$900 for a new princeton is too much imo. you can get a real vintage handwired one for that. the PR RI is just a cheap PCB model with a crappy resale value. I think the DR is only $100 more and they do sound good.. and you can find used ones for $500. You can find vintage-spec PR clones for $800 as well.
mid '70s Silverface Deluxe Reverbs (w/ 5U4GB rectifiers) have come down in price... $1200 seems to be the norm lately. I got lucky and found one for $800 recently.. but I saw the ad two days after it was placed.
To me, an amp is very important and I want one that'll last forever... and the ability to easily work on it myself. I know that not everyone likes to work on electronics though...
I have zero issues playing Reissues provided as a backline at a show (the Twins sound good) but i don't want to deal with them when they break down.
American Indo-Rocker. Playing Jazzmasters since the actual '90s