Bought a '68 Custom Princeton Reverb that exhibits this problem... do the Deluxe Reverbs also have this issue? I've heard firsthand that the new Bassbreaker series actually avoid this
I currently have a SFDR and a BF pro reverb. The pro is like 2 feet from me right now. Had it on yesterday and will again today.It's not true of vintage Fenders.
My vintage BF Bassman starts getting loud at 1 1/2, and it's blasting by 3. Any sound I can muster out of less than 1 1/2 is weak and thin. Almost the worst of both worlds; can't use it for quiet practice, and can't crank it up live to drive the power tubes because it gets too loud too quickly.Most vintage ones I've had don't even make sound until almost 2.