‘Tweed’ Fender Princeton valve (tube) amp dating from June 1957 in very good cosmetic condition for a 57 year-old amp and excellent working order.
It’s in very good condition and is working well – serviced and earthed correctly to comply with safety regulations. This is a great home and recording amp: it sounds fantastic and has tone for days. It’s had a replacement handle fitted at some point, and has had a small dab of something on the speaker – presumably a minor repair – but this doesn’t appear to affect the sound adversely. Whilst the amp sounds great and the speaker works well, we advise that it’s a wise move to fit a modern driver in these old amps: it depends on what you want to use it for, but the tonal benefits can be impressive (and the you save wear and tear on the original).
These are rapidly-appreciating amps investment-wise and not common in Europe – a step up from the more well-known Champs, but offering a wider tonal palette thanks to the tone control and a bit more depth from the larger cab.
It is a USA 110v mains unit so will require a step-down transformer for UK/EU use.
Video from the Q&A session we did on the Grampian and Soundgas Type 636 units, plus an update on the Soundgas 636 build. Also Jane Weaver!
PUBLISHED: 29th Oct 2019
We’re running live sessions on Tuesdays at around midday-1pm GMT. These are the videos of the first two on Space Echoes and Binsons.
PUBLISHED: 16th Oct 2019
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