- Feb 11, 2009
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Never tried the "modeling amp" ride ,but I do like the old red knob Fender Princeton Chorus SS amps.
Ya know... the more I try to incorporate my JCM2000/DSL100 into my rig, the more I love my Mustang III. It's sooooo easy to use and needs no pedals, etc.
Nothing like the sound of a good tube amp, for sure. But, the M-III is pretty damn close and a whole lot more versatile.
I have no love for SS amps, but I gotta whole lotta love for my M-III.
The best SS amp i've ever used and still have in my collection is the Fender Princeton Chorus PR-82 black knob non DSP. Beautiful cleans, lush spring reverb, and one of the best sounding stereo chorus. 2X10 speakers are nice and punchy when cranked. Sounds excellent at low volumes (bedroom). Very under rated IMO. I still use it from time to time and I am still amazed at the tones it can produce. Great SS amp.
The drive channel leaves something to be desired but it is usable but nothing a good dirt box won't fix as the amp takes pedals very well.
I hear Peavey Bandits sound pretty good also Marshall Lead 12. The Marshall MOSFET amps are pretty good too from what I hear.
i checked out the mustang III demo and soundclips and the high gain /metal stuff doesnt seem to sound good . like anything fender , the clean sounded great and the mustang III sound very versatilefor a modeling ... except for the high gain stuff . and i play 80 % on high gain .
are he high gain model any good ???
is there a difference between a black knob princeton chorus and a red knob ???
theres a red knob princeton chorus for sale for 150 $ in my local kijiji 2x10 combo .