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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...Read More

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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 38 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Warm / comfy (9)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Performances (8)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (4)
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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp

By 

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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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender '65 Princeton Reverb Reissue

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    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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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Superior Sonic Sensations

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      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

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        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Problems with the Reverb

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        from Petaluma CA

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        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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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        65 Princeton Reverb

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        from Phoenix, AZ

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        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 

          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!!

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            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.

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              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT SOUND!!!

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              from BOSTON

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              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 

                from Illinois

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                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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