6V6s in Fender Pro Junior?

JimVW

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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
 
M

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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
 

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.
 
M

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Originally posted by JimVW
What I might do is rehouse it into a head and build a Champ or Deluxe kit to put in the Fender cabinet.
I've thought about doing the same thing with my Blues Junior.

Bryan
 

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.
 

JimVW

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Originally posted by Blue Strat
....or you could invest about the same amount of time/effort, built a 6V6 amp kit and end up with 2 amps.
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!
 




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