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1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Pre-CBS Blackface Vintage Tube Amp 1x10 w/ Oxford 10J4


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Up for sale, a 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with a virtually untouched circuit and original footswitch. Produced very early in the second year of production, this vintage Blackface Fender is a true Pre-CBS era Fender gem featuring the early no-logo cabinet design and "Fender Electric Instruments" faceplate. The perfect amplifier for small club gigs and studio sessions, the Princeton Reverb is a Fender amp that delivers both well-balanced, sparkling cleans and smooth, harmonic rich overdrive when you dime it out. The Reverb is extremely lush, and the Tremolo has a nice pulse with a wide range of speeds. The full Schumacher-made transformer complement is intact, all dating to early '65, and the preamp extremely original, retaining the blue molded Ajax capacitors central to the sweet, musical character of Fender's Blackface-era circuits. There are a few new smaller electrolytic caps in the preamp, retaining the original CTS pots and carbon comp resistors. The amp features a full vintage tube array including matched GE 6V6 power tubes, an Amperex rectifier, and all vintage vales in the preamp as well from the likes of Mullard and General Electric. The speaker is an era correct Oxford 10J4 with a blue foil Fender label on the ceramic magnet and a recent recone, with a date on the edge of the frame from the 13th week of '65. The tube chart is intact, complete with an "OF" date stamp which translates to June of '65. Cosmetically, this is a very well-kept example, with one of the very last "Fender Elec Inst Co" faceplates and all of the original witch hat knobs. The original smooth black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth are intact and notably clean, and all of the original hardware is present as well including the chassis straps, handle caps and sphinx glides. The original two-button footswitch is included.