MIIIv2: Which Basic model is the most authentic - 65 Princeton or Deluxe?

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  1. OzShadow

    OzShadow Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I’m guessing the Basic 65 Deluxe. To me, the Basic 65 Princeton lacks some of the warmth and has a bit more noise.

    Your thoughts? How authentic do you think they are? This is strictly the Basic models, not altered third party versions.
     
  2. Bill

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    Deluxe. I have a ‘66 Deluxe Reverb and an ‘81 Princeton Reverb.

    I don’t think my Mustang III V2 captures either that closely. But they are good sounds nonetheless. The Mustang sounds like a good recording of those amps, not like the live amp. And the feel isn’t quite there.

    I use a Blackstone Appliances overdrive pedal to add back some of the feel.
     
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    Deluxe. I have played with the Princeton patch, and never got a sound that I like from it. Maybe I just don't like the Princeton?
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I have heard so many cite mustangs as being just "ok" modelers but really great when it comes to the fender models. I never thought they sounded real close, but more then that they feel nothing like the real thing. I had the MIII and now have the GT100 and i feel the same way about both. I like em, and in fact still use a love the GT aside from all the issues they have. But i can't get a great realistic fender feel/sound from any o them. Not saying they are bad, just not the same at all really. I mainly use other models like the modern fender bassbreaker model for my main OD tone but it's much more like a marshall than a fender. On a side note, as those vintage fender models go, i prefer all of them on the GT over the MIII. Of course as i always have to mention, NOT with the stock speaker. Hate that thing.
     
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    Where you changed speakers, I used a Blackstone Overdrive to add the live feel. But yes, while I really like the sound, it’s not the sound of my 66 Deluxe Reverb live. It’s more polished and processed.

    A different sound, and great. But not as organic.
     
  6. Jabberwocky

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    I had the MIII V2 in Red. The 65 Deluxe Reverb preset is nice. The factory 65 Princeton Reverb preset is nowhere close to a real PR. Noisy preset as it comes from the factory. What I did to reduce the noise was to lower the digital VOL. to below 3 in FUSE. VOL 7, if I recall, was the stock setting.The Master Volume is the actual volume control. Only then did it come close to sounding like my PR clone. The noise was vanquished.
     
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