Vaporizer & Fender Pawn Shop Excelsior.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Donny Osmond fan, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Psmity

    Psmity TDPRI Member

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    You just touched on my only complaint about my excelsior. Any chance you have a link to the knob?
     
  2. Bikersluggo

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    There's a bunch of info in the Excelsior Thread in the Amp Owners Club section. I was able to do this mod myself without buying a kit. I think you just need a pot and a couple pcs of wire. It's also possible to add a footswitch for the Tremolo. Love my Excelsior and would consider buying another to mod even further. I'd like to see what it sounds like in a solid pine cabinet instead of the MDF (although I suspect it may not sound better).
     
  3. tubelectron

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    Maybe one day, I'll buy a énd hand Vaporizer in blue or green... :rolleyes:

    I read so many mixed to bad advices about the Vaporizer, though. o_Oo_Oo_O

    -tbln
     
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    7DC8A3BA-4A46-4801-9BFF-F18EC1749F6A.jpeg I was given a broken Vaporizer as a tip for some repair work. I found the stock amp was a bit underwhelming, but after a few minor modifications it really came alive. The quirky reverb reminded me of some 60’s Gibson combos. I put it up in a local guitar shop and it sold in 24hrs...
     
  5. RodeoTex

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    I have the surf Excelsior. My have to look for a matching vaporizer
     
  6. tamer_of_banthas

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    i have one of these. it's broken and i've just been using it as a stand for pedals and rack equipment. it did sound nice while it was working though.
    nailed early Kinks tones.

     
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  7. Dadzmad

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    I love mine - put in a pair of Sylvania 6V6 and a EH 12AY7 in V1. I like just the 3 inputs and do the tone adjustment on the guitar. When my son and his pals were over they couldn't get enough of the tremolo

    Winter Home in my rumpus room

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    Summer Home in my garage

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  8. CaptainSensible

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    Excelsiors sound good here. And look the part.

     
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