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Is adding a variable wattage or power cut a good idea ?
Old 8th March 2014
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Is adding a variable wattage or power cut a good idea ?

Not sure where to post this sorry if it is wrong . I play lead guitar at my church and would like to be able to crank my fender deluxe reverb 65 reissue. But it is just to loud . So here is my question. Is there a mod to add a power cut to the amp to drop the wattage when I want to ? Thanks for any information you might have .
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Not sure where to post this sorry if it is wrong . I play lead guitar at my church and would like to be able to crank my fender deluxe reverb 65 reissue. But it is just to loud . So here is my question. Is there a mod to add a power cut to the amp to drop the wattage when I want to ? Thanks for any information you might have .
Gene
I would direct that question to GroupDIY - We break stuff...and occasionally make stuff. instead..
Old 8th March 2014
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Old 8th March 2014
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FWIW: I have a friend who's been playing professionally since the 1950s. He plays a Fender Super and has been playing small clubs. He recently retired his Super and bought a Fender Blues Junior III because he was having the same issue that you're having with your Deluxe... It was just too loud when it was turned up enough to get the good sounds out of it. The Blues Junior takes pedals well, so if you need the modulation effects you can get them with a pedal. I just use a delay pedal and a tube screamer with my Blues Junior and can get a lot of great sounds from it. BillM has several mods that can be done to the Blues Junior if you want to make any tone changes, add a stand-by switch, etc, but after the speaker gets broken in the amp has a very classic Fender sound to it and you likely won't want to do anything to it. IMO you can use an attenuator with your amp, but for just a bit more money you could have a second amp which would be good if you ever have a power tube fail during a gig. I'd go to some music stores and check out the Blues Junior III (Keep in mind that it'll sound better after the speaker breaks in)

I'm not a great guitar player, but this is my Strat's neck pickup through a Blues Junior: >>>click<<<


There's lots of Youtube videos that will give you a better ideo of the variety of sounds that you can get out of the Blues Junior.

IMO they have a very classic Fender sound and would probably be perfect for what you're trying to do..
Old 9th March 2014
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Thanks guys for your responses ! I will post in the right place . Checking this out for now [Dr. Z. Brake Lite ] again thanks .
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