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.