FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

WD Music

Amazon

Jensen Loudspeakers

Guitar Center

MOD KITS DIY

Sweetwater

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Apex Tube Matching

Musician's Friend

Antique Electronics Supply

Amplified Parts


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / PRRI Club - Enter Here!

Previous 20 Messages   Next 20 Messages  
ECS-3
Contributing Member
*********

USA / Virginia

Oct 2nd, 2014 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just got my 65 Princeton Reverb Reissue today! Been thinking about it for a while, finally pulled the trigger. So far I"m very pleased with the amp. Sounds great with my Telecaster with the guitar's volume and tone dialed back just a bit.

Finally faced the facts...namely I really don't need my '67 Dual Showman any more :(


Noonan

USA

ProJr volume goes to 12!
Oct 12th, 2014 09:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey guys!
On the back of our PRRI is a jack for an external speaker. I have read the manual and it to me its not real clear with respect to ohms of the external cab. Of course admittedly I'm not the brightest light on the old Christmas tree, so maybe its right there and I didn't get it. Whatever.
Have you used that jack for an external cab? What ohm was that cab? Was it necessary to unplug the internal speaker? Any other advise on using the PRRI to drive both the internal speaker and an external cab.

(This message was last edited by Noonan at 03:07 PM, Oct 27th, 2014)

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Oct 12th, 2014 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The "official" (read, written by lawyers} word from Fender is that you should unplug the internal speaker when an external is used.

But in real life, it's fine to use both provided you don't play with the volume at 10 and lots of distortion. People have been doing this without issues for decades.

In either case, the external speaker should be the same ohms as the internal. That will ensure that the speakers contribute equally to the overall loudness.

JDRNoPro

USA/Maine

N/A
Oct 12th, 2014 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whichever speaker output you choose to use, just be sure that at least one is connected any time that amp is powered on!!

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
***

-or you'll find out

what I'm famous for
Nov 2nd, 2014 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've had this PRRI for a few years. Finally installed the tilt-back legs on it. These have been kicking around for more than a year.

What took me so dang long?

newstratter
Contributing Member
**

USA

Nov 3rd, 2014 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are the tilt-back legs for home use?


Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
***

-or you'll find out

what I'm famous for
Nov 3rd, 2014 06:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Both: home and away. Playing a small joint, you get a nice room-filling bounce off the ceiling.

1 Strat 1 Goldtop 1 Tele

CT

Nov 10th, 2014 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really love mine... picked it up last year around this time and after having to exchange a bad one due to a micro-phonic tube, the second one is all good and sounds fantastic. I don't really play at high volumes anymore (unfortunately) so this smaller amp is perfect.

I spent a while trying to find the right OD pedal to put in front of it and finally settled on the Xotic Effects USA BB Preamp pedal. I like a simple rig and it sounds just like the natural break up you get at full volume. This is one sweet sweet amp.

(This message was last edited by 1 Strat 1 Goldtop 1 Tele at 08:50 AM, Nov 10th, 2014)

ECS-3
Contributing Member
*********

USA / Virginia

Nov 28th, 2014 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One thing I'll mention - my Princeton Reverb developed the baffle rattle after playing it for about a month. I fixed mine by removing the amp chassis and gluing a strip of felt to the bottom / front of the chassis, where it meets up with the top of the baffle board. That's where it rattles. I used contact cement to attach the felt.

This is a simple fix and works like a charm!

No more rattles.

(This message was last edited by ECS-3 at 09:36 AM, Nov 28th, 2014)

jiagap

SW Washington, USA

"can't we just settle this over a pint"
Dec 10th, 2014 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Joining the club. Bought the 68 at first, thought I would like the warmer tone and earlier break up. I was wrong. The warmer tone was fine for the strat but too dark on my humbuckers. And the early break up was delicious, but decided I wanted a bit more headroom. So... I took it back and got the 65.

So far, wonderful. In the bedroom, and out in the open. Humbuckers and single coil both nice. I plugged my acoustic into it the other night, and that guitar has never sounded so nice. Clean, sweet, and golden to the ears. I am running the Nova System in front for effects and overdrive.

