1965 Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp Mojo Cab
Posted on August 08 2019
The blackface era Fender Princeton Reverb is an iconic amplifier that has become one of the most desirable recording amps today. Its versatile platform is just as comfortable at home, in the studio or at a gig. This amp is powered by a pair of 12ax7 preamp tubes driving two 6v6 power tubes making about 12 watts of power. It’s tube rectified and uses a 12at7 and 7025 to drive the spring reverb and tremolo section. The 10″ speaker is housed in a fingerjointed Pine cabinet for tone and ease of portability. Unlike the reissue, the original Princeton Reverb is all hand wired using an eyelet board to keep everything clean. The resulting amplifier boasts big cleans, smooth overdriven tones, classic Fender reverb and some of the finest tremolo around. This particular Princeton Reverb was manufactured in 1965 appears to have very little playing time on it. The bottom panel on the original cabinet was rotting so it's currently replaced with a solid Pine finger-jointed cabinet just like the original. The original baffle and grill cloth are still in excellent condition. All parts are original to the amplifier except for a three prong power cord and the cabinet. All tubes are also original to the amp. All transformers are original and solid. The original maroon and gold Jensen speaker bears a 1965 date code and sounds strong. This blackface Princeton Reverb is an good example of an original piece that is ready to played. You won’t be disappointed with the way this one sounds.