Fender Princeton 112 Plus

65W Combo (1 x 1")

Made by Fender

Description 1x12 combo,2 channel,separate channel eq, reverb. Inputs: footswitch, preamp out, power amp in, headphones.
Posted By John Stanley (63)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
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On 3/7/2013, Heather Branstaden (5) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this amp. I feel it's one of Fender's best, Solid State or Tube. You can pay more for something else, but why would you, unless you simply needed a more powerful amp for live gigs. I really don't think you could improve this amp. It's absolutely been great just as it is for my recordings and many, many people have commented on how well they like my tone and my sound. It's just a great, basic, hard-working, no-frills guitar amplifier. It delivers exactly what you put into it. Fender's little gem!
Features:
It has the same EQ, inputs and controls the others before me on this page have stated. It has a clean and a dirty channel. I only use the clean channel, so I'm unable to comment on the OD channel. It's definitely powerful enough for where and what I play. I use it primarily for recording, so it goes with me when I get called to record a session. It's a solid state amp, and that is one of the main features I like about this amp. It's very stable and always gives me just what I'm looking for in sound, timbre and tone. Because it's a very well built SS amp, it is versatile and always dependable, not to mention it gives me that rich, airy, Fender tone I need to have on each recording I do. Sparkly clean highs, rich mids and a solid, clean low that never farts out on me. It has the stock Fender-Eminence 12" speaker. I tried other speakers in it, thinking I would gain something else more magical, but I always immediately went back to the stock speaker. It just sounds best with the stock speaker.I own many tube and solid state amps and keep only the ones good enough for me, my tone and my work. This amp is a keeper.....it's Pro all the way!
Sound Quality:
I run Telecasters thru my amps. Only Telecasters. Because I record for a living, it has to be versatile enough to play many styles and do it right. It especially shines thru on my Country recordings I've sat in on. It's as good as any amp out there, and definitely better than most...SS or tube. It just has it. It idles quietly and doesn't rattle or buzz when pushed hard. It's a very clean, versatile amplifier. It covers all bases in the studio for me. I believe it might be too small to gig with in anything but a small room, unless you were to mic it. But then you're adding another chain of sound on top of it and you lose something in the process. I only keeps amps I can work with. I have both tube and solid state amps and keep only the ones that are capable of delivering my tone. I expect allot from an amplifier.
Ease of Use:
It's very easy to use. I almost never have to touch the EQ settings. The amp remains stable and rock solid job after job. It's easier than most amps to set up and feel comfortable enough to record with.
Durability:
It's a very well built amplifier. I take very good care of my guitars and amps,and they show it. My equipment doesn't get banged around. I won't let anyone handle my equipment, that why it stays in like-new condition. It's very well buils and I'm sure it could take lots of abuse, but why would you? It has never been in the shop for any repair or adjustment...ever.
On 4/12/2005, Robert Raley sr (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
This amp was ok in sound until it refused to perform.
Price: $145.00
Where Obtained: pawn shop
Features:
Naturally the amp has stopped working. I need to locate a schematic for this amplifier.Where can I find one ? I am an electronics technician and have all the necessary equipment for test and repair. Thanks
Sound Quality:
Doesn't make any sound at this time
Ease of Use:
Plug and play
Durability:
Already broken
On 5/14/2004, Gary Sillik (119) posted:
Overall Rating:
I haven't had but one other amp so i don't have any real knowledge about them,i like this one
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: music shop
Features:
I play with a clean tone most of the time,though it can be crunchy if i want
On 6/23/2003, John Stanley (63) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a good amplifier. It isn't tube and it doesn't have any built in effects. This is a good practice amp. It has the the "fender clean" tone. The lead channel is so-so. (to me anyway) It is loud, and durable. For what it is I think it is great. (in its category)
Price: $400.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Bibb Music (GA)
Features:
This is a solid state 65 watt amplifier. It has one 12 inch speaker. The clean channel has a treble and bass knob. The lead channel has a gain and volume knob, bass, treble and contour. The single reverb knob works on both channels.
Sound Quality:
This amp has a truly remarkable clean channel. It really lives up to its name. Fender amps always have great clean tones. The lead channel is a little disappointing. (in my opinion anyway) It does a pretty decent dirty blues tone but once you turn the gain up past 3 it gives a strange sound that doesn't remind me of any gain tones I have ever heard. But again the clean channel on this thing is beautiful! It has great highs and mids. The bottom end does leave a little to be desired. It is a solid state, but it is loud enough to play with a band. Maybe a small gig but it doesn't seem to be well suited for it. It is a good practice amp. Plenty loud.
Ease of Use:
It is very easy to use. No frills just straight forward EQ, and two channels with reverb.
Durability:
I have had it 6 years and it still plays like new.