Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by DEMENTED, Jun 30, 2008.
Or are they a PCB amp ?
PCB, like the other reissue amps.
They are said to sound pretty good though; there's a review in the most recent Tone Quest. Hopefully my local Fender dealer will get one in to check out.
The 57 Tweed Re-issue is PTP. But then it's also a lot more money.
I've read some good reviews on the amp. Fender does a good job with PCB designs, keeping the tubes off the main board, etc. Good speaker and tubes and it should sound great.
How much for your vintage PR?
The Ampeg J-20 is PTP, and $50 cheaper. With a better cab, and a 12" alnico speaker. And 5 more watts. And cuter.
Are they made in China? How can they produce an amp like that at that price point?
Isn't ampeg made in Vietnam now?
PTP or PCB, It sounds fantastic. In fact, it sounds as good as my PTP Victoria Victorilux 6L6, 115. You're not going to find a better sounding Blackface tone for $799. I'm glad it's not PTP. It would have cost a bunch more and I doubt it would have sounded any better.
Yeah but...is it the kind of PCB amp that can be easily serviced. If it is, we're in business.
Pretty good though???
You say this as if it sounds good in spite of being PCB?
Are people really still under the impression that it makes a difference?
I thought most folks were over that myth?
Why would that disappoint you?
I can't answer that. What I do know is my HRD and Deville 410 were never any trouble as far as reliability. Has fender had problems in the past with their PCB amps? It seems I would have heard about it one way or another.
It's just haunting mids hand-wringing.
I'm not under that impression; if my reply conveyed that, it's just an unfortunate choice of words. Until fairly recently I had two high end amps; a Matchless SC30 (ptp of course) and a Fuchs ODS50 (PCB). The Fuchs is still here. The SC30 is of course a great amp, but the Fuchs is more what I'm after at this point. The fact that it's PCB didn't matter to me at all. I know it's very well made, and my ears tell me the rest.
Agreed re: reliability of the RI (PCB) amps I've owned ('65 DRRI, bought in '93, and '59 Bassman RI bought in '91). Eventually sold both, but I know that the '59 Bassman - which I sold to a friend - is still running strong and has had zero component failures in its 17 years.
If the Princeton Reverb RI is built as well as my Bassman RI, you shouldn't worry.
i think it might come down to why you are buying it.. if it is for re sale eventually, my guess (and that is all it is) is that it wont be sought after the way PTP amps are sought after.. mystique ? yeah, maybe.. but that is what drives the vintage market overall.
if not so, why would fender and gibson go to all that trouble to make their
relics and other custom shop goodies as close to original spec as possible.
it may be that the latest princeton sounds terrific and is reliable..but... if you have visions of selling it off eventually, i would opt for something else..
and that is worth a cup of $4.00 latte....
I gotta try one of these out. I used to have an old silverface and loved it.