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6V6s in Fender Pro Junior?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by JimVW, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. JimVW

    JimVW Member

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    I just picked up a cheap Fender Pro Junior as a backup. When I was searching for info here a few days ago, I can swear I came across a thread from someone who had put 6V6s in his.

    I can't find the thread now.

    Can anyone tell me if this is possible and, if so, what modifications are necessary
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I remember that thread (I think I posted in it), but I couldn't find it either. 6V6 tubes use a different tube socket than EL84 tubes, so it would be pretty involved to do this swap. Not impossible, I'd guess, but I don't really think it would be worth the time/money when you could buy another amp that would fit your needs better.

    Bryan
     
  3. JimVW

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    Yeah, it occurred to me that the sockets might be board mounted, too, which would make it near impossible for someone like me.

    What I might do is rehouse it into a head and build a Champ or Deluxe kit to put in the Fender cabinet.
     
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I've thought about doing the same thing with my Blues Junior.

    Bryan
     
  5. Blue Strat

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    ....or you could invest about the same amount of time/effort, built a 6V6 amp kit and end up with 2 amps.
     
  6. JimVW

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    But then I'd have to buy more NOS tubes from you Mike. :D

    I think that's the way I'm leaning at the moment. But John, that's interesting info. Thanks!
     
  7. Blue Strat

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    D'OH!:dude
     

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