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Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black 

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Revel in its classic tube tone and waves of vintage 'verb!

The Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! The Princeton Reverb amplifier delivers 15W through one 10" Jensen Special Design speaker. This single-channel amplifier favorite has 2 inputs, reverb and vibrato effects with an included footswitch, and control knobs for Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, and Intensity. The tube complement consists of a trio of 12AX7s, a 12AT7, dual Groove Tubes 6V6s, and a single 5AR4 rectifier tube. The Fender Priceton Reverb combo is covered with tough vinyl, and Fender ships the reverb amp with a vinyl dust cover.

FEATURES
  • Amp Type: Vintage Reissue Series Tube Amp
  • Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms
  • Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 2 x Groove Tubes 6V6, 1 x 5AR4 rectifier tube
  • Speaker: 1-10" Jensen Special Design C-10R
  • Channel: 1 channel (2 inputs)
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
  • Effects: Reverb, Vibrato

You don't have to wait any longer for genuine tube sound. Make your move today.

SPECIFICATIONS

65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

  • Weight: 34 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 19-7/8"W x 16"H x 9-1/2"D
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Fender65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

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    (26)

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    (7)

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    (2)

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    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Performances (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Amp!!

I did not buy this from MF but thought I'd leave a review anyway as I frequent this site for research and pricing. This is a fantastic amp, and it nails that classic Fender...Read complete review

I did not buy this from MF but thought I'd leave a review anyway as I frequent this site for research and pricing. This is a fantastic amp, and it nails that classic Fender black face sound. It's warm and glassy, reverb and tremolo are spot on and WAY better than any pedal I own. I've had this amp for months and have not felt the need to upgrade speaker, tube, etc. though I probably will at some point just to see what other sounds I can get. Additionally, I've never had the baffling issues that other people have described. I'll admit Fender doesn't have the best quality control these days, maybe I just got a really good one. Anyway, I think a lot of the negative reviews or comments are from people expecting something that this amp can't deliver- it's not a metal amp, it's not a super high gain amp, it's a small amp that sounds best pushing out pure, clean tone. I use Sunrise pickups on my acoustics and they also sound great through this amp, that's one of the reasons I bought it. I've ran my Wurly and Nord through it too and the Nord Rhodes through this amp is classic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

almost (but definitely not!) good

what a bummer!this amp is a tease and a failure. the sound is very nice with the vol up to about 3. then it sounds just like a sweet princeton reverb. (i...Read complete review

what a bummer!this amp is a tease and a failure. the sound is very nice with the vol up to about 3. then it sounds just like a sweet princeton reverb. (i know because i had an original. pr's are one of the best sounding most highly sought-after amps of all time.) but put volume on 5 where it should give nice break-up, and this amp sounds terrible! there is a horrible ratty noise. many people say they eliminated this bad sound with a baffle change-don't believe it. plus why spend $900 on a new amp and then have to repair it? the amp made the same horrible noise when i plugged it into other good spkr cabs. i connected it to 2 of my mesas with the same result, so IT'S NOT THE CAB NOR BAFFLE!fender came close to a home run but totally blew it!what a shame. for a few hundred more u can get a real pr used. it's worth it. this is bad!

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5.0

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue

By Donny B. Good

from South Carolina

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

    It's hard to believe that I have been playing guitar for 50 years. It's true. Rock and Roll, mainly, and always a just a hobbiest. Never wanted to make a living doing it, although I did fantasize about it from time to time. I am no virtuoso. Never have been. I just love to play well. I would rate myself as pretty dang good. Better than many. But, there are many great guitar players. Over the years, I have had many guitars. Because I didn't play professionally, I never had a real need for many amps. I have had a few, though. Big amps. More power and speakers than necessary. We played rock and roll through big amps. Now, I am 60 years old. Still rockin' and rollin'-always will-, but suffering from the usual side effects- ringing ears and a really sore back. Can't do much about the ringing ears. Memo to self- wear earplugs. As for my aching back, it just made sense to unload the heavy stuff. It was sensible and necessary. I couldn't hardly lift the darn stuff anymore. I recently parted with my 9.5 lb Les Paul and my 2 x 12, 60 watt boutique tube amp. Both monsters. I loved them. For the good times. Which brings me to my point here. I bought a Fender '65 Princeton re-issue. I can pick it up! Musician's Friend was great and the purchase went smoothly. The amp is a little treasure. Great sounds come out of it. It can be soft or it can get loud. It can be clean or it can be raunchy. It handles all genres of music with excellent tone. I wish it had a standby switch- my only complaint. Not a large problem. The reverb and vibrato are more than adequate. Pedals sound perfectly fine coming through. Not sure who started that rumor that pedals sound better through the '68. The 10 inch Jensen speaker has a vintage sound in the '65, which was one of the main reasons that I chose it. And hey, when they call me to play the Beacon Theater, I won't worry about bringing a small amp. I'll mic it! Thank you, Fender, for accommodating me as I closely approach advanced age. And my ears and my back thank you, as well.

