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This is a hand wired, hand built, all valve Princeton Reverb Blackface amp (AA1164) in lacquered tweed, with pine finger jointed combo cab, floating baffle and a 12" speaker. Just like the Fender originals and built to run on New Zealand 240V mains power.

Apart from the lacquered tweed finish this was entirely built by me from scratch using top quality USA components, transformers and finger jointed pine cabinet. This amp also has a standby switch, adjustable bias and a mid pot which when fully counter-clockwise is not in circuit (so no tonal change from original).

V1: Tung Sol RI 12AX7
V2: Shuguang 12AT7
V3: Tung Sol RI 12AX7
V4: JJ ECC803S (long plate)
V5+6: TAD 6V6GT-STR matched pair (bias set at 65% max plate dissipation)
Rectifier: JJ GZ34S
Speaker: Jensen re-issue C12N

The speaker is essentially new and has been only partially broken in with a few hours on the Variac and some playing.

This amp is very quiet and produces beautiful sounding crisp blackface tones which are complemented with lush Accutronics reverb and beautiful deep tremolo. These effects are switchable via the included foot-switch.

This amp is all vintage in construction methodology including the hand wired eyelet board and the strategic use of carbon composition resistors. But it also has the modern advantages of reliability from new components, adjustable bias and extra tone shaping from the "mid" pot. This is as close as you will get to a NOS original but without the price tag.

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  • Seller location: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ

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