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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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Slowy wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:55 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:40 am
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:37 am Why should the Tonemaster cost so much more than a Katana ?
Well, in a way, that's the one part that's easy to understand. It's aesthetic and marketing. Simple.
Same reason a Gucci handbag costs $5000 USD
I don't enjoy Katanas but at the price, brilliant pieces of kit. :thumbup:
Got hold of one for my mate who's just getting back into guitar in his 50s after a thirty year hiatus.
$250 amp and a really nice $1350 USA tele. Great little set up for him

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:56 pm
Slowy wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:55 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:40 am

Well, in a way, that's the one part that's easy to understand. It's aesthetic and marketing. Simple.
Same reason a Gucci handbag costs $5000 USD
I don't enjoy Katanas but at the price, brilliant pieces of kit. :thumbup:
Got hold of one for my mate who's just getting back into guitar in his 50s after a thirty year hiatus.
$250 amp and a really nice $1350 USA tele. Great little set up for him
An excellent home rig that is perfectly giggable. A bandmate has a couple and they sound great. For me though, their dirt is better than their clean and they just don't feel right. But if I only had $400 for an amp, Katana it would be.
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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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I keep thinking I should get a katana.

Versatile , reliable, cheap, light, plenty of headroom for big gigs and can get similar tone across a range of volumes.

It’s all the things I should want in a gigging amp, but turns out what I really want is the sound of a cranked Bellbird or 1974x, so just going to stick with that.

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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I tried my mates and I thought the cleans were ok
I'm still dead set on getting a quilter . I truelly reckon that's the best surf/fender sound I've heard out of a ss brick

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:12 pm I tried my mates and I thought the cleans were ok
I'm still dead set on getting a quilter . I truelly reckon that's the best surf/fender sound I've heard out of a ss brick
UA Dream sounds just delightful on YouTube demos.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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robthemac wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:00 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:12 pm I tried my mates and I thought the cleans were ok
I'm still dead set on getting a quilter . I truelly reckon that's the best surf/fender sound I've heard out of a ss brick
UA Dream sounds just delightful on YouTube demos.
Ne'r heard of it

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:04 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:00 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:12 pm I tried my mates and I thought the cleans were ok
I'm still dead set on getting a quilter . I truelly reckon that's the best surf/fender sound I've heard out of a ss brick
UA Dream sounds just delightful on YouTube demos.
Ne'r heard of it
It's like the ToneMaster of amp modellers. Crazy expensive one trick pony, but a hell of a trick.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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robthemac wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:10 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:04 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:00 pm

UA Dream sounds just delightful on YouTube demos.
Ne'r heard of it
It's like the ToneMaster of amp modellers. Crazy expensive one trick pony, but a hell of a trick.
But can’t power a standard guitar cab like the quilter can.

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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bender wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:28 pm
robthemac wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:10 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:04 pm

Ne'r heard of it
It's like the ToneMaster of amp modellers. Crazy expensive one trick pony, but a hell of a trick.
But can’t power a standard guitar cab like the quilter can.
Yeah different role. I haven't tried the Quilter.
Jops wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:46 am Spring is the comic sans of reverbs anyway.

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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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Can someone buy one so we can do an A/B with my old PR? That would be swell, thanks.
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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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GrantB wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:50 pm That would be swell, thanks.
I liked the subtle trem/vibrato joke there
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Re: Fender Tonemaster Princeton

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MiniForklift wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:21 pm
GrantB wrote: Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:50 pm That would be swell, thanks.
I liked the subtle trem/vibrato joke there
Yes, that was entirely intentional :shifty:
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