Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Killcrop, Apr 22, 2015.
Did you see a noticeable improvement in bottom end or should I just get a Deluxe?
Yes, but of course it depends on which speaker. Get a Weber 10F150T if you want a fuller louder sound without having to change the speaker baffle. It sounds like a 12 and better than many.
Yes, save yourself the hassle and just get a Deluxe Reverb. You can get any speaker in the planet, but it's still a 12 watt amp. It would still sound smaller and boxy.
Unless, you're just playing at home. Then, yes it sounds like it has more bottom end. Mine even has a "mid" knob mod.
In the end you will likely want the Deluxe if you are gigging. I tried a lot of speakers and things in the PR... some small gigs were heaven but others were terrible...
I agree that the 12 doesn't bring the Princeton up to Deluxe level, but I am getting tones out of my Gries 12 (Princeton) that I was never able to get out of a Deluxe. The voicing seems different, as does the way the amp reacts to touch. The Deluxe was always a little too scooped and crisp. The Princeton is more wooden and seems to have a better feel for lower volume playing. It's a cool amp and you'll just have to see if it's enough for the places you'll be using it.
I have had a DRRI and I have PRRI with a Celestion 12 inch speaker. To me its close in volume and sounds a little fuller than the DR.
Gries 12 here with a Cel blue. Does fine in a band and gets past the drummer.
I even use a Bakelite with it to get me in the mix.
Me too. I also did a OT swap. I sold my Drri soon after I got my Prri because to me the Prri sounded better. I've got some really great recorded tone out of the Prri, and with the 12, it'll hang at band volume, if the drummer plays with restraint.
I did an OT swap to and the cab is a pine cab from Mathers cabinets.
This is a very good option.
Or get an extension speaker cabinet, with a 2x12 config, you'll be amazed.