Check this out. Turn a Blues Jr into a Marshall 18 watt.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by The Whiz, May 6, 2005.


  1. sws1

    sws1 Member

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    Not exactly an 18-watt without a tube rectifier.
     
  2. Mark C

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    I'm doing the same thing w/ my Blues Jr. It smoked the circuit board and output transformer, so I found the layout at 18watt.com to turn it into a single volume, single tone version. I spent $75 at Hoffman for all the parts needed minus the OT. When I finish it, I'll post about how it sounds.
     
  3. jokerjkny

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    there are a few conversions like this. i've seen a Pro Jr. done into 18 watt specs, too.

    a few guys on the LP forum's amp lounge can do this for you.
     
  4. David B

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    I think the Blues Junior and a few other extremely established and well priced amps are going to be the fertile ground for lots of mods for the playing musician. We have a Blues Junior rebuild planned as well, I am glad to see this is already in motion with other builders.

    I would not be surprised to see this type of mod being very common in a year or two with quite a few builders and modders in the game.

    Certainly the amp and high end climate are changing, more players without elite wallets want "in"!
     
  5. RichSZ

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    S2 is a regular member of the www.18watt.com forum and really builds some nice stuff. He's also very knowledgable (sp?).

    It would be interesting to hear this conversion.

    -Rich
     
  6. The Whiz

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    Hello, sir. I just placed an order for a Tone Press from one of your Calgary dealers. Looking forward to it.

    taco
     
  7. A440

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    I think there was someone else out there that does a bluesbreaker type mod for the blues jr ?

    hmmm, I see they do a pro jr mod too.....I have a pro jr :)
     
  8. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Or turn your Blues Deluxe into a BF Bandmaster (my conversion courtesy of Pete Cage). :)

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  9. David B

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    Never heard that one but I love the concept! Gut those dime a dozen corporate amps and rewire them with highly serviceable construction and partsÂ…and uh, cool tones too!
     
  10. gnugear

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    Very cool idea. The amp look really nice too.
     
  11. alpenabands

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    I've been looking into this Blues jr coversion to marshall. Does anyone know if this is available as a kit?
     
  12. Tone Loco

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    Is that a putting a AB763 in it? 6L6's?
     
  13. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have "Farshall" conversion by Tom Seward-Pro Jr. Great sounding little amp, even with the original speaker/transformers. Now I need to find someone to build a full 18w head from a generic 60s donor for me...
     

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