Dating fender pro junior amps
In this article I will delve into the differences in construction and circuit design and how they compare to vintage Fenders.
A common misconception about the Blues Junior is that the Blues Junior basically a Tweed type amp.
If you do one or some of these mods, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless to the author(ME) if something goes wrong.(see step 3) Follow steps in pics. The baffle in there is made of a very bad material, it doesn't sound good.
YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO SEE INSTRUCTION IN THE PICS(you cant see all of the text if you're not logged in) I recommend that you do all of the pcb mods at the same time, i did 'em on 3 times and broke a ribbon cables connection, no big deal. If after the mods the amp sound bad or even doesn't produce any sound(it won't happen if you are careful), you probably broke the ribon cables connection. Changing it with a nice one made out of pine will make your clean sound sweeter and warmer, vibrating.
It sounds okay but ifcould not build amps that sound better than a Blues Junior I would be doing something else.
The Blues Junior is a good choice for someone trying to get their first tube amp but it not a professional's amp by any stretch. What about the Blues Junior is so different from the vintage 50's and 60's Fender designs that are so coveted that so many of my amps are inspired by?
The Blues Junior is it's own design--it's own thing.
Remember, your amp is newer than the newest component.
For example, if you find pots from late ‘64 and transformers from early ’65, you can be pretty sure your amp is a 1965.
In the course of selling and building amps I often get asked how my amps will compare to Fender Blues Junior.
It is fair question these days; the Blues Junior has become such a common commodity and holds a place as a popular moderately priced amp that everyone has tried.