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Princeton 1x12

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Bhawk123, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Bhawk123

    Bhawk123 TDPRI Member

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    Jun 13, 2011
    Walnut creek ca
    I'm in the market for a Princeton in the 1x12 configuration.

    Is there any consensus on the best 12" speaker to pair with this amp?

    Sweetwater
    - Lacquered Tweed
    - 1x12" Eminence Cannabis Rex speaker

    GC
    - Wine red vinyl covering and wheat grille cloth
    - 1x12" Jensen P12Q

    CME
    - Fawn Textured Vinyl
    - 1x12” Celestion® Greenback G12M

    ZZSounds
    - British Racing Green Textured Vinyl Covering with Wheat Grille Cloth
    - 1x12" Celestion Greenback

    MF
    - Limited Edition Sonic Blue Vinyl
    - 1x12" Celestion Gold Alnico
     
  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I almost always favor a Jensen.
     
  3. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    It depends what 'sound' you're looking at and where you're playing.
     
  4. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Tried the gold in my bordeaux...for best of both worlds Brit and US
    I went with Alnico cream..with tax return..it came with P12q..tad underpowered, but, not bad.
     
  5. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    northwest
    a few thoughts:
    If you are gigging, the Princeton is a pretty gritty amp except at home.
    -The Greenback, the Crex will only add to that nasty grit.
    -The Jensen alnico: you better like alnico and early breakup. I dont like those RI PQ's at all, but some do.
    If you are a home player, disregard this.
     
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  6. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    I gig with a 74 Princeton Reverb / cannabis rex
    We play blues, classic rock and country.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  7. LP26

    LP26 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    277
    Nov 5, 2017
    Earth (Part-Time)
    I have a CRex in my Deluxe Reverb. It's been in that amp for five years or so. I also upgraded the transformers in the DRRI to Mercury Magnetics. Given that I play mostly jazz and 50's style Chicago blues I like a darker tone. The amp and speaker deliver it in spades. With that said, I've been thinking about buying the Sweetwater Tweed, but haven't been able to rationalize the purchase just yet.

    I played one of these at my local guitar shop this past weekend. I was quite tempted to buy it as it offered a quite different tonal palette from my PRRI which has a Celestion Gold 10" in it.

    As noted above, I have a PRRI with a Celestion Gold 10. It's my "go to" amp. The Gold 10 puts a little hair on the notes and delivers a nice tight controlled bass response.

    In the end I think you really need to play the amps and determine what sounds good to your ears and, perhaps most importantly, what best suits your style. Put another way, which amp/speaker combination delivers the tone you're hearing in your head.
     
  8. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    67
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston
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