Fender Harvard

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Florida Joe, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Florida Joe

    Florida Joe Member

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    Here goes...

    Let's say you love the sound of a mid-50's fender harvard amp (much like the tone of the harvard on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQp2b68PrMM) but you don't have the funds to get it. Old amps aren't cheap. So what do you go after? I'd like a quality tube amp, and if possible would like to keep it under a grand. What would you get? What's comparable to the harvard?

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  2. SatelliteAmps

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    The reason the old Tweed Fenders are expensive is because they sound the way they do. There are a few companies making clones that come close, but there really isn't a whole lot of options for Harvard clones. Original Harvards are occasionally in the $1200-$1500. If you want that sound, save your money and get what you want.
     
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    I picked up a tweed princeton months ago and love it!!! Find one if you don't need the extra volume
     
  4. Florida Joe

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    Adam thanks I was somewhat afraid I was going to hear that.

    Hey V-Verb, what year is your princeton? You're talking pre-60 right?

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Florida Joe,

    She's a 57 - you're correct! Check one out and you may have found your amp.

    Cheers

    Nigel
     
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  7. SatelliteAmps

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    Similar to a Deluxe but different. The Harvard OT is smaller. It also has one less preamp stage due to the 6AT6 in the front end.

    Tweed Princetons are really nice. I got my last one (1957) for around $850 off eBay within the last year.
     
  8. Florida Joe

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    Adam,

    Want me to take it off your hands? I know it's gotta be draining ya....:rotflmao

    Seriously, thanks. I'm going to a guitar show this weekend and I'm going to keep an eye out for either a harvard or a princeton tweed.

    Joe
     

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