Pedal Steel and Guitar Played Through A Fender Princeton Reverb

You can hear my MSA Legend Pedal Steel guitar and a Fender Classic Vibe telecaster played through a Fender 1965 Reissue Princeton Reverb. This is an all stock unit with the Treble set to 4 and Bass set to "10". The Princeton does not have as full a bass sound as the Deluxe and the tone controls had to be modified somewhat from the Deluxe settings to get an acceptable steel midrange tone. For the steel parts I used a Boss RV-5 reverb set on hall and a Guyatone MD-3 delay unit in line with my Goodrich model 120 pot pedal. The guitar parts used only the Boss RV-5.

The recording below was recorded and mastered in 16 bits and then converted to an mp3 file at 320kbps. See my other web pages in this series of tube amp recordings that feature a few other Fender amps including the blackface Vibro Champ, Super Champ XD, Deluxe Reverb and the Blues Junior Tweed. To my ears, the Deluxe Reverb is the tone winner for both guitar and pedal steel. Of course if you mod the Princeton's power supply and swap in a 12" speaker, you can get a fatter tone out of it. Modifying the Deluxe to have two reverb channels, one of which has a midrange set for steel, could take you even further. These amps have tons of mods and are very easy to work on!

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