princeton vs. princeton reverb for blues

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  1. thesweetness

    thesweetness Supporting Member

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    No question these are the cream of the crop in their field. Does anybody have an opinion on one vs. the other for playing straight blues?
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    How loud? How clean?

    Bryan
     
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    In no other representative examples of fender's 60's offerings is there such a huge difference between the reverb & non-reverb models of a given amp.

    Unlike other models [pro vs. pro reverb, b-master vs. b-master reverb, etc.] where the "gain" is pretty uniform between the rev & non rev offerings, the Princeton & Princeton Reverb are worlds apart. Not even close.

    The PR is a scream machine......the non-rev is a clean machine.
     
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    reasonably loud, bedroom or small jam volume. I like clean, but some breakup is always good. I know princetons stay clean till 10 and reverbs breakup, but I'm just curious if any straight blues players out there have tried/owned both and have a preference while playing at home.
     
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    I own a NR Princeton and it will stay clean up to 10 with my Tele. If I hit it with a boost, it will start to break up, but not much. Gets decently loud. I'm sure if you hooked it up to a 4X12 or mic'd it you could use it most places. I saw Ryan Adams last fall and he was using a pair of Princetons with 4x12 and was plenty loud.
     
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    I'm not worried about it being loud enough, I'm just curious about other blues aficionados taste in them when it comes to tone.
     

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