Fender '68 Custom Princeton owners--- how do you like yours with humbuckers?

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    I've returned a Mini Rectifier for a Fender '68 Custom Princeton--- it should get to me in a week. Some people say the 68 is too muddy with humbuckers even with treble on 10 and bass on 0???
     
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    I have a HW clone (Magic VP). Sounds wonderful with my 335 at modest levels.
     
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    what is a hw clone?
     
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    It definitely favors single coil guitars. Humbuckers are better off plugged into the number 2 input.
     
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  5. still.ill

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    does the number 2 input reduce bass?

    Also the main thing that is drawing me towards the 68 vs the 65 is I think it will take my Barber Direct Drive better, I tried my pedal with '65 and my ES-335 in Sam Ash and it sounded ok but a little brittle. I walked into the big amp room where they had a Blackstar Series 100.... this amp had a bright clean and a warm clean, I tried my barber again through that and found the same thing, the bright clean made the pedal sound a bit harsh and brittle, the warm clean with the barber sounded amazing.

    doesn't sound too bassy here:

     
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