Cap job on a vintage 64 Princeton Reverb

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  1. MoRawk

    MoRawk Member

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    I recently picked up a 64 Princeton Reverb and am waiting delivery. Anticipating that it will probably need a cap job once I receive it, does anyone have any suggestions on how best to recap the amp and still keep the vintage sound and value? It's currently all original with original transformers, tubes and only one of the caps replaced. I figured if one's already replaced, might as well do a complete job and have it sounded as good as it can get. Any suggestions? Also, will need a good recommendation for an amp tech in the Bay Area of California. Thanks!
     
  2. leofenderbender

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    Make sure you keep the original caps & electrolytics for when you sell it. For some reason those are more valuable to collectors than to players.
     
  3. slider313

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    Mallory FP twist lock 20X3@475 volts will do the job.
     
  4. Blue Strat

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    Was that supposed to be a link? If so, it doesn't work.

    I wasn't aware you could still get Mallorys.

    I use the ones that Antique Electronics sells. For the internal caps, Sprague Atoms are the way to go.
     
  5. K-man

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    Just replace the electrolytic caps.
     

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