Blackface Princeton Reverb en Route

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  1. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    I just got a steal on the fleabay market last night, and my search to replace my beloved BF PR that I sold last year is over.

    Original 64 trannies, and all the pretty cosmetics that come along with it

    I cannot wait to crank my nocaster through it

    Always can use some dancing bananas :banana:banana:banana
     
  2. Ginglymus

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    Nice score! If it's the one with what looked like a "U" on the date code, I'll bet that's an "O". Congratulations!
     
  3. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    Yeah that's the one. 64 dated Tranny's and everything pointing to it being a very early 65.

    The only thing that through me for a loop was the Brownface Oxford, but I'm hoping that is an original and just a Fender screw up. They have done worse
     
  4. slider313

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    I saw that one too. I doubt the speaker is original. By late '64 they were using black Oxfords. The price was right on that one. Get yourself a Weber 10F150T or an original Jensen C10P or N and sell that Oxford to someone who needs it for a brown Princeton. Nice score.
     
  5. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    i'm actually thinking of dropping a celestion alnico gold in there. they just came out with a 10 inch one. Any thoughts?
     
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    Nice score -- I missed the pics in the auction--don't forget to post pics and clips when you can.
     
  7. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    Will do. I'll do the whole glamour shots shoot once it arrives. might need to drop in some NOS glass before i post clips
     
  8. slider313

    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Princetons have more compression than any other blackface amp and IMHO need a speaker that's a little brighter. I had a '69 with an Altec Lansing 10 that sounded great. If it were my amp I would go for the Weber 10F150T,light dope,a 25 watt voice coil and have them break it in.
     
  9. hathisisfunnyha

    hathisisfunnyha Supporting Member

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    what about a jensen blackbird jet? i've been hit or miss on weber's in the past.
     
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    Check out the Ragin' Cajun. I just dropped one in my '66 and it sounds incredible. For less than $70 shipped you're not going to take a bath if you don't like it. I was skeptical at first but it's really a great sounding speaker for these amps.
     
  11. hathisisfunnyha

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    Only issue is she needs a recone from what I can tell. Low volume even at 10 and this happened to my last PR I got.

    Bonus is the full line of vintage NOS glass. RCA 6v6 and all the rectifiers are either Mullard, Amperex or RCA

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    wow looking pretty sweet!
     

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