Fender. Returned to MF (again, great customer service!) and contacted Fender who said they were sorry for my experience, but offered no solutions or incentives to try a third time.

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    (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it!

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    from columbia county NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender Eric Clapton EC Signature Vibro-Champ 5W 1x8 Hand-Wired Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      This is all you need. If it's not loud enough, mic it.

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