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6L6
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Sep 12th, 2015 12:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

OK...

Tried a new '65 PRRI at GC today and was really smitten with it. Going back tomorrow and buying it.

Maybe #4 will be the charm!

PEEGOO: What length legs did you install on yours?

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 02:07 AM, Sep 12th, 2015)

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Sep 12th, 2015 04:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just bought a 68 Princeton Reverb Custom. Absolutely love this amp. Bought it to replace a Blues Jr NOS. It might be small and have a 10 inch speaker, but it sounds much bigger than the blues jr. Nice low end and very smooth tone.

6L6
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Sep 12th, 2015 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Welp… I bought it and I LOVE it! AND, so far at least, NO RATTLE!

This delivers the sound I grew up with and love the most.

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Peegoo
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C-C-R is one letter

better than B-B-Q. Tastier too!
Sep 13th, 2015 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6L6, The 14" legs are the correct size.

6L6
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Sep 13th, 2015 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peegoo!

6L6
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Oct 8th, 2015 12:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Been playing the heck out of my new '65 PRRI and I LOVE it!

AND, NO RATTLES!

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 05:25 PM, Oct 10th, 2015)

Viera
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Santee CA

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Oct 8th, 2015 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bought one about a year ago. It does what it does very well and has no rattles. I actually prefer my Epi LP Elite into this amp more than my Strats. Go figure.

FTR: Mine is the'65 PRRI.

(This message was last edited by Viera at 12:34 PM, Oct 8th, 2015)

reverend mikey
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west Omaha, east NE

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Oct 15th, 2015 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Has anyone tried the Celestion Gold alnico 10" in their PRRI? (Sorry, it's been awhile since I've waded back through this thread, and I'm lazy...)

Big Joe

USA

Oct 15th, 2015 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Put one in my PRRI earlier this year and am very happy.Compared to the stock C10R , which is not a bad speaker, the Gold has tighter bottom, sweeter highs and generally fuller , more balanced tone due to the greater mids. I also found that I had a lot more EQ adjustment range with the Gold. With the Jensen, I had to keep the treble at 3 or it would be too spiky and the base around 3 or it got too boomy. Best of all is that it still maintains the Fender blackface chime.

(This message was last edited by Big Joe at 06:07 AM, Oct 16th, 2015)

reverend mikey
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Oct 15th, 2015 08:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the review. Of course, the bad news is, now I want one, and they're pricey!



Te 52

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Oct 15th, 2015 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put in a Gold in my PRRI to try out, just assuming it would be a big improvement, since I *love* the Celestion Blue in my DRRI. The Gold certainly didn't sound bad, but I ended up going back to the Jensen. Fender just really nailed the speaker choice on that amp, IMO.

reverend mikey
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Oct 16th, 2015 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Te 52

That's helpful too, considering my budget right now. I've also used a Reverend AllTone 1025 ... might go back to that.

Weezie

Montreal, Canada

Oct 16th, 2015 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put a Celestion Gold in mine a couple of months ago. I like it way better. The amp is noticeably louder, and handles the volume better (doesn't flub out like the stock speaker).

(This message was last edited by Weezie at 03:08 PM, Oct 16th, 2015)

Guitargonaut

Richmond, Ky USA

Oct 6th, 2016 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hello fellow '65 PRRI lovers. I've decided to mod my already awesome amp - hopefully making it awesomer! XD

I've upgraded the tubes to JAN-GE preamp and Gold Lion power tubes. Rebiased the amp to factory spec. The Weber 10A150-O has arrived and is awaiting for the new MojoTone cabinet and TO20 transformer to be delivered.

Should be quite nice...

(This message was last edited by Guitargonaut at 08:53 PM, Oct 6th, 2016)

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Nov 3rd, 2016 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just ordered a scratch-n-dent PRRI from MF for my upcoming birthday. It will join my now 15 yr old DRRI and the two 70s Champs.

rc
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Dec 11th, 2016 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd like mine a lot better if I could get rid of some fuzz between low Ab and B--just those 3 notes. a friend says you can't hear it at gig volumes but it's maddening in the living room at night, so I've taken to doing my noodling on a $50 Peavey Envoy.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

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Dec 24th, 2016 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

QUOTE
I'd like mine a lot better if I could get rid of some fuzz between low Ab and B--just those 3 notes. a friend says you can't hear it at gig volumes but it's maddening in the living room at night."

rc No one mentions it but the reverb pan can virate against the cabinet, atleast it did on mine. In my case it was the Ab on the low E string. After tracking it down I simply placed a small cloth and wedged it between the reverb tank cover and the back of the bottom panel. The very annoying rattle is completelt gone now.

(This message was last edited by Tony F at 12:52 PM, Dec 24th, 2016)

Deep

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Dec 30th, 2016 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try this setting on your PR

Volume- 4
Treble-8
Bass-9
Reverb-2.5

This setting may seem a bit extreme but try this with your single coils plugged straight in. Great tone!

Noonan

USA

ProJr volume goes to 12!
Feb 27th, 2017 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

(This message was last edited by Noonan at 06:51 PM, Feb 27th, 2017)

Noonan

USA

ProJr volume goes to 12!
Feb 27th, 2017 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My PRRI remains unmodded and I love it. Its my final keeper amp after a clean sweep of gear. I thought about putting kickback legs on it but opted for a kickback amp stand rather than drilling holes in the cab. You say adding the legs is foolproof?! Ha, this fool can fowl up anything! "No irreversible mods allowed" is my motto. That includes screw holes.

I did indeed buy a footswitch from The Switch Doctor. www.ampfootswitch.com. Why? The Doctor made one for me that has LEDs above the Reverb & Trem buttons. I think it was $60+/-.
Does exactly what I needed.

Note - This footswitch has NOT been subjected to rigorous, demanding service. It looks & feels pretty bulletproof but it has yet to take live rounds.

(This message was last edited by Noonan at 06:50 PM, Feb 27th, 2017)

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