1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Help!!

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Charcoal Burst, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    200
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Location:
    Oslo,Norway
    Hi everyone,

    I've just won an vintage fender amp from ebay called Princeton 5b2.
    Like this one:http://www.ampwares.com/ffg/princeton_wide.html
    I see from ampwares that this amp came with different tubes.
    I see that in the preamp the tube are 6SL7 and in the Rectifier it is 5y3??
    The other versions of the Princeton has 12ax7 tube.
    My question: Will this amp sound good with my telecaster?Please help!

    All the best

    Bjorn
     
  2. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    19,261
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Location:
    The North Coast
    Hi there,

    I can't think of any reason that a tweed amp wouldn't sound good with a tele, providing the amp is in proper working order. Should be alot of fun for you. I would however, caution you about comitting to a purchase like this without finding out beforehand if you like the amp. The time to ask this question would have been BEFORE you bid on it. Tweed amps ain't cheap, and it pays to do your homework before you blow a bunch of dough on somthing that might not be good for you.

    That being said, I hope it sounds great and you really enjoy it! I know I would! :D


    Jake
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,273
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Hey Bjorn....

    You will be in Telecaster Heaven when that amp arrives. It should sound great with your tele. Have fun!
     
  4. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    Posts:
    13,841
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Location:
    Del Floria's Tailor Shop
    That's a great little amp. Hell, it'll sound good with anything you plug into it... Travis Bean, Dan Armstrong Lucite, Variax, Fernandes Elephant. But it should be really happy with a Tele on the bridge pup.
     
  5. Tim Swartz

    Tim Swartz Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,009
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    Michigan - Tweenst the Great Lakes
    It should be great! These Princetons are just Champs w/ a tone control.
     
  6. Tremo

    Tremo Banned

    Posts:
    3,802
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    You should be fine if the amp has been serviced and it's healthy. And assuming the speaker is in good shape.

    For the 6SL7, you might want to use the 6SL7GT model (glass) instead of the metal tube, the glass versions usually have less microphonics. The 5Y3 is like a small low power version of the 5U4. Nothing mysterious there, you can get them pretty easily, and they're pretty cheap. I would recommend getting a couple spare 6SL7s though.

    If that amp has never had a cap job, it's WAY overdue.

    Oh, yeah, those things sound great.
     
  7. Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    200
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Location:
    Oslo,Norway
    Thank you all so much

    Hi,

    Thank you all for the nice replays you have written to me.I'm looking forward to recive this amp and will follow up with pictures and my thoughts about it..
    Thank you again.

    All the best
    Bjorn
     
  8. Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    200
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Location:
    Oslo,Norway
    I have recived the amp now.....SWEET

    Hello all of you.

    I got the amp yesterday and man it's sweet.I havent done anything but playing since i got it.
    The tweed is in perfect condition and the amp brakes over at about 3 in volume..I will post more comments and pictures of it soon.Its an old amp and something may go wrong so I'm glad I'm here so you can help me if it happens...Thank you for all your answers...


    Have a nice day

    All the best

    Bjorn

    Norway
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.