The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Electric Guitars

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-09-2018, 08:44 AM
Bob Womack's Avatar
Bob Womack Bob Womack is online now
Guitar Gourmet
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Between Clever and Stupid
Posts: 20,431
Default The Review is Up!


"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue." You've heard it used for weddings, but how about a modern version of a classic amp? More, HERE

Bob
__________________
"It is said, 'Go not to the elves for counsel for they will say both no and yes.' "
Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

THE MUSICIAN'S ROOM
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2018, 03:23 PM
Rodger Rodger is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 1,824
Default

Nice Princeton history lesson! Thanks for posting Bob, and cool score of a great amp.
__________________
Rodger
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2018, 07:10 PM
muscmp muscmp is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: socal
Posts: 7,094
Default

great review, bob. also great demo.
if you have an extra cabinet, put the original speaker in and do an a/b. one speaker tho, may be more broken in than the other.

play music!
__________________

2009 Martin 0015M
2008 Martin HD28
2007 Martin 000-18GE
2006 Taylor 712
2006 Fender Parlor GDP100
1978 Fender F65
1968 Gibson B25-12N
Various Electrics

See my Virtual Music Instrument Museum below.

http://muscmp.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2018, 09:11 PM
The Growler The Growler is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,443
Default

Nice write up Bob! Thanks for sharing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-11-2018, 02:35 PM
clintj clintj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Posts: 4,131
Default

Nice writeup, and nice sound clips.

Couple of minor tech points, though. Negative feedback was present in some Fenders all the way back to the mid fifties, but they generally did start raising how much was used with each successive generation of amps.

The early (single 6V6) Princetons used the same number of gain stages as the Champs, all the way back to the 5C1 and 5C2 models with 8 pin preamp tubes. The single Tone knob was an add on, and didn't really cause enough signal loss to need a makeup stage.
__________________
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." -Zig Ziglar

Acoustics
2013 Guild F30 Standard
2012 Yamaha LL16
2007 Seagull S12
1991 Yairi DY 50

Electrics
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender Am. Standard Telecaster
Gibson ES-335
Gibson Firebird
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Bluside Bluside is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,425
Default

Great review. I just bought a '65 Reissue. Now I want a '68 also.
__________________
A few fine Martins and others.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-12-2018, 07:54 AM
Bob Womack's Avatar
Bob Womack Bob Womack is online now
Guitar Gourmet
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Between Clever and Stupid
Posts: 20,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluside View Post
Great review. I just bought a '65 Reissue. Now I want a '68 also.
Oh no....

Bob
__________________
"It is said, 'Go not to the elves for counsel for they will say both no and yes.' "
Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

THE MUSICIAN'S ROOM
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-13-2018, 06:48 PM
rwmct rwmct is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 650
Default

Nice review!

I bought one of the Bordeauxx '65 reissues with the 12" speaker, then sent it back in favor of the standard 10" models. Now that I have the 10", I probably should have kept the 12", but the sound I had in my head was a little different than I was getting with the 12". The 10" does not quite get me there either, though I have not played much with the tone controls. Need to fool around more with that.

Still, it is a nice amp, I am keeping it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-18-2018, 11:33 AM
Dwight Dwight is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northeast
Posts: 2,133
Default

Thanks Bob, I'm a fan of the '65 reissue and bought a couple a while back. You're making me wish I'd kept a real 1965 Princeton (no reverb) instead of selling it for $350. Oh well.
__________________
Bourgeois 00 Custom
Collings 02HG, OM2HGss
Huss & Dalton Tom-R
R Taylor Style 2, Taylor 914ce
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-18-2018, 12:03 PM
DukeX DukeX is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 964
Default

Thanks for the informative review. Those Warehouse G10C and G10C/S speakers are very popular for PRs.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-19-2018, 07:51 AM
MikeBmusic MikeBmusic is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: On the Mass/NH border
Posts: 4,915
Default

I put a blue light bezel on my 69 Bandmaster, back in the day!
Glad you tested the Princeton with a Tele, because of course these amps were made for Fender guitars!
Still have my eyes on a 68 Reissue Deluxe.
__________________
Mike

My music: http://www.reverbnation.com/mikebirchmusic

2017 Taylor 114ce-N
2012 Taylor 310ce
2011 Fender CD140SCE
Ibanez 12 string a/e
73 Epiphone 6830E 6 string (made in 71?)

72 Fender Telecaster
Epiphone Dot Studio
Epiphone LP Jr
Chinese Strat clone ($25!)

Kala baritone ukulele
Seagull 'Merlin'
Washburn Mandolin
Luna 'tatoo' a/e ukulele
antique banjolin
Squire J bass
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Bob Womack's Avatar
Bob Womack Bob Womack is online now
Guitar Gourmet
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Between Clever and Stupid
Posts: 20,431
Default

So now we are now a couple of weeks out and I'm just loving this little guy more and more. Today's experiments were with the Analog Alien Joe Walsh Double Classic pedal and the ES-335. I have discovered that with a little more low-end carved out by the JWDC and a tiny bit more compression, I've got a really wonderful lead sound on all three pickup settings. At three or four on the '68 Custom PR's volume, the "classic amp" side of the pedal can add just enough "hair" to round out the attack of the guitar and make it sound very pretty. Like a 5E3 Deluxe, this amp can make you love your neck pickup again. Marvelous!!!

Bob
__________________
"It is said, 'Go not to the elves for counsel for they will say both no and yes.' "
Frodo Baggins to Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

THE MUSICIAN'S ROOM
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Electric Guitars

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=