FS:- Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue ON Hold

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menamestommenamestom Frets: 3241
edited January 26 in Amps £

Fender Princeton Reverb Reissue for sale.

Good condition, recent upgrade / service from Gartone.

The amp is a little different from stock and quite a bit cleaner and louder.  Both transformers have been upgraded, the OT is a Allen Amps TO20, wound by Heyboer USA.  Stock OT will be included, if you want the softer, fartier bass of the original, it's an easy swap.

Power Transformer is now a Hammond 291 AEX.  The amp went to Gartone due to a fault and it turned out to be the Power transformer, so this was swapped for a better hammond unit.  

While the amp was being fixed, it had new F&T power supply caps and better bypass caps installed.  New Rectifier and power tubes installed, amp was re biased and set for 240v.  I paid extra for these mods as they were all said to be improvements for both tonality and longevity.  There was damage to a track in the PCB, but this has been bypassed by a HT fuse which should be there for protection anyway.

The speaker is an Eminence Ragin Cajun.

Footswitch is included but one of the footswitches switches needs replacing.  There's no cover with the amp.

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£600





 
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  • Reduced £650.   
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  • Bump.  Comes with a Recent £300 bill from Gartone for repair / service / upgrade.

    It’s now a blackface clean machine!
    Quality caps, new valves, quality iron.

    Has put on a bit of weight though, but who hasn’t after Christmas :)

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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 3241

    Final forum bump at £600.  
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 3241

    Final final bump
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  • RickLucasRickLucas Frets: 19
    This amp is a belter and a bargain.
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    RickLucas said:
    This amp is a belter and a bargain.
    Nice one Rick! You’re not the guy that gave it a test run are you?  Martin said it went to a pub for some burn in after the work was complete and I see you are in that neck of the woods.


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  • Has put on a bit of weight though, but who hasn’t after Christmas :)

    So what does it weigh now?
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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 3241

    Has put on a bit of weight though, but who hasn’t after Christmas :)

    So what does it weigh now?
    17.25KG

    Stock was 15.4KG.


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  • RickLucasRickLucas Frets: 19
    RickLucas said:
    This amp is a belter and a bargain.
    Nice one Rick! You’re not the guy that gave it a test run are you?  Martin said it went to a pub for some burn in after the work was complete and I see you are in that neck of the woods.


    Yes, I often help out. He tweaks, I play, he tweaks again, I play again. The hours just fly by!
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  • MarshallMarshall Frets: 339
    Presumably these changes from stock, including the speaker on top of those transformers, mean the amp sounds/feels substantially different to a stock 65 PRRI ?

    “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.” Einstein

    Feedback link -  http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/133389/marshall#latest

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  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 3241
    Marshall said:
    Presumably these changes from stock, including the speaker on top of those transformers, mean the amp sounds/feels substantially different to a stock 65 PRRI ?
    Yes twice as loud, cleaner, no mush.  You could get it back close to stock by swapping the included stock output transformer in and the (not included) stock speaker back in.  Obviously there's not much you can do about the caps having been upgraded.


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    menamestom said:i
    Marshall said:
    Presumably these changes from stock, including the speaker on top of those transformers, mean the amp sounds/feels substantially different to a stock 65 PRRI ?
    Yes twice as loud, cleaner, no mush.  You could get it back close to stock by swapping the included stock output transformer in and the (not included) stock speaker back in.  Obviously there's not much you can do about the caps having been upgraded.


    When I tested it I was sitting in with a band. I wondered whether a 10" speaker in a small cabinet would be able to keep up. It was excellent. Sweet tone and no loss of definition when wound up. That was with an SG and the volume on 6 or so. Lovely.
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    RickLucas said:
    menamestom said:i
    Marshall said:
    Presumably these changes from stock, including the speaker on top of those transformers, mean the amp sounds/feels substantially different to a stock 65 PRRI ?
    Yes twice as loud, cleaner, no mush.  You could get it back close to stock by swapping the included stock output transformer in and the (not included) stock speaker back in.  Obviously there's not much you can do about the caps having been upgraded.


    When I tested it I was sitting in with a band. I wondered whether a 10" speaker in a small cabinet would be able to keep up. It was excellent. Sweet tone and no loss of definition when wound up. That was with an SG and the volume on 6 or so. Lovely.
    Thanks.  Gigged it today and it sounded great.  Think I’ll keep it for now!
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