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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / EC Twinolux


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Apr 9th, 2012 09:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Am looking for a versatile tweed amp for home practice and live gig use. I love the sound of the old tweed amps.

Have been checking out the 57 Custom Tweed series (Deluxe and Champ), but I also like the looks of the new EC Twinolux. Does anyone have opinions on this amp?

Assuming it's very loud for most gigs, but does the power attenuator bring the volume down enough for it to be cranked up at home without annoying the neighbours???




Apr 18th, 2012 03:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I would say that it would be controllable under low power but I haven't tried one myself. They look like great amps though.

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Jul 1st, 2012 07:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Attenuators do less than you think in terms of lowering perceived volume. The amp will be loud either way - the wattage "cut" will make the sound more compressed but not a lot quieter. You need to get down to the 1/4 / 1/2 watt range to get a "bedroom" level. Or just dial it way down and plonk an overdrive pedal in front for home use.

Better to get a separate "mini" low watt amp for home use IMO. Then again, it all depends on your neighbors and their distance / tolerance levels!!

These EC amps are not cheap but I've little doubt they sound the biz onstage - great spec.

Johnny DeVille


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Jul 14th, 2012 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Victoria 35310. A tweed bandmaster clone. Rated at 28 watts. Very loud. Like to run it on 7 and attenuate it down to about 9 oclock on the atten.

Sounds awesome. For Twinulux money, you could get a new one and save.

Suggest you look at a 20 wattish Vicky

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Oct 6th, 2012 12:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have not auditioned the Clapton model. Fender got the 57 Deluxe "right.". You know when an amp is right because it has the magic. And many many good amps do not have the magic. I guess what I am trying to say is that the 57 Deluxe sets the bar awfully high. I would definitely audition both models in person with my own ears before making a decision. Good luck!

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Oct 7th, 2012 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, not that it means much 'cause I haven't played the Twinolux, but I have to agree that the '57 Deluxe has "that" magic (mines a RI, but it is AWESOME).

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Oct 7th, 2012 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Something I have been noticing. I run my Mesa Boogie LSS in 5 watt mode and canget twead tone, EL84 tone nice class A, and my ears don't ring for hours like they do with the Super Reveb. The 5 watts is plenty loud.



Flower Child
Jan 11th, 2013 03:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, I have a Twinolux and I can tell you that even at it's quietest setting (using the internal attenuator and cutting out one speaker), if you want to hear the sweet distortion of the output stage, you are going to piss off your neighbours.

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