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Fender '57 Custom Twin 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Amp Lacquered Tweed

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The ’57 Custom Twin-Amp replicates the original low-powered tweed Twin circuit, coveted for its sweet, singing tone and highly responsive dynamics. This responsive hand-wired amp generates clear tone ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The ’57 Custom Twin-Amp replicates the original low-powered tweed Twin circuit, coveted for its sweet, singing tone and highly responsive dynamics. This responsive hand-wired amp generates clear tone with a bit of “hair” to bring out the expressiveness and nuances of your playing.

Robust and powerful, this pedal-friendly performer offers near-limitless tone-shaping possibilities. The magic of the ’57 Custom Twin-Amp is in the 5E8A circuit powered by a single 12AY7 and three 12AX7 preamp tubes—a classic design that produces a wide range of useful, highly desirable tones. Ideal for playing clubs, this amp breaks up at reasonable volume while still cranking out pristine, clear, three-dimensional clean tones and fat, greasy overdriven blues tones effortlessly. The smooth-sounding bass, treble and presence controls sculpt your sound while offering a high degree of interactivity, unlocking a surprising wealth of sonic possibilities.

A duet of 6L6 power tubes generates 40 watts of power, adding natural tube compression to your tone when “slammed," while a pair of growling 12” alnico speakers replicates the subtlest playing nuances. The hand-wired circuit includes newly sourced yellow coupling capacitors chosen for authentic vintage Fender tone—sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with smooth top end and round mids. From its golden brown tweed covering to the top-mounted control panel bearing classic chickenhead control knobs, this amplifier embodies eye-catching, vintage-style Fender cool. A pair of dual Bright and Normal ¼” inputs accommodate both and high and low output instruments, reproducing the classic jack field found on Fender amps of yore.

The ’57 Custom Twin-Amp is a versatile sonic architect—timeless, flexible tone is matched with clean power and stunning visual style. Includes a protective amp cover.

FEATURES

  • Power: 40W (tube)
  • Tubes: one 12AY7, three 12AX7 (preamp); two 6L6 (power amp)
  • Two channels: Normal, Bright
  • Four inputs: 1/4 in. — two Bright, two Normal
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Speaker: 2x12 Eminence Alnico
  • Cabinet Material: Finger-Joined Solid Pine
  • Covering/Grille Cloth: Bassman
  • Handle: Vintage-style leather with nickel mounting hardware
  • Knobs: Chicken-head-style pointer
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Fender'57 Custom Twin 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Amp
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Performances (3)

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5.0

Very nice amp and general all the components are there.

By Reaccion Band

from Madrid, Syracuse both

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender '57 Custom Twin 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Amp:

    Very nice amp great sound is like the old style

     
    5.0

    Im VERY satisfied with this Amp!

    By Bluesmanmark

    from Seattle

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Fender '57 Custom Twin 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Amp:

      When I bought this, I had two '68 Reissue amps, and while they were better than most, they were typically to harsh sounding in the highs, and lacked the warmth of tone usually missing from modern reissues. But I played this just for fun, and was so taken with the warm, rich, and sparkly tone, I actually bought the amp even though I never figured on buying a $3000 amp, espescially not a new reissue. The hand wiring, premium vintage components, the Weber speakers and virtually vintage-correct circuitry, give the amp the kind of vintage guitar tone I used to hear on the radio in the 60s. I opened up the back for fun, and found the wiring to be neatly done. I've played a Nitro finished Strat, and a 1966 Kay vintage electric through this amp, both sound like Im back in the golden guitar toned 60s. I use it gor Blues and Jazz, it would be great for country and other stuff. I like the low gain design and I play clean tone, and this amp stays clean (but punchy) even at high amp volume. And I find 40 watts to be a good amount of power. The amp is a little heavy and bulky, but who cares with tone like this. I sold my '68 Reissues after buying this.

       
      5.0

      Keith Richards amp!!!

      By Chris Ruckman

      from Rockford Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Keith Richards Main Amp
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording
        • Rolling Stones Concert

        Comments about Fender '57 Custom Twin 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Amp:

        Keith has used this amp on stage for over 20 years and it sounds amazing.

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