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A Long & McQuade exclusive, this Fender FSR special run 65 Princeton has tweed covering and special Eminence 12" Cannabis Rex speaker. All tube 12W, single channel with reverb and tremolo.

Almost perfect1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
I completely fell in love with this amp when I first tried it, as most do. Then completely fell out of love with it. You see a lot of these on the used market and I think it’s the speaker. It always sounds like there is a blanket over the amp as soon as you add overdrive or distortion. (Cleans always sound amazing.) At first most just eq to compensate but after a while the lack of top end sparkle and the low mid hump of the CR just seems flat and dull. I talked to a few other owners and they’ve had the same experience after a few months. (Long after their honeymoon reviews) Instead of returning it I took advantage of the 12” baffle and tried a few different speakers in it and Wow. It’s amazing how much a difference a speaker makes. I currently have a greenback in mine and it seems to love everything I throw in it but the Rex. I’m happy. But if I hadn’t had other speakers around I would have been very disappointed after the honeymoon phase.
Posted by Paul on Sep 17, 2020
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Vibrato crapped out on me twice1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I started out being very excited about this amp. Loved the upgraded 12" cannabis rex driver and look of the amp. However, after owning it for less than a year I had to take it in for service twice because the Vibrato circuit kept crapping out. Thanks to L&M South store in Edmonton, and the L&M "lemon" policy I was able to take the full cost of the amp and apply it to the purchase of a Boogie California Tweed. Based on all the positive reviews I must have got a "lemon" but thought I'd share my experience to see if anyone had the same experience.
Posted by Doug on Aug 10, 2020
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Best kept secret!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLethbridge, Alberta
This amp is just special. I found the regular version of this amp with the Jensen speaker had a bit too much treble for my taste. The 12” cannabis rex speaker (which usually sounds too bassy) balances this amp PERFECT! You can dial in lots of treble or lots of bass. Whatever you prefer. My speaker isn’t even broke in yet and I can’t believe the sounds that come out of it. I never knew I was a fan of tremolo until I heard it on this amp. This amp can be used for bedroom or small gigs. I wouldn’t want to fight with a loud drummer with clean tones in a gig with this amp so consider using a mic with this amp on bigger gigs. The only thing I’m not too crazy about on this amp is the reverb. To me it sounds more like an echo than a delay. Maybe I just have some getting used to with fender. By the way. The yellow tweed is amazing in person! So pretty! It’s a bonus that such an amazing amp can come in a beautiful tweed colour.
Posted by Colin on Jul 12, 2020
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Amazing amp1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWhite Rock, British Columbia
I do not understand how this amp is cheaper than the '65 reissue with the 10" Jensen. This amp is just amazing. I am coming from a Boss Katana Artist, which was good, but I did not use any effects, and only used two dialed in preset, both clean. This does clean better than anything else I have heard. The sound is so full, warm, and dynamic. Outside the sound, the main difference coming from a SS amp is the play feel - it is just so responsive to playing technique, it is truly an extension of the instrument. I could not be happier!
Posted by Tyler Lemery on Jun 16, 2020
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Princeton Cannabis Rex0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
What a beautiful piece of equipment. The build quality is pretty damn good and it sounds even better. I can't believe it took me this long to figure out that I needed a USA made Princeton reverb. I may have found the perfect amp for me. With the 12" Eminence speaker it is fantastic. It is actually very loud for 15 watts and the spring reverb along with the tremolo circuit sound great. Fender nailed it. I think I'll be selling my other amps (blues junior) soon...
Posted by Nick on Jun 13, 2020
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Beautiful Clean Warm Tones1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I shopped around for a long time looking for my first tube amp with a warm clean jazz tone in mind. This one absolutely filled the bill. The other reviewers are right; the 12 CR speaker makes a huge difference. I tried it directly against the standard '65 PRRI with 10" speaker and the '68 model as well, and there was really no comparison... I found the tone I like ( not too loud, rolled off treble, bass up a bit, a little bit of reverb) and set it an forget it. It will play quite loud too but that's not what I wanted... I wanted a great sounding amp without getting too loud at home and that's what I got. (It would do small gigs easily though) (It would be nice to have an input for a music player, but hey it's an old school type amp...) I haven't played my "old" amp (Fender G-dec 30) in 6 months since I got this Princeton. Super happy!
Posted by Neil on Feb 22, 2020
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Great amp but QC problems0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Had the amp for about a month then the vibrato circuit tanked. LM repaired, and as usual, great service. Just a bit of hassle to bring in, since I live ~ 1.5 hours from Edmonton but am more than happy with the amp.
Posted by Doug on Feb 9, 2020
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GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Purchased this amp based on positive reviews. The amp sounds Amazing! But to my surprise after just a few weeks the amp started to make a strange popping and chirping noise. Took it back to L&M and they replaced, no questions asked. Would never think of buying a amp elsewhere. There customer service is top notch. Thanks L&M...
