#1
I have Fender Princeton Reverb from the 70's, and recently it has started overdriving at any volume whatsoever. Like I push it up to 1 and it's immediately distorted. I know something is wrong because it also just sounds terrible overall (it completely breaks up). Does this mean I just need to replace the tubes, or is there some other problem?
#2
when were the tubes last replaced? i'm guessing one of your preamp tubes is ****ed.

edit: do you still get a lot of volume out of it? if not, then it'll be one of your power amp tubes.
#3
Quote by NakedInTheRain
when were the tubes last replaced? i'm guessing one of your preamp tubes is ****ed.

edit: do you still get a lot of volume out of it? if not, then it'll be one of your power amp tubes.

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#4
Depends. Power tubes can still be loud, but have no headroom and all distorted and farty, meaning they're bad.
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#5
I'm pretty sure the tubes haven't been replaced in a while. It can definitely still get pretty loud.