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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Any love for the old Fender Princeton Chorus amps?

LHW

Southwest Florida

Alone in my principles
Sep 15th, 2019 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

They don't get a lot of love it seems, but I have one from the late 80's, and my Fender Player Strat sounds incredible through it.

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Eastun' Carolina

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Sep 15th, 2019 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a ‘93, I played through it at church for years. I recently replaced it with a Mustang III, so it came home. It has a great clean, and for me a decent “80s metal with chorus” that’s great for noodling with at home. The limiter is effective on the overdrive channel.

Gaukdawg

Ohio

Say what one more time!
Sep 26th, 2019 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used to have one and gigged with it for years. Sold it and I think that guy is still using it for gigging. I just wanted to go lighter and it wasn't getting used so out the door it went. Great amps, mine was a red knob.

larryguitar19
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South Florida

larryguitar
Sep 27th, 2019 11:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Had one bought new circa '94 which I eventually gave to one of my sons around '05.

It's a nice home living room/bedroom amp. But when I started to jam and gig it didn't work for me. The limitations of a solid state jump out at louder gigging levels. It gets loud enough but you don't get the bottom you get from a tube amp. So i gave it away and went with a Blues Deluxe Reverb to cut through.

One thing it did really well was that jangly Rickenbacker 360/12 thing. Also I got decent jazz tone on a Les Paul.

But I could not get a snarly Tele tone that worked for me.

Junior Samples

USA

Oct 4th, 2019 01:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had a Mexi one from '98... it's a perfectly
fine amp if you are ok with SS. Very nice cleans.

But it was just missing that "something" for me.
I sold it a while ago..and am quite happy with
the tube amps I have picked up since.. I must internally crave the tube harmonics and natural overdrive..
SS just doesn't vibe me ...
(altho I might not have a clue hearing one in a mix,
admittedly)

(This message was last edited by Junior Samples at 03:14 AM, Oct 4th, 2019)

Leftee
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VA

Oct 4th, 2019 01:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Welcome, Junior!

SS has come a long way, since then, to bridge the divide between tube and SS. It’s steadily been improving year after year. These days SS can be quite impressive.

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