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Until you have to pick it up and move it.
A '64 Blackface Princeton Reverb? They're 32 lbs.! The '64 Deluxe Reverb is 38 lbs.
 
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A lot depends on what the cabinet is made of. A well seasoned pine is much lighter than particle board or plywood.
 

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Yep, that's why my only amp now is a Fender Pro Junior ;) .
Yeah I use to have a Pro Jr. and liked it a lot. They're nice sounding amps and are lighter weight than a '64 Princeton or Deluxe. The Pro Jr's. are PCB wired though and the OP wants handwired. I'm 59 and can pickup and carry a 32 lb. Princeton and 38 lb. Deluxe amp fine right now. If that changes, I'll cross that bridge then.
 
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Just like you should choose cheese for its flavor not it’s meltability (yeah, I’m talkin’ ‘bout YOU velveeta!), I dont believe in choosing an amp based on weight, but rather it’s sound. You can get dollys cheap, but you don’t want your sound to be. If you like the sound of a lighter amp, then great, but that should be the last criteria.
 

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Just like you should choose cheese for its flavor not it’s meltability (yeah, I’m talkin’ ‘bout YOU velveeta!), I dont believe in choosing an amp based on weight, but rather it’s sound. You can get dollys cheap, but you don’t want your sound to be. If you like the sound of a lighter amp, then great, but that should be the last criteria.

As an alternative view, it does not matter how good an amp sounds if you cannot get it to the gig. A dolly helps. A friend helps. A non-compact, four door vehicle (or truck) helps. But if you can't get it where it needs to be who cares what it sounds like?

In an ideal world you can choose the amp that sounds the best and everything else will work out. But sometimes you cannot afford the best amp because of your budget and sometimes you cannot afford the best amp because of its weight.
 

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Plenty of hits were made using this '69 Princeton Reverb. Of course, it helps when the player is Louis Shelton. And yes, weight was an issue according to Louie because he had to carry that thing around to all his sessions. It's not entirely stock though. Louis had some modifications made on a couple of the knobs.
 

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Plenty of hits were made using this '69 Princeton Reverb. Of course, it helps when the player is Louis Shelton. And yes, weight was an issue according to Louie because he had to carry that thing around to all his sessions. It's not entirely stock though. Louis had some modifications made on a couple of the knobs.

really cool video. such a mellow dude. I also love that he steers clear of 3 whole frets on that guitar lol
 

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Plenty of hits were made using this '69 Princeton Reverb. Of course, it helps when the player is Louis Shelton. And yes, weight was an issue according to Louie because he had to carry that thing around to all his sessions. It's not entirely stock though. Louis had some modifications made on a couple of the knobs.

wow, last train to clarksville was one of my fave songs as a kid. I was probably 9 or 10 and we would play that album all the time.
 

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Enjoyed that video. Thanks. He was playing on those frets I wonder why no wear on the board?
 

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I cannot disagree. Mine is as old as I am.
 

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My favorite factory tone amp is the old Bassman. It was widely used back in the 60's/70's for live performances. The Bassman has a WICKED snarl when cranked. Funny how Fender's most popular bass amp was the Showman, and their most popular guitar amp was the Bassman.

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