wproffitt wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:44 am
Just to muddy the waters a bit, you could also build a Mojotone BF Princeton kit. If you want THOSE cleans, the PR is where it’s at for me. If you want a little more midrange sweetness, the Vibrolux is the ticket. Of course, you could always buy or build a PR and add the mod that Sookwinder mentioned above. Also, if you’re looking for build inspiration, read his amp build threads. The Vibrolux-Groove thread comes to mind.
As I've never dipped my feet very deep into the Fender amp territory in person, I'm not sure if I'd prefer the midrange or classic BF scoop. Scooped mids is what you always hear about when you think classic Fender amps, but I do like mids as well. I mean, I play a Peavey most of the time
I haven't read Sookwinder's amp build threads that I know of! I'll definitely check that out as well!!
Larsongs wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:53 am
Buying a vintage Project Amp kinda defeats the purpose since you'll be repairing it with non original vintage Parts.
That's what I keep running in to in my search for a vintage Deluxe Reverb. Amps that claim to be Vintage but have been repaired with modern Speakers, Tubes, Transformers etc.. About the only thing that's Vintage is the wood cabinet & grill cloth.. They're anything but Vintage.. And they don't have that sweet vintage tone..
I'd be very surprised with anyone on this Forum not liking the recent new 65 Princeton Reverb Amps.. That's one thing Fender does right when it comes to Amps.. I was sure I'd have to upgrade the Speaker, Tubes & probably more.. But, didn't as it sounds great completely Stock...
Before you go down the Rabbit hole, You should try one...
I definitely need to try one some time soon. I'm kinda just gauging opinions and thoughts ahead of time for the sake of reference and information. I definitely won't make a final decision until I've played a few things. It's good to know that the new PRRI's sound good as is. That could be a very real possibility for me.
I agree that a vintage as a project does kind of defeat the purpose. The way I'm thinking is that if it needs a new power cable and some capacitors replaced, but the transformer(s) and speaker are ok, then it would be worth it for the vintage aspect.
I was looking into some pedal clones for a friend's future board (he's only got a Line 6 modeling amp, and is always inspired by my amp and pedals when he comes over, so I'm thinking about building a pedal or two for him), and dropped by the BYOC site since I used to buy some of their kits back in the day and I know them. I forgot they made amps as well, and found their Tweed Royal Amp
. It feels too good to be true, but the idea of a Tweed Champ, Princeton, Harvard, and Deluxe all in one amp is a cool idea. Harvard (5F10) is another classic Fender amp that I know nothing about. Anyone ever play one? I don't see buying that kit, so I guess this is more pure curiosity.