That is exactly how I see it at the moment, too. If I have an attenuator on a Twin Reverb, don't I already have the clean tone of a Princeton at low volumes???
True, but the biggest advantages of the TM are all about gigging, as I see it - the line out and the light weight. A home player who isn't lugging an amp up and down stairs all the time has a lot of good options at $700.i'm sure you guys are probably right about it being unlikely. i guess my use case for one is a minority position.
its not just the light weight that attracts me to the idea of a TM. i love the layout of the controls for fender amps. i also LOVE the near zero noise floor TM's offer. a tube princeton doesn't have that low of a noise floor. another nice thing about a PRTM would be the lower price of admission. i'm guessing it would retail for about 699. for a home player like myself, that's a great price point.
I prefer amps with front controls so the quilter is a no go.
Agree 100%. I would have bet money that the 59 Tweed Bassman would have been the next Tonemaster offering before the Super Reverb came out. Now that they’ve got the BF line so well represented, tweeds seem like the logical next step.
Check out the 1st or 2nd gen Quilter Aviator 1x8. I've had the 2nd gen 'Gold' model for years and it's the amp I drag out of the house. It's 100 watts x 2 channels, gets as loud as you need, has a two-knob reverb that sounds really good, and it weighs only 21 lbs. These are out of production, but you can find them 2nd hand. They are built like tanks.
I also have had a PRRI for years and it stays home. So I can appreciate the Princeton for what it is, but for portability and killer sound that is close enough to the Princeton to be a wash, the Quilter goes with me when I play out.