By: Jordan S from Westland, MI USA
Your general opinion of this product.
this amp is absolutely incredible... no scratch that. that's an understatement. this baby can produce some beautiful and sparkly clean tones. turn up the reverb and tremolo and if you play the right notes, you can get such a haunting sound that you and everyone who hears it will get goosebumps. your hairs will stand up in awe as they hear the princeton reverb sing. fantastic.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
everything about this amp is made well... except the footswitch. i cant toggle the reverb and tremolo simultaneously or i get a very harsh pulsating sound coming from the amp. however if i use the reverb and tremolo simultaneously without the footswitch, no problem. fender seems hard to reach. they had me on hold for 20 minutes today, even though i was first in line... might have to get a 3rd party f/s someday, wont be able to gig without it
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
6 controls make it very easy to dial in a tone.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
the clean tones are wonderful. i run an mxr fullbore distortion and i can get a brootal metal tone if i desire. the amp's reverb and tremolo are killer. the small clone + neck pickup gives me an eric johnsonish type of tone. with my pedals (gcb95 wah, mxr fb, ehx small clone, mxr phase 90, tc electronics flashback) this amp can cover an array of genres. it takes them all very well.
How was the action out of the box?
it's an amp, man.
How did the stain or paint job look?
this amp is not only wonderful in terms of sound, but it's sexy. the sparkly silver grill is perfect for the sparkly tones it produces. i love the overall color scheme for it - black, silver and white.
How has it stood up over time?
i've had it for two days and i'm already in love. i'm sure it's gonna last me a while with fender's 5 year warranty.