Did you achieve the soaring, fuzzy, echoed-out solo on “The Sparrow” by doubling it with a synth? Hinds: "That’s a Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Octavio pedal through an Ibanez Tube Screamer over a Monster Effects Mastortion pedal into a Fender Princeton Reverb. It sounds doubled, but it’s not."more
"I have a Princeton Silverface reissue. I also use a Big Trees by Audio Kitchen. It has two outputs, so it can be used in line, like a distortion pedal, or as [2.5 watt] amp itself. I’ll connect it directly to the speaker sometimes, or just use it like a stompbox. It uses a couple of tubes, sounds like a refined Marshall, and the box is painted by his daughter. Each one is different. Mine has a stick figure the owner of the company, Steve, and me on it. I first saw (producer) Alan Moulder using one. That and the Princeton give me versatility. I prefer amp distortion over pedals, so this takes care of that."more
The reissues fix a lot of original issues like notoriously violent and unpredictable volume taper. Don't let the wattage fool you, this thing bites back! I've struggled to find a gig this won't serve, certainly given a quality PA with good monitoring. This, for practical reasons, though has now become a home/studio amp. Given shipping expenses, I largely go out with a digital rig now, but there are times I long for this little baby to be shouting at me from the backline. It's one of those amps where you go direct with your guitar, dial in some reverb and just let the notes ring. It's a delight.