Part II : My back is getting happier (out with the 48lb Vox AC15, in with...)

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    ...the 32 lb 1967 Princeton Reverb.

    Gotta thank TDPRI member and all-around great guy milocj for hooking me up.

    He's a long-time member here and has forgotten more about amps than I'll ever know.

    This thing is so early, if it had been made a month earlier it'd be blackface . Innards are though.

    Nice all the way around. Light and if we gig (we're down to about 6 a year at this point) I can mic it.

    The Jensen pictured is being replaced today with a Weber and I'm sure I'll try a Celestion G-10 Vintage eventually - like Campilongo and my bandmate Jude use.

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    Mid pot and - thanks !
     
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    Great score. Good luck with it.
     
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    My PR is the one I tend to grab when I go play somewhere, sweet sounding little amp and with a guitar one trip in and out.
    There was a time when I said the same thing about a Twin Reverb. :)
     
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    Cool ....
     
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    OHMYGOSH flip that rear panel around the right way!!!!!!!!!
     
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    looks like it's that way round on purpose to accommodate the mods at the right end
     
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    Oh well, ya know, there is that.

    Reading/looking at pictures is hard.
     
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    Panel flipped around so I can get to the mid pot. Next to the mid is just an empty jack connnected to - nothing.

    Besides the mid pot - all stock.
     
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    Is that a line-out next to the mid pot on back? You might not even have to mike it for gigs.....just run line-out to PA....(?)
     
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    ^^^I think that was the idea but it was never executed so now - just an empty jack
     
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    Congrats on a great amp!
     
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    48lb would be a welcome relief for me. Try lugging a 70 lb Twin Reverb around without castors. As a matter of fact I might be making such a trade tonight... my Twin for a Mesa Boogie TA-30 1x12 combo.
     
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    Beautiful and a great amp! Congrats and enjoy!


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    I've seen some old ones without any of the back panels.

    They probably lost them or something, but it makes the amp lighter.
     
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    Great amp! Congratulations. My Princeton is plenty for most of the gigs I play these days even without a mic on it. Have fun and enjoy the healthy back.
     
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    Niiiiccce! Milocj is a class act, and that’s a class amp.

    But inquiring minds wanna know. What Jensen? Is it blown or are you boxing it for safety? And what Weber?

    Play well and prosper!


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    The Jensen was a reissue smooth cone alnico P10Q.

    Way too much breakup for me/too honky and raspy.

    Milocj graciously provided a 50 watt Weber P10F150P which I think is great - and it's not even broken in.

    But, since there isn't the orig speaker - I'm gonna find one. Which will probably take time and a little bit of dough.

    Old C12N's or C12NS's aren't cheap !

    In the mean time I'm going to reacquaint myself w/ PR's.

    I only owned the backbreaker AC15 for 6 months but I played it everyday and though the wattage is similar, PR's and AC15's are sooo different it's like they're not even the same appliance ! :lol:
     
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    Happy for you!!! It’s a great amp and although its price has risen, you can still find good deals. This one is my next buy.
     
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