NAD! Princeton Reverb Reissue

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Rythameen, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I've been looking for a new amp now for quite awhile. I've asked for recommendations on this site, listened to hundreds of videos. poured over websites and catalogs and finally came down on a Princeton Reverb Reissue. It's a Limited Edition model in tweed with a 12" Cannabis Rex. I was looking at the new Marshall Origin 20, and the Ceriatone OTS 20. While both were nice, they were not quite what I was hearing in my head. After hauling my guitar and a couple of favorite pedals down to GC, I plugged into their Limited Edition burgundy version with a 12 " Jensen PQ12. After some quality time in a room with it it was almost there, "the sound". I had seen the Limited Edition Tweed version on Sweetwater's site and thought the Cannabis Rex would give me the rounder, warmer blues/jazz sound I was looking for. Had a gift card, and called them up, got a pretty sweet deal and waited for FedEx. And all I can say is man do I love this thing. Wonderful Fender cleans that I hadn't experienced in a long, long time. Takes pedals beautifully, and the I have been looking at reverb pedals, but really just wanted a spring reverb and this amp delivers. Likewise I have tried various tremolo pedals, but not anymore, this is sweet. For dirt I run a EHX Soul Food and a TC Electronics MojoMojo along with a TC Spark boost and the range of tones I can get is really inspiring, not to mention just unplugging them all and playing straight in for that great clean sound. Sounds killer with the 335 and makes me really appreciate the Tele more. Haven't tried the Les Paul or Strat yet, I've been having too much fun. Anyway, really happy with my choice and here are the obligatory pics.

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  2. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 23, 2003
    that's a beauty!
  3. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Looks very nice.
    Play on !
  4. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    Sweet! Love me some tweed (just got a Pro Jr. IV in lovely lacquered tweed!) ! Congratulations and enjoy!!
  5. phx1973

    phx1973 Tele-Meister

    Sep 1, 2013
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Beautiful amp! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Skip Reid

    Skip Reid TDPRI Member

    Jul 9, 2018
    That is some beautiful and classic gear you have. Very nice. Enjoy.

    I have a mini spark as well. Such a great little pedal.
  7. fasteddie42

    fasteddie42 Tele-Meister

    Dec 10, 2016
    Tip of the Mitt

    I picked up a fsr western tolex PRRI 65 with a g10 a while back. I've been smitten with it as a home amp.

    I wish you a long a smooth ride with your new toy!
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  8. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I picked up a Bourdeaux 12' recently
  9. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

    Jan 4, 2018
    Maud, Oklahoma
    Lucky dog!!!! I'm dying to get my hands on one of them...
  10. MitchMiami

    MitchMiami Tele-Meister

    Mar 11, 2015
    Weston, Florida
    I love my fsr in surf green and white with the G-10. IMG_0623.JPG
  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  12. Tezuka27

    Tezuka27 Tele-Holic

    Apr 11, 2011
    Eastern Iowa
    Congratulations! I've always liked the sound of the Princeton Reverb, and hope to get one some day myself.

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  13. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    It's beautiful. The Princeton is my favorite sounding Fender amp.

    With the 12", does it get farty past 5 on the vol?
  14. jannodude

    jannodude Tele-Holic

    Aug 10, 2016
    SF Bay Area/California
    Welcome to the club! Glad your enjoying your new amp. I love mine as well:
  15. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    Love the tweed and a big Princeton fan.

    A 12” speaker upgrade has got to make that one good sounding amp.

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
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  16. dimojoe

    dimojoe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Oct 10, 2012
    Northern Il
    Love Tweed !
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  17. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    The family left for a bit, and I cranked it up to 6. With the Tele, no fart or woof at all as far as I could tell. But this thing does get loud, so in deference to the neighbors I didn't blast it too long. With the 335 it seemed to get just a bit of woofiness, but a quick bass adjust and it cleaned up right away.

    Glad to be in the club, what brand of amp stand are you using? I really need to get mine up off the floor and the wife doesn't think milk crates are the height of decor.:lol::lol:
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  18. ladave

    ladave Tele-Holic

    Sep 25, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Congrats! I have the Bordeaux version.
  19. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 14, 2012
    Try a 12ay7 in V1 for more head room and an even jazzier tone. Enjoy.
  20. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Feb 22, 2018
    Savannah GA
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