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"That's a custom tweed. That Excelsior, because they have the green one and other ones, but Nate White, at Fender, when these came out Mike did something with Danny Harrison at A&M and that Green Fender amp was there and he asked about getting it. Mike got us a green one and then we brought it into rehersals. Mike liked it. Then Scott and Tom, one of the two, said something about a tweed - I mentioned it to Nate - and then that became a custom tweed model that Mike is playing, which may possibly become a heartbreaker model depending on how things work out. It's a pretty cool-looking amp," explains Mike Campbell's guitar tech about the Fender Excelsior Pawn Shop Tube Guitar Amp.more
When someone asks me about my Excelsior and how I would summarise it in one sentence I always answer: "It is like 1960's Tremolux, without all the fancy switches and Reverb." Not that I do not like Reverb on Fender Amps, I played those for 5 years, it is just how address the Amp. Also I love that I do not actually miss al the switches; if I want a little different sound, I just switch the input jack holes, and in case I need little punch while gigging I just turn the Bright switch on and since it has 15inch speaker, you get, by my opinion, better texture and accents, than when playing a 2 by 10inch speaker, which you can support by the only geniue Fender Tremolo, that can take care of a small venue or club. And if like the sound and want to play bigger places, you can always hit the extension speaker output in the back and you are set. And last but not least, it looks great as an interior piece of furniture!