|Model Name:||’68 Custom Princeton Reverb®, 120V|
|Controls:||Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity|
|Inputs:||Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)|
|Speaker Jack:||Two 1/4" Parallel|
|Rectifier:||Tube (1 x 5AR4)|
|Pilot Light Jewel:||Blue Jewel|
|Handle:||Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps|
|Front Panel:||Silverface™ Style|
|Grill Cover:||Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquiose Grille Cloth|
|Amplifier Depth:||9.5" (24.13 cm)|
|Amplifier Width:||19.875" (50.5 cm)|
|Amplifier Height:||16" (40.6 cm)|
|Amplifier Weight:||34 lbs. (15.7 kg)|
|Speaker:||One - 10” Celestion® TEN 30|
|Pre Amp Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (3 x 12AX7), (1 x 12AT7)|
|Power Tubes:||Groove Tubes® - (2 x 6V6)|
|Unique Features:||Modified Princeton Reverb circuit with all-tube circuitry, hand-wired tube sockets, custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals), genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise grille cloth, five-year warranty (United States and Canada; other territories may vary).|
|FootSwitch:||2-Button Footswitch Included|
|Knobs:||Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic|
|Cover:||Fitted Cover Included|
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Fender nailed it with this product. I own a handful of boutique amps, including Tweed clones, and a Blues Jr., I used to own a Blues Deville and a '65 DRRI. The tweaks and modifications Fender made to this *tribute* are right on the money. It is not a Princeton SF reissue. It just sounds super good with single coils or humbuckers; a more full-bodied beefier tone. Yes, it loses clean headroom after 4.5 on volume; if thats a problem, then buy the 68 Custom Dlx or Twin. If you appreciate the volume threshold of 12 watts, then get this (you can gig with this amp in a moderate volume small room club). The beauty of the 12 watt output is the amp doesn't get any louder after 5, just incrementally overdriven. It cleans up well when you roll back volume on guitar. I A/B'd this with my 12 watt Tweed clone and was pleased that both amps behaved very similarly in gigging conditions i.e. if you want a cleaner tone and use pedal for drive run it at 3.5 - 4.5 on volume. If you want a more driven tone out the door, run it at 6+.
Mark Engel owns this item
I do not own this amp yet. This WILL BE my next purchase!
I played an American Special Telecaster with this amp at the local music store. I really love the sound! It was fatter & more rounded than my '65 Princeton "reissue".
The amp started to break-up nicely with the volume control on 5.
I CAN'T wait to own one. I feel my U.S. 52 Vintage Series Telecaster, 72 U.S. Vintage Series Telecaster Thinline, & U.S. 60th Annversary Telecaster will sound great with this amp!!
Very nice clean sounding amp!
Of the many tube amps I've owned, the Silver Face '72 Princeton reverb sits in my memory as the best all-around tone package for me. I sold that years ago. I was happy when Fender re-issued the Blackface '65 Deluxe Reverb, which I also own, and then ended up modifying to smooth out it's tone. I have been looking to buy a Re-issue '65 Princeton Reverb, but I've been a little wary about some of the reviews I've read and thought if I bought one I would have to modify it as well. Then very recently I read about these new '68 Custom PRs. Everyone knows how Leo and George did field work when introducing new guitars and amps back so many years ago. It seems Fender continues that with this amp. I feel like Fender have created a product that is based on the best modifications players have done over the years. Do some listening on Youtube. Read about the specifications here on the Fender site, and compare that with the Princeton Reverb modifications you can read about on the web.
Sounds great out of the box.
1. Speaker, Celestion Ten 30. I think Fender chose a good speaker for this '68 PR. It does tighten up the mids a bit, without giving up the original Princeton tone. The Celestion will go flabby at high volumes, say above 5 on the dial, but not as bad as the original Jensens. I won't be changing this speaker for a 'better' one anytime soon.
2. Reverb. Classic, multi-dimensional, drippy, wet, surfy. It's all there.
3. Tremolo. Classic, musical, real. All there.
4. The tone circuit. Better midrange tones, better breakup than the original PR. Retains the classic PR clean tone. Musical with lots of pickup types. Personal favorite is an alnico neck humbucker in bridge position, and Kent Armstrong alnico lipstick pickups in the middle and neck positions.
If you like tone, you'll love this amp. It's like Christmas morning and it's a keeper. Good job Fender!
Phelps owns this item
Saw this at my local store today and played one chord and I knew I had found my amp. I had the 65 reissue which is excellent but this version is different; It is similar to the 65 in tone but there is more mid to mid upper range available and it has more sparkle. Looks great and sounds fantastic.
I bought it for low volume home practice but get loud if desired. Reverb is very sweet. Great little amp.
RobLess owns this item
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