Back to my search for the perfect Fender combo

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  1. Trelwheen

    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    A while back I was trying to decide between the various Princeton models and Deluxe Reverbs.

    I've looked at vintage ones and both the blackface and silverface reissues.

    I'm wondering which one will record better. I like the 12" speaker in the Deluxe but the Princeton has a sweeter, cleaner thing going on. They both have that tube rectifier bounce when you crank them up, just a different feel.....

    Any opinions based on experience, particularly in recordings?
     
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    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    Why isn't the amp which our esteemed colleague AlvisX thinks very highly of, the Fender Pro Junior, under consideration?
    BP
     
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    Thar some great fender circuits out thar . Stick with a rectifier tube . You should build one with some mods
     
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    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    The Brown Deluxe circuit.
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I'm sticking with tube rectified versions

    But you don't want me buildin' no amp, no no no...unless you like fireworks
     
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    I had a Pro Jr years ago, I loved it. It was like a Plexi in a cereal box. I'm looking for a different kind of Fender this time around, the old tube-rectified squish and chimey cleans. if it wasn't for the difference between the 10 and 12 inch speakers, I'd have already picked the Princeton over the Deluxe. Maybe I need both
     
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    " It was like a Plexi in a cereal box "...... cool...I like that ! I'll have to check it out.
    BP
     
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    I have the 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and love it. Clean at lower levels and that Fender break up at higher levels. Its a nice amp IMO
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    The best Fender is a Pro Reverb. Tube rectifier 40 watt or SS rectifier, ultralinear transformer, 70 watt, one or the other, your choice.
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks M-Dog, good info. Is the '68 Custom tube or SS recto? And did you try a blackface RI as well? If so, what did you like better about the silver face?

    Thanks MG, I have never played one and had not thought about it before. If there's one at my local outlets I'll have to give it a wallop or two.

    Guys, while we're talking about the bigger ones what about the Super Reverb?
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Its all tube Bro!
     
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    You should check out Hoffman amps . Has some fender designs with some mods . You should get some to build one for you
     
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    Yep.

    6G3.

    Do it, do it now.
     
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    Everybody loves their 12", but when it comes to sitting right in the mix, sometimes a 10" is just right...
    J
     
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    As per other thread I’m going for a Princeton delete in a 1 x12 open back combo.
    Two preamp tubes
    Two 6v6 and a tube rectifier. Can’t decide EZ81 ( saggy but I have PT for ) or GZ34 or even ss in small amp
     
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    If this is for gigging, then a BF SR converted SS rec.
    This would be your gigging combo. You can choose something/anything else to record with.
     
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    I put a 12" Seventy/80 in my '77 Princeton Reverb, and it sounds great. I do believe that speaker was meant for either a Fender circuit or a closed-back cab.

    I have done all the Brownface mods and the only thing I wish I had in this amp was a master volume...
     
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    Super Sonic 22 for me
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    That's a very, very good point. I have not one single 10" speaker in my studio. I've got two 4x12 cabs, three 1x12 combos and a 2x12 combo...I need to broaden my horizons

    I'm gonna get a Princeton. Yep, that's it.





    .................. or maybe a Super Reverb RI :headbanger:
     
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    I do believe Fender has a Princeton out now with a 12 from the factory. Not sure if it's a limited run or anything like that, though.
     

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