The response to my recent gear sale was really positive, and I thank everyone who got in touch with enquiries about the amps, pedals, and guitars that I had for sale. Amazing how many people from around the world came across my little clear out!
Anyway, my apologies for not posting this sooner – May entailed the small matters of finishing my degree, and starting a new job, so I was unable to get the time to update the site – the original batch of gear has been sold. So, if you’re after the Jazz Chorus, Princeton, Mark IV, Mark IIB, Esprit, Poly Chorus, Small Stone, StarTouch ABY, Cry Baby, or any of the other myriad pieces of kit I had available, they’ve all gone!
Having sold all this gear, I’ve been flush with cash, which I’ve already sunk into more gear. Build pics for my new rig will be forthcoming. Additionally, there are a few ‘experimental’ bits that I’ll likely be selling on if they don’t gel with my new rig.
For sale: 1970s Fender Princeton. Silverface model, non-reverb.
12W output, new pair of JJ 6V6s last year, original speaker, tube rectifier, and tremolo.
Totally boss sounding amp, clean all the way up the dial, and takes pedals beautifully. This amp runs at US 110V, and has a step down transformer mounted in the cabinet. It’s in superb condition for its vintage, with only a couple of scuffs on the tolex – a great looking amp.
£650 ono. Enquiries to [redacted] No longer for sale, enjoy the pictures!
Even though I’ve had the xotic BB Preamp for a couple of months now, I’m pretty sure I haven’t played it with my white Telecaster before yesterday afternoon. The tone was, I think, pretty tight, and even with a relatively lo-fi audio recording I think you can still hear how just how clear and transparent the BB is, with the full tone of the guitar shining through. I’d love to get a TS808 set with a super thick, lower gain tone, and stack it with the BB in this rig for a big lead tone.
The Princeton is always a fun amp to come back to – torturing the poor 10″ speaker with a thick Muff fuzz and getting trippy with the Small Stone and the amp’s built-in tremolo…it’s all great stuff. Obviously, as a Fender amp, it’s got a great clean sound, but this one seems particularly fun to dirty up.
My mission for this week is to record a new YouTube video. For now, here’s the last clip I uploaded back in August. I’m running a Telecaster into a BOSS DD-3 digital delay set to a 300ms repeat, split using an excellent Startouch A/B/Y pedal between a Roland JC-50 Jazz Chorus and a Silverface Fender Princeton.
The Princeton has some tremolo and the JC-50 has a little reverb and the classic chorus effect engaged. Credit to John Jorgenson for the guitar part, taken from his solo in the Hellecasters version of Orange Blossom Special.