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New amp today...

So I got a new (new to me amp today)..a Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue.

It looks pretty near mint, except someone replaced the 10 inch speaker with a 12 (which I wanted to do anyway).

My first amp was a silverface princeton that my dad brought it home along with a nice Aria strat copy one day when I was in 7th grade (about 1985)...It always sounded great, although I wish it had had reverb. Eventually, when I started playing in a band, I needed more volume and I got a 2x12 Peavey with a built in phaser. I used one amp or the other through high school and into college.

I foolishly sold the Fender amp real cheap in 1995. I had bought a bass and was playing a bunch of bass gigs and needed a suitable bass amp...it wasn't long that I began regretting selling the Fender.

So finally, I finally found one...its gonna be my practice/ quiet jazz gig amp...
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Re: New amp today...

7/18/2012 10:06 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Don't feel so bad about selling that amp back then, I did the same as well. In fact I traded mine back that I bough used for $60 in the early 80's for a Champ II. Nobody new that these amps would be this desirable today.

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7/18/2012 10:07 AM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Oh yeah, I forgot to say HNAD!

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7/18/2012 12:33 PM

Randy Combs (6529) wrote:

How does the reissue compare tone wise to the Silverface, if you can recall? Those Silverface Princeton's are way nice, I had one too.

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Re: New amp today...

7/19/2012 4:04 AM

Jeremy Cotton (7938) wrote:

well, its been a loooong time, so all I have is decidedly unscientific recollections...the 2 biggest differences are that the old silverface was lighter (or I am possibly lazier) and the reissue has significantly more bass available which is likely due to the 12" speaker...

so far I am definitely loving it.