I came across this tweed princeton a couple of days ago. it had more than few issues with the pots, electrolytic caps, wires, grounding, input jacks and one of the resistors.
and it sounds beautiful like a win instrument with the new components.
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it came with 3 of Sprague 8uf 450v filter caps along with some parts with lifespan issues.
tried a few different caps and settled to Philips, Sprague, and Roederstein caps. there seem to be many tweed amps with different issues out there. some good filter caps are helpful more than I thought about them.
I’m not sure recent Sprague atoms caps would work fine with vintage tweed amps. it sounded fine with the new pots and cathode bypass cap. but, 60hz and 120hz hum from 10 year old Atom caps
all they are .022uf 400v Sprague caps from the same era. there were PIO and Mylar Black Beauty and Bumble Bee caps with the same model number 104263B
I keep checking out the the leather handles since I had some trouble with fender reissue.
the humped handle in the picture came from this company, Industrial Amps it looks very close to the original ones on fender tweed amps. but, the original seemed to have 3 layers.
[udpate] it was 30 something dollars when I found it. and it’s now almost $50.
old Philips caps from Holland factory and German Roederstien are my favorite for filter caps and cathode bypass caps.
I cut the aluminum cans and put Philips caps inside of 70’s Sprague paper sleeve caps.
while I’m working on a tweed champ 5f1 replica with 10″ speaker, I recall they say the output transformers affect the tone.
and, I noticed I never saw the back side of champ chassis before. it’s where I start finding a vintage OT for my project
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Consciousness is so much more complex than even the greatest neuroscientists, medical researchers and philosophers can even begin to grasp and the waking mind is the least significant part of the picture.
a close friend gave me his NOS or like new silver p12r speaker for my tweed deluxe 5d3 a few months ago. then I got me a P12N which I like for the last 15 years.
but, I couldn’t help myself to search the original p12r with the bell. I mean p12r from the same era with the same color.
I dropped by his place a couple of days ago. he showed me this p12r pulled out of his 5C3 a while ago. it was the present for me and my 5d3. I ordered a speaker cone looked like the original even before I knew he had this. and I like the black switchcraft 1/4 plug which I’ve been after.