Blackface Princeton Reverb® Style Small Parts Kit
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The Blackface Princeton Reverb has been a staple in guitar tone since its inception in 1964. Similar to the idea behind the Vibrochamp, the Princeton Reverb was essentially all the good parts of its predecessor, the Tweed Princeton, but with a long-spring reverb and tube-driven tremolo circuit added. These amps were ideal not only for use in the studio, but for traveling and gigging with as well. Over the years the Princeton Reverb has worked its way into the gear repertoire of many renowned guitarists such as Ryan Adams, Larry Carlton, Glen Campbell, and Tommy Tedesco.
The Mojotone Princeton Reverb style amp is a 12-15 watt miniature giant that comes stock with a Jensen C10Q 10” 35 watt speaker and (2) 6V6 power tubes. Like the original Blackface era Princetons, the Mojotone amp has the added gain stage after the reverb that pushes the amp to a thicker level of saturation when the amp is pushed. This effect, mixed with the smooth compression of the 6V6 tubes and the classic tone of the Jensen speaker makes for a creamy and soulful tone with a ton of character.
The amp has one channel with two inputs. Input 1 is slightly hotter where input 2 is just a bit more mellow. The advantage here is the ability to plug in a guitar with single coils to input 1 and a guitar with humbuckers to input 2 without having to worry about making manual adjustments to the amp’s volume level when switching guitars. The control panels from left to right reads “volume, treble, bass, reverb, speed, and intensity.” This means you get all the unique tonal qualities of the classic AA1164 circuit as without having to spend hours dialing in the right sound with too many knobs. This amp is designed to give any guitarist a pure, articulate tone that is appropriate for any setting and handles a pedal chain beautifully. Just plug your guitar in and you’ll be jammin’ “Surfin’ USA” in no time.
We offer a completely hand-wired Princeton Reverb style amp assembled by our expert builders right here at Mojotone headquarters. Our in-house technicians have an extreme attention to detail and take great pride in their work -- our builds are 100% guaranteed.
For those players who are a little more "hands-on," we also offer the amplifier as a kit with a variety of options including small parts only, full kit (both head and combo configurations), export specs, and more.
DISCLAIMER: Some of the parts contained in this kit are subject to availability. Mojotone reserves the right to change or substitute any and all of the parts contained in this amplifier kit without advertisement or notification to the buyer. Part substitutions made by Mojotone are guaranteed not to effect the integrity or operation of your amplifier kit.
Ratings & Reviews
by anonymous -
Absolutely love this amp. The cleans are absolutely beautiful and it takes pedals so well. Bought the chasis and plates from mojo as well. Needed help a couple times and they responded to emails quickly. Couldn't recommend this amp highly enough!
by anonymous -
I used this kit to rewire my reissue amp. Was a fun experience and I love the change in feel/tone. Here are a few notes:
1)This kit has the stoke's mod installed with the mojo wiring diagram. Its a simple fix to make it stock again but I was unaware of this when I first built it. I prefer the tone of the stock circuit.
2)the filter cap can is different values from the stock princeton reverb. The stock values are 20 20 20 20. The jj cap can has 40 20 20 20. The jj is a nice quality can but I opted to buy a CE can from tube amp depot. The extra filtering from the jj can lowers noise and effects the bass response a bit. (For some people this is desired) also, for the reissue you will need to drill a 2in hole for the cap can to hang. You can also fit it in the amp laying on its side.
3) depending on your power transformer secondary voltages the amp will be running with higher voltages than intended. The mojo transformer has lower voltages and the power supply resistors are 15k instead of fender's 18k. Simple fix but I learned this while building.
Overall this kit is a great value! Top quality parts!
by anonymous -
Just got done rewiring my 65 Princeton Reverb Reissue with one of your small parts kits. My original goal was to make the amp quieter, which it most certainly did, but I was unprepared for the dramatic change in the overall sound of the amp! It stays cleaner much longer and the reverb is much improved. The biggest change is that when I stand on it, it really gives up the goods. The stock setup would have a hard time. . .I guess quality components DO matter.
I really like the Fender reissues, but after my experience with your small parts kit and my Princeton. . .I plan on doing my Deluxe Reverb and my Twin Reverb next as soon as humanly possible.
So it would be fair to say that y'all put the "mojo" back in my tone. . . :)