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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
 
4.4

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Portable (16)
  • Warm / comfy (16)
  • Good power output (7)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (15)
  • Home studio (14)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), 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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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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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue

By Donny B. Good

from South Carolina

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Verified Buyer

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.

    (16 of 112 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.

    (11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    almost (but definitely not!) good

    By fenderdude-QYRWe

    from nj

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

    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!

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Tone, but Flawed Design

    By Vince-xAJfb

    from NY

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

    Mine buzzes and rattles. So many of them do that people just end up accepting it, it seems. I had to install the infamous piece of angle iron above the speaker and that was about 80% effective. I really hate having to troubleshoot, fix and modify new gear, especially overpirced gear like this. It's not like it's hand wired with gold filled tubes and a boutique speaker. It's a low-grade construction and materials studio amp that isn't up to snuff for the studio. How can it be worth $900 for a 15 watt tube amp? I wouldn't buy this again unless it was perfect out of the box and about $499. When it's not buzzing and farting at higher volumes, it sounds absolutely beautiful and it's a cute little box. But man, it's not $900 + tax beautiful.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great amp

    By Jim K.

    from Nashville-Music City USA

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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.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Superior Sonic Sensations

      By Donny B. Good

      from South Carolina

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      Verified Buyer

      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.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Amp!!

        By srconroy

        from Music City USA, Nashvile

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        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.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Impressed

          By Steelman69

          from Illinois

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          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!

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Princeton reverb

              By cogswell

              from detroit

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              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.

              (6 of 7 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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