68/65 Princeton Reverb Conversion Build Pics

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  1. CJ75

    CJ75 NEW MEMBER!

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    Hello, long time reader here and thought I would finally say hello and share my recent build pics. I love the 68 and the 65 equally and have modded my 68 numerous times to try different things. I have never been happy with the build quality though, so I thought it was time to convert it to a Hand-wired and try out a BF. I couldn’t be happier with the results, the amp is dead quiet now, the reverb is fantastic and the overall sound is awesome. Without further ado here is my take on a BF:


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  2. King Fan

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    Now *that's* a tidy build. :) Amazing.

    Is it a straight clone of a vintage PR plus adjustable bias? Any other mods?
     
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  4. CJ75

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    Hey King, thank you! Yes, it's a vintage PR with adjustable bias. No other mods as far as the circuit goes. Since I started with a 68 Custom Princeton I had to drill the cap can, relocate the bias pot hole and wire the pedal up to a TRS jack to align with the stock 68 pedal. I am not real crazy about the stock Princeton wiring scheme, so I decided to go the turret board route and elevate the board pretty high for two reasons - 1. to get the fly wiring below (I know some people frown on this) but I see no issues if you are leaving it stock 2. to be able to route wiring with adequate spacing and keep it very clean looking. I also used all heavier gauge wire to keep everything in place and have better insulation.

    CJ
     
  5. OzShadow

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    Super clean! You can tell a lot of care went into it.
     
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