princeton

  1. GuitarTalk

    NAD 5F2A 1957 Fender Princeton (original)

    Acquired this vintage 1957 Princeton, all original (except 3-prong and I had it recapped to be on the safe side). Pictured here with my #1 (1953 “Blackguard” Tele). As a side note, for anyone who is interested, if you find an early 5F2A like this one, it may still has an original 8ohm output...
  2. M

    '69 Fender Princeton Amp AA964 check!

    Hey everyone! Just joined the Forum😁 I want to add a new amp to my rig, and honestly I've never owned a Fender amp before (just guitars). I've been used to playing British tones, I'm a die-hard AC30 lover and i also play an Orange AD30 from time to time. But i want something smaller and...
  3. S

    Help - Speaker for 65 Princeton RI 12”

    Hello, apologies I’m new here and am a relatively inexperienced player. I’m looking for recommendations on a 12” speaker for a PRRI. Ideally relatively early breakup (playing at home), without crazy ice pickyness or farty low end, but still have that warm Fendery chime that can take pedals...
  4. smuc

    Just another 6G2 build

    Seems that 6G2 are a popular build these days, and with a few Super Champ X2s lying around, I have decided to give a go with a build that will fit and use the existing iron. Took me a while to draw the whole thing in CAD and for the machine shop to build it, but the chassis is finally here...
  5. InstantCoffeeBlue

    Late '60s Jensen C10Q Recone?

    When I bought my '75 Princeton (non-reverb), it came with an older Jensen 10". Date code is pretty worn, but looks to be '69, probably from a Silvertone, so obviously there's no mythical "numbers-matching" cachet to this particular speaker in this amp. It's a C10Q. It has an older-looking recone...
  6. Clickfiend

    On the fence. Tone Master Deluxe or Attenuator

    I have '65 PRRI w/ a 12 inch Celestion. It's too loud for my room. I've tried low wattage amps, but I like my Princeton better. So... I'm thinking about either getting a Two Notes attenuator, or a Tone Master Deluxe Reverb. Have any of you tried those two options (attenuator with your tube amp...
  7. D

    Need tone help - Am Pro II Tele + 65 PRRI

    Apologies in advance if there is a better forum to post this to - I am brand new here. Playing a 2020 Am Pro II Tele through a 65 Princeton reverb reissue, bought summer 2021. I love aspects of both, but having some real issues with various tones, both in practice and in recording. Amp...
  8. K

    Considering A Tone Master Super Reverb

    Well now I’m curious. I primarily play at home and church and use a 68 Custom PRRI. I love the amp, it is super responsive, and I trust that the amp will work with regular maintenance years from now. But, power scaling on the Tone Master line is really cool. I got to play through the Super...
  9. norske_jersey_boy

    Mojotone Princeton Reverb - some low voltages and low headroom/vibrato

    I built the kit and am overall very happy...but... The sound is fantastic in general, but I feel the amp starts to break up early - about Vol 4 instead of say, 6 is normal? Also the vibrato intensity seems weak. Could this be related to these voltages I measured? 1) Pin 5's of power tubes...
  10. burgrluv

    '74 Princeton Reverb...not in the same league as my tone master?

    Recently got to spend some time with a '74 princeton reverb that I converted from a bastard head to a combo. Brought it to the space, cranked it up, and honestly...it's sounding a bit stiff/flat, lacking that spongy and elastic feel i'm used to hearing in American voiced amps. Break up is still...
  11. Tenderfoot

    NBAD: New Bad Amp Day

    [Brand New] Fender Limited-Edition '65 Princeton Reverb 12W 1x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Tweed This came in today but it doesn't work because the rectifier tube was installed into the 1st power tube position and the power tube into the rectifier position (note: all preamp tube filaments lit up...
  12. G

    Princeton 64 Custom Schematic/Layout

    Hi, I'm trying to locate schematic/layout diagrams for the Princeton 64 Custom amp. I recently purchased the hand-wired amp and plan to do the tremolo speed and depth mods. The amp is advertised as an "authentic" AA1164 circuit...but of course it isn't, not exactly. There are obvious...
  13. N

    Help with possible Princeton purchase

    Hey! First post here, I was hoping to get some advice on a 1961 Princeton amp. I found a guy selling one for just under $2000. Pretty good condition but a replaced speaker (he says period correct speaker) and a transformer was replaced. Based on price I was thinking it was a good deal but the...
  14. Lou Kash

    Using pedal as a pre amp princeton 112?

