Fender Tweed Champ or Fender Princeton 68

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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 7997
    @munckee if you're handy with simple mods you can buy either and turn it easily into the other one. The 65 RI and 68 Custom Princetons have no fundamental circuit differences, just a handful of component value changes, unlike the bigger amps in the range. 

    Tbh the difference in how early they break up is overstated generally, there's really not much in it and tonally they differ subtly, not much more than a speaker change would. 
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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1045
    edited July 1
    Thanks @p90fool I can solder pickups etc, I'm wary of touching insides of amps because I am allergic to massive electric shocks. I have watched a few videos which say the 68 is much louder which won't be what I want but I suppose a speaker change could help there.

    As mentioned on another thread missus munckee out today so I have played the champ at full volume and it did not disturb my son in another room or my neoghbours.  Makes me more confident that a Priceton might be fine for my take on home volume. 

    Plus Im happy to use tubescreamer, I like the idea of bigger speaker, fender reverb and tremolo.

    I do however hate this place I would never have considered a 12 watt amp for home if I wasn't on here : )

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  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 7997
    Haha I know, but the Princeton really is a lovely thing. Whatever your natural style or that of your band, you can just lose yourself noodling away without any idea where the time went!
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  • kt66kt66 Frets: 136
    I had a similar quandry a couple of years ago, found out I much prefer the sound of older Fender amps, ended up with 77 Silverface Vibro Champ for half the price of a new Princeton, it's not my only amp, just used for home, where it does the job perfectly.  Plus it'll hold it's value and more 
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  • BluesyDaveBluesyDave Frets: 296
    kt66 said:
    I had a similar quandry a couple of years ago, found out I much prefer the sound of older Fender amps, ended up with 77 Silverface Vibro Champ for half the price of a new Princeton, it's not my only amp, just used for home, where it does the job perfectly.  Plus it'll hold it's value and more 
    Vibro Champ is a great amp for home or studio.  I really miss my old one.  Shouldn't have sold it.
    No Darling....I've had that ages.
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