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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 through one 10" Jensen Special Design speaker. This singl... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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
  • Covering: Black textured vinyl
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Princeton Vibe

Excellent amp all around. Very good string to string clarity. Tight tones from the ample 10" Jensen, beautiful Fender clean tones plugged straight in with nice tube break up beginning...Read complete review

Excellent amp all around. Very good string to string clarity. Tight tones from the ample 10" Jensen, beautiful Fender clean tones plugged straight in with nice tube break up beginning at "5", this amp along with most tube amps takes pedals very well. It works great in the bedroom without blowing out your ears, volume at "3" yields good sonic interpretation. I like it because it is very quite, little to no hiss and excellent tube driven reverb, great for mic recording and is suitable for most small gigs. Very portable and well built with built in tremelo with footswitch. My quest ended when I bought this amp, I tried the Laney Lionheart which was a very solid amp with a darker British voice and so it did not have the spanky Fender tone, from there I tried the Supersonic but found that the effects loop was very noisy even at levels below 12 o'clock and the reverb had intermittent audible clicks and ticks, yes this amp is a little pricey but it is rich in vibe.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I purchased this amp with high hopes relying on Fender's reputation and user reviews. Upon arriving I opened the box and could tell that someone had previously returned this. Not a good sign....Read complete review

I purchased this amp with high hopes relying on Fender's reputation and user reviews. Upon arriving I opened the box and could tell that someone had previously returned this. Not a good sign. After unwrapping the amp I noticed right away that the chassis was pushed back into the amp about 1/4 to 1/2 inches. This caused the grill cloth/speaker baffle to protrude. I tried loosening the top cabinet screws to push the chassis back into place. But as soon as I tightened them the chassis would go back to the same place.
What a shame this left the factory like this and shame on Guitar Center for not looking over the amp upon return. I paid for a new amp not a b-stock. I could have exchanged it for another one but was so disgusted that I asked for my money back. The vibrato also clicked liked an old alarm clock. This certainly does not encourage me to buy from Fender or Guitar Center.

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(24 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Fender Sound

By Jimmi Rodgers

from Los Alamitos, Ca

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

The Best Classic Fender Sound you can get in a small amp!!! Absolutely, Hands Down.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Princeton Vibe

By kevsrev

from Virginia Beach VA

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

Excellent amp all around. Very good string to string clarity. Tight tones from the ample 10" Jensen, beautiful Fender clean tones plugged straight in with nice tube break up beginning at "5", this amp along with most tube amps takes pedals very well. It works great in the bedroom without blowing out your ears, volume at "3" yields good sonic interpretation. I like it because it is very quite, little to no hiss and excellent tube driven reverb, great for mic recording and is suitable for most small gigs. Very portable and well built with built in tremelo with footswitch. My quest ended when I bought this amp, I tried the Laney Lionheart which was a very solid amp with a darker British voice and so it did not have the spanky Fender tone, from there I tried the Supersonic but found that the effects loop was very noisy even at levels below 12 o'clock and the reverb had intermittent audible clicks and ticks, yes this amp is a little pricey but it is rich in vibe.

(18 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Sound From Small Amp

By Marcelino Cantu

from Mission, Texas

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

I have an original Fender Princeton Reverb Amp made in the 70's and it sounds fantastic... it sounds really good on clean, but it also sounds good for metal. Ive played a few small gigs with it, and once played a big gig this is loud! Totally recommend it for beginner or Expert guitar players.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Princeton Amp Review

By Ralph

from Ambridge PA

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

I bought this amp used at G.C., but the night before I made my mind up I went on the internet and read reviews on this amp. People were complaining about the speaker and tubes saying they had to be changed for a better sound. I went to G.C. the next day, I told the salesman what I had read, he cranked this amp up for me for an hour, he played all kind of different music on the amp. Then we let it sit for awhile the amp was quiet, then I played, I got to tell you this is a sweet sounding amp, I would not change a thing on it, Fender got it right with this amp. I had a twin and got rid of it because of the weight, the sound that comes out of the Princeton sounds like a small Twin, it is great. I play rock and blues, I put the Princeton beside my Blues Jr. NOS and I will probably sell the Blues Jr. I love the bass and loudness from the Princeton and also the clearness and spank of the notes. I will keep this amp. Bottom line I'm sure glad I didn't listen to the negative comments that were on line, this is a great amp and if something happened to it, I would definatley look for another Princeton.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

