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Fender Greta 2w tabletop amp

#1 User is offline   Riffster 

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

What an odd little amp.

http://www.fender.co.../#PSA-excelsior
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

that is really interesting looking! i would need to hear before a purchase though.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

I like the demo video......tempting...
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

There is a video demo on the page in one of the tabs.

I would have to try it out before buying, being a Fender product probably will not be hard to find.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Not bad price, interested!
The Excelsior is pretty sweet to!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:57 AM

I bought one from Musician's Friend yesterday,they have them in stock.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

I want one.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

Greta is cute, but I'm way more interested in the Excelsior... 13 watts, 15 inch speaker. Wondering if it would handle an open mic Blues jam in a smaller club?
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

View PostT Bone, on 14 April 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

Greta is cute, but I'm way more interested in the Excelsior... 13 watts, 15 inch speaker. Wondering if it would handle an open mic Blues jam in a smaller club?


Musician's Friend also has the Excelsior in stock(accordion not included).

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

View Posttruetone6, on 14 April 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

Musician's Friend also has the Excelsior in stock(accordion not included).

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Hmm, must've sold them all (or not updated the site). I was just there after seeing they had Greta in stock, it said they expected the Excelsior in on the 20th, offering to reserve it... not working at the moment, waiting for my tax refund, which will partially be used to fund new Strat I'm gassing for, and maybe a Blues Jr. The Excelsior is really affordable though, as soon as I get back to work, I imagine I'll be ordering one as long as I don't start to hear bad stuff about it. Really liked that demo that uses the pawn shop.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostT Bone, on 14 April 2012 - 01:12 PM, said:

Hmm, must've sold them all (or not updated the site). I was just there after seeing they had Greta in stock, it said they expected the Excelsior in on the 20th, offering to reserve it... not working at the moment, waiting for my tax refund, which will partially be used to fund new Strat I'm gassing for, and maybe a Blues Jr. The Excelsior is really affordable though, as soon as I get back to work, I imagine I'll be ordering one as long as I don't start to hear bad stuff about it. Really liked that demo that uses the pawn shop.


They must have sold out the Excelsiors they had in stock. I know they had them yesterday because my friend bought one.I'm sure they will get more soon
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

I want to try out the Greta too, if anything it would be a nice practice amp while surfing the net. [biggrin]
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:49 AM

View PostMorkolo, on 14 April 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

I want to try out the Greta too, if anything it would be a nice practice amp while surfing the net. [biggrin]


You can't tell from the photos but the front and back of the Greta are painted wood and the top is metal

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

View Posttruetone6, on 15 April 2012 - 01:49 AM, said:

You can't tell from the photos but the front and back of the Greta are painted wood and the top is metal

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How does it sound? I've been thinking about getting one but they haven't come in at my local shop yet.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

View PostMorkolo, on 15 April 2012 - 07:36 AM, said:

How does it sound? I've been thinking about getting one but they haven't come in at my local shop yet.


Musicians friend shipped it but I haven't received mine yet. Here is a newer video of the Greta.


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

They are both pretty attractive amps and certainly have unique styling.The Greta looks very much like a 40s radio whereas the Excelsior has a real Art-Deco look about it.It wouldn't look at all out of place in an upscale supper club with an old Epi or Gibson jazz box plugged into it and at 13 W it should have loads of volume for such a venue.I am really getting a bad case of perpetual GAS these days as there is so much great gear coming at me from all sides.I can't wait for the old mitts to get better so that I can get gigging again and be able to have my GAS appetite sated somewhat.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

I can't buy one. My internet father told me to only buy American. [lol]
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

View Postdem00n, on 15 April 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

I can't buy one. My internet father told me to only buy American. [lol]


I think Excelsior is made in Minnesota.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

I was looking at the Greta online yesterday. This would be a nice little amp to just have sitting around and plug into - as cruzin said "while surfing the internet."
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

They sure sound very good although I think they're somewhat of a gimmick. The Greta looks like a mini version of the Time Machine props Rush had onstage on their Time Machine tour....

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