Princeton 65 DSP review by Fender

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 5
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7 Good
  • Users' score: 7.3 (39 votes)
Fender: Princeton 65 DSP

Price paid: $ 350

Purchased from: guitar center

Sound — 7
I use a Gibson SG Faded, with everything stock. I play through a DigiTech GNX4 so I don't use it's dist. At all but the dist isn't that bad. the clean is good too. The fan dosn't make a lot of noise but if ur playing with gate then it has like a .002 sec delay (which is really annoying if you play any type of metal). Once again it has over 7 effects built in. The dist isn't very high gain but it's okay.

Overall Impression — 8
I play metal and this is NOT a good match for it at all. I've been playing for 4 years now and I just recently bought a Crate XT120R for $250! if it were stolen or lost I would buy another amp, but with the same concept, a practice amp with good control. I was going to buy a Marshall MG100DFX but the guy at guitar center said this amp is better, but I wish I got the Marshall.

Reliability & Durability — 5
I would never trust this amp for a jamm setion, let alone a gig! This is a practice amp that you would use for a playing at small cafe's. This amp always breaks doen wen I decide to turn it up past 5. This amp is a solid state amp, but if this amp had tubes in it it would be so much better!

Features — 8
This amp dose istnt for metal at all, this amp (if not played through any footpedals) is at best a jazz/soft rock amp. It has two channles (one clean, one dist) the clean is amazing (and sounds really good wen played through a footpetal). It also has a lot of effect buit-in: chorus (3 kinds), flnger (2 kinds), delay, reverb, etc. I used this amp while jamming with my band, but it bailed on my after 3 years of blasting metal through it, anywyas I think I got wat I asked for, something basic and good souding.

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    I bought the fender princeton 65 original ( without DSP) and im very happy with it, power, raw sound and very very good quality, it can play - Blues,Rock,Country,Funk,Alternative and metal very good buy one A.S.A.P