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Fender Vintage Reissue '65 Princeton Reverb Amp : Review

Fender '65 Princeton Reverb

Features and specs

Let's see the main technical characteristics.

A clean and simple front panel

Few controls and a very "clean" front panel, as you can see in the image below. Just the volume, a simple equalization, with treble and bass, and controls for Reverb and Vibrato.
It features one channel and provides a double 1/4" input. Input 2 is at -6dB. It doesn't feature an AUX IN and includes a 2-button footswitch for effects On/Off.

Front panel

Tubes

3 12AX7 and 1 12AT7 for the pre section, 2 6V6 for the power-amp, 1 5AR4 rectifier.

Speaker

It features a 25 Watt 10" Jensen C10R speaker, with ceramic magnet and 8 ohms of total impedance.

Jensen C10R

It is rather cheap, it costs about 35 euros, but it is a device with a good quality/price ratio.

In some circumstances it is valid

It works well, this is sure, but it depends on what you are looking for. If you want a very good amp for the clean sound, rather shrill and very bright, well, it is really a good choice, also with a moderate distortion.
On the contrary, if you are looking for a warm, big and fat sound, perhaps the '65 Princeton Reverb isn't for you.

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