Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Princeton Reverb
Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Princeton Reverb

Tube Combo Guitar Amp from the Princeton series by FenderView website

Average price: $949.99

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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Princeton Reverb : iamqman's user review

"Classic amp" 7 (7/10)

Characteristics 7/10

This is going to be one of you no frills basic classic Fender amp. There isn't going to be much to this amp. It only has one channel and that is a clean channel. You can turn it up a bit and get a very low overdrive.


Fender '65 Princeton Reverb 15-watt 1 x 10 Tube Combo Amp Features:

* Series: Vintage Reissue
* Amp type: Tube amp
* Output: 15 watts into 8 ohms
* Speaker: 1 x 10" Jensen Special Design C-10R
* Channels: Single-channel (2 inputs)
* Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, and Intensity
* Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
* Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7, 2 x 6V6, 1 x 5AR4 rectifier tube
* Covering: Black textured vinyl covering
* Amp Cover: Included
* Accessories: 2-button footswitch for Reverb and Vibrato On/Off

Utilization 6/10

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Power 15W
Speakers 1 x 10" Jensen C-10R
No Effects
Reverb Yes
EQ Treble, Bass
No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 7
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7
Power Tubes 2 x 6V6, 1 x 5AR4 (Rectifier)
Inputs 2 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 16"
Width 19.88"
Depth 9.5"
Weight 34 lbs.

Sounds 7/10

For what this amp does it sound very good. This is going to be an amp for the pop or country player. There is no high gain in this amp what so ever. You have to crank the amp up for the tubes to start cooking, but cooking might be an over statement. This is going to distort too much. It will be very mild and not much too it. But no that that's a bad thing just a certain low gain low saturation style.

This is an amp that any guitar will sound goo with. You will get a solid chimy sparkle tone with a Fender Tele or Strat. You will get a good blues and thicker tone with a Gibson Les Paul. This amp takes pedals very well, so a nice analog delay will match quite well with this amp.

Overall Opinion 8/10

This is a basic amplifier from Fender. You will not get a whole lot of features but just straight ahead tone for days. this amp is a solid tonally grand amplifier with a tone of character and warmth. AT new these amps come in at around $900. A think that is a bit on the high side for single channel tube amp.

I would recommend this amp to the person who knows what he is looking for. This isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea since things now a days need to have more features. This amp is going to be for the more classic simple type guitar player.