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Princeton Reverb transformer code

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by homerayvaughan, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. homerayvaughan

    homerayvaughan Member

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    I have a '66 princeton reverb with a replaced output transformer. It is grey and the number on it is 17-6920. Anyone know who made it?
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    the physical size and plate count looks like what you would see on small bogenish pa/intercom heads. What year is your princeton reverb?
     
  3. homerayvaughan

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    It's a '66, blackface. I was debating getting a replacement. I was hoping to find an original, but for what they are asking for one I'd probably be better off with an aftermarket version.
    I was debating selling it. Would I be better off selling it a little cheaper with the non original transformer, or replacing it? Seems to me it would sell for less either way because it would still be non original.
     
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    as an investment the original date coded iron is what you are looking for. I agree what most people (colds springs) are asking for a ot... you could buy a black face non reverb amp of the same year and grab the OT there, install a correct repro on it and resell it.

    If investment is not an issue (prying from your cold dead fingers..) you could find a real fender 70's one.. or get a merc mag repro and pocket the difference.
     
  5. homerayvaughan

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    Thanks - as it is, I have put a lot into the amp (caps, tubes), and the tech who worked on it said it would not make that big a difference in tone having it replaced, so I kept it in. It's not like it would be an investment piece anyway. It's in good shape, but more of a player. I'll probably sell it as is and let someone else decide.
     
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    let me know when you decide to sell...
     
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