Issued from mid-1963 to mid-1964, the tuxedo amps featured Blackface cosmetics, but were very snazzy looking with white barrel knobs.Overshadowed by the Princeton Reverb, which is widely considered one of the most famous studio amps ever built, the non-reverb Princeton is a sleeper hit.Simply put, there’s really nothing quite like the pure, powerful sound of a Fender tube amplifier.
Built like a proverbial tank, these 50-plus-year-old amps will be rocking way into the future.
In this guide, we’ll learn a bit about each of the amps in the Blackface lineup, including performance attributes, key tech specs, and famous users.
Its existence in the shadow of its reverb-capable brother is a shame, as it offers some of the finest pure Fender tones you can find in a compact package.
Also, the non-reverb models cost a lot less than the reverb amps.
Mic’d, they can be used even in medium to large venues.
The tuxedo was the result of the ever-thrifty Leo Fender wanting to use up the remaining “brownface” Princeton Amp chassis and cabinets.
Your rehearsal and recording sessions will really come alive with the unlimited tones that can be created with the Super Champ X2 combo, which takes one of Fender's most time-honored amps and ushers it into the present with updated style and modern modifications.
Rocking 15 watts of dual-channel tube amp sound and a 10" speaker, the Super Champ X2 also delivers versatile amp voicing and a wide selection of digital effects.
Plus, unlike the Reverb models, the non-reverb Princeton amp offers a significant amount of clean headroom.