Fender Excelsior Guitar Amplifier with JJ Tubes Review

Fender Excelsior Guitar Amplifier with JJ Tubes Review

The Fender Excelsior is a killer amplifier – it’s 13 watts of great tone, but the problem was the cheap Chinese tubes that came with the amplifier had problems.  3 of the 4 tubes were faulty, they did “work” but they rattled and were highly micro-phonic.  I took out the original tubes and replaced them with JJ Tubes and this is the sound of the amplifier after the re-tubing. It sounds way nicer now when it’s cranked and it get some really nice natural sustain and feedback happening.   These 4 guitars in the Excelsior demo is are Fender 50th Anniversary Deluxe Stratocaster with Fender Fat 50 Pickups, G&L ASAT Telecaster, Fender ’52 Reissue Telecaster with Joe Barden pickups and a Tokai Love Rock Les Paul guitar.

 

How to change Tubes in a Peavey Amplifier

How to change Tubes in a Peavey Amplifier

Here’s a video tutorial I put together on how to change tubes in a Peavey Amplifier.   I hope this how to guide is useful to those who need to either change their 12AX7 tubes or EL84 tubes.

Changing tubes in a Peavey amp is very easy and if you are changing one or a set, the amp will not need to be biased for these new tubes.  If you’re replacing one, keep the same brand, just to make sure.  Tubes can make a big difference to the output and sound of a Peavey Amplifier.  They come stock with JJ Tubes now and they sound really good.