NAD. Excelsior

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Strato67, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Let's do some Excelsior demos.
     
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Another killer little fender that is an absolute bargain is the Vibro Champ XD, I've been playing mine all day and dannnng! 20200411_180030.jpg the bedroom amps.
     
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  3. Strato67

    Strato67 Gretschie

    269
    Oct 19, 2016
    Texas
    I’m goin to do vid with it soon.
     
  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    They were a great sounding amp. I found a great example, new, at Wildwood and bought it. A few years ago, I gave it to me nephew as part of a gear purge.
     
  5. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    770
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    I got dat too! I use it on all home recordings, direct out to my 16 track. The tweed voices are great. My only mod was to add a Weber speaker which did add a nice flavour. Great effects too, I mainly use the slap back for a bit of rockabilly
     
  6. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  7. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    800
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    I had one of the later Excelsior's it was a kind of blonde with an emi speaker.
    Once I'd sorted the rattles out and did the tone control mod it was a triffic low wattage amp in its own sort of way.
    If another came along at the right price I'd snap it up.
     
  8. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Congrats, these are cool amps. Was surprised to see one at Sun Studios when I toured there last year (possibly included in their collection mostly for aesthetics).

    Only use mine occasionally, but really enjoy it.
     
  9. Strato67

    Strato67 Gretschie

    269
    Oct 19, 2016
    Texas
    I’m going to do the 12 inch speaker. Hooked it up a Jensen. Wow ! Night and day.
     
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  10. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Sweet... I bought my Excelsior with the Weber already installed so I can’t tell, but other people told me that the stock 15 wasn’t bad but sounded a bit lifeless. I bet that a 12 would do a big difference.
     
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  11. Strato67

    Strato67 Gretschie

    269
    Oct 19, 2016
    Texas
    Was it a 12 or 15?
     
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  12. Strato67

    Strato67 Gretschie

    269
    Oct 19, 2016
    Texas
    What the heck. Going to build a pine Cab for it this week. Install a 12. The cabs are the problem with these.
     
  13. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    It was a Weber Michigan 15. I never thought about installing a 12 instead, but it sounds like a nice idea to try.
     
  14. Skibbers

    Skibbers Electromatic

    33
    Feb 21, 2020
    Minneapolis
    I’ve heard that each input is voiced differently, just ignore the mic and accordion labels. You can get a tone you like between the different inputs and the tone switch. That said, just put a tone switch in.

    I love the 12 inch speaker idea. That opens up so many possibilities.
     
  15. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    A 12 might sound very good. It’s a wonderful sounding amp and has a lot of body to the sound. I loved it for Surf. Sometimes I regret not having one.
     
  16. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I'm still kicking myself for not snatching this one up that I saw in GC a few months ago for $199.99 used...

    What was I thinking?... [​IMG]

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  17. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    One day I hope to get one, preferably with the mods already done :)
     
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  18. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    266
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    15" combos are great, I wish more vintage-voiced amps used 15" speakers for guitars.
     
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