65 Princeton

By David

from Prosper TX

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

Great amp for a home studio, the low wattage lets you crank it a little without it being overbearing. The tone on low volume is clean but has that roundness and tube fullness like a super-reverb. The 10 inch Jensen gives it more punch vs. small amps with a 12" speaker.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the money

By Oliver L. Thagard

from Portsmouth, NH

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

This may seem like a lot of money for an amp thats 15 watts through a 10 inch speaker but if you're looking for the ultimate in a really clean sound, this is the one. Great for jazz and fingerstyle. I have a Blues Driver pedal if I want to add a little dirt. You won't regret it if clean is what you seek.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Amp - for clarity, warmth and punch!

By Tom

from Charleston, SC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Distortion free when you need it to be!
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    The Princeton Reverb by Fender is a superb amp for a variety of applications, but is especially desirable for a really clean sound (e.g., classic surf music, country and jazz). The amp can also rock and produce amazing slightly overdriven sounds heard on many classic rock songs. I bought this amp mainly to use with a Gibson ES 175 for Jazz (light strumming, finger style and piano-style/plucking chord voicing). I was using a Polytone Minibrute that just wasn't clean enough. Most of the amps I played were simply not clean enough (i.e., able to preserve the clarity of subtle but important tones going from Dom9 to Dom7(-9) in lower positions at higher volumes). I've been playing for years and I had very high expectations for this amp...and I'm happy to say the Princeton meets all of them. I knew I wanted a smaller Fender 65 Reissue style tube amp. I needed it to sound clean, warm, punchy and be portable. I also wanted to use the amp for classic rock by turning the amp up loud to break-up (get a bit dirty)...however, I did not want my ears to bleed when I reached this volume. So I was torn b/w getting the Princeton vs. Deluxe model. The Princeton turned out to be perfect and I have no regrets! The amp sounds great in my home, its very clean (even at high volumes) and it is plenty loud enough for large rooms. The larger models (Twin or Deluxe) would be way too loud for me by the time the amp started to break. The Deluxe is just heavy enough to make me reluctant to take it anywhere or everywhere. The Princeton is very easy to move. I am 50 and have some hearing loss and a bad back, so getting just the right sound without losing any more hearing was very important. My ears and back got exactly what was needed without any loss of sound quality or other trade-offs! If you looking for warm clean punchy sound with chiming highs when you need it - this is THE amp. Fender Reverb and tremolo are too intense past 3 or 4, but sound great at < 3!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best small amp

    By Richard Stirling

    from CT

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

    Look no further. This is the perfect home-studio amp. Plug it in and you won't look up for days. Yes, it's pricey, but you get what you pay for - and you get a lot in a small package. Classic Fender tone. Loves pedals. Mod it? Forget it. The Fender folks know what they're doing. Kudos to the great folks at GC for letting me trade my Custom Vibrolux toward the Princeton.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Amp I've owned

    By TO

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        These days I'm playing out in mostly small bars/rooms. Previously, I've owned a 70s Pro Reverb and Vibrolux and more recently a 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. While I love the Deluxe Reverb (different midrange voicing and more lows than the 65 PRRI), it's almost 50 lbs. vs. the PRRI's 34 lbs. The smaller stage footprint is helpful and it's much easier to lug around. I was worried this wouldn't stay clean to slightly broken up when I played with the band. This has plenty of headroom/volume w/ no mods and easily kept up playing roots-rock/alt-country/Americana type stuff with a tele. The tone on the PRRI is just amazing, definitely sweeter than the Deluxe (which is pretty great!). Chime, sparkle, growl, warmth clarity, it's all there. I find with the PRRI I can easily dial in my slightly broken up tone without being too loud. The Deluxe was always a battle to get that. I don't use a dirt pedal, just a compressor and clean boost, so I rely a lot on the amp's natural speaker breakup. No rattle which I know was an issue w/ these early on. The only negative I can say is initially this amp was really bright. But between my guitar tone knob and the amp treble I got it under control. I also think the speaker has broken in a bit and tamed some of this. Better to have brightness to spare than not enough. I see this as my main amp from here on out.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Flashback

