Fender Silverface Princeton

Schematic(s) princeton_aa964.pdf
Production: , , , , , , , , , ,

Model/Circuit Number: AA964 (68-70), AB1270 (71-?) 
Years of Production:
1968 – 1979
Era: Silverface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Silver, forward facing w/ blue labels
Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 – 10

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


  • Dimensions: 16”x 19¾” x 9½”
  • Hardware: Medium Chassis Straps 4 5/8”
  • Handle: Black Strap Handle
  • Feet: Glides
  • Corners: None


Covering Material

  • Tolex/Tweed: Black Tolex
  • Grill Cloth: 68-69: Blue sparkle grill cloth w/ aluminum frame ; 70-75: Blue sparkle grill cloth; 76-80: Orange and silver grill cloth

Logo: Grill mounted, raised, chrome & black script
Weight: 28 lbs.

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 12 watts

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

Bias: Fixed, Nonadjustable
Rectifier: GZ34 (early) or 5U4GB (70s)

Comments: A three position ground switch was added in `70. The “Boost” pull switch was added to the Volume control around `78. The Princeton was discontinued in 1979.

2 Responses to “Fender Silverface Princeton”

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

  1. Comment by JK — July 24, 2016 at 9:06 pm   Reply

    I have a bunch of old Fender tube amps from 70’s. These are the prettiest sounding of any. The non-verb.

  2. Comment by rick — September 12, 2016 at 11:22 am   Reply

    I have a 1970 Princeton-Amp Export. I presume the export means 240 volts. but I can find no reference to this model. Anyone got any ideas? It has a Sound City (charingcross rd, London music shop in the 1970’s) sticker on the back, which is where I got it second hand in 76

Leave a Reply