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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / 65 princeton reverb re issue.

Foggy1
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Jun 25th, 2018 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm leaning more that way now. After watching reviews of Princeton's and Deluxe's all morning, I need to keep this in my head. I don't need a deluxe. I don't need a deluxe!

The Princeton sounds great and is 34 pounds. Need to be able to carry it to the living room on the weekends lol!

Did that with my 50 pound DSL 40 yesterday, don't want to do that again lol!

Also i keep remembering what Rev said about the stock Princeton.

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Jun 25th, 2018 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

Foggy , I am with you . That dsl40c was never intended to leave my studio. I have the 68 pr custom. I bought it with the intentions of being my grab n go amp to take to jams. It has been that . I hear great things about the 65 ri. Get one from a place with a good return policy and you should be good. To my ears the reverb and vibrato are better on the Princeton than the deluxe. Good luck.

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Jun 25th, 2018 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree with budg and almost sold my DRRI to get a PRRI. Ultimately I didn't, but I wouldn't fault anyone who went that way.

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Jun 26th, 2018 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks guys, I really liked my Tweed Blues jr, but i really need that Princeton sound from the good ole days.

I ran out of candy, so you know i have one on the way!

Hope i don't have to buy the T020 OT and change the speaker, but if i have to, so be it. Hoping for one that doesn't have a baffle rattle also.

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Jun 26th, 2018 09:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

The speaker that comes stock in the PRRI is an excellent match to the amp. I tried a half-dozen alternates when I got mine and went back to the original C10R.

Foggy1
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Jun 27th, 2018 03:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Te 52. I'm pretty sure I'll like mine, just read a lot of things about the amp for days and I understand that speaker has a longer break in time, but I'm willin' :)

Foggy1
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Jul 1st, 2018 04:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm in tonal heaven! See no need to mod anything on this amp. I guess it's only going to get better as the speaker breaks in. I have not played it loud, just volume on 3 or 4, guitar volume around 3/4, bass and treble on 3, verb 2.5 speed and intensity on 1. With the Tumnis, Chorus and delay on the pedalboard.

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Jul 1st, 2018 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Outstanding! If you want to break in that speaker faster, plug an MP3 player into it and crank it up. Annoy the neighbors!

Foggy1
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Jul 1st, 2018 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL Peegoo, I've heard about that! BTW I'm still working on your memorizing the fret board and i do the 1 2 3 4 Exercise daily.

Thanks again.

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Jul 1st, 2018 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Glad you like your PRRI.

Try it with the volume between 8 and 10 with the guitar volume backed off. You can still play at room volumes but with more amp gusto.

Foggy1
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Jul 2nd, 2018 07:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ok I'll try it today Viera, thanks.

Foggy1
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Jul 14th, 2018 03:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Found a happy medium for me Viera, 5 3 3 2.5 1 1 is now my favorie living room setting. Adjust volume knob on guitar as needed.

Thanks.

(This message was last edited by Foggy1 at 05:35 PM, Jul 14th, 2018)

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Jul 15th, 2018 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Played yesterday evening with those settings Foggy1. Very nice clean sound with just a touch of reverb. I liked it. Used my SSS Strat in the middle position most of the time.

I did end up with 9 1 1 5 4 4 mostly with reverb and tremolo turned off via footswitch. I'm addicted to that sound. Just personal preference. You really can't go wrong with most any PRRI settings.

Foggy1
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Jul 15th, 2018 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agree with you there. What a dream amp the PRII is turning out to be.



Foggy1
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Jul 15th, 2018 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hear ya about the SSS strat in the middle. I just played my classic player strat in the middle. (57/62s)

By far the best sounding guitar i own, my Baja Tele came in a close 2nd though :)

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Aug 13th, 2018 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

This was near the top, so no zombie thread.

I'm like Foggy1 in that I have a BJr. Originally I thought it would be a low power house amp. Not even close! So, ..........

Looking at low wattage Fender Princeton's @ 12w & 15w don't sound much less than my BJr.
I want a bedroom power tube (not EL84, got one already) amp.
Doesn't turning down the guitar's vol defeat the reason fora low waste amp?
Now, this whole mess is confusing'..... Broncos don't sound so bad now.

(This message was last edited by Malcolm at 05:53 PM, Aug 23rd, 2018)

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Aug 13th, 2018 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you're playing rock and pop in a small bar, a five-watt Champ in good nick with a 6" speaker will be plenty loud unless your drummer and bass player are deaf. The best way to play these little amps is to dime them and control everything from the guitar.

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