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    5.0

    Simply Superior Sonic Sensations

    By Donny B. Good

    from South Carolina

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      Crisp, clear, punchy and tight tones emanate from this legendary amplifier and its Jensen speaker. It doesn't matter whether your guitar features single coil or humbucker pickups, this amp makes your guitar sound great! The reverb and tremelo add a special bonus. Tweak the knobs on the amp, and on your guitar to create a myriad of classic tones. Its reputation is well deserved. It is not a high gain amp, but if you insist, it can be pushed with some extra volume or an overdrive pedal. But, honestly, it sounds great without a board full of pedals. I've just been plugging straight into the amp.

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      5.0

      SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT YEARS AGO

      By HILLBILLY52

      from DELAWARE

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      PERFECT MATCH FOR FENDER B BENDER
      THE COUNTRY CHICK PICKING SOUND I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR

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      2.0

      Problems with the Reverb

      By atomicdog

      from Petaluma CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Sweet Tone When It Works

      Cons

      • Only Works Half The Time

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

      I agree with all the good things that have been said about this amp, sound wise, my complaint is that after three weeks the reverb unit started emitted this god-awful sound (like someone was banging on the spring) that when turned up creates a weird reverb-generated feedback. Color me disappointed that Fender can't build these better.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      65 Princeton Reverb

      By BDS

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

        I purchased my 65 Princeton Reverb from Musicians Friend a few weeks ago and I cannot stop playing it. The speaker still isn't broken in, but the tone is just superb. I play through Fender Strat & Tele, an ES-335, a Les Paul and an Epiphone Casino, and the PR shines with all of them. The tone is classic Fender blackface clean, and the amp breaks up beautifully at higher volumes. Don't let the 12 watts fool you, this amp is plenty LOUD for the jam room. Living room players will get nice tube saturation at lower volumes as well. Fender tube driven spring reverb and vibrato are rich as expected. I have not experienced any of the rattle that some of the earlier reissues were experiencing. I highly recommend the 65 Princeton Reverb.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Finally

        By Soca Joe

        from NYC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

          Beautiful guitar sounds!

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Amp!!

          By srconroy

          from Music City USA, Nashvile

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

            I did not buy this from MF but thought I'd leave a review anyway as I frequent this site for research and pricing. This is a fantastic amp, and it nails that classic Fender black face sound. It's warm and glassy, reverb and tremolo are spot on and WAY better than any pedal I own. I've had this amp for months and have not felt the need to upgrade speaker, tube, etc. though I probably will at some point just to see what other sounds I can get. Additionally, I've never had the baffling issues that other people have described. I'll admit Fender doesn't have the best quality control these days, maybe I just got a really good one. Anyway, I think a lot of the negative reviews or comments are from people expecting something that this amp can't deliver- it's not a metal amp, it's not a super high gain amp, it's a small amp that sounds best pushing out pure, clean tone. I use Sunrise pickups on my acoustics and they also sound great through this amp, that's one of the reasons I bought it. I've ran my Wurly and Nord through it too and the Nord Rhodes through this amp is classic.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT SOUND!!!

            By DAN

            from BOSTON

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

              GREAT AMP...FIRST ONE HAD PROBLEMS WITH TREMOLO KNOB, BUT MF HONORED WARRANTY AND SHIPPED REPLACEMENT THAT WORKS FINE...GREAT COMPANY!

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Impressed

              By Steelman69

              from Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • That Good Old Fender Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                  If your looking for that old Fender Blackface tone and can't afford an original and.... Oh yeah have a bad back like me, you will not be disappointed with this amp. I have an old 67 black face pro reverb, I've been using for 20 years, which I use for gigs. But I wanted something with similar tone and lighter weight to take to practice or to just jam with friends. I'm super happy with this Princeton. I'm using this amp with my guitar and also my Pedal Steel Guitar. I've read on forums of people getting this amp brand new and swapping out the speaker right away, but I see no need for that. Don't fix what's not broken. It sounds Great!

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Follow up to : Please fix the rattle

                  By pete

                  from san antonio, tx

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp:

                      This is a follow up to my previous report. After stiffening the baffle and back panels with aluminum (billm mod) (I would also recommend a thicker baffle) I changed the speaker to a fitale pro 10" 600watt(xmax of 6). This speaker is designed for bass and has a strong xmax which allows the speaker to absorb the strong bass frequencies and now the amp is much cleaner with no buzz coming from the amp. Of course it will distort when you get close to 5 or so but that is expected. A less expensive option which will help but not as much is the eminence beta 10" wich has an xmax of 3 vs the stock speaker which is .5 xmax. I prefer the sound of a ten inch for my tastes but the rattle problem is now solved.

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