Looking For a Home Use Amp, Blues Jr?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by JDug, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Never play louder than 102....
     
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    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    To my ears the master needs to be cranked to get usable tone. That means you are going to have to use pedals. While you’re at it get a reverb pedal too because the tank is useless. Mine is the original green board so a lot has changed maybe. I’ve done most of the Bill M mods and with my pedal board it’s great little amp.
     
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    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I think its more and more a SuperChamp XD!
     
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    radd Strat-O-Master

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    Blues Jr. for home use, did that....Sold it. Not a great amp at low volumes. It is cute with a catchy name. Folks spend a lot of time chasing tone by doing many mods to them.

    For a tube amp my Fender Princeton Reverb RI was pretty good at low volume....But, I like a very clean sound with a bit of reverb. Crunch is not my thing.
     
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    Went through this recently.

    I ended up with these « finalists » :
    - fender tonemaster deluxe reverb
    - fender blues junior
    - blackstar artist 10 years ae (same studio 10 6L6)

    I liked the tonemaster and the artist best (blackface sound). Went for the artist cause it had something the TM lacked (barely perceptible), and it was easier to dial at low volume thanks to master volume rather than attenuator on the TM. It was also half the price but that played less of a factor.

    Would have been happy with a TM too.

    Before that I had a Vox ac4tv that I never bonded with.
     
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    I have a Mustang Lt25 that sounds really good, not too expensive either. Nice to have when I don't want to rattle walls with the Tremolux...
     
  7. JDug

    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, I found a nice looking tweed Blues Jr. locally, a made in USA one, for $325!

    However it needs one tube to be replaced, second owner, says tubes look original, sooo is it just a bad tube because the amp is a USA one ( close to or at 20 years old?) or there could be an issue with it...

    Whaddya guys think???
     
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    Selling an amp with a bad tube makes me wonder why the owner doesn’t just replace it before selling it. I’d pass imho, not a good vibe.
     
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    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I’m thinking that way too, and I just saw a MIM tweed, like new for $50 more, so that’s the front runner now.

    From what I have been reading, it seems like the MIM’s sound better, more “brighter”, and less issues.
     
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    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    7A41A54C-6D69-4150-8C96-65127FE1C8BA.jpeg C2E31BC0-0637-4137-BB23-03088F3F2CD7.jpeg Decision made! Just picked up a lacquered tweed B Jr MIM, 100% stock with Jensen speaker, dated 10-10-18, for $375, like brand new!
     
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    Good work! Great amp. Great price. You can gig with that too. Looks clean.
     
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