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

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The Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Amp is an authentic all-tube reproduction of the original classic! The Princeton Reverb amplifier delivers 15W throug...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Made in USA
  • 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

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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
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Warm / comfy (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Performances (13)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great amp

Great amp but a little high in price. The video on this page describes incorrectly that the amp has a pair of 6L6 power tubes but in fact has 2 6V6 power tubes. 6L6...Read complete review

Great amp but a little high in price. The video on this page describes incorrectly that the amp has a pair of 6L6 power tubes but in fact has 2 6V6 power tubes. 6L6 tubes are used in higher powered Fender amps of 40 watts and above. My Princeton has a retrofitted 12 inch Eminence 1258 speaker. it sounds almost exactly like my 65 Deluxe Reverb and nearly as loud.

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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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1.0

This is a disappointment.

By Dang!

from NJ

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Pros

    Cons

    • Faulty design!
    • No good!
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Stay away!

    Best Uses

    • Boat anchor, doorstop, paperweight.

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

    I've owned many amps over my lifetime. My first amp in 1969 was a drip-edge Princeton Reverb. In fact, Princeton Reverbs are one of my all-time favorite amps-I've had several. They usually provide beautiful sweet cleans all the way to magnificent overdriven heavenly violinesque tones. So I was psyched when Fender re-issued it.

    Unfortunately, this particular re-issue is a total disappointment. The clean sound is only ok, and is a bit stiff and sterile. But what's worse, as you turn up the volume past 5-6 it should gradually progress from sweet cleans, to rich crunch, to sweet natural singing sustain. Instead, it rattles and makes a terrible, unusable rattling sound. If you dig around the internet thru reviews from people who know how a Princeton should really sound, you'll see this is a common assessment of this flaw. (My guess is the positive reviewers never had a original, non-reissue.)

    I didn't want to, but I had to return mine. The originals are so well made that you can readily pick up a vintage piece that will sound GREAT. Do yourself a favor, get the REAL one so you can experience what a great PR is supposed to offer.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible product.

    By Chris

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

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

      Terrible quality control. I have had the amp less than a year and it has been serviced three times. Fender can make you service the amp indefinitely until warranty expires as there are no Lemon Laws for amps. DO NOT BUY this amp.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I am writing from Turkey

      By Dnz

      from Turkey

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

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

      I am writing from Turkey...amp is very nice but After Volume 5 level, it's like Clean tones mud (IMPAIRED) gives tons crunch like I had the pedal...Please help me...What should I do

       
      5.0

      Cleans

      By Joe the runner

      from East coast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        Great cleans from low to high volumes. Perfect for the house and gets loud enough you could take out to small venue. Much cleaner than the 68 Princeton.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just Right!

        By Sunny

        from Florida

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          Great tone, killer reverb and tremolo. Sounds as full as a Deluxe Reverb but not too loud for small venues. Takes pedals well. Clean Blackface tone you can only get with the real deal. I am able to get all the sounds of the 60's Mowtown/Memphis studios with no effort. It is right there.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I bought a second one. Any questions?

          By PHutch

          from North of Chicago

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          Pros

          • Fender at it's best

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Rehearsals

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

            I bought a second '65 PRRI so I can leave one where I'm rehearsing or playing and still have one in my car for gigs or jamming. This is simply a wonderful amp. If you love playing clean (and turned up) Fender tube amps, this is a must have in your arsenal. When a Deluxe Reverb is too much, this is perfect. Plug in and play.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Tonw Box!

            By Kevin

            from Worthington Ohio

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              Traded in a Michael Landau DeVille for the Fender Princeton '65 Reverb; so glad I did - this little gem of an amp suits me much better. Tone for days; hard to believe a single ten inch speaker can sound so good: warm, round and full. Great reverb and tremelo. Takes pedals well; I use a little delay and this amp sounds much larger than it is. Light enough to carry around without killing yourself (the DeVille was a beast). For studio work and small gigs the Princeton is hard to beat.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I'll keep this forever

              By Charlie

              from Delaware

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                This is a wonderfully articulate amp that is full of good tone. The treble and bass controls are more responsive than just about any other amp I've owned. This is the beautiful Fender clean that I've longed for- and its full of life at sane volumes. This amp takes dirt pedals very well so it can breathe fire too. I was between this and the DRRI and I decided that having the amp's sweet spot happen at less than ear splitting volume was more important than having the extra wattage. I haven't tried to play over a drummer, so I honestly can't comment on how it cuts through a live mix with the stock 10" speaker but it gets pretty loud. The fact that I don't play out as much these days was part of why I went with 15 watts instead of the 22 of the DRRI. I know the actual volume difference between 15 and 22 watts is nothing, but the dynamics of the amps at lower and mid volumes are different. Speaker preference is highly subjective but I honestly don't see a need to trade out the stock speaker at this time- it's well suited to the amp. I might feel differently if I was trying to get more headroom out of the amp. The reverb and trem are everything folks say they are- beautiful. This is the sound that I always wanted but could never get out of my old Blues Junior. Ive played for 35 years and been through my share of amplifiers and this one just does it for me.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great amp

                By Jim K.

                from Nashville-Music City USA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  Great amp but a little high in price. The video on this page describes incorrectly that the amp has a pair of 6L6 power tubes but in fact has 2 6V6 power tubes. 6L6 tubes are used in higher powered Fender amps of 40 watts and above. My Princeton has a retrofitted 12 inch Eminence 1258 speaker. it sounds almost exactly like my 65 Deluxe Reverb and nearly as loud.

                  (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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