Fender Pro junior too loud

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  1. robotguitar

    robotguitar Tele-Holic

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    I have an older PJ from the 90s. It seems like it might be too loud. From 1-3 it sounds great. Up around 5 or 6 it gets really buzzy and insanely loud. Any idea what this could be. It has not been recapped but it just seems strange to me. Any ideas are appreciated.
     
  2. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe you need a Champ?
     
  3. Telecasting357

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    Hmmm... I've seen that problem once in the shop with a 25w 70's Traynor amp. one of the pre-amp tubes was going out and the volume pot too so you might want to check those out at first. Hope this helps.
     
  4. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    power tube swan song maybe?

    these are loude amps, despite thier small size and power.

    But sounds like it has gotten louder than normal for some reason.

    tubes would be the first thing id check
     
  5. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

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    Clean runs out fast beyond 4.5.

    By 5 it gets into distortion that gets more wooly and loud as the volume goes up.

    I had one for a couple of years as a small gig amp but the limited clean zone was a problem for me. The cleans are good though. They are great amps if you want something small that sounds Marshalloid when cranked.
     
  6. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    yeah we need to know if this is a change in baseline or are you not accustomed to this amp? Thats what these amps do and why we love them. Crank them and they get distorted and compressed.

    If this is something that never happened before then something is wrong, otherwise its just what the amp is supposed to do.
     
  7. Warren Pederson

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    Sounds like it is performing exactly as designed.
     
  8. vanr

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    Try a pair of JJ EL844's. That might knock it down a few dB.
     
  9. jondanger

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    Are you sure you're not just too old?

    Just messin'. Couldn't resist.
     
  10. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    If it is too loud... turn the volume knob counterclockwise...
     
  11. RussBert

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    I agree
     
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