Fender to reissue Blackface Princeton Reverb

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  1. Droptop

    Droptop Supporting Member

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    I just heard from a local store that Fender has announced that they are releasing a reissue of their blackface Princeton Reverbs. I have heard that the expected release date is end of month January.
     
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    Hopefully they won't saddle it with a bunch of Digital Modeling, if they stay pure and simple and the Quality Control is decent I think it will be tremendous
     
  3. Teleman

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    It's about time!
     
  4. John Phillips

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    Obviously the Princeton Recording amp was such a resounding success that they decided to capitalize on it and offer a more refined version with a few extra features that customers requested and the ones they didn't find useful taken out.

    :)
     
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    For sure!

    Its about time! I think it will really hurt sales of the deluxe reverb reissue and blues Jr, but hey you never know.
     
  6. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Interesting news. I'm afraid to ask how much it will be.

    Bryan
     
  7. re-animator

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    christ... about 20 years late??
     
  8. Droptop

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    I don't think a price point has been established, my guess is about $700.
     
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    this would be bad ass, hope it pans out!

    as for price, it seems that logically it should list just under the deluxe reverb..., so like $700/$750

    i doubt it will affect the sales of the drri/blues jr..., these are already well-established/loved amps, i think it just adds a much needed reissue to the line up!
     
  10. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh, so it'll be comparable to the Deluxe Reverb RI? For some reason, I assumed it would be handwired.

    Bryan
     
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    :rotflmao

    The next question is whether it will be a DRRI/SRRI construction style reissue, or a 5E3/5E8 style reissue. I fear the former.....
     
  12. Droptop

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    Wishful thinking, but not at that price point. If they were smart the custom shop would offer a limited edition handwired version. I bet people would be willing to pay more for one of these jems. Who knows.
     
  13. Bryan T

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    Oh, definitely not at that price point. My original comment about being afraid to ask the price was based on my assumption that it would be like a '65 Princeton Reverb, but built in '08.

    I'm sure they would. Personally, I'll stick with my '65.

    Bryan
     
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    If it's going to be along the lines of the DR,SR,TR, then they can keep it. I'd rather get an Allen or Headstrong. The only amp Fender did justice to is the tweed Twin, which IMHO is the best amp to come out of Fender since 1965.
     
  15. BluesForDan

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    hahahahahahahaha...(wheeze)..hahahahahahaha

    No offense, you haven't been around long, have you? Try adding a '1' before that amount.

    it will probably have some stupid high MRSP of 2389 or something like that, a street of 17-1800. To wit, the '57 tweed deluxe, the '57 tweed low power twin. Even the princeton recording amp was 1100 street when it first came out. Fender is not giving that stuff away.
     
  16. Droptop

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    I was talking street price, not inflated MSRP. $700-$800 I think is a fair guess.
     
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    It will be absolutely great if people can buy re-issue PR's. It is a truly great amp and more people should be able to enjoy it! They will sell a lot of them for sure!
     
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    I agree, I think 7-800 would be fair, too. Fender won't, and they'll put a high enough list price that the street will be about a grand more than seven or eight bills.
     
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    Only if they go the Custom Shop hand wired route. Both 57s you cite in your earlier post are indeed such products, thus the high prices.
     
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    Nothing to fear my friend...I bought my DRRI for $500 used, and have gigged the crap out of it. It still works fine and sounds great. What else could somebody ask for?


     

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