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Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silverface” amps.

 
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1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge” grille cloth trim, the Princeton Reverb received a fresh new face as it remained the perfect recording and gigging amp. Small, light and moderately powered, it produced big tube tone, with world-class Fender reverb and vibrato effects. For countless guitarists ever since, the Princeton Reverb has been the go-to amp for classic Fender sound.

The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Amp pays tribute to the classic look, sound and performance of Fender’s late-’60s “silverface” amps. In a special twist, a modified tone circuit gives modern players greater tonal flexibility with pedals, and the amp’s reduced negative feedback gives greater touch sensitivity and quicker onset of overdrive. The ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb’s single 10” Celestion TEN 30 speaker also delivers a more distinctively rock ‘n’ roll flavor.

Features:

  • Series: Vintage Modified
  • Amplifier Type: Tube
  • Speaker: One - 10” Celestion TEN 30
  • Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 is at -6dB)
  • Speaker Jack: Two 1/4" Parallel
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb, Speed, Intensity
  • Effects: Reverb, Vibrato
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 1 X 12AT7
  • Power Tubes: 2 x 6V6
  • Recifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
  • Cover/Grille Cloth: Black Textured Vinyl Covering with Silver-Turquoise Grille Cloth
  • Pilot Light Jewel: Blue Jewel
  • Height: 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Width: 19.875" (50.5 cm)
  • Depth: 9.5" (24.13 cm)
  • Weight: 34 lbs. (15.7 kg)
  • Other Features: Modified Princeton Reverb circuit with all-tube circuitry, hand-wired tube sockets, custom-made Schumacher transformers (like the originals),
  • genuine Fender tube-driven spring reverb, genuine Fender tube-driven tremolo (“vibrato”), 1968-style Silverface aluminum trim around silver-turquoise grille cloth.

Order your Fender ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb Combo Guitar Amplifier from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

    Guitar Combo Amplifier
    Footswitch
    Amplifier Cover

the dream studio/home amp

5

My first tube amp and I was amazed by the tone as soon as I plugged my Fender American Special Telecaster. The cleans are what gives this amp the vintage fender vibe. Also, if you have only used digital reverb you got to hear what amazing reverb this has. I would say this is the best bang for the buck tube amp.

roger the dodger

Merced, CA

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Surprised how much I like it.

5

I'm kinda surprised how much I like this amp. I know that sounds silly, its a Fender amp after all. I have 4 other tube amps, one of which has been my absolute go to amp. And that hasn't changed with the purchase of this 68 Custom Princeton Reverb. But, I would like to say the following. I purchased it because I can't seem to find a external reverb unit that sounds good to me. And I know that Fender amps have nice reverb, this one having tube driven reverb. It has not disappointed me so far. I've never been a fan of tremolo. Honestly, I've never seen the point of that effect. But... Surprisingly, I haven't turned it off since I turned it on. Doesn't matter if its a clean tone or driven, the tremolo still sounds good. This Princeton has a tone that, while completely different from the tone of most current amp offerings, it is very pleasing to the ear. Its very vintage, yet surprisingly timeless. I had it in my head that I wanted a 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb, and I might still get one next year. Because the next one will surely make me Happy. lol But this little amp has filled the gap I was trying to fill, quite nicely. Its plenty loud, it goes from very clean to a very nice drive stage, just by turning the amp up louder. Lastly, this 10" speaker has a surprisingly deep tone to it. It cleans up nicely by turning down the bass and the treble up. But it holds its own, WAY better than I thought I would. Just as an experiment, I disconnected the 10" and hooked up a 12" Red Fang. And while it sounded good, I actually like the 10" Celestion better. I even hooked up a 2x12 (Vintage30 X G12T-75) This pair has a 16ohm load, and did sound quit good, but the Celestion 10 still sounds better. I even added the Red Fang, which creates the needed 8ohm load. It sounds great, as would be expected using such wonderful speakers. But honestly, I still like the 10" Celestion. I don't know, I don't get it.. So... If you are on the fence. I'd say, go for it!

badraven

Madison Tennessee (North Nashville)

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Clean Machine

5

So much Fender goodness in such a great low wattage amplifier. The reverb is absolutely incredible. My friend has an original and this little dude sounds extremely similar. Great amp for a great price. Grab one! *Hands on review by Christopher M. from store 57 in Indianapolis.

Christopher M.

Indianapolis, IN

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'68 Custom Princeton Reverb Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier

5.0 3

100.0

Dimensions H: 16", W: 19.875", D: 9.5"
Series Vintage Modified
Weight 34 lbs
Model '68 Custom Princeton Reverb
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants that the Fender or Squier amplifier product you have purchased shall be free of any defects in parts and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase or initial lease, including footswitches, covers, speakers, cabinets, handles and cabinet hardware, except vacuum tubes are warranted for a period of ninety (90) days from date of purchase or initial lease ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser or lessee when purchased or leased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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