Fender Princeton in NZ?

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Re: Fender Princeton in NZ?

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MikeC wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:27 pm
dojodaniel wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:32 pm I'm looking to purchase a Fender Princeton in NZ but they usually sell for around 2.5 - 3k which is slightly out of my budget.

I'm happy to pay close to 2-2.3k at most.

Are there any alternative tube amps in NZ that have the same kind of tone? I"m open to copies. I heard some people mention head strong amps and the lil king looks great. I don't know where in NZ I can try them out or purchase though. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I have considered the Blues JR but the sound just doesn't do it for me.
I can build you one (a "proper" hand built hand wired clone - e.g. pics below). BG can build you the combo cab. I can price up a completed working chassis which would have all valves, foot switch, reverb tank, reverb leads, mounting brackets etc.
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PR Chassis Topside.jpg
PR Chassis Gutshot.jpg

Hello,
I’d be super keen for this! How much would it cost you think?
Cheers,
Leon

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Re: Fender Princeton in NZ?

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LeonlePapillon wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:46 pm
MikeC wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:27 pm
dojodaniel wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:32 pm I'm looking to purchase a Fender Princeton in NZ but they usually sell for around 2.5 - 3k which is slightly out of my budget.

I'm happy to pay close to 2-2.3k at most.

Are there any alternative tube amps in NZ that have the same kind of tone? I"m open to copies. I heard some people mention head strong amps and the lil king looks great. I don't know where in NZ I can try them out or purchase though. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I have considered the Blues JR but the sound just doesn't do it for me.
I can build you one (a "proper" hand built hand wired clone - e.g. pics below). BG can build you the combo cab. I can price up a completed working chassis which would have all valves, foot switch, reverb tank, reverb leads, mounting brackets etc.
Front.jpg
PR Chassis Topside.jpg
PR Chassis Gutshot.jpg

Hello,
I’d be super keen for this! How much would it cost you think?
Cheers,
Leon
I have one of Mike's Princeton builds. It has made my other 9 amps redundant and is a source of endless pleasure.
You will be doing yourself a huge favour and getting an amp to last a lifetime. :thumbup:
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Re: Fender Princeton in NZ?

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LeonlePapillon wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:46 pm
MikeC wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:27 pm
dojodaniel wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:32 pm I'm looking to purchase a Fender Princeton in NZ but they usually sell for around 2.5 - 3k which is slightly out of my budget.

I'm happy to pay close to 2-2.3k at most.

Are there any alternative tube amps in NZ that have the same kind of tone? I"m open to copies. I heard some people mention head strong amps and the lil king looks great. I don't know where in NZ I can try them out or purchase though. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I have considered the Blues JR but the sound just doesn't do it for me.
I can build you one (a "proper" hand built hand wired clone - e.g. pics below). BG can build you the combo cab. I can price up a completed working chassis which would have all valves, foot switch, reverb tank, reverb leads, mounting brackets etc.
Front.jpg
PR Chassis Topside.jpg
PR Chassis Gutshot.jpg

Hello,
I’d be super keen for this! How much would it cost you think?
Cheers,
Leon
Hey Leon, contact me via my website www.mikec.co.nz Cheers, Mike C
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