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oh yah,....oh yah.....

 

picked up my badass hotrod princeton last nite...saved from the icy clutch of pawn'd that almost claimed her.

 

fired her up this morning. ahhhh....

 

TONE.

 

pron to follow, maybe even a stupid pedal tricks installment on the very first dB!!fx product that almost was..

 

picture a blackface princeton reverb

juiced up to your choice of 40 or 60 watts (depending on rectifier, 5u4gb or silicon)

master volume

footswitchable/frontpanel overdrive

cathode bypass phat switch

marshall-esque brown preamp

tremolo o o o o o o

reverb

pumpin' a 12 inch hunnert watt celestion...

 

good times. ;)

 

i spent probably 1000 hours fine tuning this monstrosity to my questionable tastes...

 

glad to have it back!!!!!

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oh hell yah. right here at home finally again. proud parent pron,.,,.....errr...that don't sound right...

 

funky purple jewel

 

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funky ass orange paisley grill cloth

 

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/p2.jpg

 

logo displayed...she's such a tease...

 

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a sultry over the shoulder shot...

 

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/p4.jpg

 

full frontal....

 

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt137/pinkjimiphoton/p5.jpg

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After all the mods and work, is it the amp you want it to be?

 

absolutely. this thing is a total frankenstein...it has the a$$ end of an ampeg...kinda...had to drop 100v off the power supply to run the 6l6's without meltdown..can run all kindsa power tubes, but i'm a sucker for the cream of a 6l6.

the preamp is stupidly overdriven, which for me is good...from clean to scream right from the guitar..nice and warm and brown.

always loved marshalls, so in part the preamp is based on it..i doubt there's anything left other than maybe the vactrol for the trem stock. all the iron's been changed, the power supply is beefed...

 

if it didn't weigh so much, it'd be pretty much perfect for me. this was the first amp i ever stripped and rebuilt, i got it for a 5 dollar trombone in a trade, with a blown output transformer.

started at that, and just kept tweaking, swapped various resistors and caps til i got it to sound right to my admittedly blown somewhat ears.

 

i'll try to post a video of it mike or something when i get a chance.

 

think kinda real brown marshall with tremolo and reverb, with a heavy mid boost.

 

for me, this is my fav amp of all time.

 

i had the opportunity to play at the fox theatre in foxwoods casino a few (quite a few now) years ago...the BIG room there, long story...

 

when we arrived, they asked me if i wanted the twin or the marshall half stack.

 

i pulled this thing out.

 

said, "put a mic on it, but ya won't need it".

 

and they didn't. ;)

 

noisy, when dimed,but man, does the little sucker crank, too.

 

to me, this is like...more important than what guitar i play. and no matter which one i play, it sounds like me.

 

groovy little beast. called it the model 1. the model 2 is in schematic form on my dot com somewhere.

 

;)

peace!

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i wish i still had it, lol...found at a tag sale, and used on all the dirtyBAD!! amps i built...there's a few of 'em out there, including a cut down 2x10 hotrodded super reverb, an ampeg vt22 modded to a 2x10 combo...a tweed realtube combo i modded the p out of,various cabs...

 

a vest. hell, even a headband. ;)

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...tie, guitar-strap...

 

 

In general concept, this amp's a lot like the first amp that started MESA/Boogie, a hot rodded Fender Princeton.

 

In 1969, Smith, as a joke, modified Barry Melton's Fender Princeton amplifier. He removed the standard 10-inch speaker and modified the chassis to fit the larger transformers that were needed by the 4-10 (four 10" speakers) tweed Fender Bassman, the circuit that he had added into the tiny 12-watt Princeton. Finally, Mounting a 12-inch JBL D-120, a popular speaker of the time, Smith had created what would be the first Boogie.

 

Randall Smith, needing to test his creation, took the "hot-rodded" Princeton into the front store, where Carlos Santana was present. Santana "wailed through that little amp until people were blocking the sidewalk". Impressed, Santana exclaimed to Smith, "Man, that little thing really boogies!" It was this statement that brought the Boogie name to fruition.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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it was made in 1980 originally, tho... but yah, it's a great amp. when my girl goes out i'll try and get a clip up so you can hear it. one of these days, i'll open it up and draw out the whole schematic for it so anyone can build one. ;)

 

how ya feelin', sas? better i hope? ;)

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I'm doing great, man! Thanks! I go tomorrow for my 100 day meeting with the doc. I'll post an update tomorrow evening.

 

Yeah, I know that's a more recent mfg amp, but what I meant was that was the kind of thing we did to our amps and such back in the day......if the grill cloth was torn you go to the fabric store and get some funky cloth of some sort...

"And so I definitely, when I have a daughter, I have a lot of good advice for her."

~Paris Hilton

 

BWAAAHAAAHAAHAAA!!!

 

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The Great Speckled Bird was an underground newspaper.

 

The "Keep on Truckin'" thing really doesn't have anything to do with the Dead. It was a comic that came out and then became sort of an icon...sort of like the smiley face. I know you'll remember it when you see it. Here's a link to that:

 

Keep on Truckin'

"And so I definitely, when I have a daughter, I have a lot of good advice for her."

~Paris Hilton

 

BWAAAHAAAHAAHAAA!!!

 

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Is there a recommended place online to order component parts...like aluminum chassis, hole cutters, tube bases,vacuum tubes, potentiometers, switches, fuse holders, lamp holders/bezels, transformers, spring reverb units, photo diodes, resistors, caps, chokes, coils, rectifiers, wire, etc?

"And so I definitely, when I have a daughter, I have a lot of good advice for her."

~Paris Hilton

 

BWAAAHAAAHAAHAAA!!!

 

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Is there a recommended place online to order component parts...like aluminum chassis, hole cutters, tube bases,vacuum tubes, potentiometers, switches, fuse holders, lamp holders/bezels, transformers, spring reverb units, photo diodes, resistors, caps, chokes, coils, rectifiers, wire, etc?

 

It's been a while since I looked around for such 'sites, so I'd start by Googling "tube amp parts", "tube amp chassis", "tube amp kits", "tweed cabinets", "blackface cabinets", etc.

 

Check out this 'page of Myles Rose's favorite tube and amp-parts vendors.

 

Look to Mercury Magnetics transformers.

 

Try searching up MOD Kits DIY, Antique Electronic Supply, Weber VST, Dan Torres Engineering, Kendrick...

 

Looking through my bloated guitar-related bookmarks stash, I run across Marsh Amplification, Retro Sound Amp Co., Watts Tube Audio, MojoTone, MetroAmp Kits, Hoffman Amps, Hayes Amplification, Ceriatone... If you need the actual, direct links for any of these, just ask (presuming that they still lead somewhere). I know that there're two or three that I just can't quite put my finger on; and there are probably some bookmarked links that I overlooked running down my list, but my eyes are gettin' bleary...

 

These are not necessarily endorsements on my part, they're just links that I ferreted away for future reference.

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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my advice?

 

find old tube crap that's cheap, and scavenge parts.

 

heavy mojo factor!!

 

Old tube-amps from the '50s, '60s, and early '70s that aren't quite working (or working at all) like Supro, Harmony, Silvertone, Traynor...

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

~ Caevan James-Michael Miller-O'Shite ~

_ ___ _ Leprechaun, Esquire _ ___ _

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don't kill any supros...send 'em to me!!

 

but traynor, harmony, silvertone etc are fair game, as are old tube stereos and electric organs.

 

on a more serious note, angela instruments is a good site, as is antique electronic supply.

 

or call dan torres out in cali, and talk to him...he may be able to set you up some used parts affordably, and he's a trip to talk with...really nice guy.

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