Collings I-35 LC match well with a 65 Princeton Reverb Reissue?

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  1. Guspin

    Guspin Member

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    I would like to know opinions about this combination?
    If you like to get a good jazz tone and fell what do you think?
    I could see very good videos with this combination and also I saw even better using a Carr Sportage
    Thanks
    Gustavo
     
  2. Bogner

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    Great results will be had with F style amps and even some M style amps as well. Roland JC-120 sounds great with it as well. Nothing to worry about. Find a Collings and move forward on it. You will be happy. :)
     
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  3. django49

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    For me, that guitar with the low wind Lollars would be the ticket.
     
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    I've been hard on that quest myself recently. You might want to look at http://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/popular-jazz-guitar-amps/ and another survey they did on most popular jazz guitars. You're in good company with your choices. I just got an ES-347 with fairly hot pickups you wouldn't think would be the best but I saw/heard a guy playing one (Dave Stryker) and I've fallen in love with it. On amps I have Fender or derivatives, but I use a Roland solid state most often for low volume practice. Seems a lot of guys use relatively inexpensive solid state amps.
     
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    I just got an Alessandro Dinceton - George's take on the PR. Every type of guitar I put through it sounds great - including a 335-type. I wasn't necessarily aiming for a "jazz" tone, though.
     
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    I think that damn near ANY guitar sounds great with a real BFPR, and I think the Collings I-35 sounds great through almost any amp.

    Sounds to me as though you may have a great sounding pairing!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
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    56Tweed Sub-Octave Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Should be a pretty versatile amp that sounds great at lower volumes.
     
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  8. Guspin

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    This is a good video using a Carr sportsman

     
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    Perfectly fine, but if you want a slightly sweeter jazz tone I might suggest the non-reverb Princeton (and an actual BF/SF vintage one may run about the same as a new RI BFPR)
     
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    I have a Collings SoCo LC Deluxe with ThroBak SLE-101 MXV Plus humbuckers. I’ve done a lot of jazz gigs with my SoCo and a 1966 Princeton Reverb and it’s a great sounding combination. The note articulation is exceptional and I can get both classic jazz tones, and modern fusion tones when I add my Zen Drive.
     
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  11. Chops

    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, They are a great pair! I use that combination every day.
     
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  12. The bear

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    Here is a demo I did of an I-35lc and a blackface princeton(modded). I also own an I-35lc and a modded princeton myself.
    Great combo.
     
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    my I35LC w/ThroBaks into a Princeton clone built by Headstrong.

    clean


    driven
     
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    My I-35lc with Lollar low winds sounds great through my 1966 Princeton Reverb.
     
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  15. Guspin

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    Amazing version! What Throbaks are you using?
     
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    Thank you...it has SLE 101 Plus.
     
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    I play a SoCo LC Deluxe through a Carr Sportsman (not exactly on point with your guitar and amp, but pretty close). The low wind Lollars are really great pickups. I'm mostly a single coils kind of guy, so I dig the lower output.

    Anyways, your I-35 is going to sound good through any reasonable amp. I think you can find some videos of Bill Frisell playing his I-35 through a Carr Sportsman and some other blackface amps if you want some more examples.
     
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    Not fair. You could be playing a crusty cigar box 'guitar' thru a Crate amp and still sound righteous.
     
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    No way! I have tried that, it sounded awful!
     
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    100% agree!!
     
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