Fender Brownface Princeton

Model/Circuit Number: 6G2 
Years of Production:
1961 – 1963
ra: Brownface
Configuration: Combo
Controls: Brown forward facing w/ white screened labels, controls numbered 1-10
Knobs: Brown Round



  • Front: In, In, Vol, Tone, Speed, Intensity – Pilot Lamp
  • Rear: Ground Sw, Fuse (2A), Power Sw, Speaker Jack, Ex. Speaker Jack, Tremolo Jack


Covering Material

Logo: None

Effects: Tremolo
~Watts: 12 watts

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

Bias: Fixed Bias, Nonadjustable
Rectifier: 5Y3GT


3 thoughts on “Fender Brownface Princeton

  • February 3, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Fender’s “last” tweed amp. This amp is very similar to the tweed vibrolux. There is a little difference in the tremolo circuit and the 5f11 has the three input style of the harvard 5f10. The PI resistor is lowered from 1.5k to 1K for the 6g2 to increase voltage swing (i think).

    Also the schematic values of the 6g2 is probably not correct. Most people seem to get around 380V plate at idle with a vintage 5y3 rectifier..

  • February 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I have one of these beauties and have to say it’s one of the best sounding club and recording amps I’ve ever played. It’s put my tweed deluxe on the back burner.

  • May 30, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I have a near mint ’63 Princeton, and have had a custom matching 1×10″ extension cab built for it. I run a Weber 16 ohm speaker in the amp, and a JBL K110 16 ohm in the extension cab, to get two contrasting tones. Sounds fantastic! No more speaker fart-out………..YAY!


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