1966 Fender Princeton Reverb
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 completed in May of 1966 (PE tube chart code) and has suffered no damage, repairs or heavy playing time. The outer Tolex is nice and without rips or tears. The original eyelet board is clean and the solder is untouched. The rectifier tube and both power tubes are likely the originals that it came with. All transformers date to 1965 and are without oxidation. The original Jensen 10" speaker is strong and bears the correct 1965 date code. The original two prong power supply is in excellent condition so I’ve decided to leave the 3 prong modification at the discrimination of the buyer. The only maintenance performed was a light cleaning of the potentiometers, switches, inputs and tube sockets with contact cleaner. The Tolex and chassis are clean but do show light evidence of oxidation. This amplifier functions like new and currently is not in need of anything. This blackface Princeton Reverb is an excellent example of a clean and original piece that is ready to played. You won't be disappointed with the way this one sounds. Call the number at the top of the screen or use the contact form on the right to talk to me directly about this 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb.