You don’t need big to be loud anymore. I have a QSC CP 8 that I swear punches up there with a 50 watt 212 tube amp. Weighs 20 pounds.I only have small amps.
‘71 Princeton Reverb
‘75 Vibro Champ
2000s Pro Jr
Vox Ac10 just born
I moved from NYC to Atlanta GA. Suburban sports bars are big and loud here, I need a big amp now!
True, and my Pro junior cuts like a mofo. I was being a little facetious but when there’s 8 or more players with big amps… need some bottom to lead an open jam I am bass player first and tend to leave those frequencies to the bass when playing guitar. Lots of the seasoned cats using 100watt solid state amps here…You don’t need big to be loud anymore. I have a QSC CP 8 that I swear punches up there with a 50 watt 212 tube amp. Weighs 20 pounds.
My tech tells me that good 6V6 tubes are hard to find. Despite their high cost, I've had bad experiences with the Gold Lions, and the war in Europe has made the eastern European tubes harder to get. NOS tubes have skyrocketed in cost. The JJ tubes seem to be durable, but they really are more like a 6L6 or 7591. It's a problem. Unfortunately, solid state is making more and more sense. In fact, I recently picked up a late 1980s Roland JC-55 which, after my tech went through it, actually sounds remarkably good.Crisis? What crisis?
Same; my PRRI has collected dust since I got my Excelsior. I had this notion that they were King $#!+ of the World, happened upon one for cheap...and decided I liked my non-reverb silverface Princeton that I've had for 30 years better.Low-powered tube amps are my kryptonite...........
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Marshall Origin 20C - Fender Excelsior Pro - Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue LTD. Of these, the PR is my least played, least favorite and may soon be sold.........and to replace it in the lineup I will retrieve my Marshall 1974X from consignment hell.
My first car was a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura…there’s a soft place in my heart (and head) for the Falcons.I love small amps, even when they're in a big cab with a big speaker.
Here's a 10-watt homebrew beast; 1x 12AX7 and 2x EL84s with diode rectification. Volume and tone controls. It's kinda sorta a Vox AC15 but...not really. I stuck it in a 1x12 cab with a vintage Vox-labeled Celestion G12M "greenback" speaker. It's a screaming little beast of an amp with plenty of wallop.
Continuing my penchant for connecting vehicles to amps, the badge is from a 1963 Ford Falcon.
I hear that! The Excelsior is a great amp.......snarly when pushed, warm and smooth backed down a bit. It's my #2 behind the ORI20C....my PRRI has collected dust since I got my Excelsior.
My Brother-in-law and Sis drove a non-airconditioned Falcon from Boulder, Co to the MS-Delta in about 1964! 3 on the column and what............40-60 HP? I was 10 in '64 and thought it was the coolestMy first car was a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura…there’s a soft place in my heart (and head) for the Falcons.
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My first car was a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura…there’s a soft place in my heart (and head) for the Falcons.
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That looks fantastic! I'd love to get my hands on one of those. My uncle (and Godfather) was an engineer for them. He lived in Chicago, then moved with the company to Racine, WI. If for no other reason, I'd love to have something he was a part of creating back then.View attachment 1080308 View attachment 1080309 real PTP gut shots of the 5 w Webster Chicago I posted earlier.... Restoration shots.
That was probably the Ford color called “Sebring Green”…a very light grayish-green.When I was a little kid, my dad's 'work car' (US gov lifer, in D.C.) was a 1963 Ford Falcon- the more round/curvy body style.
It was a shade of mint green that was almost white- but I think it was green.
Was 'Fiesta Red' an actual auto finish name, that was also used by Fender?That was probably the Ford color called “Sebring Green”…a very light grayish-green.
That was the original color of my Falcon—a previous owner painted it Fiesta Red.