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Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition  ·  Source: Fender

Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition hand wired

The subtle rear plate with Chris' signature.  ·  Source: Fender

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Fender’s new hand-wired signature ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition looks great in its brown vinyl finish. Lots of retro, vintage feel to this one!

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Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition

After the ’50s Fender made these lower-volume amps. They proved themselves in applications where you didn’t need to use your amp as a PA system. Often referred to as a ‘brownface’, the original  ’62 Princeton was known for its sweet tones at lower volumes, making it a phenomenal valve amp for studio work.

12-Watt Tone

This year’s new ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition is a hand-wired 6G2 circuit with an output tube-biased tremolo circuit and loaded with an Eminence 12″ Special Design ‘CS’ speaker.

With two 12AX7 preamp tubes, two 6V6 power tubes and a single 5Y3 rectifier tube, the circuit also has Vintage “Blue” tone caps and Schumacher transformers. There’s enough power at 12 Watts to do what it does best. Luckily, Premier Guitar got to do a video of the amp and put it up on YouTube, so we get to hear it in action.

Construction

The cab is solid, finger-jointed pine. The textured brown vinyl that gave the originals the “brownface” nickname is also recreated here. This amp also has dark brown vintage-style radio knobs for you to tweak and dial your tones in with.

There is an engraved brass plate with Stapleton’s signature placed subtly on the rear panel. A nice touch that doesn’t detract from this amp’s beautiful vintage styling.

RRP – EUR 2144/GBP 1999 includes one-button tremolo footswitch and Filson Rugged Twill fabric cover

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