The Fender '57 Amp is a limited-edition 12W, hand-wired tube amplifier with a 12" audio speaker, housed in a stunning split-grille cabinet with all-new hardware and black "piano lacquer" finish.The original Tweed Deluxe amp of the 1950s is well known as being one of the finest tone machines ever devised. Fender has taken that platform to another le... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender '57 Amp is a limited-edition 12W, hand-wired tube amplifier with a 12" audio speaker, housed in a stunning split-grille cabinet with all-new hardware and black "piano lacquer" finish.
The original Tweed Deluxe amp of the 1950s is well known as being one of the finest tone machines ever devised. Fender has taken that platform to another level by using the extremely desirable Celestion Alnico Blue speaker in an all-new custom-designed maple speaker cabinet with all-new knobs, handle, and other hardware. Each amp includes a Leather Collectors' Portfolio containing Certificate Of Authenticity, designer's notes, factory photos, and other surprises.
Fender fans & collectors will have to move fast as there will only be 300 of these amps built! Guitarists who want a beautifully appointed tube amp for home or studio and tube amp enthusiasts who appreciate the unique qualities of hand wired, hand-built models will be absolutely thrilled with the Fender '57 Amp. American designed, American made!
Original late '50s hand-wired 12W 5E3 circuit is one of the most touch-sensitive, dynamic amp sounds of all time; manageable volume level for studio or small venue; natural compression adds sustain, even at clean settings.
Solid maple cabinet gives the tone a natural wood resonance with a strong fundamental.
Groove Tubes 12AX7 preamp tubes provides sensitive, higher-gain tone; user may install a 12AY7 for the original lower-gain sound, if desired.
Celestion Alnico Blue speaker is one of the most complex-sounding speakers ever; powerful and sensitive, it sounds nice and sparkly clean at low volume settings, then "barks" when you hit it hard.
Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board
Late 1950s 5E3 circuit produces about 12 Watts
Matched pair of Groove Tubes GT6V6 output tubes
5Y3 rectifier tube contributes to compression and "sag" when amp is played hard
Two 12AX7 preamp tubes, one of which may be substituted with a 12AY7 for the original '50s lower-gain sound, if desired
Mic and Instrument channels; Each channel has individual volume controls and High & Low inputs
12" Celestion Alnico Blue speaker
Dovetail-joined solid Maple cabinet
Black "Piano Lacquer" finish
Holographic diamond-cut "57" badge on front of amp; "One of only 300" badge on rear panel
Premium heavy-knurl "Roll-Easy" Telecaster knobs with engraved "57" logo
Solid aluminum speedboat handle; metal hex-head screws throughout
Blue jewel light
Meguiar's Mist & Wipe Kit includes finish enhancer spray and cloth
Custom embroidered plush padded cover is included
Leather Collectors' Portfolio contains Certificate Of Authenticity, designer's notes, factory photos, and other assorted collectors items
Only 300 will be made for the world, throughout 2007
Type: Tube Amplifier
Output: 12 Watts
Ohms: 8 Ohms
Speakers: One 12 Inch Celestion Alnico Blue Speaker (P/N 007-3313-000)
Channels: Two (Instrument And Microphone)
Weight: 36 Lbs (16.3 Kg)
Height: 18.75" (48 Cm)
Width: 20" (51 Cm)
Depth: 9.5" (24 Cm)
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Talk about tonal dynamics and the harder you play the more you get......Beautiful and lushious tone when juiced and crystal clear when I'm considerate of my neighbors. Sometimes 12W is a good thing, especially when there is no master volume. True to the original in all aspects except the unconventional asthetics. Beautiful black "Batman"/"Cadillac" finish. I'm glad no one stole this from my steps, because UPS had it waiting outside for me when I came home! Great, great amp! Great purchase for the enthusiast and tonal purist.
The amp and it's circuitry is legendary but so is the tone. There is a simple tone and volume control and the amp is extremely touch sensitive. Playing my Fender 50th Anniversary Deluxe Strat, the amp can articulate at low tones and low volumes but swells and screams when the tone is pushed. Turn up the volume and the harmonics increase dramatically. The tone is beautiful! Nothing more simple and pure as a great guitar and a beautiful amp with nothing to distort their original tones and resonance. Perfect black laquered finish that Leo Fender is undoubtably smiling upon.
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