1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS

Up for sale, a 1965 Fender Princeton in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Clean, complete, and original, this vintage Blackface Fender was produced very early in 1965, with most components dating to the first weeks of that year, firmly placing this Princeton at the tail end of the “Pre-CBS” era. Unlike its brother the Princeton Reverb, this non-reverb Princeton has much more clean headroom, as the lack of the reverb effect introduces less gain into the circuit, allowing the amp to be clearer and punchier, with a sound that has sparkle and chime indicative of the Blackface line and perfect for recording situations. The controls are simple and intuitive, and the bias based tremolo circuit has a nice even pulse with a wide range of available speeds. The circuit is 100% original, with stock transformers and the famed blue molded Ajax tone caps in the preamp that are instrumental in creating the sweet, musical character of Fender’s Blackface amps. The chassis stamp dates to’65, and the visible date codes on the stock Stackpole pots are from the 2nd week of that year as well. The tubes are all vintage and sound great, with a pair of Peavey branded 6V6 power tubes, an RCA rectifier, and Hungarian 12AX7s in the preamp. The original transformers were manufactured by Schumacher (606 prefix on the date codes), with an output transformer that dates to the 2nd week of 1965, and a power transformer that dates to the 8th week of the same year. The tube chart is mostly intact, with an “OH” date stamp that translates to August of’65. Typically the tube chart date is the latest on any Fender, which is true in this instance as well. The speaker is the original Jensen C10Q with the stock wiring harness with the Fender “F” on the 1/4 plug. The hardware on the amp is completely original and the faceplate is clean, with four stock witch hat knobs. The stock black tolex and silver sparkle grill are present, with moderate aging of the grillcloth and one notable spot of wear on the right top edge. This amp has clearly been well cared for since new, and delivers a sound worthy of the Blackface name! Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to assure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1965 Fender Princeton Blackface Non-Reverb Vintage Tube Amplifier Pre-CBS” is in sale since Thursday, December 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 1
  • Impedance (ohms): 8ohm
  • Brand: Fender
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Type: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • Model: Princeton
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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