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I understand the length of the clip perfectly. That Princeton Reverb is just a really worthwhile amp, especially when that reverb is tamed to have controllable properties, and not lose the level of useable reverb. Glad you’re enjoying this amp. You won’t ever regret building it. If you really want to get the maximum of joy out of it I suggest you score a celestion 12” Alnico cream. Believe me, it’s worth every penny in this amp! It turns the Princeton in a giggable amp for it can get pretty loud when asked for, and I mean at least deluxe reverb loud! Plus the tonal spectrum is beyond every experience you’ll ever have.
And it still is playable on low volume.. don’t forget you also have a low output input. And with the 12 inch it’s advisable to change the cathode bypass cap on V1 to 4.7uf.. or it’s too bass heavy.
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I understand the length of the clip perfectly. That Princeton Reverb is just a really worthwhile amp, especially when that reverb is tamed to have controllable properties, and not lose the level of useable reverb. Glad you’re enjoying this amp. You won’t ever regret building it. If you really want to get the maximum of joy out of it I suggest you score a celestion 12” Alnico cream. Believe me, it’s worth every penny in this amp! It turns the Princeton in a giggable amp for it can get pretty loud when asked for, and I mean at least deluxe reverb loud! Plus the tonal spectrum is beyond every experience you’ll ever have.
And it still is playable on low volume.. don’t forget you also have a low output input. And with the 12 inch it’s advisable to change the cathode bypass cap on V1 to 4.7uf.. or it’s too bass heavy.
I took both of these suggestions. I picked up a new Celestion Cream 12" speaker and I replaced that cap to a 4.7uF after you first suggested it a couple weeks ago. I couldn't really afford the speaker, but that's never stopped me before :wink: . Very happy with all of it.
Thx again
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Yes! That’s a killer combo now! As far as clean sounds can go the Princeton Reverb has no equal IMHO.
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Amp sounds great but are you allowed to talk like that on the 18watt forum bieworm?
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chaliapin wrote:
Tue 08/15/23 4:23 am
Amp sounds great but are you allowed to talk like that on the 18watt forum bieworm?
This is the “that’s not 18Watt” forum😎
I said “as far as clean sounds go”. My 18 watt amps ain’t clean, but they can grind unlike any other amp.🤘😉
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Guitar amps "clean" sound should never actually be clean. So there's that. 😉
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Call me a heretic or an outlaw.. but there are situations where I want pristine clean🤠
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Bieworm wrote:
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Call me a heretic or an outlaw.. but there are situations where I want pristine clean🤠

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