Fender WHY!!!!!!!!! Ramparte Speaker Change Nightmare.

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by NMore, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 18, 2015
    They're 20 watts supposedly.

    I've seen some sold Ramparte and Excelsior speakers on reverb.com, none show up currently (but I'm a different locale than most people on here).
  2. NMore

    NMore Tele-Meister

    Dec 8, 2017
    Castle Rock
    Replaced the crap balsa wood like speaker baffle with a nice 7 layer birch plywood this weekend. No weird buzzing of the cabinet anymore, and the sound is full of Bass(which is a complaint of many about this amp the lack of Bass) which it did not have before. I don't believe the speaker is the biggest failure of this amp but the speaker baffle sure is. The MFD cab is actually very deep sounding and nice. Anyway there it is. Very happy with this amp.
  3. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    The Pawn shop line was Fender's attempt to make cool-looking budget amps - "Vintage" amps/companies that never existed at accessible pricing. VERY basic electronics and construction - and cheapo speakers. They were not marketed as high-end boutique amps or based on their amazing tone - they were sold based on looks, "cool" factor and price point.

    All 3 benefit hugely from speaker and tube upgrades. I bought a used Excelsior and Ramparte, replaced the speakers and tubes, did a few other mods and gave 'em to my (grown) kids for home use amps.
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