Fender nailed it with these
When I saw this, I tripped over myself to order it from Sweetwater. Fender video is very accurate depiction. It is not a SF Princeton reissue, nor is it same as '65 PRRI. Fender's tweaks-modifications make this amp highly useable right out of box - it provides a more full-bodied beefier tone and works like a charm with pedals. This 12 watt amp loses clean headroom after 4.5 volume, but the amp does not get louder after 5, just incrementally more overdriven. This is a good thing for players who appreciate a 12 watt volume threshold; the amp is solidly giggable in a moderate volume small room/club setting. If you need more clean headroom, look at the '68 DR or Twin. I A/B'd with my 12w Tweed Dlx, and the '68 Princeton behaves very similarly - for cleaner tone and using pedals set at 3.5 - 4.5; for more cranked tone out the door, set at 6+. I own and play various boutique amps, and a Blues Jr., and used to own Blues Deville and '65 DRRI. The '68 Custom Princeton is instantly amongst the most "go to" usable amps I have, just leapfrogged over a couple others, and just hits the spot. Oh another bonus, the #2 input (-6db) sounds really good also - nice for in the house). I play mostly old school rock 'n roll, blues, country, alternative.