Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp

Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp

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Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Princeton series.

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Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp
  • Series: Princeton
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/19/2006

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Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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iamqman's review"Nice but pricey"

Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp
The Fender Princeton recording amp combo is a fantastic combo for someone you need a simple recording amplifier with the features built-in for that purpose. This is an amplifier that has a pretty high price at right around $1400 which is sort of expenses for exactly what it is. You get a double front panel control which is a little bit odd looking when you first look at it. It looks like it's a rack mounted effect processors built into combo amplifier. The top portion is black and looks like a simple Princeton reverb amplifier and in the panel right below it is a great one with some of the recording control features.


Series: Pro Tube Series

Type: Tube Guitar Amplifier

Output: 20 watts into 8 ohms

Ohms: 8 ohms

Speakers: 1 x 10 in. Jensen C-10R, 8 ohm, 40 watt Speaker with Ceramic Magnet

Channels: One Channel

Preamp: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb
Compressor: Compressor Sensitivity, Compressor Level
Overdrive: Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Tone, Overdrive Level
Trans-Impedance Power Attenuator: Full-To Silent Attenuator Control

Back Panel: Line Output Level with Ground Lift

Covering: Black Textured Vinyl with Silver Grille Cloth

Weight: 45 lbs. (21 kg)

Height: 16.5 in. (42 cm)
Width: 20 in. (51 cm)
Depth: 10.75 in. (28 cm)

Tube Complement:
3 X 12AX7
1 X 12AT7
2 X 6V6

Footswitch: 4-Button Footswitch for Overdrive, Compressor, FX Loop On/Off, Reverb O/Off


This amplifier features volume, treble, bass, reverb, compressor sensitivity compressor level, overdrive gain, overdrive tone, overdrive level, and power attenuation. That's a lot of controls to put on one simple little amplifier but this is designed for the most versatility possible any recording session.

The tone is amp is very good and has a good quality Fender like tone for recording. It is obviously a Fender amp but is able to get a good distortion tone that is unlike many other Fender amps that I've heard from before. This is the kind of thing that you would go to you when you are laying down tracks on a recording session and need the absolute most of versatility in capturing those guitar moment. This guitar amp sounds fantastic and gives you a solid tone that matches well with any guitar do you put in front of it.


At new you can find his guitar amps for right around $1400 which is a little bit high for a small combo Fender amp but this is more than just a simple Fender amp. I would highly recommend any studio musician or recording engineer to put in their arsenal of amplifiers. This is a great amp to turn to if you need a good sender chiming clean town or a good mild over driven rock sound.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp
15 Watts
This is an amp for home, recording, oxen, instrumentation, small concerts
The connection is gniale on this amp
XLR output, effects loop, 2 instrument jack, headphone


Without any worries we get a variety of grains,
Very easy to use


This is an amp that works with all my guitars:
Super versatile, works just as well with a scraper TV more modern type Vigier Excalibur
Finally, the standards are possibilts because all the parliaments interact, I play a lot with Tone overdrive and the sensitivity of the compressor integr can attack in more modern records that could not think at first with this amp
You can go to the genre records scratching sound morricone with the saturation of the amplifier from lamps or in downright modern jeff beck the records, simply do rglages appropris.
Rhythmic we can start on its beauty slamming funk of any desire, or of his grimey period the rolling stone brown sugar


I use it for one year
I love this amp, despite the fact that crunch a little fast
I had a Vox AC 15, a jr blues, hot rod, and there is a cut above with its clear sound that is the true sound clear fender.
The hot rod such was not at all clear sound while in a fender bassman or register
A little Chros commme however amp

nano08's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp
Amplification tube
power on paper 20w (record) is not bad but it seems more than a 15w.
connection that goes effects loop, XLR line out headphone jack two entries.
pedalier good functional with 10 pin plug that fits securely on the side of the pedal (saw)
The settings on the power stage flight, acute bass reverb
sensitivity and the compressor volume and overdrive (OD equa rates and flight)


Config simple.pour very sound so we can always have something that sounds queluesoit the reglages.manuel not lu.faut not be sound engineer for parameters, but we still have a good paper.


It should have what I expected him to say it's clear sound and good fender tube screamer overdrive way.
I have to hop a little detail I start.
clear in the fender is a must at the clarity of the signal to add a compressor and sustain that tue.en pushing the preamp input (the first volume) is reached a saturation than that of love amp crunch that grow well and that way you block quelues heures.pour both inputs the signal is kif kif but saturates over the first channel (unless the other way around I let it cool a little). could that roughly a single entry and better with humbuckers or a switch you can switch from one channel to another with a / b box just to check. I must soon part.
integration is to overdrive as the faut.dans od slight it looks like my Fulltone fat boost meduim but also in the rather more pronounced stu bb preamp home Xotic a bottom drive is fairly standard in mind.
for the compressor is a real treat the sensitivity is nice and progressive.
each knob is a knob y'en not fifteen non plus.mais I assure you there is a wealth of sound inside and I have since quelues heures.c is quite spectacular.
I put a few gretsh a strat taylor (lol it's good acoustics which saturates).
I had on hand I get out my vielleries later.
I refine my need for me to rest a little but it's all good.


