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  1. BleedndaBlues

    BleedndaBlues Member

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    After using a CJ11 while recording a demo, I recently traded for one with a fellow TGPer (Thanks Doug). I usually don't get all giddy about gear, but I really like this amp. At only 11 watts, I was a little skeptical as of it's ability to keep up with a medium to heavy handed drummer. Well, I used it last night in a small club here in Memphis, Ernestine and Hazel's, and was very impressed. I used an Analog man TS9 and a Keeley Fuzz Head to kick it in to high gear with great results. I had more complements on my tone than I can ever remember. I know it won't work for everyone, but for me, playing small to medium venues, this is a great find.

    Billy
     
  2. TRGuy

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    Cool stuff man! I ordered my first Divided by 13 yesterday, a FTR37 with 2x12 in a creme/black colour scheme, cant wait till it gets here! 8 week wait though :(
     
  3. mojocaster.com

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    I'd love to try one sometime. Sounds like a great amp.
     
  4. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    When I got my CJ11, I had a friend over and we decided to wring the sucker out a bit.

    That's the only time the Cops have been to my house.

    Just an amazing amp.
     
  5. DavidH

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    It seems very loud to me for a single greenback, and projects well, it has a room filling, forward, colorful 3-D sort of presence, although i haven't hyad mine in a band situation it seems like it would do fine,as long as you aren't looking for clean cleans. The amount of bass it's cabable of is a bit silly, and it's not all flubby either, i'm suprised that speaker itslef can generate so much low end, nevermind from an 11 watt amp based on a tweed deluxe. Fortunetly it has a bass control so you can dial it right back, but the fact it's capable of it is impressive. The MV is stellar IMO, and still manages to get that tweedy breakup at low volumes. The boost function makes it into a totally different amp, it's unhinged. Goes into brown deluxe and marshall crunchy territory. Can be noisy with the boost pulled though. Great amp, keeping mine.
     
  6. krbentley

    krbentley Silver Supporting Member

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    I agree. I have a Cj and use it on gigs all the time. It's 11 watts works great for many clubs.
     
  7. Sniper-V

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    CJ11 is on my list of amps to get.

    There use to be a bunch going FS in the Emporium, but now it looks like people are hanging on to them.
     
  8. English Jim

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    You are obviously a man of excellent taste:

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    Well worth the wait I can assure you.
     
  9. MACS93EG

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    The CJ11 has got to be the loudest 11 Watt amp made! It was stated
    by a fellow TGP'er on another posting about getting the full potential
    of this 11 watter from Divided by 13 and to do that this amp needs to be
    played and played for about a month to really get the circuit burned
    in good and the speaker broke in! I wasn't completely convinced that
    the CEL.GB speaker was a solid choice for the CJ11 but after I got about
    3 weeks of playing on mine it really started to come around!Another
    CJ11 owner here at TGP swapped the Greenback for a WEBER 12A150
    Alnico and he said it really smoothed out the overall response of the
    CJ11! I think the Greenback is much better after it is broken in properly!
    Others say that they didn't notice much difference on the Greenback
    when brand new versus a month of playing time on it! The Mid-Boost
    sounds amazing with the MV kept down below 11 o'clock as it really
    fattens up the midrange and tightens up the bottom end with the
    gain control between 12 and 2 o'clock for decent bedroom levels!

    I have one of the Weber 12A150 ALnico's headed my way! I will post
    my take on this speaker compared to the Cel.-GB after I get it
    installed!:cool:

    Oh Yeah! I have one of the "STANDBACK AMP STANDS" and oh my
    goodness does it make the CJ11 sound sweet! On a carpet or
    hardwood floor I have yet to try it with any combo amp that it
    doesn't significantly improve the bass response and improve the
    dispersion of the amp!

