K & l tube works : 1973 fender princeton reverb this is a nice, clean example of a 'silverface' fender princeton reverb produced by. Dating fender amps by serial number, part vi by greg gagliano copyright 2010, vintage guitar magazine this article updates information from research started in. I'm pretty sure everyone should own a princeton reverb i've owned at least two and maybe threei've lost count there is a good and a bad side to these amps thoughthey're really not loud enough to gig with, but they sound absolutely fantastic. Fender blackface amps & early silverface amps used cloth covered wire until sometime in 1968 silverface amps with aluminum trim surrounding the grill cloth are 1968 models silverface amps began in 1968, when fender made circuit changes to most amps, making them a little less desirable than the blackface amps a good amp tech can.
Dating a silverface princeton (non-reverb) discussion in 'amp central station' started by frozenintime, sep 14, 2014. Dating fender transformers, speakers & potentiometers using eia codes eia (electronics industry association) source-date codes: electronic components such as transformers, potentiometers, speakers, and some capacitors are often stamped with a date code, which indicates the manufacturer and the manufacturing date.
K & l tube works : 1973 fender princeton reverb this is a nice, clean example of a 'silverface' fender princeton reverb produced by fender musical instruments from 1968-1981 these amplifiers were preceded by the nearly indentical but more collectible 'blackface' model produced from 1964-1967 they used a pair of 6v6 output tubes to. Princeton reverb aa1164, b1270 (silverface) a18500 to a19500 - 1967 a18900 to a21500 - 1968 a21500 to a25500 - 1969 a24000 to a25000 - 1970 a25000 to a26000 - 1971 a26000 to a27500 - 1972 a27500 to a30000 - 1973 a30000 to a32500 - 1974 a32500 to a34500 - 1975 a34500 to a36000 - 1976 pro 5a5, 5b5, 5c5, 5d5 (tweed. For silverface fender amp lovers: tell us about/show us your faves i love the early silverface fender amps - point to point hand wired in california beasts fender's efforts to add clean headroom made these amps perfect pedal platforms too and try to buy a new boutique amp made this way for $1500 for a combo or $650 for a head my personal favorite is the '68 - '74 deluxe reverb.
Yesterday, i played through a stock, clean 1974 fender princeton with no reverb the chimey clean tones were really nice n tubey even a gibson les. Fender princeton reverb silverface tubes discussion in 'amp central station' started by theb00st, feb 10, 2013 feb 10, 2013 #1 theb00st tdpri member 3 jan 2, 2013 san diego. Fender princeton non-reverb blackface or silverface it has recently come to my attention about the advantages for clean more headroom with the fender non-reverb model after some research, i think the below summary describes it best so the question is the addition cost associated with the blackface/silverface.
This is the first of a two-part article we’ll discuss the fender princeton reverb this month and the gibson es-175d next both of these pieces were in our office, so i was able to inspect them personally. Our buyer’s guide to vintage fender amps explains in detail how you can date your amp by looking at serial numbers, tube charts, transformer codes, speaker codes, fender logo, etc lots of different speakers were used in the blackface and silverface era fender amps in a bf vibrolux reverbs you could have either jensen, cts or.
Dating fender amplifiers (including silverface and blackface amps) using transformer codesin general, fender amps that don’t have rubber-stamped tube sticker date codes have eia numbers on their transformers that might enable determination of the production date. The princeton reverb is the smallest blackface/silverface fender amp with both tremolo and reverb with a 10 inch speaker run by a 12-15w dual 6v6 amp, it delivers a true “american” fender tone with punchy, responsive lows together with chimey highs when it is cranked it tends to sound a bit “browner” than the bigger two-channel amps. Example: vibrolux reverb with serial number a756254 should be a ’77, but the latest date-coded parts date it to 1978 some serial numbers have a letter prefix plus 4-digits instead of the usual 5- or 6-digits likewise there are some serial numbers with an extra digit (usually a zero) after the letter prefix again, these are rare and exceptions to the.
Join date jan 2004 location on the road again posts 9,380 re: champ vs princeton reverb errr, ok ill try answering your question instead of ranting i havent played a champ, but i have a 76 or 77 princeton reverb that is a phenominal amp there is no comparison to most of fender's current lower end tube amps i like this one better than any deluxe or super reverb. Help dating a silverface princeton discussion in 'amps and cabs' started by prstang65, apr 5, 2013. Permalink i have a silverface 69-69 with drip edge, it has been chopped down to just a “head” configuration, needing an external speaker cabinet, which. The silverface era of the princeton reverb would start in 1968, with a pull–knob boost getting added in 1978 and lasting through 1981 a princeton reverb ii would follow in 1982, but it was unremarkable and deserves little to no mention during the silverface era, one change would alter the sound of the amp in a subtle way the rectifier tube.