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Item Reviews for: Fender Pawn Shop Excelsior Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier  -  FEN 2303010 LIST

Great buy
By: R.Maxwell from N.C.      Submitted: 10/18/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. I love the vintage look of the amp.Clean at low volume and breaks up nicely as you crank it up.Still breaking the speaker in it's a little harsh on bright,but starting to get better. Tube change may fix it.Dark sounds pretty good.love the amp great purchase. first purchase from AMS and will buy from again. Shipping was super fast and arrived in excellent condition. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Yes it's heavy and seems to be put together well.haven't had it long, but could probably take punishment as well as any other amp. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? N/A Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? N/A Action How was the action out of the box? N/A Finish How did the stain or paint job look? N/A Reliability How has it stood up over time? Haven't had it long but it seems well built.
Chuck from Corona,California
By: Chuck from corona, Ca      Submitted: 7/29/2013

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Sweet Amp
By: Darren from London,Ont.,Canada      Submitted: 11/2/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I have had the amp for 2 weeks...3 jams & 1 gig (mic'd the amp)..Held up good so far Reliability How has it stood up over time? Once again ...only had it 2 weeks...the amp seems to sound better every time I use it... General Your general opinion of this product. I have owned a few tube amps (Peavey Delta Blues,Peavey ValveKing,Vox Nighttrain,Peavey 6505+ Plus 112 combo..etc) Sold every one of them within a short period of time...Not this Sweet little beauty!!!The amp is pedal friendly(which is a must for me)...She is a keeper Very simple amp in terms of adjustments...Volume knob..Tremolo knob...Bright-Dark switch and the on/off switch Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This amp sounds awesome ...has the switch for bright-dark for tone...which makes it versatile for different genres Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very appealing finish
Don't Buy This! SAVE YOUR MONEY!! IT's a WASTE!!!!
By: STEVER from WESTERN NY      Submitted: 5/10/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Made in China by the worst technichiand they could find proably underage children Reliability How has it stood up over time? I wouldn't give it a day General Your general opinion of this product. This amp ios the biggest piece of JUNK I have ever heard. I can't believe people would buy this. the tone is unbearable and the 15# speaker only makes it worse. UYeah, having a spot for an acordian really makes sense (IF YOU OWN AN ACORDIAN) Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The controls are rediculous..who's playing an electric accordian???????????? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The worst sounding tube amp I have ever hear an absolute waste of money. The tone is horendous and only someone who has never heard a REAL tube amp or is under 15 could like it. This speaker is garbage Finish How did the stain or paint job look? It looks like it was made in the 50's and sounds like ie too. Action How was the action out of the box? A SERIOUS wast of money. Save your money and get a GOOD tube and for 299 you could geta Blackheart that absolutely KILLS this amp with REAL tube tone. This amp is nothing but a gimmick and garbage and won't be around for 6 months
A cool tube combo amp that is loads of fun to use and stare at.
By: Terry O from Albert, Canada, anonmyous74210      Submitted: 5/8/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The amp looks beatiful and suprisingly well made. According to internal amp pictures the tubes are mounted on the chassis not on the PCB which definitely bodes well for lasting longer. Unfortunately the tubes are where the cost cutting took place. Expect random crackling and occasional amp volume hiccups as the tubes succumb breifly to the vibration through the large speaker, you might want to buy some JJ tubes when you buy the amp to save frustration. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Only owned a couple weeks and sounds better each week other than amp noise at high volume r/t above mentioned cheap tube syndrome. General Your general opinion of this product. The first thing that hit me about this amp was it's outrageously cool look. Upon receiving the amp I am happy to say, it looks even cooler than the pictures. I own several tube and solid state amps and really have no need for another but I always dreamed of finding some weird looking vintage tube amp with a cool and unusual vibe. This fits the bill perfectly Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? n/a Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Sharp contrast between bright and dark tones, makes you work to dial in exact tone you are looking for. The amp rewards your playing efforts like any good tube amp does which is quite a feat for an amp that cost so little. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very nicely designed and almost makes you feel like you stole some cherished amp from Muddy Waters. Somebody in Fender probably came up with the idea for this amp while joking with buddies at the pub after work. The Excelsior proves that thinking outside the box can be liberating. Action How was the action out of the box? n/a
Classic Looks, Classic Tone
By: Joe from Los Angeles, CA, anonmyous74208      Submitted: 5/2/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Well made, built like a tank. A little on the heavy side...but that's to be expected for a tube amp with a 15" speaker. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Only had it for a month but all my amps made by Fender stood the test of time, I'm not worried. General Your general opinion of this product. Pound for Pound the best sounding tube amp for the money! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? NA Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Has a Dark and a Bright switch...that's the great thing about this amp, I can go from a deep dark blues or jazz tone to a bright and twangy country tone. Don't be fooled though, this amp is big & loud in a good way. I can't believe it's only 13 watts! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Good quality brown tolex with a cool vintage style handle Action How was the action out of the box? NA
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