    The simplicity of this product is just hard to believe! If you have a
    combo amp you will not believe the improvement to your amp tone
    overall for a paltry $32! It is so easy to setup and when you see
    how small it is before you assemble it you will smile!:D

    Mac
     
  10. JBarlow

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    The CJ11 held out distinct hope as the one amp from Fred that I thought I wouldn't like. I tried a used one the other day, and had to go change my pants. If I wasn't on the road, I would have figured out some way to take it home.

    I hate Fred and /13, because I can't seem to get over his stuff.
     
  11. MACS93EG

    MACS93EG Member

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    GOT A GOOD LAUGH FROM YOUR POST J BARLOW!:rotflmao
    About "Changing the Pants"!!!

    The CJ11 is a POTENT LIL COMBO for sure!You can
    dial up quite a bit of clean headroom with the MASTER
    VOLUME that Fred added to the CJ11!

    Mac
     
  12. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've had mine for a few weeks and love it. I did some speaker swapping yesterday. I ended up putting a Scumback H75 in it. It tones down the top end a bit but I'm not sure that I'll keep it in there. The greenback is pretty amazing with that amp.

    As a side note, I swapped the G12H out of my JRT and put the greenback in it. Wholly smokes, I'm keeping a greenie in there.

    And yes Fred is EVIL! I'm looking at an FTR as well......
     
  13. DavidH

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    Has anyone experimented with tube swaps in the CJ?

    The amp comes with JJ 6v6s and a GZ34, is it OK to use a 5y3? and has anyone tried any true 6v6s in there?

    I just put a pair of JAN Phillips 12ax7wa in mine from Watford Valves and they sound fantastic, low gain 'special' one in V1. More clarity and presence and the master seems to work better at lower volumes.

    I've tried a gold in mine and prefered the greenie, i just got a blue for another amp so i'll probably try it in the CJ11 too.
     
  14. snoggin

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    I have to chime in and say everhy time I play my cj I am reminded what a great amp it is.. It's the go to for low volume and would be a major contendor for a one amp house . I have a clark beaufort I likje alot too becaus eit feels like it weighs about 5 lbs but the cj is mor e vversatile.
     
  15. krbentley

    krbentley Silver Supporting Member

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    I would love to be able to have the pull boost footswitchable. That would make the CJ a near perfect little amp.
     
  16. TravisE

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    Are these amps cathode biased?
     
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    I have the new Tung-Sol 6V6s in mine. Little looser in the bottom end, and seems to break up a little quicker. I prefer it to the stock JJs.

    I have tried a few different speakers, the greenback has been the best of them.

    I am also amazed how well this amp records and how it sounds mic'd in the PA mix. It's the only amp I own that I can immediately make it sound the same recorded or in the PA as what I am hearing in front of it.

    Re Volume: I find it perfect for small pubs/clubs ( only places I play) to get the right stage volume and let the PA take over from there. I have tried with a loud rock band, not mic'd for practice, it simply could not keep up.

    One of my favorite amps ever, and like many here I have owned too many amps to count !!
     
  18. BleedndaBlues

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    Oh Yeah! I have one of the "STANDBACK AMP STANDS" and oh my
    goodness does it make the CJ11 sound sweet! On a carpet or
    hardwood floor I have yet to try it with any combo amp that it
    doesn't significantly improve the bass response and improve the
    dispersion of the amp!

    The simplicity of this product is just hard to believe! If you have a
    combo amp you will not believe the improvement to your amp tone
    overall for a paltry $32! It is so easy to setup and when you see
    how small it is before you assemble it you will smile!:D

    Mac[/quote]

    Picked up a "Standback Amp Stand" and tried it yesterday....Simple, effective and inexpensive piece of equipment.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Billy
     
  19. katuna

    katuna Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm fairly certain they are. If you have a matched pair of 6v6 tubes, you can just pop em in.
     
  20. redtoploader

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    Yes, they are cathode biased.

    I loved mine but found I liked the JRT just a bit better, so I traded.

    I would like to get another CJ some day though. Great amps and more than loud enough for many applications, IMO.
     

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