Difference between a Princeton Reverb and a Princeton?

April 25th, 2008, 01:19 PM
I was just hunting around on ebay, and noticed that Princeton Reverbs can go fro over $500 while Princetons I can find for under $300. What's the difference between the two?

April 25th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Not trying to be a wise guy, but it's the reverb.

They sound pretty much the same, otherwise.

April 25th, 2008, 01:30 PM
More gain in the PR and the obvious..

April 25th, 2008, 01:53 PM
The Princeton will stay clean pretty much all the way up the dial and it isn't quite as loud. I would say that the Princeton is the same volume when it's dimed as the PR is when it starts to crunch.

April 25th, 2008, 02:08 PM
So it's basically separated by gain and reverb? Thanks! Just a quick question...

April 25th, 2008, 03:48 PM
The gain difference is quite substantial between the reverb/non-reverb Princetons. The PR adds the usual reverb mixing stage which adds more than 10dB of gain.

If you want to play fairly clean, a non-reverb unit will do. For the additional overdrive that many desire, the reverb model is much preferred.