NEW Fender '64 Custom Princeton Reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by CyrilW, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. davidespinosa

    davidespinosa Supporting Member

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    That's too sensible. A Louis is made by... Louis.
    A Fender is made by... somebody on an assembly line.
    But the fanboys won't buy a Louis because it lacks that irresistible Fender badge.
     
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    :facepalm
     
  3. Dynamic

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    i owned one sold it quickly,,,Doesnt have the Princeton magic
     
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  4. CyrilW

    CyrilW Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking street price for the '64 CPR will be $1,750ish.
     
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    or a slightly nicer speaker at the very least.
     
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    I keep reading that the current Italian Jensen's are not that great, but I have two of them, one in a '57 Champ clone, and a '65 PR clone; while I don't push them hard into break up volumes, or speaker saturation, they sound great at lower volumes, and with pedals.

    The $40K Sundragon came with an Italian Jensen:
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  7. AndyC.

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    I think it’s pretty cool. I’ll be interested to try one out. I love my PRRI. Wouldn’t mind a stereo Princeton rig.
     
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    I need to pick up one of these to complement my 64 Custom Deluxe Reverb, whose biggest surprise, by the way, for me is how good its Normal channel is.

    It will be interesting to see how the 64 PR compared with the 64 DR’s Normal channel :)
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I’ve been waiting for this. Now I’m waiting for the demos. Then I’ll be waiting for the credit card bill. Then I’ll be sleeping in the guest room. Just thinking out loud again...
     
  11. 83lltunneL

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    Hopefully more demos soon.

     
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    That's a big reason I can't get too terribly excited over these product announcements.
    Looks cool, but man, you're paying a lot for that name.
     
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    I may just build one from a kit also. Less than half the price for exactly the same sound.
     
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    Ugggghhh. I want one. I love my PRRI, but would love to put them side by side to see what the real differences are.

    Princetons are just magic and take pedals so beautifully.
     
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    Fresh demo. Sounds amazing but I need to hear more until I can test drive one and maybe pull the trigger. To mix metaphors.

     
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  16. dividedsky

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    First one I see used for $1299 I'll check it out.
     
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    I think the PRRI sounds great with a little tweaking and I doubt this one sounds $1300 better.
     
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  18. oildrops

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    Fender making a real version of my favorite amp? I won't buy one, but I'm stoked. Compared to the way Gibson is run, or overall quality of the "Supro" revival, I don't think Fender deserves the negativity.

    The demos sound legit, and sound close to my '67. The PRRI's I've played sound good, but it's not even close. I've yet to hear a demo of a clone that sounds as good as what I hear so far from these.
     
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  19. davidespinosa

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    It had better sound *exactly* like a PRRI.
    Otherwise, someone is lying to us !
     
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    I wouldn't pick this one over the '64 Hand-wired Deluxe Reverb mainly because of watts and speaker size but glad to see they are building some hand-wired versions. And, yes they probably will sell quite a few.
     
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