Fender Eric Clapton Tremolux
Model/Circuit Number: Fender Eric Clapton Tremolux
Years of Production: 2011 – Present
Controls: Chrome top facing w/ white screened labels numbered 1 through 12 & artist signature
Knobs: Black chickenhead w/ white pointers
- Front: Power switch, Standby switch, Red jewel pilot, High/Low Output switch, Speed (tremolo), Tone, Volume, Inputs 1 & 2
- Rear: Speaker disconnect jack, footswitch jack
- Dimensions: 16.75″ H X 20″ W X 9.5″ D
- Handle: Brown vintage leather strap w/ nickel mounts
- Feet: Glides
- Tolex/Tweed: Lacquered diagonal tweed
- Grill Cloth: Oxblood with Gold Stripe
Logo: Cabinet mounted script “Fender Tremolux” brown rectangular tag, “EC” artist tag in lower right corner of grill
Weight: 25 lbs.
Speakers/Load: 1 x 12″ / 8 ohms
- Speaker Model: Celestion Heritage G12-65 ceramic
Watts: 12 Watts
- Pre amp: 2 X 12AX7 preamp, 1 X 12AX7 tremolo oscillator
- Power: 2 X 6V6GT
Rectifier: 1 X 5Y3GT
6 thoughts on “Fender Eric Clapton Tremolux”
This amp is fixed bias with 370V on the plats bit still only produces 12w output. My guess is that it uses an 8k OT and has a lot of screen resistance (5k). Not sure of the idle dissipation but my guess is pretty hot (70℅). The secondary voltage should be around 330Vac for the 370Vdc plate with a 5y3.
You could substitute with a gz34 rectifier and get above 400V on the plates, rebias using the bias pot for around 60% idle dissipation (remember the amp is frid biased). Finally add a 12ay7 in v1 and you should have more wattage…
U think I could put a 5au4 rectifier in EC tremolux without hurting it ?
and get more clean head room? Not sure about the 60% comment on rebias. I use allesandro bias kit, set amp to around 28 so far…would I raise or lower it with 5au4?
Has any one successfully modded this amp? ie; anyone beefed up this amp and got more volume and head room out of it like suggested in the comments above? Love the amp it just isn’t hot enough in a live situation.
I had mine modded to have a master volume. It is what all amps need IMO
What would one of these amps be going for…lightly used very good condition? Thanks Tim
I own one. Believe it or not, it’s plenty loud.
I bought a separate cabinet with a 15 inch and three 4 inch speakers and used the amp as a head. It’s portable (without my cab), loud enough for a drummer and can be quiet on low power for the house..
But, the tremolo is too much for me. Eric might dig it, I don’t.