First of all, hello folks. This is my first post here. I bought a brand new 2017 Fender Tweed Deluxe 5e3, the one that came out last 2016 winter NAMM. I never had any experience with tweed amps and/or handwired amps prior to this purchase. I was blown away! Definitely it was the tone (out of many) I was trying to have on my record studio. I've recorded many guitar tracks with it and even harmonica, which brought many MANY complients about the tone. However, since day one, I've setted it as a recording amp, as I thought it wouldn't be as loud to rehearsal with my country/blues band. Well, someday the bass player (which is a massive Neil Young fan) said for me to try it out rehearsing and *******, it performed great volume wise and hands down tone wise.. Well, it wasn't until last week that I was playing with my friends for the second time with the Deluxe Tweed and after a break, I noticed the sound wasn't too loud. The tone was there but had lost about 25-30% of the overall volume. Then it came back (the volume) for a short period of time and gone away again (Initially I thought it was a bad connection with the pedals or something related to pedals/cables). I've turned it off. The next day I was on the studio and turned the amp on again. Tone was there. But I sorta started to think that the amp wasn't giving all it's potential so I opened it up looking for bad solder joints or a bad tube. I've looked the tube chart and since I own a 2015 Fender DRRi, I've replaced the 5e3 power tubes with the DRRi ones and nothing happened (volume wise). Then I replaced the preamp tubes with spare tubes and again, nothing happened. I had a rehearsal that night, so I've set a smart position for the amp in the room and turned it on so it could warm at least 30 minutes before playing. I've had it on the maximum possible volume for a clean/crunch tone and I've had to set everything else down (mics and bass) so the amp could blend in the songs. I wasn't very pleased with that because last time the volume was great (not too loud not too quiet)! So I went to an electronics tech just in case. He told me everything was fine with the amp. So I'm assuming it is on my head, since the amp read peaks of 119 dB at full volume, not full sounding though. Long story short: I have also other Fender amps. My HRDIII would SMOKE that tweed in volume, and my DRRi only have to be turned on at 4 to match the full volume potential of the Deluxe Tweed. It isn't lound but it isn't thaaaat quiet too. I will test my Marshall Class 5 side by side with it tomorrow too. A lot of people say that the Deluxe Tweeds have small speakers and upgrading it to a bigger wattage one would make a big difference. Can I try my stock DRRi Jensen speaker in the Tweed Deluxe? (Just for volume testing) Do you folks think the 5e3 amp is not that big in headroom and volume? Thanks a lot in advance.