Fender Blackface Princeton

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Schematic(s) princeton_aa964.pdf
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Model/Circuit Number: 6G2 (1963-1964) AA964 (fall of 1964-1967) 
Years of Production:
1963 – 1967
Era: Blackface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Black forward facing with white labels
Knobs: Round white (63-64) or Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10
Faceplate

  • Front: AA763: In, In, Vol, Tone, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp ; AA964: In, In, Vol, Treb, Bass, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: AA964: AC Outlet, Ground Sw, Fuse (1A), Power Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Vibrato Jack

Cabinet

  • Dimensions: 1963-1964: 16” x 18” x 9” , 1964-1967: 16” x 19 7/8” x 9 1/2”
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: None

 

Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: Grey (63) or Silver Sparkle Grill Cloth

Logo: None (64-65) or Grill mounted, raised chrome & black, script
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Speaker

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 12 watts
Tubes

  • Pre amp: 7025
  • Power: 2 x 6V6GT

Bias: Fixed Bias, Nonadjustable
Rectifier: 6G2: 5Y3, AA964: GZ34

Comments: The non-reverb Princeton did not exist as an AA763 model, instead, it kept the 6G2 designation well into 1964. It was basically a Brownface Princeton with a blackface cabinet and faceplate, but the faceplate had numbers for the controls (like the brownface amps) and the knobs were the white barrel-knobs as found on the Blonde amps from around ´61/´63.

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  1. Comment by Mark Boston — September 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm   Reply

    Thanks for this info – I have a 64 Princeton and was looking for specs. Don’t know the exact weight, and I think it’s about 12 to 15 Watts RMS. It’s a great amp but not as collectable as the Reverb.

  2. Comment by pieter Swanepoel — January 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm   Reply

    This might seem odd,but I own a 66 princeton blackface (non reverb) but can’t seem to find a manual for it. Is there anyone who can help me with one?

  3. Comment by larry ippert — August 1, 2016 at 11:39 am   Reply

    i have a Princeton the numbers I show is A04212, and production#2. what does that mean

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