Fender Custom Shop '57 Twin-Amp No Longer Available

40W Vintage Reissue All-tube Guitar Combo Amp with 2- 12" Speakers and Hand-wired Circuitry
Item ID: 57TwinAmp

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Fender Custom Shop '57 Twin-Amp
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Fender's '57 Twin-The Sound of Rock n' Roll

The 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
  • Sought-after Tone
  • Perfect Compliment for Strats and Teles

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.

Sought-after Tone
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:
  • All-tube
  • 40 watts into 4 ohms
  • 2-12" Fender Special Design Ted Weber/Eminence, 8 ohm Speakers with AlNiCo Magnets
  • Dual Channels (Normal and Bright)
  • All Hand Wired Chassis
  • Chrome Control Panel
  • Controls That Go to 12
  • 4 Inputs (2 per Channel)
  • Standby Switch
  • Internal Bias Pot for Easy Substitution of Various 6L6 Types
  • '55-'57 5E8A Circuit
  • Leather Strap Handle
  • Dual Rectifiers
  • Solid Finger-Jointed Pine Cabinet
  • Controls - Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)
  • Covering - Genuine Lacquered Tweed with Striped Oxblood Grille Cloth
  • Weight - 53 lbs.
  • Dimensions - Height: 20.5", Width: 24.5",Bottom Depth: 10.5"
  • Top Depth: 9"
  • Tube Complement - 4 X 12AX7, 2 X GT 6L6, 2 X 5U4 Rectifier Tubes

Fender '57 Twin - Sweet Vintage Tube-tone!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 8140500000

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See also: Combo Amps, Fender, Fender Guitar Combo Amps