What's the opinion now about Fender Custom 68 Princeton?

tochiro

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Hi,

This amp has been out for a few weeks and I wonder what owners think of it. Do you still like it? Or do you wish you had bought a Pr reissue?

Cheers
 

TheBuffalo

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I had one for awhile, I traded it in for a 74 pr.

It sort of seemed like a one trick pony to me at gigging volumes. It started breaking up at about 4 with single coils and 3 with humbuckers. Below 3 or 4 it sounded like a princeton should, above that it started sounding somewhat like a small marshall. It does get much louder than a pr, and the breakup sound was pretty awesome

It's been out for a few months though, I think I got mine in september
 

s360guitarist

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There are a couple threads on this one.

As for the one trick pony...it could make a nice amp for somebody looking for that trick.
 

TheBuffalo

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There are a couple threads on this one.

As for the one trick pony...it could make a nice amp for somebody looking for that trick.
I agree, it is a good trick.

It's actually a really awesome low volume practice amp as well. Like I said at low volumes it sounds pretty similar to a 65 pr. But crank it up and there's no comparison really
 

Jimmy MAck

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I notice that a lot of people are wanting to have their Princeton Reverb whether it's brown, black, silver, RI, or '68 Custom, be a good but mild gigging amp. Me too.

But, after mods, and 6L6 tubes, and more efficient spkrs, and a boost pedal, mine is still a tad underpowered. Unless miked.

I suspect the PR should be reserved for quiet gigs, miking onstage, or practice at home.

Yeah, I know....a lot of famous guys make them work. Without miking, it's a struggle.

I like to feel more wattage underneath the notes... to push them, and feel them onstage.
 

buddyboy

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I've tried for the last year to use PR's and PR clones (Vintage Sound 15 and 20) as gigging amps (and I play little bars, usually). For me, they just don't work. A Vibrolux on 3, with the volume controlled by you guitar, sounds a lot better to me than a PR on stage. Campilongo and masters of his ilk maybe make them work, to me, they just fall apart and don't have enough "spread."
 

TheBuffalo

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For the guys saying a pr is not loud enough,


The 68 custom is a much louder amp actually. It has a pretty inefficient Celestion but it was still louder than the 74 I traded for which had a weber speaker 10f150t
 




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