Princeton Pics (ptp chassis)

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  1. Spontaneous

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    Special thanks to George Alessandro of Hound Dog Corp in PA for rewiring my 2 yr old PRRI. It sounds fantastic.

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  2. Ringo

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    Very clean job, so I'm guessing he didn't use the filter cap can? Looks like your filter caps are on the board?
    How would you describe the tonal difference? I've never played through any of the newer Fender RI amps, just the older BF and SF amps.
     
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    My SFPR doesn't look that nice inside.
    Congrats.
     
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    Wow! Nice :)
     
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    Clean. So what was the cost for the amp and then the re-wiring?
     
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    Beautiful. I keep staring at the neat bus grounding between the pots and the board. Where is this buss attached to chassis?
     
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    I emailed the amp tech to get some answers for you regarding caps, but sound-wise, I can tell you that before the ptp rewire the amp sounded good but muffled, like there was a thin blanket over it. Now it's sparkly and alive. With my tube screamer it's amazing, it sounds like two amps are a/b'd, one overdriven the other clean. It's beautiful. By the way, I swapped the G10 Greenback for an Allesandro 10' speaker, to finish off the blackface conversion : )
     
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    The general cost for this job is $400.

    So, anyone that may want to do this can get a cheaper preowned princeton and the ptp for about 1K'ish and your all set for less than an good original vintage amp.

    Also, George Alessandro has some new PRRI ptp'd amps on ebay for about 1200 or 1300.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-1965...688?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b6c0e598
     
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    I'll try to find out for you.
     
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    From George Alessandro:

    "I don't use the can cap in these because the individual caps are much higher quality and I can ground them individually where they functionally should be grounded (not just where is it convenient to mount the cap)."
     
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    What a thing of beauty!!!
     
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    I don't know if technically one can call this true point-to-point, since it does have some kind of turret-board to which the components are attached, but who cares: it looks beautiful!

    In the discussion handwired vs PCB: this certainly looks like it would sound better! :)

    (I am guessing the high-grade components used play a big role in that.)
     
  13. Spontaneous

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    Here's another

    Kind of a cool pic if you zoom, but too bad I can't post the high res version.

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