NAD - 22 watt Princeton Reverb

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Tony65x55, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. db62

    db62 Synchromatic

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    Apr 6, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Thanks, Tony - gracious as always. Enjoy your holiday and I'll see what I can do for Feb.
     
  2. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Mar 7, 2010
    Kingston Ontario Canada
    I'd like one of those Tony sounds perfect
     
  3. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Oct 5, 2009
    Michigan
    I really gotta get a 1258, and 1275 to kick around. I'm just so busy lately that I've just been playing what I got in the last few months as much as possible.
     
  4. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hey Ryan,

    I'd be happy to send you the contact info for Brian. You'll like this, it's the best of all worlds
     
  5. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Matt, I understand. The 1258 sounds like a vintage Jensen should sound. Bright, sparkly, with deep low end and a present middle. Some folks think it has too much high end but it's an easy mission to turn the knob down, Thing is, if the spakle isn't there at all, then no amount of turning it up will matter a whit. Solid companies like Victoria use this speaker because it delivers. No one that ever bought a Victoria cared about saving $40 on a speaker. They want and pay for, performance. This one works, and its inexpensive price is merely a bonus. It has become, over many years, my go to. Give it a shot, there isn't very much to lose.
     
  6. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I look forward to it Drew. Lemme know when it works for you.
     
  7. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    32
    Oct 5, 2009
    Michigan
    Oh yeah I've heard them I just havent owned one. I'm not digging the V-type in my 68' Custom Deluxe is all. I have a handful of other speakers I could try in there, but I wanna try one of the Legends.
     
  8. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I replaced the V-type in my '68 Deluxe with a 1258 Legend and I am very happy with it. It made a big change and now it sounds like a silverface Deluxe Reverb and I have a real silverface to compare it to.
     
  9. raoiley

    raoiley Newbie

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    Jun 23, 2017
    toronto
    does anyone have his contact info?? I would love one of these amps
     
  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    PM sent. This is still a fabulous amp.
     
  11. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    That is one heck of a deal on that very nice amp!
     
  12. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Indeed. It's a little under $700 usd for a handmade blackface Princeton Reverb that sounds crazy good. I'm sure Brian is doing this for the love of the amp, he can't be making anything on the sales. It was so good I bought a second one that's 15W. It's amazing too.
     
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  13. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Wow!!! super PR!! congrats!!!
     
  14. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Thanks Victor, it's a beauty.
     
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  15. madhermit

    madhermit Electromatic

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    Dec 24, 2018
    Newmarket, Onatrio
    Still digging the Luckhurst amp? I would love his contact info. This sounds like a dream come true!
     
  16. Jet_streamliner

    Jet_streamliner Gretschie

    180
    Nov 21, 2017
    Minnesota
    Wow! Great price and betting it’s a fantastic sounding amp.
     
  17. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Yes, it is a fabulous amp. Super build quality and great sound. I find I like the sound of the 15w a tiny bit better than the 22w. I have made a suggestion to Brian that he add a "Bright Switch" to the 22W. He says that is zero problem. I find the 22w is a bit darker than the 15w BUT... I like a really bright amp for my Gretsches.

    That said, there is no issue at all and I use the 22w all the time. I have tried a dozen different speakers in it and still find the Eminence 1258 Legend to be the one that suits my tastes.

    His contact info is:

    Brian Luckhurst

    bdlmarine at rogers .com

    416 * 275 * 8199
     
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  18. madhermit

    madhermit Electromatic

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    Dec 24, 2018
    Newmarket, Onatrio
    Thank you!

    Where aprox is he in Toronto? Downtown? North end?

    As for the 1258, what are it's characteristics? Does it break up easily? Is it neutral?
     
  19. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    He's in Etobicoke, between the 401 and the QEW. Not too far east off of 427.

    The 1258 is a bright speaker full of 1960's Jensen. It sounds like a Fender speaker should sound. Scooped, lots of highs and lows and very efficient. If you need neutral, simply turn down the treble and bass. Even better, it is reasonably priced.

    I gig this amp regularly with live drummers and it has enough horsepower to do the job.
     
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  20. madhermit

    madhermit Electromatic

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    Dec 24, 2018
    Newmarket, Onatrio
    Just heard from Brian. Time to get this rolling!
     
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