PRRI with Alnico Gold?

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  1. WilburBufferson

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    Personally, it looks like you’re paying about a 500.00+- premium for colored tolex and an over priced speaker. But hey, if you want it and have the money, get it.
     
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    I replaced the P10Q with an Alnico Gold 10 in my PRRI and went from a great amp to an unbelievably great amp.
     
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    Well overpriced!
    There are Limited Edition PRs with 12” speakers at other retailers for around the same price as the standard PRRI.
     
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    That's Canadian currency. Comes out close to the $100 uncharge we have in the US for a PRRI with a 12" speaker. Fender has been offering SE PRRI with various 12" speakers instead of the 10" speaker. I have the Bordeaux with a Jensen 12. They have also been available with various Celestion 12s.

    I like it. It's not as flabby as the 10" and has a little more headroom. 12" speakers is a popular mod to PRRI's
     
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    It comes out to around $1200 US
    Add the cost of the Celestion Gold and I guess it would be similar cost.
    If you’re in Canada and don’t have to pay shipping, it might be close to the same.
     
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    I get it. I’m more of a back porch player so I’m a fan of 10” speakers in a PR type amp. I personally think they are a little more touch sensitive and I don’t need the added volume and headroom. Ive got a little 5 or 6 watt el84 home made 10” speaker amp I got cheap on CL (20 bucks USD). I let a buddy borrow it and have been modding it for his taste because it sat in my closet. It has a 10” but for him, it could use a 12”. We all have differnt tastes. No ones is better, just different.
     
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    My main gigging amp is a 71 SFPR with a 12” Gold in it. Amazing amp and yes, a bit bolder and more round than my 75 stock SFPR with a Weber in it. It’s a heck of a combo.
     
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    It's not like I got the cash (nor want to spend that kind of dough) on that amp -- I adore my 10" PRRI that has an Alnico Jensen in it. I play it mostly at home, but it's not loud enough for my band, so I've been flirting with alternatives. But the PR has always been "home base" as far as my ears are concerned.
     
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    I have a buddy who has the PRRI limited run (blonde with 10 inch Celestion Gold). It sounds great and he compares it favorably to a Wooly Coats Spanky he used to own.
     
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    Just took the p12q out and put in a gold 12 I had in my bourdeaux.
    Still testing it.
     
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    Sunny - how do you use your amp?

    I just do bedroom volume and when I tried a Gold in my Silver Princeton I thought it sounded dark and a little constricted.

    For my use (lower volume) the Copperhead killed it.

    On the other hand, when I heard a Gold at stage volume in a Brown Deluxe I thought it sounded great.
     
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    Update us after you're done testing.
     
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    I can understand that. I think the PRRI with the 12" takes pedals better and that's why I like it. To be honest, I think the differences overall are small. I've always thought a DRRI with a "power scaling" feature would be the ideal amp for the home.
     
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    I have a unique PR clone. Mine started out as an unbuildable kit. Way too much low quality stuff needed sourcing. Muchxs already had everything. With what was needed, he finished it for less than me finding individual parts and added some of his extra “mojo” tweaks. Twin tone stack and a mid control, to name 2, that takes it from loud and clean to loud and raunchy. Hence the reason for my not needing the added volume and headroom. This thing is there to the max!!
     
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    Practice and small gigs with a Strat or a Les Paul
    I usually keep the bass control pretty low and the treble at 7 or more
     
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    I still would like to try the
    Alnico cream vs Ceramic Creamback vs Alnico Blue vs Alnico Gold vs Hellatone A25 vs Scuminco vs Blue Dog
    in there.
     
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    Sourcing and ordering parts is a major part of any DIY project. It can take hours. If I wasnt able to do it at work for various past projects - they probably would have never been built.
     
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    Hmm, no C Rex fans out there? I love it in my PRRI.
     
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