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Fender '57 Twin-Amp Combo Guitar Amplifier

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The Fender '57 Twin Combo Amp effectively reproduces the 1955-1957 amplifier's low-powered 5E8A circuit, which produces 40W into a pair of 12" Alnico-magnet speakers. Its harmonically rich, clean tone... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender '57 Twin Combo Amp effectively reproduces the 1955-1957 amplifier's low-powered 5E8A circuit, which produces 40W into a pair of 12" Alnico-magnet speakers. Its harmonically rich, clean tones are great for authentic rock, blues, and country playing. When cranked up, the Twin-Amp's fat, sophisticated distortion tone works wonderfully in many modern musical situations.

The Fender '57 Twin-Amp gets its power from a pair of USA-made GT6L6-GE output tubes. The power supply includes Fender's rarely seen '50s dual rectifier arrangement that uses 2 - 5U4 rectifier tubes. With this design, power amp compression, or sag, is more subtle than it is in many Fender Tweed designs. The preamp contains 4 high-gain 12AX7 tubes, 3 of which may be substituted with 12AY7s for the original '50s low-gain sound, if desired. There's also an internal bias pot that allows easy substitution of various 6L6 tube types.

Control panel details include Normal and Bright volumes, 4 Inputs (2 Normal, 2 Bright), Treble, Bass, and Presence knobs.

The Fender '57 Twin combo's finger-joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone. The '57 Twin amp is covered in genuine lacquered tweed, and a vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle complete a very vintage package. Fender includes a fitted cover with the '57 Twin-Amp.


  • '55-'57 5E8A circuit design
  • Hand-wired chassis
  • 40W tube power
  • 2 - 12" Special Design Ted Weber/Eminence Alnico magnet speakers
  • Solid finger-jointed pine cabinet
  • Genuine lacquered tweed
  • Striped oxblood grille cloth
  • Leather strap handle
  • Controls: Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)
  • Dual channels (Normal and Bright)
  • Chrome control panel
  • 4 inputs (2 per channel)
  • Standby switch
  • Internal bias pot
  • Dual rectifiers
  • 4 x 12AX7 (preamp)
  • 2 x GT6L6-GE (power section)
  • 2 x 5U4 (rectifier)
  • 25"W x 21"H x 10-1/2"D
  • 44 lbs.
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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)


Good Enough for Clapton

By Clapton fan

from Granbury, TX

This is possibly the most amazing amp I've ever used in my 10 years of playing. With a good Strat, it has an amazing warm, round tone and responds to your subtlest pick attack. Plus, Eric Clapton uses this thing live. I saw him and Winwood in Dallas last night, and it was AMAZING! Clapton had one of the sweetest guitar tones I've ever heard, using just this amp and the controls on his Strats (just to show the versatility, they played Presence of the Lord, Voodoo Chile, and After Midnight... without Clapton even touching the amp. If it's good enough for Clapton, I think it's good enough for anyone.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Totally Inpiring

By Les Ismour

from Atlanta, GA

I've rediscovered the joy of plugging straight into a great amp with this one. It sounds so great cranked up to 8 or above with my strats, that pedals just seem to detract. Yes, it's LOUD this way, but a good attenuator or load dump / reamp system makes it possible to tame it for small clubs. I've had Marshalls, Boogies, lesser/newer Fenders, but this amp just rules for Blues Classic Rock, Jazz or Country. Not for everyone. If you are a pedal guy, don't waste your money on this amp. Get a Blues Deluxe. If you're into high-gain mush, look elsewhere. But if you dig pure, rich, deep tube tone that you can drive into beautiful harmonically rich distortion by turning it up, this it it!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


fender rocks

By fender is better then gibson

from Kelowna B.C.

went down to the music shop in my town and this amp just caught my eye so I tryed it out and was just blown away by how good it sounded. It was so clear and it was perfect for my jazz playing but i wish it had just a little gain. All in all pretty great amp and very loud so you could play any medium large gig with no troubles. if i would have had the money i would have bought it right there.


Comment by one who played on the original Twin Amp in "58

By Wally Dow

from Lake Wales, FL

I was around and playing when the first Fender Twin Amps were released on the market. I know what makes this the classic it is. As soon as I have the money, I am getting one. Take that to the bank. This is the best tube amp made ... period.

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