Vintage 1973 Fender Princeton Reverb guitar amp
Posted on August 22 2020
This vintage 1973 Fender Princeton Reverb guitar amp came through the shop a few years ago. I'm always a vintage Fender amp buyer but I especially love the Princeton Reverb amp from the 1960s and 1970s. You can contact me here to sell a vintage Fender guitar amp.
The blackface and early silverface era Fender Princeton Reverb-Amp 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 solid 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 1973 Fender Princeton Reverb shows very little playing time evidence and is in excellent condition. All parts are original to the amp except for a period correct Oxford 10J4 speaker (sourced from a same year Princeton Reverb) in excellent condition and replaced reverb tank. It still retains the original RCA tube set. The factory installed three prong power cord requires no modification. The amp performs flawlessly without distracting hum or weak speaker buzzes. We're confident you'll love the way this one sounds.