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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Princeton '65 vs '68

Malcolm
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Jul 4th, 2018 09:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried searching this topic, but little info surfaced. If threaded already, I apologize.

What are the differences? Which one is the better liked? And why.

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Jul 4th, 2018 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 68 and tried the 65. To my ears the 68 isnt as sparkly with more bass and mids. For me its a perfect fit with my 65 deluxe reverb as the dr is more scooped in the mids. Thre 68 gives me a different tonal palate.

Overall I think the 65 is better liked because it is a reissue of the original 65 . I think both are great amps with great reverb and tremolo. The 68 is different sounding than the drri IMO. There is some good youtube videos comparing the two. Ultimately the best thing to do is try them in person. I prefer the 68 , most prefer the 65 , but ymmv.

(This message was last edited by budg at 05:43 PM, Jul 4th, 2018)

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Jul 16th, 2018 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi!

Yes, what budg said - both are nice, but surprisingly different when played/compared in person.
The ´68 is warmer/more middy and overdrives earlier/more readily. The ´65 is cleaner with more "snap".

cheers - C.

(This message was last edited by carsten at 05:09 PM, Jul 16th, 2018)

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