I came back home to the tone of a Fender amp after years of being OK with the Egnater Tweaker’s approximation of it. Before the Tweaker, I’d owned a Fender DRRI, or Deluxe Reverb Reissue.
When I began looking at Fender amps again, I found the Princeton Reverb, which is the DRRI’s little brother at 15 watts. It still has the tremolo and reverb that these reproductions of vintage Fenders have…something sorely missed in the Tweaker.
The Princeton Reverbs generally have a 10″ speaker and a smaller cabinet. I happen to prefer the slightly bigger sound of a 12″ speaker, so when I stumbled upon the model you see above on Sweetwater’s site, I was immediately interested.
While 15 Watts isn’t all that much quieter than the 22 watts of the DRRI, but it has less “headroom”, which is to say the sound starts to dirty up sooner. At this point, we lived in a house and I could crank the amp when the family was away.
Did I mention that 15 watts is loud?
In a world of noise, be sound.