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Fender 65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Black  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

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
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • Warm / comfy (12)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

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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5.0

Just Right!

By Sunny

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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.

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    (1 of 1 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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Tonw Box!

      By Kevin

      from Worthington Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'll keep this forever

        By Charlie

        from Delaware

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        Verified Buyer

        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.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great amp

          By Jim K.

          from Nashville-Music City USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          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.

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            (12 of 13 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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                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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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                (4 of 5 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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