Fender Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981]
Fender Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981]

Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981], Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Fender in the Princeton series.

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moosers's review

Fender Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981]
The Fender Princeton Reverb Silver Face version is a small guitar combo amp that was made in the 1970's (or at least the one that I've used was made then). There's all different versions of the Princeton Reverb, including a reissued version, but this is for the original Silver Face one. The amp has 12 watts of power and a single 10 inch speaker inside of it. The amp is indeed a tube amp and just has two 1/4" inputs in the front of it.


Using the Fender Princeton Reverb is as simple as it gets for a guitar amp. If you know even the slightest bit about amps or guitars in general, you should be able to use this amp without any problems. The parameters that the amp has include volume, treble and bass tone knobs, reverb, and speed and intensity for controlling the vibrato effect. If you have used a Fender amp before, you'll certainly recognize this make up. Everything should be self explanatory, so a manual isn't necessary.


The sound of the Fender Princeton Reverb is outstanding for such a small amplifier. I recently was working on a session where the guitar player brought this little amp in. We have a lot of amps to choose from at the studio I work at, including some smaller ones, but this would take the cake compared to any of the smaller combo amps we've got, which is saying something because we have some pretty good ones. The Princeton Reverb has a super clean sound where it's possible to get a bit of volume without over-driving it, which can be done, but for the most part it's very clean. For what we were going for, this was absolutely perfect...


There are ton of different vintage, small combo amps that Fender has made over the years, but the Princeton Reverb has to be one of my favorites. It's really the perfect amp for recording if you're looking to get a crystal clean guitar tone. I'd probably recommend a bigger Fender amp like a Twin Reverb if you're looking for some overloading tubes, but I'd go with this one to get that clean guitar sound. Don't know what kind of price this would command, but probably not too cheap since it's an older amp. Either way, if you're a serious guitar player looking for a great small tube amp to record or practice with, the Princeton Reverb is hard to beat.

nikolayu972's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Absolutely stunning"

Fender Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981]
Classical, see other opinions.


The amp is very easy to use, you get the perfect sound very easily.


Frankly, I had a bunch of amps, and I think it's my favorite to play in my apartments. Not showy at all, the reverb of the amp is great, it really thickened the sound, gives the density, depth.
This is the lens and are the most complete I've ever had. A really great amp.


Overall opinion: an amp to have for those who love are super clear, and play blues rock jazz.
le Reverand10/11/2008

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

Fender Princeton Reverb "Silverface" [1968-1981]
- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
Tube combo amp 1 HP 10 "
- What is the power delivered?
12 W

- What connection?
Two inputs, jack.

- What are the settings, the effects?
Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Tremolo,


- The configuration is it simple?
We can not be easier!
- Gets it easy to sound good?
Yep! just plug in and play!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Ha! Ha! Ha!


- Will it fit your style of music?
Yes can play any style with peripherals. (Not too much!)
- With what (s) guitar (s) / low (s) or effect (s) do you play?
Good amp with any scratches, single, double, everything goes.
It's a small killer in its genre!
Cranked (9 / 10) it is ideal for dirty punk!


I have a pair of these amps for 20 years, bought a misery at the time.
they date from the 69/70.Jamais down ... everything works.
One sounds better than the other it is more powerful, crystal-clear and sends more serious
These amps are light, amazingly powerful, the sound is out to 6 / 7.
The reverb is impressive, tremolo terrible ...
This is not really ideal for large scenes or metal ...
Matos vintage relatively fragile ... Great little amp!
I even tested on 4X12 "JCM 800 and also 1X 12" V30 ... amazing ...
Amp for the room, the ox, small places, can do anything with the pedals.
Good also for electro-acoustic! Very good material!