I love the weight and size - very easy to haul. I used to own a Bassman and, though it was a great amp, it was too heavy to haul, and I could not get it to the sweet spot inside the house without damage to family and property.

So far, I am in love with the 65 reissue.

Dadical
Contributing Member
**********
***

I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Dec 16th, 2014 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All my BF amps have tilt back legs. Really nice feature for the house plus l can hear myself on stage rather than the sound blowing past my feet while my ears are full of the rest of the band.

BlondeStrat
Contributing Member
**********
**********
***

Las Vegas NV

Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Dec 16th, 2014 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the heads up on this thread Jess ;)

stjohn1299

Choudrant, LA

Dec 30th, 2014 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hope to soon be buying a new amp to go along with my AC15 "twin." I'd like to have something that will be more clean than driven. I am torn right now between the DRRI and PRRI. I'm worried the PRRI might not have enough headroom. In a live environment, I would most definitely mic both amps, so I'm not worried about clean headroom for the whole room-I'm mainly worried about it in a band context with stage volume. I play mostly country, rockabilly, roots type of stuff and use a Gretsch 6120, strat, and tele....will probably one day get a Gretsch Jet as well. I want to use the AC15 or pedals for my grittier sound, and use the DRRI/PRRI for clean. I haven't played a PRRI, and I do plan to. I've played the DRRI, and the ones I have tried, were very bright. I've heard the PRRI sounds better, but may not have the headroom. Your thought would be appreciated!


professor
Contributing Member
**********
**********

North Gnarlyington

Dec 30th, 2014 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^ from what I've been reading it's the '68 Princeton Custom that has less headroom than the PRRI.....I intend to find out at some point in the new year...

BlondeStrat
Contributing Member
**********
**********
***

Las Vegas NV

Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Dec 30th, 2014 07:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been looking at the amps myself. Have not purchased a PRRI yet. Spent my Christmas wad on a bass amp. ;)

When I do it will be the 65 black face.

professor, what you are saying there is exactly how I understand it and is the reason for my choice between the variations.

reverend mikey
Contributing Member
*********

west Omaha, east NE

Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Feb 17th, 2015 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Brought a new PRRI home the other day. Got a great deal at the local mom 'n' pop - $855 + tax; around $915 out the door.

I had foolishly sold my special edition PRRI (surf green & white tolex with a Celestion speaker), and while testing out a couple guitars (including a recently purchased Casino), I realized just how good the PRRI sounds!

Fortunately a guitar and cab sold within a week of each other, providing the $$ for the new Princeton.

The stock Jensen ceramic sounds great, but I know I'll also have to try my Reverend and Eminence The Copperhead speakers in this one (like I did in the SE one).

Good to be back home.

Noonan

USA

ProJr volume goes to 12!
May 8th, 2015 02:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Proud owner of a 68 Custom Princeton Reverb. Looking for a new cab for it, solid wood, maple or bubinga or walnut. My experience has been that solid wood cabs resonate more and beef up the sound vs plywood.

So does anyone out there know cabinet builders who do this kind of work?
Cheers!
Noonan

Dadical
Contributing Member
**********
****

I am not a complete

idiot - I have several pieces missing!
May 9th, 2015 05:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mojotone

Solid pine cabs. They just built three for me and I'm happy with both the work and the price.

One is tweed, two are tolex. I don't know if they do uncovered wood finishes but they will do custom builds for size and configurations.



Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
****

My cables are made

of copper-free *oxygen*
May 9th, 2015 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on Mojotone.

I am really particular, and when I build stuff, it has to be perfect or really close to it.

Mojotone measures up to my picky standards. And they are a great company to deal with.

6L6
Contributing Member
**********
**********

San Francisco, CA

Jun 17th, 2015 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"One thing I'll mention - my Princeton Reverb developed the baffle rattle after playing it for about a month…"

Absolutely incredible that Fender has chosen to still not fix this problem!

When the PRRI first came out, I went through THREE of them (last 2 under warranty) and still couldn't get one that didn't rattle. Turned them all back in, got my money back, but left disappointed because I wanted one that wouldn't rattle.

Someone at Fender QC should be looking for their next job.

6

Previous 20 Messages   Next 20 Messages  

FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / PRRI Club - Enter Here!




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved