Guitar Center Clearance sale Fender Excelsior for......

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  1. fezz parka

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    Nope, I have great amps:

    • 5f2a - in a Blues Jr. cab with a 12 Red Fang.
    • 5e3 - with a '59 Jensen P12Q.
    • 5d4 - Special cab with a 10 and a 12.
    • 5e6a - 4x10 50's P10Rs.

    I prefer an amp that has a more direct route to the speaker so as far as the tremolo goes, I'd rather use a wiggle box.
    I'm sure that some people will have fun with them. It is an attractive package, but as far as the innards go, I'd gut it. :lol:
     
  2. tap4154

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    Well, with that great stable, you're not who they're marketing to. It's an inexpensive dual 6V6 tube amp with a pretty damn nice tone, swampy tremolo, and cheap but nice sounding 15" speaker (easily upgradeable) -- now selling for 2 bills -- how HORRIBLE of Fender to impose this ATROCITY on us! :D

    BTW, I think the tremolo is out of the circuit when turned off (it clicks off).
     
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    Pretty damn nice tone is subjective. In a live situation volume at, playing my '65 Strat through it, I found it completely...ordinary. Of course that's just my subjective opinion. I know Mike Campbell supposedly uses one along side others, but who knows what's been done to it.
     
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    IMO you'd probably want an upgraded speaker in a loud band situation. If you played the guitar input with tone bright, it's another animal played though the accordion input on dark. They do break up lo-fi as well, so it would get mushy and lost next to a loud TR.

    I'm sure Campbell's FenEx has a great upgraded speaker, but it seems I read somewhere that it was basically stock other than the speaker, and tweed covering.

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    It was being played along with my 5e3, not a TR.

    Do you honestly think I'm such a noob that I didn't try different inputs and "settings"?:lol:
     
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    i like my EX, took a while to break the speakerin. but wellworth it,

    also i found my greta starting to sound better as it ages. odd. all iv done with both amps is replace V1 with a NOS or NIB who knows for sure when dealing with ebay. mallard made in blackfeild englind i think. i did go down from the 12x to a u7. cheers, still considering buildings nice box for the greta and a 10" speaker. but health has not allowed. only complaints i have with the greta is the no USB ports since i have it sitting on top of a monitor on my desktop and was advertised as a desktop amp, o yeah who was the bright guy to put the on/off toggle in the back.. pain literally to stand up to turn it on i feel my ARTIFICIAL KNEE CREEK EVERY TIME. SPPOKY, LAUGHS.... . would of been nice to add least dirct record to pc. o well, i paid 85 bucks, plus 15 for the tube. i almost died last month,so i just live day to day as my health gets worse would love to find a teacher, but living in no mans land, ill never get good. but i still try and practice every day depending how much pain im in. working on things a teacher would be wasting time with. yeah finger dexterity, getting closer and closer to barely having to lift my fingers of the string. and i already have all the notes mastered on the fretboard ( that made me feel like i was getting a little better, i do need a better metronome my old school pyramid style one just aint cutting it ant more even tho it old 1920s with real walnut *shock* and the gears etc and spring will out last any battery). now im rambling for 200.00 if i had the money id buy one just to try to play in stereo. never done that. but i have a envelope for a MitchX amp. on disability, i do not get much money so i may as well be homeless, but i put a buck in the envelope here and there.. and i hope this year ill have the money to have him build me the amp we have been talking about. at least i know the direction im i going tone wise. jazz and psychedelic. as a chronic pain patient and pain changes the brain process of thought this makes sense i would end up going this direction. i hope everyone enjoy there brown EX. i salute the knights of the world. sir. chris.
     
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    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Wonder who he got to relic it? :D

    Man I would love to see his side project - The Dirty Knobs - but they only play in Socal. I think his son plays with him as well.
     
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    what speaker did he upgrade to can anyone tell?
    chris,
     
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    Kind of interesting it is a Fender.
    An old one I guess. Mojo. Like the album.
     
  11. jipp

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    yeah or coulc be a sticker slapped on to fool us all. laughs. just joking.

    i did a quick search does not look like fender used to many 15" speakers.

    looks like it has a cap on it, who knows maybe a d130F? i think thats the 15" model while everyone wants the 120f, iv seen people asking 300.00 for a single 120. seems like a hope no one paid that kind of money. you could get a modern speaker that probably blow it out of the water. id hope speaker technology has improved since then. lauhs,
    but then it seems guitar players do not like change,]chris,
     
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    I can't find any 15" gold/brown label Fender speakers either. Looks like a 15" version of the V1030.

    Actually, looking at this closer, it may well be a D130 clone made for Fender in 8 ohms, with a brown gold/brown label stuck on it.

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    BTW very sorry about your health problems. Hope things improve for you.
     
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  13. dtermined2play

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    Local GC did not have any in stock. I did go by Yellowmama and they had one and are willing to price match. I played it for about 30 mins. It sounded nice enough, but not sure if am comlpetely hooked on it. It would be loud enough for what I do but not completely sure. I did pick up a Tascam Digital recorder for 69.00 bucks while I was at GC. I hope it records better than my I phone.
     
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    Looks like the speaker in my Vibroverb Custom '64
     
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    Hmmmmmmm, GC clearing out the big Pawn Shop Amp ...

    just before NAMM?

    Hmmmmmmm ... makes you wonder, eh?
     
  16. tap4154

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    D2P, if it isn't what you need, pass.

    On the other hand, I'm loving mine more and more -- but I'm using it as a home amp.

    Plugged straight in, it's to DIE for at lower volumes. Add some slow tremolo... ahhh

    Turn up a bit more but play with a light touch... it's VERY touch sensitive.

    The 96 db OEM speaker is perfect, for me. Put the higher db Legend (or better) in, I have to imagine it would soar.

    YMMV, JFYI, IMHO etc. :D
     
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    I did a speaker upgrade and some component and tube swaps to mine and it was still a thin, shrill-sounding thing that weighed way too much. Waste of time and money.
     
  18. tap4154

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    Yeah... 33 lbs, about 10 more lbs than a Champ.

    Shrill?

    Oh well...

    I'm not selling them.

    Just enjoying.
     
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    Curious........What component swaps did you do?
     
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    That's it!

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    Put one of those in a brownie FenEx and let Fezz and GB try it out :D
     
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