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Fender Princeton RI - Should I?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Scott57, May 18, 2011.

  1. Scott57

    Scott57 Member

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    I have a Tweaker, a Fender SCXD, a AC15C1, a Champ 600 and several modelers (including a Mustang I), would a Fender Princeton RI be redundant?
     
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  3. TJNies

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    I'd get rid of the SCXD myself, and get the PRRI.
     
  4. shapeshifter

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    :agree

    That's I did.....I did not regret it.
     
  5. bobcs71

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    I don't think it would be redundant. Overall I'm no fan of the reissues but I played a PRRI & thought it was pretty darn good.
     
  6. Unadan

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    I am a fan of the reissues and quite like the PRRI - great sounding vibrato and reverb - go for it!
     
  7. Songman

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    But can PRRI sound and crunch great at bedroom volume? SCXD sounds fabulous at lower volume playing at home.
     
  8. terrapin

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    I would agree. PRRI is a great little amp. As has been said her numerous times there are some easy mods you can do to it to make it even better. With my PRRI Limited Edition I found a change to NOS tubes, a new speaker (Jensen Neo 100 in my case) and a change to a Heyboer Output Tranny made a nice amp into a VERY nice amp.

    I find it a bit difficult to get overdriven tones at bedroom levels, but If I use my Wampler Black '65 with it I can get some GREAT dirty sounds.
     
  9. Unadan

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    I use a Boss SD-2 with mine - works great! Nice crunch at about 1.5 volume on the amp.
     
  10. Songman

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    With cost and time it takes to do that type of upgrade, wouldn't it be much better to purchase used Vintagge sound, headstrong, or other boutique clone?
     
  11. terrapin

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    I don't agree if you shop wisely, besides it was fun and I LOVE the amp.........Time wise maybe 2 hours.............Cost for upgrades....about $200, but I got the amp as new for a SCREAMING price!!!
     
  12. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    PRRI = must have
    (unless, or course, you own an original BFPR)
    IMHO
    YMMV
    yadayada
     
  13. seiko

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    Depends where you live and what you play through it. I can't get up to crunch levels with single coils in an apartment on my SFPR. Takes pedals well though.
     
  14. Songman

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    That's what I figured. Fantastic cleans and probably awesome amp for pedals. However I didn't think it will crunch at lower voume without help. This is exactly why I have to stick with SCXD. May not sound as good as PRRI but can get me to various tones including many crunch tones without waking up my kid in the other room. 12 years more until he moves out...oh I forgot I had another one who is only 11 month old :( sigh...

    Thank you for that reply.
     
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    Get an OCD. Takes any tube amp and makes it work for late night practice.
     
  16. Scott57

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    Oh well, I'm back with the PRRI - it was used, in excellent condition (two slight scrape marks on each side of the tolex and dust around the knobs) - out the door for $650.00. It has now taken the spot where my SCXD used to sit. Right now, I'm quite happy. Not sure what to do with the SCXD yet but I know I'll most likey never use some of small modelers I have about the house.
     
  17. Scott57

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    Funny, I was shopping for an OCD when I found this amp. I let the OCD go - for now.
     
  18. terrapin

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    Good move my man...................You will have ALOT of fun with that little bugger!!!!!
     
  19. shapeshifter

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    Congratulations!
    I also have the OCD, sound sgreat with thr PRRI.
    But pretty much any pedal sounds good with this thing!
     
  20. Andre357

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    would a PRRI be loud enough at a gig ? Is it louder than a SCXD and have more clean headroom ?


    I'm thinking of grabbing one myself ;)
     

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