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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by bignote, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. bignote

    bignote Tele-Meister

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    I wanna get out and gig this rig as soon as the Covid is defeated. The Princeton Reverb in the pic has a 12" Celestian Gold in it. Should be giggle with a small group, Right?
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  2. NorthenLights

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    Nope sorry. New post-covid laws requires amps to be at least 40w, and at least one Klon-type pedal between amp and guitar.
     
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    Only one way to find out, but I think that will be plenty powerful. I've gigged with smaller amps, and I always had enough volume for smaller clubs and bars. Also, that amp is gorgeous.
     
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    No, only if you’re aged between 97 and 154, there’s an R in the month, the sun is in conjunction with, (or shining out of), Uranus and the group you’re playing with consists of at least one of bagpipes, a ukulele tuned to open E# or a Les Paul with a G string that stays in tune throughout at least two consecutive songs. OK, I may have made the last bit up.
     
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    You forgot cowbells.
     
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    I thought they’d been banned after the mad cow disease hit?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    All good if you’re miked into a PA. If you’re not miked up during rehearsals or whatever, and you’re with a hard hitting drummer (don’t know what style you play), you may get drowned out and run out of headroom pretty quick.

    I’m sorting my “getting back out there” rig right now, too.
     
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    For no apparent reason, I bought about 6 overdrives in the last 12 mths so my rig gonna be dirt heavy.
     
  10. jondanger

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    I definitely think I’d get a giggle out of it.

    Messin with ya - yeah! I’d play with that rig. Handsome combo, and I bet it sounds great. I love Princetons, need to make room for one in my stable.
     
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    If the small group in question has a drummer capable of restraint, and you’re the main electric guitar, I think that ought to work (and look good doing it).

    It might even work with fairly loud drums if you’re not going for super-clean. If you’re comfortable with “Funk #49” tone, that thing can probably get pretty loud.

    I have gotten through a few gigs (large room with nice PA, small room with crappy vocals-only PA) using my emergency amps, a pair of 15-watt SS practice amps, fed by a few pedals and stereo reverb. It looked weird but worked fine; I just set them as loud and clean as they could manage to reproduce the pedals. I’d bet that Princeton is as loud as they were, at least. And a lot cooler-looking.
     
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  12. Jakedog

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    In my experience Princeton’s only work well for gigging with a band when mic’d. Mic em up and they do just fine. For some reason they work well on stage, but just don’t seem to throw. In some ways, that can be a really good thing. Most of the sound guys I know love them due to this.

    Also depends on how loud your band is and how much headroom you need. I can gig a 15-20 watt tube amp indoors, if I don’t need to be super clean. If I need a legit clean sound or I’m outdoors much more power is required.
     
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    Totally gig-able. And that amp matches your curtains, so bonus points for that!
     
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    +1

    I like to play with a very clean tone and the PRRI doesn't cut it for me when playing with a drummer.
     
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    Thank you all for the comments. Yeah, about those curtains. Long story. Anyhow, I do want to get back out playing as soon as I can. I live in Okinawa, Japan. The clubs are pretty small and back when I was playing a lot at outdoor festivals and such the local production companies know how to mic an amp. We shall see. Now, evidently I need a Klon clone.
     
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    I miss playing live. Hung it up around 2000 and I'm starting to think I waited too long to come back...
     
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    Nice rig.
     
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    I probably wouldn't gig with less than a 12" speaker. (but some other people would)

    That should be fine. I'd probably put it on a chair to hear it better.
     
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    Most venues here in Los Angeles have P.A. systems. Also most semi pro musicians. So the days of needing more than 50 watts are kind of done. Many players use fly rigs now for ease of set up and load out. I myself gig with a 27 pound SS 1-12 amp that pushes about 50 watts. If its not loud enough I throw a 57' in front of it. Is the tone perfect? No, no one amp covers all the check marks but it is usable and works for me.
     
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