SarnoMusicSolutions wrote: I'd completely pass on any of the Fender reissue stuff. Not great amps at all. They can sound ok, but seem to miss the mark a bit. And the reissues suck to work on. Real Fender (hand wired point to point) amps are the best when it comes to servicing or tweaking. More mojo.
Jedi, you seem to think the same way:
Tennessee Jedi wrote:I would stay away from the re-issues .....
There is always someone checking in here with R.I. "issues" .....
They wont last 30/40 years like the real deal
Primary use for the amp would be at home. On weekends I usually jam with a few other people so I need something that can keep up with another guitar, bass, and drums. On the flip side, I need something that can produce a solid sound at a low volume. I'm worried that the DR would be a bit too powerful for the moment. I may want something for gigging at some point in the future, but I don't want to necessarily buy that amp now. Plus, it seems the Princeton can get pretty loud with a speaker change:
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote: Sonically, the K110 is just a fantastic and musical sounding speaker. The E110 is a bit less "juicy", but still sounds very similar and great. A D110 may sound the best overall, maybe not as good with deep bass, and again, they are delicate. The K110 is all I've been using for the past 6 months or so. 12 watts of Princeton power and it's amazingly loud. That's the cool thing about JBL's, their efficiency. If you put a K120 in a Deluxe Reverb, it'll make it as loud as a 40 watt Fender amp with a "normal" speaker.
This also has tips for increasing the power of the Princeton: http://www.tonequest.com/articles/article2.htm
I think if I were to go with a Princeton, the JBL K110 would be my speaker upgrade choice, assuming I could locate one. Do you guys use ebay to find speakers? I searched my local CL and came up with nothing.
Tigerstrat, what's your experience with the PRRI? If a vintage is unattainable would you rate the RI as a worthwhile investment?
tigerstrat wrote:strumminsix wrote:My first inclination would be for a Princeton Reverb. Not for the wattage but for the reverb.
+1. A Princeton Reverb (or the RI if you must) is imho the perfect low wattage plug-n-play amp to put you in the right section of the ballpark. Any of the lower wattage tube Fenders with reverb will do pretty nicely.
My current (garbage) amp has led to my acoustic/electric ratio being somewhere near 90/10. I love my electric, but with my current amp setup I just can't get a tone that makes me want to keep on playing. I'm hoping to sort out this situation within a couple of week time, month max, so any additional input is greatly appreciated. I've covered most of the topics on this board and a variety of others regarding the Princeton and Deluxe, but I'm still feeling rather indecisive. I was pretty set on the PRRI, but after seeing what a few of you folks said about the reissues I'm thinking twice...