Posted by Lyndon on Jan 16, 2020
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The best version of the Princeton reverb so far3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I had the Princeton 68 Custom before, but traded this in as I found the amp way too dark, and bassy. There was too much mid-range and you had to max out the treble to get a nice Fender chime. Got this Princeton 65 re-issue with the CR 12 inch speaker, instead, and immediately heard the difference. Back to it's Fender roots, sparkling cleans and classic Fender chime all the way. Amp is so quiet, and I found that it does not get as hot as the 68 Custom after the first hour of playing. Just a stellar amp. The 12 inch Cannabis Rex seems to make the amp louder and warmer.
Posted by Limagreen on Dec 14, 2019
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Princeton Reverb FSR - CR Speaker2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I had been looking around for a good quality amp that had great clean tones and a warm clear tone mostly for jazz. I'd looked at the Henrikson Blue (solid-state, not sold by LM) which has excellent reviews but also pretty pricey. So I looked to a tube amp for the first time, This Fender Princeton Reverb RI the with CR speaker really caught my eye. I did a direct comparison with the "standard" Princeton, a Traynor YGL1 and YGL2, Vox AC30, a Fender Blues Jr 4, and a couple of others... This model, especially with the Cannabis Rex speaker, really stood out for warm clean tones at livingroom playable levels, which is what I needed. (Cranked up over 5-6 it will start to distort a bit if that's want) It's very touch sensitive, responsive without any "boominess" I had with my Fender G-Dec 30. It does have a really nice reverb and tremolo on a footswitch, but I usually just set the reverb on 2-3 and leave it. the CR speaker really does make a terrific difference. It would be nice to have 1/8 " input jack for an mp3 player or phone to play backing tracks over, but I realize it's a traditional amp without frills, so I can live with it. I've had it a couple of months and overall I'm really pleased with it. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by NeilES335 on Dec 2, 2019
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Nice upgraded Princeton Reverb5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I’ve had a PRRI in the past with the 10” Jensen and it was ok, but I ended up trading it back in for another amp, so I was hesitant to go for another PRRI again, but this one is different. The speaker change is a real upgrade and makes a big difference. Nice Fender blackface cleans, lots of headroom, and breaks up nicely when you get the volume up there past 6 on the dial. And don’t judge a book by the cover, yes it’s only 15 watts, one channel, one speaker, but it’s a LOUD 15 watts, single speaker little combo. It will surprise you, and the sound man at your next gig won’t hate you, and your back will thank you that you don’t gig with an AC30 or Twin! Nice looks with the lacquer tweed, comes with a nice original style Fender Chrome footswitch for the reverb and tremolo/vibrato, and nice Fender amp cover. Try one out, you’ll probably take it home with you. Bonus that even with the upgraded 12” Eminence speaker, it’s still the same price as the regular 10” Jensen version, and cheaper than the 68’ reissue.
Posted by John on Aug 3, 2019
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
This amp has developed a significant, unplayable buzz when playing Bard A chord at 5th fret
Posted by J on Mar 3, 2017
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Nice Compact Fender3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
I was looking for a nice "grab and go" Fender that wasn't too heavy but sounded great. I've had a Deluxe, then down-sized to the SuperChamp XD but found the 10" speaker not to be my style. I played through a friends Princeton and thought it was superior to the XD, but I couldn't get over the 10" speaker. Then comes this version with 12" C-Rex. Well I have to say I really like it - nice full bottom end and typical fender clean - with high headroom. I noticed at around 5 it returns with tube warmth and can get hot - too loud for the house but the high end rounds off the more you push it.
Posted by Don on Jan 22, 2017
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Buy it!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
At first I was leaning towards a SF deluxe reverb until I found about this model. I was lucky enough to find one hanging around in my area. The speaker makes a huge difference and the thing sounds absolutely beautiful. Beautiful tone with just the right amount of bite. It breaks up great!
Posted by Jordan on Jan 21, 2017
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Great sounding amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
The speaker upgrade with the cannabis rex makes all the difference. I set it up alongside my Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissues and it just kills it tone wise. It takes pedals like a champ-If you need a low watt amp this this is one to seriously consider.
Posted by Todd on Aug 27, 2016
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Amazing "little" amp!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
Love this amp. Took me awhile to get to it at the store when comparing to the other PRRIs, but this one with the 12" Cannabis Rex speaker really shines. The bass notes are spot on with no "flubbyness" at all.
Posted by Aaron on Aug 26, 2016
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FSR Princeton8 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
Just picked this up and have to say I'm impressed. The CR speaker is worth about $100 more than a typical Jensen and you're getting that at no extra cost. Why buy another PR for the exact same price with a lower quality speaker? This was an absolute bargain on that point alone. Lots of headroom, nice chime like cleans typical of any good fender. I bought this to downsize from a twin. I put it up to 10 and my head didn't explode, if I did that with the twin I wouldn't be here writing this. Great value and love the looks too.
Posted by Lewis on Aug 24, 2016
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