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1965 Fender Princeton Reverb Vintage Black Panel Tube Amp w/ Oxford 10J4, Ftsw


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Up for sale, a 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. Extremely original and notably clean cosmetically, the Princeton Reverb is the perfect amplifier for small club gigs and studio sessions. This classic Fender AA764 Black Panel circuit delivers both well-balanced, sparkling cleans and smooth, harmonic-rich overdrive when you dime it out. The Reverb is lush and the Tremolo has a nice pulse with a wide range of speeds.

The circuit retains all of the stock transformers, manufactured for Fender by Schumacher (their primary transformer supplier in the Black Panel era), dating between late 1964 and '65. The preamp features all of the original blue molded Ajax tone caps, an essential part of the Black Panel sound, with new smaller electrolytic caps to ensure trouble-free performance. All of the original Stackpole pots are intact, with visible date codes from the 1st week of '65, and the power cable has been upgraded to the modern three-prong variety. The tubes include a matched pair of Electro Harmonix 6V6 power tubes, and vintage valves in the preamp and rectifier.

The speaker is the original Oxford 10J4, with a clean black frame and blue foil Fender sticker on the ceramic magnet. The speaker has been reconed, with a date stamp on the frame from the 13th week of '65. The tube chart is very clean, with limited aging of the paper, crisp corners, and a bold "OJ" date stamp which translates to October of 1965.

As the photos show, the original black tolex is extremely clean, with only very light wear on the enclosure edges, and the original silver sparkle grillcloth shows limited aging with plenty of sparkle left in the thread. All of the original hardware is intact, including the raised logo, handle caps, chassis straps, and sphinx glides (feet).

A modern vintage-style black two-button footswitch is included.