    I picked up a princeton 112 plus pretty cheap at a thrift shop today. Honestly, it's not completely terrible and its light which is nice. However, I kind of want to have some fun with this amp. I noticed that it had a power amp input on the front. Could I buy a pre amp pedal, like the doctor...
  15. Jaysmay

    Fender Deluxe Reverb vs Custom 57 Champ

    Locally I can find Deluxe Reverbs 65 RI for $ 850 or BO and 57 Custm Champ for $875 firm. Lots of Reverbs between CL and Marketplace and only one Champ. It's DC so it's a good sized market. Is it just supply and demand? Is a 57 Custom Champ that good? I recently sold a Tweed Blues Jr and got a...
  16. Dirty Dave

    Worst amp ever ... (apologies if this thread already exists)

    I love Fender. But I was getting rid of some stuff lately, and took a Fender Princeton 65 DSP to the charity shop because I wouldn't have been able to face myself if I sold it on to somebody in good faith. I think it was the same price as a Peavey Bandit 112 when I bought it, but shouldn't even...
  17. S

    Rob Robinette Princeton Build

    Having finished the Champ (with some help) I’m giving the Princeton a crack. I’ve got a cabinet from Juketone that I’m going to try and squeeze it into. It may be a bit too snug, so I’m just laying things out at the moment. This will be the AA1164D Princeton Reverb Delete with the added...
  18. O

    Kit build for pedal steel guitar

    I am debating between Mojo’s Princeton kit, and the Super Reverb kit. This would mainly be for pedal steel guitar. Ill be doing a head, and a 15” speaker in a separate cab. I’m thinking of modding a Princeton, deluxe trannys, etc, etc, to get more power and clean head room. or.. A super...
  19. docjohntx

    Fender Princeton 64 Reverb/Amp Dead on Arrival

    My first post here, so I'll do my best. Yesterday I bought a new Fender 64 Princeton Reverb/Amp, paid full retail ($2299) and it was dead right out of the box. The power light came on, but no sound. I plugged my Strat into my old practice amp sitting next to it, and the old amp played fine, so...
  20. Sylas Wojo

    Critique My 5F2A Build

    In this thread I'll be posting my Princeton 5F2a build, feel free to give me advise, tell me if I'm doing something wrong, what I could do better... Here Ill be documenting my process, so stay tuned!
  21. D

    advice on princeton reverb silverface

    Hi! I've come across a '73 princeton reverb 4 hours drive from me, and I'm not sure to carry it home. Here in Europe prices are higher than US ones: around 2000 euros. Do you think it worths? I already own a '74 vibrolux reverb and 5f1 modded champion 600. Do you think it will overlap with any...
  22. theprofessor

    How did the Princeton Reverb get all those features?

    I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but if it has, I don't recall it. The main question is this: How did the small, "non-professional" Princeton Reverb end up with both reverb and tremolo? Of course, the Deluxe Reverb wasn't one of the "professional" line, either, but at least in...
  23. mrsongbird

    “Because” Abbey Road Saturday Jam

    A friend (and former student) and I taking on this Beatles beauty- she’s formally trained as a singer- I learned to sing in church, which I think is why I move my head around like an idiot and she stays perfectly poised. It was super nice having her voice in my ears all day putting this...
  24. R

    5e3 to bare bones PRRI conversion?

    Hi there, what I really want out of an amp is a simple PRRI with a 12 inch speaker and no reverb/trem. I also want to build said amp myself. What I’m considering is getting a 5e3 deluxe kit and changing the tone stack to match a PRRI including caps and resistors (both fixed and variable). I...
  25. Rick_M80

    Fender Princeton '65 or '68?

    Hey Just wondering if anyone has any working experience of Princeton amps? I've plugged into a '65 Reissue and it sounded great, but a lot of people seem to recommend the '68 Custom as a more versatile amp but haven't had the chance to test this out myself yet... I'm looking for versatility...




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