Fender Blues Juniors

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  1. stratogib

    stratogib Member

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    OF THE THREE, WHICH DO YOU GUYS PREFER AND WHY? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

    FENDER BLUES JR
    FENDER BLUES JR II
    FENDER BLUES JR III
     
  2. samarshll

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    Suggest you look for some quality demos on You Tube so you can hear and see what people have to say. I have an original 1995 tweed which is darker sounding and really good for blues. I've played the III in guitar center but haven't played them side by side.
     
  3. Guitar Dave T

    Guitar Dave T Member

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    I've done gigs in small clubs with all three versions, and for just plugging the guitar straight in and CRANKING the amp (my preferred approach playing live), they're all pretty awesome sounding, especially with an upgraded speaker and JJ EL84 power tubes.
     
  4. gabipe15

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    Go with the III, and the speaker of your choice
     
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  5. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    Fender CS Two Tone... A Blues Jr in a larger pine cabinet with a 10" and 12" speaker. No mods required, nice sounding amp.
     
  6. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    Timely thread revival!

    A pro player friend of mine came down to sit in with the house band at a jam last night, he’s buddies with the host, it’s a casual “friends” thing. Anyway I guess he decided to come at the last minute and he just grabbed a Blues Junior, got there a little after the set started so he didn’t set up his small board even.

    Guy always sounds great, no surprise there, but I was really impressed by the amp too. Great sounding, plenty loud too though that’s not the point to me. No shortage of loud amps.

    I’ve been thinking about getting a smaller amp for practical purposes, and the Blues Junior got into the mix, far from deciding but definitely a possibility. Pro Junior maybe, not looking for volume. Princeton Reverb, either RI or splurge of vintage, boutique maybe like an Allen Hot Fudge. Still a ways from deciding but nothing wrong with spending less money!

    BJ despite the 12 is small enough to fit my desires, and in the weight range too.
     
  7. Guitar Dave T

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    One of Fender's truly great, vintage sounding modern amps. Replace the Italian Jensen with either an Eminence Cannabis Rex or Warehouse Guitar Speakers ET-65 if you have the tweed version, otherwise the stock Eminence Legend that comes with the black tolex version sounds great once broken in.

    Sounds best plugging a Strat, Tele or Gibson semi-hollow straight in, DIMING both volumes, along with the midrange, and using the guitar's volume controls to work the magic.
     
  8. KissTone

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    What Guitar Dave T said. One of the most versatile amps I ever owned was the Humbolt Hot Rod BJ. And all it really is is a BJIII with a Cannabis Rex speaker.
     

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