Bigger Princeton Reverb-esque amps?

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  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    I'm sure that this has been covered before, but I want a Princeton Reverb that is a 1x12 and handwired.

    I imagine I'll have to go boutique, so who should I look at? I've had a lil dawg before, and it was great, but looking for something with a more unique design (visually)
     
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    Bluewail Tone curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    VHT special 12/20rt is exactly it this. Great amp, robust transformers, no longer built. They had some QC issues early, so if you buy one used make sure you play it before you put down your money. I've had mine for at least 6 years and it is rock solid. Love it! Cured my Princeton reverb gas, and the switchable tone stack bypass boost also does a pretty decent job of mimicking a 5e3, so my occasional tweed itch is also scratched
     
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    flume Gold Supporting Member

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    To cover the Princeton sounds and a lot more, in a very grab and go 1x12 that is handwired, consider the Matchless Laurel Canyon.
     
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    majorminor Silver Supporting Member

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    Haven't tried them all but have tried many. The Headstrong Lil King S is my favorite. I put a WGS 12C/S speaker in mine which made it even better - more headroom and beef than the stock Emi Legend speaker.
     
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    PurpleJesus Moderation is key Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Headstrong would be a good option.

    I've never played one of the Vintage Sound amps but they seem to make a lot in this style.

    ...there's always Ceriatone too. I'm sure they have a version, or would build you something to your spec, if not.
     
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    Yikes! the tone in that Allen video is awful, who let that through?? I would recommend a 3rd power wooly coats. Great quality and customer service
     
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    Yep that’s what I’ve got an it’s amazing.
     
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    Gig Young It's not about the clown Silver Supporting Member

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    I see a few of the vht amps on reverb, I think one or two are heads only
     
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    Victoria Vicky Verb Jr.?
     
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    buzzp Member

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    I've actually been looking at one of these. I've heard great things about these amps... how do they differ tonewise from a classic blackface sound?
     
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    Morgan PR12. A Princeton with a bit more of everything.
     
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    I have a 2017 Vintage Sound 20 in Western covering I bought new. I love it.

    It is based on the Princeton and, hand- wired.

    The differences from the Princeton is that the Vintage Sound 20 has a bigger power transformer, a bigger 12” speaker, a longer reverb pan, and a dwell knob on the back of the amp to fine tune the reverb. And, it’s 20 watts.

    I paid Humbucker Music $1495 for my Vintage Sound 20.
    For me , it really fills this Princeton niche well.
    I noticed that the Chris Stapleton signature hand- wired Princeton moved up to a 12” speaker; it’s priced about $400.00 more than the Vintage Sound 20.
     
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    Benny Gold Supporting Member

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    The Headstrong options are pretty great. I recently tried the Oldfield Troubador (http://oldfieldamplifiers.com/6414-troubadour/) and was very impressed. They are based near me here in Charlotte, and while I don't yet own an Oldfield, Paul Gussler (the main guy) has done a great job keeping my old Fenders in top shape.
     
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    The 12/20 came in head or 1x12 combo, with or without reverb/trem. There is an rt head on my local CL for 250 right now. Crazy for a hand wired amp! I already own the combo but I'm tempted none the less
     
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