greatest recording amp ever!

Bobby Mahogany

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I own a Princeton Reverb and yes, it is a great amp.
But I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the greatest recording amp ever.
Too many great recordings have been made with different amps.
That alone nullifies that "greatest ever" line.

And some people sound good / better with a particular amp they use.
As in amps as in guitars, one shouldn't narrow "it" down to one particular thing.
 

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There isn’t even a greatest tone. As soon as I pick one, I hear another I like as much or more.
The tweed champ was probably the easiest for the studio to record, but back in the day they could spool up Super Leads, so I don’t think it was much of an issue either way.
Throw a treble booster in front of a small tweed and mic it. Nobody will know it’s not a fire breathing 4-hole.
 

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It’s a heck of a nice amp, that’s for sure. There’s a guy in the next town over that I have done some guitar dealing with over the years. I was at his house one day, and he had one of those amps, special edition tweed version with the Cannabis Rex speaker. I had never really seriously looked at one before, and I was blown away with how awesome it sounded. He later sold it at quite a discount, and I should’ve jumped on it.
 

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All depends, I want GRAINY Cheap R+R tone = 1957 Silvertone 1391-----LOUD MEATY=Sundown---Monster Garage- Supro Black Magic.....Hell, I'm even using my BUZZBOX Brian May VOX......all these "tools" can be used, luckily, I have SUPREME talent and vision I ALWAYS get results.
 
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I like Princeton amps a lot, but was not at all impressed with that recording. Lows were mushy/muddy and highs too warm. Mic placement?
 

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Ok, infomercial and shameless plug. This is a toneful amp with considerable versatility.

As @pnuggett pointed out, claiming the greatest recording amp is like naming the most beautiful woman.

First video was impromptu, recorded with an ipad, and has a real Ry Cooder vibe. Would have fit right in with the "Streets of Fire" soundtrack. Second video was done professionally.



 

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Brown Face!?

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I am a big fan of the sound of the vintage brownface Fenders.I have one(Super).Got nice midrange.
Not dirty like the Tweeds(Bassman excepted!:cool2:), not scooped like the Blackface or later Silverface Fenders.
 

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this quote from an actual guitar site .....who would have thought you had to explain this stuff to the woke crowd?

Here we’re looking at a Fender Super Brownface amp, with the ‘brownface’ trim putting it directly between the ‘Blonde’ and ‘Blackface’ eras. (In the vintage amplifier world, the terms ‘Brownface and’ ‘Blackface’ – referring to the amp’s white lettering on a brown or black control panel – have no relation to what those terms mean in current political or cultural contexts). ‘Brownface’ amps appeared in 1959 and were built until 1963, followed by ‘Blackface’ amps in late 1963 to 1967, and then superseded by ‘Silverface’ models. ‘Blonde’ amps were built during the ‘Brownface’ era, and the Blonde covering was offered on the new Piggyback amp designs, and one combo – the Twin.
 

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