The magic of the ’57 Custom Twin-Amp is in the 5E8A circuit powered by two 12AY7 and two 12AX7 preamp tubes—a classic design that produces a wide range of useful, highly desirable tones. Ideal for playing clubs, this amp breaks up at reasonable volume while still cranking out pristine, clear, three-dimensional clean tones and fat, greasy overdriven blues tones effortlessly. The smooth-sounding bass, treble and presence controls sculpt your sound while offering a high degree of interactivity, unlocking a surprising wealth of sonic possibilities.
A duet of 6L6 power tubes generates 40 watts of power, adding natural tube compression to your tone when ‘slammed’, while a pair of newly designed growling 12-inch Eminence Special Design alnico speakers replicates the subtlest playing nuances. The handwired circuit includes newly sourced yellow coupling capacitors chosen for authentic vintage Fender tone—sparkly cleans and creamy overdrive with smooth top end and round mids.
From its golden brown tweed covering to the top-mounted control panel bearing classic chickenhead control knobs, this amplifier embodies eye-catching, vintage-style Fender cool. Just like the original, the Bright and Normal channels each include high and low gain 1/4-inch inputs to accommodate a variety of instruments. The ’57 Custom Twin-Amp is a versatile sonic architect—timeless, flexible tone is matched with clean power and stunning visual style. Includes a protective amp cover.
Fender 57 Custom Twin Amp 2x12 40 Watt Tube Guitar Amp Features
- Hand-Wired Circuitry on Eyelet Board
- Finger Joined Solid Pine Open Back Cabinet
- Brown Leather Handle
- Black Chicken-Head Control Knobs
- Red Jeweled Pilot Light
- Standby Switch
- Bright and Normal channels each include high and low gain 1/4-inch inputs
- Matched Pair of 6L6 Output Tubes
- Two 12AX7 and Two 12AY7 Preamp Tubes
- Two 5U4 Rectifier Tubes
- Internal Bias Pot for Easy Substitution of Various 6L6 Types
- Newly sourced yellow Coupling Capacitors
- Schumacher transformers
- Two 12-inch Eminence Special Design alnico speakers