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Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Guitar Combo Amplifier (15 Watts, 1x10")

A faithful recreation of a classic, the '65 Princeton Reverb is a fantastic amp for recording, with 15 watts of all-tube glory through a Jensen C10R speaker. (29) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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You've heard the Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Guitar Combo Amplifier before. Lots of times, probably! It has appeared on literally thousands of classic recordings and has come to define one of the most essential sounds for electric guitarists.

Low Wattage Means Superior Tonal Control

The Fender'65 Princeton Reverb is a distinctly low-output amp, pushing 15 watts through a single 10-inch speaker. This makes it perfect for playing at home or in small, intimate live situations. Moreover, it makes it perfect for the recording studio, where you can crank up the Volume knob and summon forth the true all-tube tone -- without deafening yourself or your engineers.

Legendary All-Tube Circuit

The heart of the Fender '65 Princeton Reverb is the tube complement, which includes 3 x 12AX7s, 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 6V6s, and 1 x 5AR4 rectifier tube. Seven tubes to move 15 watts? That's why it sounds so sweet.

True Reverb

Of course, the equation wouldn't be complete without the Princeton's legendary Spring Reverb and Vibrato. These are the tones that you'll recognize the first time you plug it in: vintage modulations through and through, with tons of shimmer and character.

Hello Mr. Jensen!

The speaker inside stays true to vintage specs as well. Here you'll find a Jensen C10R, 8 ohm, 40 watt Speaker with a ceramic magnet. By employing a speaker with more than enough power rating to handle the output of the power amp, you're left with a speaker that can do a supreme job at reproducing the great tone of the amp.

C'mon, Don't Get an Old One

You could buy a janky old Fender '65 at a vintage shop and pay twice as much -- or you can get a new one, right out of the box, and enjoy it for many years to come.

Features

- 1 x 8 ohm 10-inch 40-watt 8 ohm Jensen C10R transducer
- 1 x Channel input
- Blackface Control Panel
- Six Silver-Top Numbered Knobs
- Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity knobs
- Black Tolex Covering
- Classic Silver Grille Cloth
- Cover and 2-Button Footswitch (Reverb and Vibrato) Included

For that vintage vibe, it's hard to top a Princeton Reverb. From the living room to the recording studio to the live gig, its tone does the talking! zZounds is an authorized dealer of Fender products.
Series: Vintage Reissue Series

Type: All Tube Amp

Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms

Ohms: 8 ohms

Speakers: 1-10" Jensen C10R, 8 ohm, 40 watt Speaker with Ceramic Magnet, p/n 0069347000

Channels: 1 Channel (2 Inputs)

Features: Blackface Control Panel with Six Silver-Top Numbered Knobs

Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity

Covering: Black Tolex, with Silver Grille Cloth

Weight: 34 lbs, (12.7 kg)

Dimensions:
- Height: 16" (40.6 cm),
- Width: 19 7/8" (50.5 cm),
- Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)

Power Handling: N/A

Tube Complement: 3 X 12AX7, 1 X 12AT7, 2 X 6V6, 1 X 5AR4 Rectifier Tube

Cover: Cover Included, p/n 0075947000

Accessories Included: Cover and Footswitch

Footswitch: 2-Button Footswitch for Reverb and Vibrato On/Off, p/n 0994058000

Introduced: 6/2008

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 21 x 14 in
Fender Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The original was used on countless hits over the years, and the '65 Princeton Reverb is easily versatile enough to go from your living room to the recording studio to small gigs. It's got the vintage vibe that Fender die-hards know and love, but the '65 Princeton Reverb isn't only for the old-school guys who played 'em 30 or 40 years ago--it's for anybody who craves top-notch tube tone, naturally dynamic clean and overdriven tones, and unmistakable long-spring Fender Reverb and tube Vibrato.

A historically significant amp--the originals fetch more than $2,000 these days--and it's as valid as ever in today's musical world. Just listen for yourself!
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Fanfreakingtastic, and with the right pedals, a versatile amp!"
Sound: The sounds this amp can produce are nothing short of spectacular. The barebones clean tone is crystal clear and sounds good, but if you load up on the amp's reverb and tremolo, you can get a very haunting, bone chilling sound... I absolutely love it. When it comes to distortion, unless you use pedals for that, you're gonna wanna steer clear of this amp. This amp was designed for clean tone players. However, I'm addicted to distortion so I got an MXR Fullbore pedal for my fix. The Princeton takes it VERY well and after doing some tweaking to the pedal and amp setting, I can get a monster metal tone. Feature: The reverb and tremolo sound fantastic! The footswitch however, it sucks. It will not let you toggle the reverb and tremolo on simultaneously. Well, actually, I can, but the result is a pulsating and horrible sound coming from the speaker. It's only a footswitch issue, because I've found out two things. The reverb and tremolo can be used together and not make that awful noise without the footswitch, and I also took my footswitch to Guitar Center to see if the same thing would happen... which, it did. It's not a big problem because I'm not gigging at the moment, but I will have to get it solved before I find a band. Ease of Use: There's 6 knobs. That's it. Very easy to dial in a sparkly clean tone. Distortion pedals can make it become a fire breathing dragon if need be. The amp takes effects nicely. Quality: Besides the faulty footswitch, a very finely made amp. The shiny, silver grill perfectly sums up the tones you get - squeaky clean, sparkly, and beautiful. The overall color scheme is great too. It's not super heavy either. It is a little chunky, but certainly not a gorilla. It should be very simple to transport! Value: I definitely believe it's worth 1000 dollars. The tones and styling are fantastic. I chose this one over the Deluxe because the Deluxe has a little more low end. I prefer my cleans with less low end. Manufacturer Support: I called Fender today about the footswitch. I was on hold for 20 minutes. I hung up. Dang you, Fender. At least the footswitch isn't needed for my playing at the moment. The Wow Factor: It's just so dang sexy... and it sings. My dream amp is a Marshall JCM800. When I finally acquire that and the 1960, this 65 Princeton Reverb will sit along side them. Overall: I believe that this amp is THE amp for clean players. If you're a distortionist (like me), I encourage you to explore clean tone territory. You'll quickly fall in love with clean tones after playing with this baby. Don't worry though, fellow disters. With a good pedal, this amp can give you an insane dirty tone.
Style of Music: 80's Metal, Metalcoreish stuff, Surf, Funk, Classic Rock, Alternative, Electronic, HipHop... just to name a few
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"A Great Little Amp that does exactly what its supposed to"
Sound: As billed, the sound is tremendous.Just what I expected. Great sweet spot at volume around 5, beautiful breakup, great vibe. Have used for band practice and at small gigs. 2 of my band mates have original late 70s silverface Princetons - both are in good shape and sound good, but this one beats them both. Plays well with pedals. Feature: Its the basics. Thats why I bought it. Ease of Use: Just dial it in. Easy to find that sweet spot with both single coils and humbuckers. I have a variety of Strats, they all sound fantastic. Have played a couple of Les Pauls and a Mira through it as well, nice sound. Quality: Looks to be very well made. Value: This is exactly what I was looking for, at a great price point. Manufacturer Support: Nio reason to call. Overall: This amp will be a permanent part of my rotation for a long time to come. Would replace it in a heartbeat of it were gone.
Style of Music: All styles of rock, blues, alt
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