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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Nate D, Aug 6, 2019.
What say you?
it looks like the clapton signature twinoluxe. i tried the twinoluxe and it was better than out of this world imo.
but i do not have 3K to buy an amp or i would have!
looks like a single 12" speaker. Perhaps his signature Tremolux? Basically his variation of a tweed deluxe.
Isn’t the Tremolux a 5E3 with tremolo added to it?
Yeah, and a built in attenuator. There may have been some slight tweaks to the circuit for his specs. I can't remember. I have one and it sounds amazing. However with how much they've been increasing in price on the used market, I might sell it.
Yeah they seem to be hot on the market.
Cool to see Clapton in the 5E3 club too.
Depends on the circuit. The 5g9 has the long tailed PI of the bigger amps. Fixed bias too. It's more like a little Bassman.
that is correct, and i actually tried the 5E3 tremoluxe not the bigger twin-oluxe, but i was going on memory !
Found the specs...
Hand-wired all-tube circuitry on eyelet board; premium components throughout
Circuit based on late 1950s 5E3 Fender Deluxe amp - produces about 12 Watts
Single channel with two inputs - high and low gain
Bias Tremolo with speed control and footswitch
Fixed Bias for increased headroom
Celestion Heritage G12-65 speaker for increased definition with high-gain playing
Two Groove Tubes 6V6GT output tubes, three 12AX7 preamp tubes, and 5Y3GT rectifier tube
Custom transformers by Mercury Magnetics
Switchable output power attenuator ” reduces the speaker's output if desired
Disconnectable internal speaker ” allows use of external 8 Ohm speaker enclosure
Finger”joined solid pine cabinet resonates with a warm, woody tone
Genuine lacquered tweed covering with vintage brown/gold grille cloth and leather strap handle
Deluxe fitted cover is included
Hand made in Corona, California, US
What would that do sonically as opposed to a 5E3 circuit?
It'd sound more like your Deluxe Reverb on the normal channel.
Fixed bias...long tailed phase inveter means more headroom and an overall "cleaner" sound.
5e3 is cathode biased and cathodyne PI. Less headroom, more squish. More cool IMO too.
The squish is a great way to describe it. And I love the squish too!!! Lol
That EC Tremolux is fixed bias. So really a hotrodded 5g9 type circuit. Not 5e3 at all.
Can't find an official schematic for it...so this will have to do:
Yeah but it came in a Pro or Super-sized cabinet.
Maybe this one is a Tweedle-D?
How old is the picture?
EC should never have moved on from the Soldanos, best tone he ever had
Looks like this concert, in case you want to hear it too:
This makes a ton of sense. Thanks for sharing Fezz.
The picture is from 2010 I think.
This looks to be the show and you can see the amp the whole time
Correct, well spotted