Fender Princeton Reverb 1980 Received the amp last Wednesday, turned on and flop!, blown fuse... It was a bad 6V6 and also a bad 5U4. While waiting for new tubes I‘ve cleaned the cabinet, swapped the speaker and checked for visible flaws: The 40 year old Princeton looks after reassembling pretty near mint. It‘s clean with a nice vintage patina and the typical smell only old Fender amps got! And again- the last Princetons got a Blackface frontplate until 1981 and the circuit is the old B1270. Today I put the new tubes in and- WOW: That amp sounds amazing! Superbly tight basses and silky shiny highs, totally warm Fender 60’s clean, a really perfect Blackface tone! The Tremolo is a bit weak (I guess that’s a common issue on old Princetons) but nevertheless nice and organic. The Reverb is the best I‘ve heard since years! Compared to the 65 Reissue it sounds much more organic, warmer and with complexer and richer overtones. The reissue sounds good, but the original sounds great: One of the best clean tones I‘ve heard, maybe the best! Another good thing: the amp is real quite, no strange noises, no hum, no nothing! I‘m sure the Alessandro speaker is a pretty good choice for the Princeton and it will be even better after 30-50 hours of playing. Only strange thing- that Princeton is incredibly loud. Volume on 2 is like 4 on the reissue! I‘m deeply impressed!