Putting a 5E3 into a Pro Jr?

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  1. strumminsix

    strumminsix Member

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    Hi, thinking of gutting my Pro Jr and slapping in a 5E3 circuit.

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    - will a 5E3 sound good with a 10" spaker
    - what is the classic speaker for a 5E3 circuit
    - where would I get a chassis to do this?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. guitarjazz

    guitarjazz Member

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    My Pro Junior sounds perfect as is. I'd dink around with a Peavy or something like that.
     
  3. strumminsix

    strumminsix Member

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    Well I have a PJ. Anything else would be a new purchase.
     
  4. strumminsix

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    I did some Googling but nuttin
     
  5. Frank Speak

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    Get rid of the 5E3 and keep the Pro Jr. The PJ kicks a 5E3's ass.
     
  6. mds

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    :rotflmao
     
  7. earthlydescent

    earthlydescent Senior Member

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    How about answering the question folks? The Pro Jr sound better than a Deluxe, ha! You pjr advocates are a strange brew. I do believe a small panel Deluxe would fit your cab. As for speakers, check into a used Dr. Z ten incher. Great little speaker.
     
  8. ballynally

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    Yep. Pro Juniors are debated endlessly. I found that, after trying to mod the thing numorous, there's little you can do about the sound. I've since then modded it back for the most part. It's a nice amp in it's own right. Just don't try to make it into a Deluxe, Princeton etc. Live with it, it's a small animal.It's different. It growls. But no, i can't answer your question really, sorry.
     
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    Actually, I'm sorry. I had a brain fart last night. I was thinking about the Champ, not the deluxe. Duh! The Deluxe is a nice sounding amp.
     
  10. DeaconBlues

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    Nothing sounds good through a single ten inch speaker. Two tens or four tens are hard to beat sound wise, but a single ten never has done much...for me.
    I'd be looking for a larger cabinet for the PJ or use a 12" extension speaker with the PJ. (I do both with my PJ)
    If you want a Deluxe build it in a different cabinet with a 12" speaker. You won't be satisfied with it in a cabinet with a single 10" speaker.
     
  11. Darkness

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    Champ is a nice sounding amp too. Tweed/BF/SF, they all rock.
     
  12. strumminsix

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    Thanks, maybe will just do a kit like Mission or Weber.
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    I don't think you could fit the 5e3 stuff in a jr chassis.
    Blues deluxe would work

    Lots of folks like celestion blue with a 5e3 I'm using a scumback j a the moment

    10" I'm not sure.
     
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    I love everything about a Princeton with a single 10. I tour with a giant amp, but when I don't need to fill large venues/festival stages I go Princeton as often as possible...though my Clark is getting some burn these days...
     

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