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PRRI With 12" Speaker

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Joe M, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Joe M

    Joe M Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    A local CL ad has a "special edition" PRRI with a 12" Jensen instead of the normal 10" speaker. Anybody have any experience with the PRRI and the 12" that can comment on the differences, if any, from the normal PRRI with a 10"?
  2. Mutato

    Mutato Tele-Meister

    Sep 16, 2008
    Rhode Island
    12” feels natural in a PR. I have a ‘77 that someone had already modded to a 12”. I love it.
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  3. JazzboxBlues

    JazzboxBlues Tele-Holic

    Dec 6, 2014
    Crook County IL
    I prefer a 10” speaker in a Princeton. I had a Blackface clone with a 12 and always felt it had too much speaker. I now have another Princeton Reverb type amp with a 10 and it sounds right to me. It could also be I seem to favor 10” speakers.
  4. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I had a 64 Princeton, no reverb...."Fender Electric Instruments" model. I put a 12" Eminence in, made enough difference that it was well worth it. I also put one of my Vox Pathfinder 15Rs (8") in a custom-built cab with a 12".....went from a home practice amp to gig-worthy. I know people who gig with a PR with 10", but a 12" just makes it a little more "muscular".
  5. The Blood

    The Blood Tele-Meister

    Dec 31, 2014
    Healdsburg, CA
    I have a 74 silver face Princeton in which The prior owner installed a 12 inch tone tubby hemp Cone speaker, which has a high efficiency rating.
    Since I didn’t own the original I can’t really describe the difference.
    I will say though that I’ve been getting complaints about being too loud with the 8 piece I work with and I never have the volume above three. They say it’s loud but they also say they love the tone, I might add.
  6. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 23, 2003
    I put a 12" speaker in my 1980s Princeton Reverb. I like it.

    If you bought a PR with a 12" speaker and decided you wanted a 10" speaker, it would be very simple to either cut an adapter for your existing cabinet, or replace the baffle with another with a 10" opening.
  7. Garruchal

    Garruchal Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2013
    I have the PR 68 Custom. I've compared it's 10" speaker to using the amp as a head and going into a 12" cab with a Warehouse Veteran 30. The cab with the Veteran is louder and deeper, but I like the 10" Celestion Ten 30 better. When playing my Tele, this amp has a boomy bass that I turn down a lot, and the 12" speaker had too much of that. The 10" speaker gives me just the right range of frequencies.
  8. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    It's more about the speaker than the size of the speaker.
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  9. drmmrr55

    drmmrr55 Tele-Meister

    Aug 20, 2017
    Federal Way, Washington
    I kinda like the 12", mine has a Cannabis Rex versus the Jensen, but I think a 12" has a little more thump than a 10". Having owned both, with either 10" or 12", the PRRI is an excellent amp.
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  10. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
  11. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I like the 12 in a PR also. This is my bordeaux. Swapped out their 12 for my 12

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  12. tdu

    tdu Friend of Leo's

    Jan 4, 2005
    Ontario, Canada
    I have an original 68 chassis in Allen cabinet with a 12 inch speaker (weber 12f50). It sounds incredible.
  13. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    I don’t have a PR, but I’ve run 12s and 10s in my 6G2. I’m inclined to agree with schmee here.
  14. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2003
    Yes, I sold an old 10F150 to my neighbor for his 68 PR. Like a whole new amp. That and the 10F150 T are killer for that amp.
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