1964 Princeton Reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by riker4208, May 29, 2008.

  1. riker4208

    riker4208 Member

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    Just thought I'd post some pics of my new amp. Bought it on craigslist. Super nice dude decided to sell his dad's closet classic (dad is passed away). Original tubes, 2 prong.....I'm positive this thing has never been cracked open. Anyway, I don't know what the hell to do with it as it's too nice to even bring out of the house, and I'm not a collector. Seriously there's no reason for me to keep this. This is the closest I'll get to buying an amp in 1964.

    Should I just start collecting '64s?

    Why the hell did I buy this? I'm sick.:p
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  2. gsf

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    Beautiful - play it for a month, then pm me if you want to sell. Gene
     
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    Amazing find - especially for craigslist ! - Are you going to tell us how much you paid for it ???
     
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    Well, if there's no reason for you to keep it, I'll take it off your hands.

    Nice score, great amp.
     
  6. markom89

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    Very nice find, my friend! Good for you.
    I've been wanting a nice clean PR like that for a while.
    Really, very nice.
     
  7. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    If you are going to play it, I would highly suggest replacing the speaker with a modern one before doing so. Why? You're fairly likely to blow the old (stock?) speaker if you crank it up. Better safe than sorry. Being an old amp, it also is likely to need the filter caps replaced. A tech would also put on a three prong plug.

    My '65 looked like yours when I bought it, but I've put some wear and tear on it in the few years I've had it. I put a speaker, new filter caps, a three prong cord, and turned the ground switch into a standby. I figure it is good for another 40 years!

    Nice score,
    Bryan
     
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    I'll get in line for this one .

    Email or PM me if you want to sell.
     
  10. riker4208

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    I didn't get a steal on it, but it was a good price. I was probably 5th in line for the amp, but the guy said he "liked my spirit" and decided to sell to me. Maybe it was meant to be. I agree about changing the caps and speaker as well as power cord, I just don't think I can bring myself to do it. The cleaned the pots and it plays fine now. Sounds like it should. The speaker sounds fine, but you can feel the strain past five on the dial. The cone still feels stiff though.
     
  11. George Adelson

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    I'd keep it if I were you. I paid 1200 for a Mint (seriously)66 from Jay Rosen 3 years ago. This is the 7th one I have had. When I was a kid in the 70's early 80's (I'm 40 now) you could get them all day long for a couple hundred bucks. Someone paid 3250 for one on ebay a few months ago! It's crazy when you realize that these sometime go for more thn the Blackface Twin Reverb counterparts. And it's a Fender Electric Model, much more cachet to a collector.
     
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    I forgot to ask the most important question of all. How does it sound?
     
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    You're not sure what to do with it?


    Just send it to me! :D
     
  14. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Why dont things like this end up on MY craigslist?
     
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    If you are going to change the caps with out checking them out first and don't think they are worth anything, I will happily pay the freight and a few bucks for your trouble. Not all of us feel all older amps need their caps replaced.
     
  16. riker4208

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    It sounds good after I cleaned the pots, they were quite noisy. It's pretty clean up to 4, then it starts breaking up. I think the only thing I'm interested in doing to it is making sure the bias is in check. It's a little cold sounding and I'm thinking it has drifted a bit. This thing just hasn't been played. It needs a little warming up.
     
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    Better upgrade that power cord pronto. Dangerous from what I understand. Other than that... look sweet.
     
  19. riker4208

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    I was wondering about that. I have many appliances that run of 2 prong. Is the risk more of getting shocked from your instrument?
     

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