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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: 1985 - Current / Princeton Reverb Reissue volume question

Jayruano

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Feb 15th, 2017 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I just got one of these. Is it normal for the volume to have this big jump between 4 and 5? From 1 to 4 my amp is fairly quiet, then from 4-5 there's a big range of volume increase (as well as breakup) and from there on out the overdrive increases, along with volume, but not that fast.

Just wonder if that's the normal way the volume tapers on these things.

Other than that the cleans are awesome, and of all the overdrive pedals I've tried to push it a bit I'm really digging the Xotic BB. Past 7 on the volume the 10" speaker has a hard time handling the neck and middle positions on my tele, which I suppose is to be expected too.

Any feedback is appreciated.

(This message was last edited by Jayruano at 07:59 PM, Feb 15th, 2017)

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Feb 17th, 2017 06:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The sweet spot on my '66 Princeton Reverb is volume at 4, treble at 8 and bass at 9! Sounds pretty extreme but that's where it sounds the best. I copied this off Mr. Jim Campilongo.

Anymore than 4 and the gain starts kicking in. Im not a big fan of gain on the PR but from 4-6 you get a nice breakup which sounds very musical. Anything above six sounds brittle to me. Volume at 4 is where it's at!

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Feb 17th, 2017 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I also notice a significant jump in volume roughly between 4 & 5, then a more gradual increase beyond 5. My favorite spot is between 6 & 7 adjusting the guitar volume as needed.

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Feb 17th, 2017 12:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes - between 4 and 5 (or right at 5, depending on your amp) is where the volume jump is noticeable.

Consider setting it right above the "jump" spot and adjusting the volume knob/s on your guitar - you just might find a new sweet spot...

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Feb 21st, 2017 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Past 7 on the volume the 10" speaker has a hard time handling the neck and middle positions on my tele, which I suppose is to be expected too."

If you haven't tried already try turning down the bass and treble up on high volume & neck pickups. If I am at "7" on volume my bass is at 2-3 and treble is 8-9. Nice amp though overall

(This message was last edited by fitz at 06:40 AM, Feb 21st, 2017)

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