        By Steve Sikkenga

        from Apple Valley, MN

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

        Bought this amp about 6 months ago and still get flashbacks to 60's garage bands every time I plug it into my Les Paul. Can't beat that vintage Fender all tube sound, in my opinion. A solid little amp with lots of punch. So far beyond the current digital junk I can't imagine why you would buy any other amp in this price range.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow....

        By Richard Stirling

        from Toneheaven CT

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

        Love my Princeton. Tone to die for. The perfect home studio amp. I use an Okko Diablo. What a combo: Princeton-Diablo. So clean and clear. It's like hearing the real characters of my guitars for the first tim. Play it low, play it loud - wow. Pricey? Sure, but it'll be the last amp you ever buy. I traded in a 40W Fender Custom Vibrolux. Great amp. Zero regrets. Thanks to GC for all the advice.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Fantastic sounding amp plagued by rattling issues

        By JEFFREY

        from New York, NY

        Site Member

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

        Coming from having played Vox and Marshall, I needed a switch, something a bit in-between -- and I can say that this is it. It's got enough power and clean headroom for small gigs, and with an OD pedal, works perfectly as a low-volume apartment practice amp. This amp has made me a Fender fan. Having said that, I will be returning mine due to an unbearable rattling that occurs when I hit the low-E string on my SG (both bridge and neck). This doesn't happen with my Tele; but then again, the SG is a bit thicker sounding. I will most likely return it for a Deluxe Reissue. It's a bit bigger in every way, but I know it will handle the SG without a problem. If you do plan to get this amp, do some research on the rattling. I read that it doesn't affect all units, just a lot of them. Apparently, the cabinet can be moded to eliminate the rattle, but I just can't justify buying a new amp just to have to mod it.

        (3 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fender Princeton

        By Mike

        from Morro Bay, ca

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

        Wow got one handed down to me and all I can say is I love this amp mine is 1965 Blackface and this amp is so clean and clear and the volume is perfect fot recording You just can't beat the old tubbies Rock on Fender it makes my Tele sing. Get one you won't be sorry.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect. Exactly what Iå«ve expected

        By marcos

        from Brazl

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

        I was not 100% with my Blues Jr for jazz clean sound. After a lot of reading and youtubing I decided for the Princeton. The amp (Princeton) just fits exactly what I expected for. Really clean sound, perfect treble and less middle than the Blues J. A lot of headroom. Perfect with my ES-175 and my 80?s American Strat.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Sibosdad

        from Garfield, AR

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

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

          Came from a Blues Jr. And this amp is no comparison. Love the time

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent clean tone

          By Dave

          from Kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

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

            Use the amplifier mostly for playing at home. I love the warm clean Fender tone.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Amp!!

            By Jim

            from Newport Beach

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

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

              Jamming at home

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointed

              By Mtown

              from Venice, Florida

              About Me Experienced

              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:

                I purchased this amp with high hopes relying on Fender's reputation and user reviews. Upon arriving I opened the box and could tell that someone had previously returned this. Not a good sign. After unwrapping the amp I noticed right away that the chassis was pushed back into the amp about 1/4 to 1/2 inches. This caused the grill cloth/speaker baffle to protrude. I tried loosening the top cabinet screws to push the chassis back into place. But as soon as I tightened them the chassis would go back to the same place.
                What a shame this left the factory like this and shame on Guitar Center for not looking over the amp upon return. I paid for a new amp not a b-stock. I could have exchanged it for another one but was so disgusted that I asked for my money back. The vibrato also clicked liked an old alarm clock. This certainly does not encourage me to buy from Fender or Guitar Center.

                 
                4.0

                Great little amp

                By Robert

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                A classic sounding amp. Great at low volumes perfect for small venues and studio.

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