4h is the first installation the first draft what.
ben volume trans impedance that can play at home it's balle.cela said you still push to have the feeling coconut but the signal is the same whichever the volume.
yes jai try of the last orange mesa 5 25 May 50 due brunetti other fender short I made a little tour.j I bought this one was blind because no one in stock and available for was not won.
ben is expensive though it sounds there's no problemes.apres is a matter of taste is particularly fender sounds I like.
Y'a ben him in that bracket and adjustable amp with flight line out XLR.
assurememnt I would wait another two months.

this patch is super important.
Due to problems I send my amp. fender delegating part sav uses oxygen as a lot of people except oxgene big box of lyon involving highly skilled people in electro but not light, there would have a big turnover eux.donc very promptly return it in my amp, which is still walking pas.il left but still without the final succes.au commercial home after nearly 10 months fender am sending me a new one in the same topo pire.resultat final my dealer got me a refund.
oxygen acknowledged that it was not the first failure of this type on this combo.
brief as to say that certain policy aims to sell commercial paper to the number etc. .... luckily my dealer has always been an attentive and he was able to conduct all correspondances.je do not know after that fender several problem do not take care to check the nouveraux combos partance.je remain convinced that we should not buy an amp for the vpc the gallery hello .....
there is always that new products are not tested over time and that the reliability is not there you are. fender France also has a policy that addresses the client hasad as if it was not the password you competent.je questions that make me oxygen on the way I use my amp, which also measures their imcompetence in the matiere.exemple: Have you ever push your amp back? oh well should not lol.
I am very satisfied of my hand a retailer that has to be patient in listening and attention and it has never nor the problem and give me all his confiance.voila justifies the fact of stock quasi inexistant.je also thank the person who recommended me to complete my avis.voila I think I have any say.
otherwise it must recognize that sound when he walks is nice but get a warranty extension if you already have one.

matos1977's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Incredibly good / versatile / Perfect for flat '"

Fender Pro Tube Princeton Recording Amp
Amp any lamp.

With the effects loop you can disconnect the preamp's output stage, offering lots of scope to tweak, invest its effects, loops, or use a Sansamp pedal Blackstar HT Dual as a preamp .. .

XLR output for home studio recording and making no noise. For my part I prefer to record what comes out of Bafil!

MOST OF THIS AMP: the power attenuator. He lowers the watts of the amp, so that you can play, pushing the lights but reasonable volume. So versatility is the watchword of this amp. Want to make Princeton a cruncher? Well here it is possible! You want to take full advantage of a dual HD Blackstar pedal? Insert it in the effects loop and you end up with a Marshall or Vox amp, put the fully saturated and dish out a volume that is reasonable without incurring the wrath of the girlfriend or neighbors.

I tried moultes amps. The advantage of this is that you have a REAL Fender quality (not a small amp with no personality) usable at home! (We do not all of the stage!). On occasion you find it at 600 €. Well, it is highly competitive because it is POLYVAL!

The variety of settings through the power attenuator, to combine with the compressor (which may well be saturating the tubes!), The overdrive circuit, and reverb, and you're a very very wide tonal palette without necessarily adding of effects pedals. Amazing this amp ...

Add effects pedals and you're ready for all registers except the metal (there are other brands for this): Pink Floyd, reggae, rock, 70's, 60's ...


Super simple setup after we took the time to adopt!

At first I was confused because accustomed to amplifiers input range or with a potato that hid the lack of harmony ...

Result after several months of use: I come to set the amp so that I can have a multitude of sounds!!

Register extensive restoration quality and nuances to the fingers and the type of guitar perfect (enriched our game !!!).

Manual very poor, but as I learn every day, in secret is the electric guitar experimentation.

Edit 21 October 2010: you can plug a guitar electro acoustic top is a treat ...

I persist and sign: it is an extraordinarily polyvalant amp. With you to sculpt the sound.

But be careful if you play in a group with a drummer who hits too hard, you can not easily differentiate yourself ... Unless you plug the amp on the sound system!


It gets all kinds of sounds!

Crystalline legendary Fender,
Creamy overdrive,
Stick him in analog delay pedal EHX and it is pure space
Only the reverb that is subjective, get tired. I would have stuck a EHX Holy Grail and is the top.

Short perfect for playing blues, reggae, jazz, rock, fusion, vintage, etc. ...



The year of use has passed. I changed the lamps to vary the preamp sounds. Result, for fifty euros have a more complex, fuller with more depth.

I tried many amps, it's a matter of taste but objectively, it far surpasses a lot of amps in its price range. In any case, OCCAZ, if the seller has not abused is an excellent deal. I tested the Marshall class 5 which is really surprising from a height of 5 watts, but the Fender (which is not sailing in the same price for sure) dethroned the field capacity.

Good afternoon, I remember that I am not entirely objective (that principle in the music!). I'm addicted to Fender amps! I have friends who tested it at home next to a Superfield XD. All preferred the small hybrid (which contains digital!) Flatter, less harmonious and almost bland next to a "real" amp ... In my opinion it is a matter of habit ... question of ear, so taste! But I can never return to the transistor!

Ask the professionals, all will reply that this amp is top!

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