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1976 Fender Princeton Non-Reverb Vintage Silverface Tube Amp w/ Manual, Hangtag


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Up for sale, a 1976 Fender Princeton in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original manual, hangtag, and additional factory paperwork. 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 the Silverface 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 and untouched, recently given a checkup in-house here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar to ensure optimal functionality. The original Schumacher-made power and output transformers date to the 50th and 47th weeks of 1976, respectively, and visible codes on the original CTS pots date to 1976 as well. The tubes include a matched pair of proprly biased JJ 6V6s with a vintage Westinghouse-branded 5U4 rectifier and pair of vintage USA-made 12AX7 preamp tubes. The tube chart is also fully intact inside the cabinet. The speaker is the original Oxford 10J4 10" ceramic driver which sounds great with its original cone.

The nickel hardware on the amp is stock, and the silver faceplate has clean turquoise lettering and the original complement of witch hat knobs. The stock black tolex and silver sparkle grillcloth with orange stripe are intact, and the tolex shows only minor wear on the enclosure edges.

The original manual, schematic, tolex hangtag, and Fender-branded paperwork envelope are all included.