“Blues Power” from the Eric Clapton Album “Just One Night” Live in Tokyo 1982  – a must have recording.
If you are looking for our guitar collection featuring Eric Clapton’s rare Gibson 1962 Les Paul click here

 

EC Series Amplifiers

In a historic first Fender have released their first artist signature series of amplifiers and have chosen one of their greatest and certainly most influential Stratocaster guitar players, none other than the legendary Eric Clapton. You don’t have to ask yourself what Eric Clapton has done FOR the guitar but what he hasn’t done.

 

Duane Allman, Frank Zappa, Roger Waters, The Band…

From his early Yardbirds days, work with Cream, solo songwriting career, film scores and collaborations Eric has contributed an unimaginably rich body of work to the world of music. He has worked with everyone from the Beatles to the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Delaney and Bonnie, Duane Allman, Frank Zappa, Roger Waters, The Band, Sting, Elton John, The Rolling Stones etcetera…etcetera….

Eric Clapton Fender Amplifiers

Fender Signature Series

Many guitarists have chosen the Fender stratocaster as their guitar of choice from the groundbreaking Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin, the mesmerising interplanetary voodoo messenger Jimi Hendrix, the rock n roll pioneer Buddy Holly, the transcendental instrumentalist Jeff Beck, neo-classical shred king Yngwie Malmsteen and uber-stylist Mark Knopfler to name only a few.

Fender have been producing artist signature guitars since 1988. There are no limits to the Stratocaster’s versatility – it’s a powerhouse of tonality, transparency, and still, after all these years a stunning piece of intuitive, ergonomic and infinitely sexy design. Now they’ve put Eric’s 60 years of guitar playing innovation into an amplifier that he is proud to mark with his signature. Click here to check them out.

 

“Setting me Up” by Mark Knopfler from the Eric Clapton Album “Just One Night” featuring vocals and guitar from the incomparable Albert Lee.

 

Eric Clapton’s Specifications

So what makes the EC series so special? For a start these amplifiers are handmade on eyelet circuit boards in California U.S.A. to Eric Clapton’s approved specification. If you like a richly voiced tweed amplifier that builds upon the great tweed guitar amplifiers of the 1950’s then these amp’s will be right up your street and represent an opportunity to plug into a legendary Fender tone set built to modern standards. There are three models to choose from:

EC Vibrochamp –  5watts     – based upon the 1950`s 5F1 Champ circuit
EC Tremolux     –  12 watts   – based upon the 1950s 5E3 Fender Deluxe amp
EC Twinolux      –  40 watts  – based upon the late 1950s 5E8-A Fender Twin amp

  • 1950’s era output bias tremelo producing a vintage Fender throbbing pulse
  • Custom transformers
  • Groove tubes valves
  • Weber and Celestion speakers
  • Rugged build  – Solid Pine cabinets
  • Switchable output power attenuator

 

Clapton’s “beano” Guitar and Amplification

If you want to replicate Eric Clapton’s Blues Breakers Beano tone  (a 1960 Gibson ‘sunburst’ Les Paul with two PAF humbucker pickups and a Dallas Rangemaster pedal into a Marshall JTM45 model 1962 2×12) everything you need to know is right here:

 

“Further on up the Road” from the Eric Clapton Album “Just One Night”. A stellar record featuring none other than Chris Stainton, Dave Markee, Albert Lee, and Henry Spinetti.

Mike Bloomfield on Eric Clapton

If you have five minutes on your hands perhaps take the time listen to a few words from Blues icon and mid 60’s Chicago Blues wunderkind, the illustrious and incandescent Mike Bloomfield – click here. His early supporters were B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters – no thin list at all. Like Dylan he was signed by John Hammond, and made contributions to Highway 61 Revisited.

 

Eric CLapton Amplifier Demo