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

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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.

 

65 Princeton Reverb 15W 1x10 Tube Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

  • 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 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

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    Very Impressed

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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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    (4 of 4 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.

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      (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!

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        (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!

            Comment on this review

            (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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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best small tube amp for clean tone.

                By j-jam

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

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

                  This amp is a great tube amplifier, the sound is amazing. It is perfect for home practice or for use in a small club. The tone on this amp is very clean and smooth, and can get pretty loud for 15 watts. The reverb and vibrato effects are great. If you are looking for a small tube amp with that warm clean tone of a vintage Fender amp, this is it!

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Princeton reverb

                  By mike cogswell

                  from detroit

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

                  Good black face tone as you would expect, the amp is a clean sounding amp with classic fender reverb and vibrato, those are the reasons to be buying this amp. Amp is loud for 15 watts, I usually use mine with a attunator for home use, especially with an overdrive pedal in from of it, seams perfectly designed for a strat and a tubescreamer, 2 inputs is nice a option, this amp is kind of like a 65 Deluxe reverbs little brother. The 10 inch speaker is a nice touch, a lot of bass and punchy, nice dynamics. I wish it have a switch to knock it down to 5 watts or something, that would be sweet. I play blues, country and some classic rock, this amp handles it all no problem, need a OD pedal to get dirty though, do not expect much tube saturation, the amp stays pertty clean even when cranked. The amps seems priced high in my opinon, I bought mine used for 600 at a local shop. Not sure I would pay full price for it, might get something else, a deluxe reverb is only a hundo more and you can find those used easily, you hardly will ever find one of these Princtons used, so when I did I snaged it. No regrets with this purchase, no QC problems or rattles in mine.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  John

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

                  I've owned this amp now for well over a year and it has been fantastic. Great for practice or a small gig. I was surprised at some of the negative reviews because everyone that has heard this comments on the nice sound.

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                  (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ever so Sweet of an Amp

                  By Lombo

                  from Clearwater Florida

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

                  This is a working mans amp....sweet all the tone you can ask for. The only thing that was done to mine was a tube upgrade in the power section and an ecc83 in V1 also the speaker was changed to a 12"Celestion greenback (had to route the baffle) then glue and screw it back in place. This amp rocks with its effects, I dime the volume knob and adjust my guitar volume don't need any other effect, just plug and play. This amp is a work horse. Its worth the investment. Go out and get one you will love it too!

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                  (12 of 77 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Princeton Recording Amp

                  By Glenn Gorrie

                  from Undisclosed

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

                  Bought one of these 3 years ago and have no major issues yet but keep reading horror stories on the WWW about failing units and the Antenuator control. Just waiting for mine to bust too!

                  Fender doesn't appear to test their new gear sufficiently - IT BUMS ME TO PAY $1000 for an amp that is soon discontinued when the product SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED ....... BECAUSE IT IS DEFECTIVE !!!!!!!

                  When are you going to GET IT, FENDER? My next amp will NOT be one of yours.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Please fix the rattle

                  By vQULDSRxi

                  from New York, NY

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

                  Overall this amp sounds excellent. I've been playing for many years and have had many amps, etc. and I really love the tone of this amp. The problem of course as everyone mentions is the baffle rattle. I received a warranty repair and had to wait 4 months to get my amp back. After a few weeks it started to do the same thing. The factory recommended fix did not help much so don't count on the Fender warranty. I ended up reinforcing the cab with aluminum and it is way better than factory and still no good. I will most likely have to end up buying a hand made cab that is built well to solve the problem eventually. Note: I play a 17" hollow body with the bass@10. This is the way it sounds best for me so if you have a strat and reinforce the cabinet with aluminum, it should be fine for a more brighter sounding guitar.

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