Princeton 65 DSP review by Fender

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.3 (39 votes)
Fender: Princeton 65 DSP
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Price paid: $ 320

Purchased from: Middletown Music

Sound — 8
I play a strat in a rock band (Douchebags Anonomous) and a ska band (happily underated) the amp is loud enough to be heard over horns and drums when I want it to be and it is great to have the effects. I bought a pedal to make the effects easier to switch in and out of. The amp blends perfectly with any sound I want. In both bands punk songs that are balls to the wall are played and soft ballads are played. Either is pulled off easily with the amp.

Overall Impression — 10
For my bands this amp is perfectly designed. I've been playing for about 2 years and the only other gear I have is my strat, effects pedal for my new amp, and an old amp. This amp is loud, soft, has effects, it's everything any guitarist, especially a new guitarist looking for a first amp, could ask for.

Reliability & Durability — 8
The amp I use has never broken down and I've used it constantly for about 3 weeks. I could take it out to a bar and play it without a doubt, and do so whenever I want (this amp is just a practice one, so that I don't blow up my show one by playing it too loud.)

Features — 10
This amp has two channels, obviously clean and dirty, but it also has a couple different effects to choose from. Other effects include tremelo, delay, flanger, chorus, vibrato, and reverb (it's possible I'm forgeting one) this amp is perfect for young guitarists looking for a first reliable amplifier.

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