Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by TimH, Dec 9, 2010.
Obviously SF and BF models but are there boutique options worth looking at?
Don't discount the reissue. The PRRI can hang with the best vintage and boutique Princeton Reverbs.
Vox Cambridge Reverb tube; either 1965 or early 1966.
Headstrong and Vintage Sound both do excellent repros. I agree on the re-issue as well. They did a good job.
I've owned an original 1964 Princeton Reverb, an Allen Sweet Spot 1x10" combo, a Headstrong Lil' King 1x12" combo, and the reissue. The reissue sounded as good as any of them and is very well made.
Thanks guys! I'll keep myself open to a good deal on a prri
If something hasn't been mentioned please feel free to jump in...and if you're selling pm me ;-)
Ya, the PR reissue is excellent. Personally, I did not care for the stock speaker and put a 10" Celestion Gold in.
I thought out of all the non-Fender ones I've played, the Headstrong was the best. The lil king with a 12" was magical.
My clones can pass for original... and for about an average of 250.00 less than any of the other boutiques.
someone could happily bump this for me
I see you're from Toronto.
You guys chased that fat alcoholic bum Brian Burke out of town with pitchforks yet?
another vote for Vintage Sound Amps
lolz. Not yet. He's got another season or two before that.
Whoa. That's patience!
Rome wasn't built in a day and this team had to be completely gutted. There are a lot of positive pieces...the Kessle deal might be his undoing though...if boston gets another top 5 pick this year I predict both Wilson and Burke will be out the door.
Any decision as to what type of Princeton Reverb to get yet? I'm also considering one. I want something with gorgeous cleans for my home studio. I can get louder than bedroom volumes but nothing crazy as the neighbors' houses aren't too far away and my studio isn't particularly soundproof. I already have an AC15 clone and usually run that pretty cranked up through an ultimate attenuator. A part of me thinks just get a big clean amp and run it through the ultimate attenuator, but another part of me thinks just get a princeton reverb. My concern is it will be thin sounding, when compared to say an attenuated Super Reverb or Vibrolux. But listening to Jim Campilongo makes me think that the prri would be awesome sauce with my esquire. And I want 10" speakers.
Another vote for the Allen Sweet Spot here. I owned a PRRI and returned it within a week (was getting some rattling sound that I thought might have been the baffle, but I couldn't get it to go away.) I moved on to the Headstrong Lil King with the 12 which was really cool, and probably closer to the true Princeton sound. I wanted it to have the option to go brighter than it could, so I got a used Sweet Spot for $900 which was about the same as a new PRRI and several hundred less than the used Headstrong I owned. If I want it to sound like the Lil King, I just shut the bright switch off and keep the mid control low. I'm extremely happy with it and find it more versatile than the others I tried (IMO.) I recommend the Allen, especially if you can find a used one
Having owned a 60's Blackface, 1x12 PR and a 70's silver, 1x10 PR; I can tell you the best Princeton Reverb I've ever played is the Fender/Rivera PRII!! They're starting to become scarce but worth a look.
+1 on the Allen Sweet Spot!! Wonderful sounding PR clone with some tweaks! But, I've heard a 60's PR live recently and it sounded AMAZING! Could have been the player and the fact that it was pushed through a 2x12 with G12M and Blue!