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Difficult choice : Fender 65 PRRI or Princeton clone or Swart Atomic Jr ?

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by captainmur, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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  2. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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    I'm nevertheless trend to Princeton Reverb PTP clone, yes it's not cheap, but will be IMHO a best choice for mr.
     
  3. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    The Quilters do sound very good but the Aviator series is not inexpensive. Check out the Mini 101 Reverb.

    I mentioned before that I have a cuuple of Princeton Reverb blackface clones. They sound terrific but are not tiny powered amps. They get loud enough that I gig with them.

    I have no experience with the Russian solid state head.
     
  5. Synchro

    Synchro As spoken about at Wildwood Guitars. :) Staff Member

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    I think that the PRRI or the Princeton clone could be quite good choices.
     
  6. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    A DV Mark Little Jazz sounds stellar for Chet/Travis stuff, I used it for a while.

    +1. I heard great things about those Quilter amps.
    +1, Roland Cubes sound good, even the last models.

    Digital effects were used pretty much anywhere since the beginning, there's nothing wrong about them.
     
  7. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
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    Yes, I have also heard great things about the cubes. Actually, I was looking into a Blues Cube or Artist Cube myself (but never pulled the trigger)
     
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  8. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    I still use my vintage Roland Jazz Chorus 20 sometimes, I have it since I started to play electric guitar. Different voicing of course but still great for cleans.
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
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    Another vote for the Roland Cube, mines a old '80s one and i use it all the time. Some old Peavey's sound nice too and sell for pennies.
     
  10. Willie D

    Willie D Electromatic

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    If you'll consider Solid State: the Boss Katana, Roland Cube, and Tech 21 Trademark 30 are fantastic.
    If I were choosing from your original list, I'd buy the custom Princeton clone.
     
  11. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    Paul Yandell, which you probably know, used a Peavey Classic 30 and a Peavey Delta Blues. Both are tube amps, not very expensive.
     
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  12. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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    @all Thank you so much for your suggestions.
    I just sold my THD Univalve and I'm going to order a new amp right now (otherwise, the sale proceeds will be rapidly "dissolved" by housekeeping :))
    My choice is custom made PTP Princeton Clone with some mods. I hope I'll report about NAD here at GT forum soon.
     
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

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    Excellent choice. Who’s building it?
     
  14. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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    The builder is a local specialist, I found him via German tube-town forum and I was very impressed visiting his workshop..wow...quality was really great, both sound and building accuracy. I'll ask him to make some pictures of my future amp during building process so as to post it here at forum.
     
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  15. emicad

    emicad Synchromatic

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    Great. Keep us in the loop.