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Noonan

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ProJr volume goes to 12!
May 8th, 2015 02:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Proud owner of a 68 Custom Princeton Reverb. Looking for a new cab for it, solid wood, maple or bubinga or walnut. My experience has been that solid wood cabs resonate more and beef up the sound vs plywood.

So does anyone out there know cabinet builders who do this kind of work?
Cheers!
Noonan

Dadical
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May 9th, 2015 05:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mojotone

Solid pine cabs. They just built three for me and I'm happy with both the work and the price.

One is tweed, two are tolex. I don't know if they do uncovered wood finishes but they will do custom builds for size and configurations.



Peegoo
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May 9th, 2015 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

+1 on Mojotone.

I am really particular, and when I build stuff, it has to be perfect or really close to it.

Mojotone measures up to my picky standards. And they are a great company to deal with.

6L6
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Jun 17th, 2015 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

"One thing I'll mention - my Princeton Reverb developed the baffle rattle after playing it for about a month…"

Absolutely incredible that Fender has chosen to still not fix this problem!

When the PRRI first came out, I went through THREE of them (last 2 under warranty) and still couldn't get one that didn't rattle. Turned them all back in, got my money back, but left disappointed because I wanted one that wouldn't rattle.

Someone at Fender QC should be looking for their next job.

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6L6
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Sep 12th, 2015 12:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

OK...

Tried a new '65 PRRI at GC today and was really smitten with it. Going back tomorrow and buying it.

Maybe #4 will be the charm!

PEEGOO: What length legs did you install on yours?

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 02:07 AM, Sep 12th, 2015)

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Sep 12th, 2015 04:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just bought a 68 Princeton Reverb Custom. Absolutely love this amp. Bought it to replace a Blues Jr NOS. It might be small and have a 10 inch speaker, but it sounds much bigger than the blues jr. Nice low end and very smooth tone.

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Sep 12th, 2015 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Welp… I bought it and I LOVE it! AND, so far at least, NO RATTLE!

This delivers the sound I grew up with and love the most.

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Peegoo
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C-C-R is one letter

better than B-B-Q. Tastier too!
Sep 13th, 2015 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

6L6, The 14" legs are the correct size.

6L6
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Sep 13th, 2015 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo!

6L6
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Oct 8th, 2015 12:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

Been playing the heck out of my new '65 PRRI and I LOVE it!

AND, NO RATTLES!

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 05:25 PM, Oct 10th, 2015)

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Poser extraordinaire
Oct 8th, 2015 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bought one about a year ago. It does what it does very well and has no rattles. I actually prefer my Epi LP Elite into this amp more than my Strats. Go figure.

FTR: Mine is the'65 PRRI.

(This message was last edited by Viera at 12:34 PM, Oct 8th, 2015)

reverend mikey
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Life gets in the way of my G.A.S.
Oct 15th, 2015 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Has anyone tried the Celestion Gold alnico 10" in their PRRI? (Sorry, it's been awhile since I've waded back through this thread, and I'm lazy...)

Big Joe

USA

Oct 15th, 2015 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Put one in my PRRI earlier this year and am very happy.Compared to the stock C10R , which is not a bad speaker, the Gold has tighter bottom, sweeter highs and generally fuller , more balanced tone due to the greater mids. I also found that I had a lot more EQ adjustment range with the Gold. With the Jensen, I had to keep the treble at 3 or it would be too spiky and the base around 3 or it got too boomy. Best of all is that it still maintains the Fender blackface chime.

(This message was last edited by Big Joe at 06:07 AM, Oct 16th, 2015)

reverend mikey
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Oct 15th, 2015 08:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the review. Of course, the bad news is, now I want one, and they're pricey!



Te 52

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Oct 15th, 2015 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I put in a Gold in my PRRI to try out, just assuming it would be a big improvement, since I *love* the Celestion Blue in my DRRI. The Gold certainly didn't sound bad, but I ended up going back to the Jensen. Fender just really nailed the speaker choice on that amp, IMO.

reverend mikey
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Oct 16th, 2015 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Te 52

That's helpful too, considering my budget right now. I've also used a Reverend AllTone 1025 ... might go back to that.

Weezie

Montreal, Canada

Oct 16th, 2015 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

I put a Celestion Gold in mine a couple of months ago. I like it way better. The amp is noticeably louder, and handles the volume better (doesn't flub out like the stock speaker).

(This message was last edited by Weezie at 03:08 PM, Oct 16th, 2015)

Guitargonaut

Richmond, Ky USA

Oct 6th, 2016 06:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hello fellow '65 PRRI lovers. I've decided to mod my already awesome amp - hopefully making it awesomer! XD

I've upgraded the tubes to JAN-GE preamp and Gold Lion power tubes. Rebiased the amp to factory spec. The Weber 10A150-O has arrived and is awaiting for the new MojoTone cabinet and TO20 transformer to be delivered.

Should be quite nice...

(This message was last edited by Guitargonaut at 08:53 PM, Oct 6th, 2016)

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North Gnarlyington

Nov 3rd, 2016 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just ordered a scratch-n-dent PRRI from MF for my upcoming birthday. It will join my now 15 yr old DRRI and the two 70s Champs.

rc
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Dec 11th, 2016 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'd like mine a lot better if I could get rid of some fuzz between low Ab and B--just those 3 notes. a friend says you can't hear it at gig volumes but it's maddening in the living room at night, so I've taken to doing my noodling on a $50 Peavey Envoy.

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