Fender Custom Shop '57 Twin-AmpItem ID: 57TwinAmp
40W Vintage Reissue All-tube Guitar Combo Amp with 2- 12" Speakers and Hand-wired Circuitry
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Fender's '57 Twin-The Sound of Rock n' RollThe FENDER® '57 Twin is the amp that started it all. If you've ever heard a record made before 1967 and fallen in love with the sweet guitar sound - smooth, fat distortion and perfect clean tones - the '57 Twin was quite likely the amp being used. The Fender '57 Twin was a favorite of the Rolling Stones and many other heavyweights of the 1960s, and this is your chance to capture that classic tone.
Fender '57 Twin Vintage Reissue At-a-Glance:
Hand-wired All-tube Circuitry
This all-tube combo amp has hand-wired circuitry; Fender even reproduced the 1955-57 edition "low powered" 5E8A circuit, which puts 40 watts into a pair of 12" alnico-magnet speakers. Power comes from a pair of GT6L6 output tubes and Fender's rarely seen mid-'50s dual rectifier arrangement (using 5U4 rectifier tubes). With this design, power amp compression or "sag" is more subtle than in many Fender tweed designs. The Twin's preamp contains four high-gain 12AX7 tubes, three of which may be substituted with 12AY7s for the original '50s low-gain sound. An internal bias pot allows easy substitution of various 6L6 types. The control panel details include normal and bright volumes, four inputs (two normal; two bright), treble, bass and presence knobs.
The '57 Twin amplifier-one of the most collectible amps of all time-is the latest member of Fender's acclaimed Custom Series family. Its harmonically rich clean tones are great for vintage rock, blues and country; crank it up for fat, sophisticated distortion. The '57 Twin's finger-joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone. The amp is covered in genuine lacquered tweed fronted with vintage brown/gold grille cloth. Leather strap handle on top and fitted cover included.
Perfect Compliment for Strats and Teles
Keith Richards once said that Fender guitars sound their best through Fender amps, and this is one of the finest Fender amps you'll find. From the hand-wired circuitry to the tube complement, any guitar will sound fantastic through the '57 Twin, but if you own a Strat® or a Tele®, you may not have realized the full potential of you axe if you haven't played through a Fender '57 Twin.
Fender '57 Twin Vintage Reissue Features:
Fender '57 Twin - Sweet Vintage Tube-tone!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Original owner of A-0311
by Chuck Saitta from Palm Springs, CAThis baby IS exactly like the original. Think Rolling Stones, Black Crows... Nothing compares to this one. Created by Leo for a Steel Player friend, plug in a Tele and YACK a chord.... Look at it fro... read more [+]m the top and you see where Jim Marshall's eyes were looking for his early JTM-45. THIS BABY IS PRICELESS. close [-]
May 28, 2011
Music Background: Guitarist, Recording Engineer
Best amp out there
by from CTThis is Clapton's one and only amp (well, he has a few of them on stage). 'nuff said. Best amp in the world.
June 30, 2010
Music Background: Performing Musician
Best amp I ever owned
by sonny wolf from austin TexasAfter years of playing Blues Devilles and deluxes,bassman and deluxe reverb reissues(all of which are ok),I finally found my perfect amp.This amp is perfect for what I require.I crank it up to 8 to ge... read more [+]t a nice breakup that is very much like Keith Richards typical tone.I place a gig bag in front when playing clubs to not blast the audience.The tone is so rich and pure.The harmonics are so balanced,the true personality of whatever guitar you are playing really shines through.I use a ts 808 mainly with drive turned off to get a clean boost perfect for S.R.V. style blues.I actually removed one of the 2 rectifier tubes to get a little more of a bluesy tone.The fact that this amp is handwired is also an important reason why I bought it,I play 6 nights a week and need a reliable amp(unlike p.c. board amps which commonly break down easily).It is loud enough for any application(unless you require very clean tone at loud volume,this is why they went to 80 watts in 1958).I play blues and rock n roll and my Strats,Teles and Les Paul never sounded better.It even helps my guitar playing.When you play with such a musical tone,you start to discover more nuances and possibilities that you won't find in a flatter,more compressed tone typical in cheaper amps.Vibrato technique and sustain are easier with this amp,my playing is more controlled than ever.I definetly want to buy a second one in case Fender ever discontinues this model(which would be a disappointment!). close [-]
June 7, 2008
Music Background: pro bluesman
57 Twin Amp
by calvin roberts from Manassas, VAI played thru one of these in a guitar store in Norfolk, VA a year ago & thought this has got to be a fluke amp because it sounded so warm and rich. I later played through another in a guitar store i... read more [+]n Texas and thought "I gotta get me one of these!" but balked at the $2100 price tag. I found one in another guitar store in DC and played through it but while I was playing through it another guy was paying for it to take it home at that moment. I resolved that it was still a fluke that all 3 of these I had played sounded that good but I was still not warm & fuzzy with the price tag. Last night (11-27-07) I stumbled onto 1 @ a guitar store in Fairfax @ a reduced price & it was the last one in the store & they weren't going to be able to order any more so I bought it. I took it home, plugged it in and instantly the tone started to just ooze out of the face of this thing onto the carpet! Every note that my RI 52 Tele plays that flows thru this baby comes out dripping in warm sweet tone-flavored honey! If you buy this amp, you'll definitely want to think about getting a bib for it or it'll make a mess on your floor. A small price to pay for a butt-kickin' tone-packed amp! close [-]
November 28, 2007
Music Background: Zappa Fanatic
by Miro from Belgrade/Serbiagreat sounding amp, also a great looker. great sound straight out of the box. use it with strat (cs 54 pickups) and Gibson SG custom (57 pickups). must say it sounds better with my strat but many are ... read more [+]amaized with the sg sound 2, encluding me. its very light to carry around which is great. nice break up at about 5/6. the only suggestion would be to be 60w instead of 40w... close [-]
March 20, 2009
Music Background: pro
Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Fender Custom Shop '57 Twin-Amp
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