Incoming! ‘62 Princeton 6g2

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    I see the L.C. For March 1962, but what is the handwritten A for, and the production 7?
     
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    The "A" I think identifies the person who wired it up . There may also be a small piece of yellow masking tape inside the chassis with someones first name written on it in pencil. I've seen "Lupe", "Billie" and "Lily" in some early Fenders.
     
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    Great amp . congrats

    Stapleton model may have sounded dark due to whatever speaker they put into it.
     
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    Nice score! Have fun with it.
     
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    The "A" is a revision, or update, of the 6G2 circuit. The "7" is the seventh production run of this model.
     
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    Some people say that the A is for Alinco speaker some have Oxford JB 14 alincos what speaker did it come with? 388ABD75-AD45-414B-B6A1-5F1D92814ECC.jpeg
     
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    Unfortunately the original speaker was long gone. I got it with a celestion gold 10.
     
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    Same with mine , I also have the A 308642EA-67F4-4102-9476-4542190C11CD.jpeg
     
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    My friend thinks this may be his old 6G2 that he originally sold a few years ago. If that’s true then it came with a gold oxford ceramic speaker
     
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    Very nice! Congrats!
     
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    Switched out the preamp tubes - vintage mullard in v1, rca in v2. Breaks up at 6.5 now with my strats. It had been a bit splatty with singlecoils, that’s gone now.

    I will probably put the anos tung sol 6v6s in eventually as well, but it’s a 2 plus hr round trip to the tech for biasing. It can wait. The smoked glass sovteks sound good. I had them in a ‘73 Princeton Reverb as well, and they worked decently there too. I have a sylvania 5y3 for the rectifier- I’ve found they and other vintage 5y3 tubes bring plate voltages down to a safer number compared to the Russian equivalents today.

    I also replaced the stock speaker wire for now just to be on the safe side - I do use it with an attenuator when my wife is home, and I don’t really trust moving that old wire back and forth all the time.
     
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    Org. Slyvanias and nos rcas 7025 and 12ax7a 799BD4AA-01C1-44DB-BE6F-19C1177F09ED.jpeg
     
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    I have a set of sylvanias lying around, maybe I’ll use those instead of the tung sols.
     
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    Cool 6G2! And great playing. I’m gonna dissect that later on. I’ve got a ‘64 tuxedo ‘6G2 that I’ve had for about 10 years. She’s a keeper! Enjoy!
     
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    Wonderful catch! I want to hear a demo....
     
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    That's a keeper.
     
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    Hard to imagine a ‘62 in better shape. Looks almost new, but sooooo much more cred than any reissue.

    If your kitchen studio is to be trusted, that speaker sounds awesome. After trying several times to recreate what might be ceramic Oxford tone, I ended up loving alnico in mine.
     
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    I wonder if it's like these? I have two.
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    Certainly look like old oxfords! I bet they’d be similar at least. If you ever want to part with one lmk.
     
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