NAD - The pursuit of tone comes an end

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  1. howardken52

    howardken52 Member

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    Gentlemen,

    Long and far have I searched. Finally, found have I, one tone to rule them all and in the darkness... bind them.

    This is my new amp. A '63/'64 Fender princeton. Years ago, I sold my beloved blackface '64 princeton. Turns out, I like the brownface sound a bit more. I would encourage all of you to drop what you are doing right now and seek one of these out. This is the tone. Thank you.

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    I have one being delivered next week.
     
  4. howardken52

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    How much do these go for?
     
  6. Silent Sound

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    "The pursuit of tone comes (sic) an end" he says on the day he gets a new amp!

    The pursuit of tone doesn't end with an amp purchase. It ends when you realize tone is in the fingers. Just like Dorothy's ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz, the solution was there the whole time. She just didn't know how to use them.

    But new amp days are always fun! And there's nothing like the feeling of falling in love! Enjoy it! I know I would!
     
  7. tmac

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    my very first amp circa 1970
     
  8. Aslan

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    Do you know how many times I've made the statement that "my pursuit of tone is over", but I have settled on a mint 1966 Tremolux head & cab finally, anyway, I'm glad you found your holy grail!
     
  9. howardken52

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    There's some truth to that. Though, I definitely don't sound as good playing through a Line 6 Spider.
     
  10. Mike9

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    I have one to build - thanks for the nudge.
     
  11. teleking36

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    I have one. Absolutely adore the little guy! Peter Mather made me a 1x12 baffle for it and I dropped an Alnico Weber in there, which is a beautiful match for the amp.

    These 6G2 Princetons - pound for pound - really are tough to beat.
     
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    I have one too, put a line out in extension speaker jack, for years ran it into a blackface Vibroverb. Amazing. These days just sits in the basement, great living room amp.
     
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    I don't believe it, but I hope you prove us nay sayer wrong. I had a 66 Princeton Reverb. I did really like it, but liked selling it and spending the money on something else even more.
     
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    My pursuit will probably never end. I have some amps that I love, even when I move on. I don't let the pursuit get in the way of other priorities (such as playing and not over spending), but yet, it goes on.

    Currently I'm totally happy with my newest, a 5E3 head clone, but I expect another will catch my eye and I'll give it a go.
     
  15. JasonElGato

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    I have heard these brownface non-reverbs and I concur. Holy grail tone. Big time congrats, sir!
     
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    I keep realizing and forgetting that for my situation (home player), a vintage Vibro Champ is perfect.

    I'm on my fourth one; this one is a 65, second owner. More a player than museum piece, but no matter - the tone kills! Plus I adore good tube tremolo, no amp I've heard has been better.

    So if the OP proclaims this their best, more power to him!
     
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    I love small amps, Can't gig with them but I love them.
     
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    No matter what, the amp is important. I probably have it covered now, but who knows for sure?


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  19. Jahn

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    You guys are really making me miss my old amp.

     
  20. broken_sound

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    Can you elaborate on the differences you hear between the blackface and brownface Princetons?
     

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