1974 Fender Princeton Reverb With Pedal Steel And Guitar
Guitar Samples - 60th Anniversary Nashville Tele - Guitar plugged directly into amp channel 1 - Sennheiser 609 mic, Vol 3.5, Treble 7, Bas 4.5, Reverb 4.2, Speed 1, Intensity 1
Pedal Steel Guitar Samples - Guitar to Goodrich Pot Pedal then directly into amp channel 1 - Shure SM-57 mic, Vol 3.5, Treble 7, Bas 4.5, Reverb 4.5, Speed 1, Intensity 1
A few last minute comments
This is the best sounding guitar amp I have ever owned although a few others like the 68 Deluxe and the black face VibroChamp are very close. After a few days with the pedal steel I
also have to say that this is the best steel amp I've ever heard at low volumes. As a steel amp the tone definitely exceeds the Webb 6-14-E and the Steel King. Of course the Princeton Reverb
would not suffice on a real steel gig I suspect even if mic'ed (the Webb, Steel King and many others would excel there). The stock speaker is real warm sounding if not a tad bit bassy on low notes
and bottoms out easily when you push the amp. Obviously
there are better speakers for this amp judging by the thousands of posts on all the internet forums. The stock reverb seems to be fine with steel and guitar and I could even live without the RV-5
or Hall Of Fame reverbs for recording and practicing. This all makes me wonder if the 1965 Princeton Reverb re-issue I bought new was defective or just a bad design or perhaps the speaker cone was
just too stiff and not broken in. There's no queston that the older reverb tanks don't have any of the tinny metallic sound that the re-issues do. This is of course all just my opinion but the sound
samples do speak for themselves.
Note: the distortion on the steel guitar peaks is not in the amp! It is solely the fault of the recording engineer who mastered the tracks too hot!