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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-02-10T19:53:14+00:00 2009-02-10T19:53:14+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:53 pm

2009-02-10T19:16:10+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]>

My BJ doesn't hum

Given the maturity level of the average poster here, you should really avoid writing things like that. :twisted:

Statistics: Posted by dcblues — Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:16 pm

2009-02-10T19:11:33+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]>
jeffl wrote:
I've tried one of those with a bullet and delay and the only thing that bothered me was the loud hum on the one I played through. Does your amp hum abnormally? I like the sound of the amp fine, and the output, overall size, looks, and controls are nice as well.

A loud hum is a sign that something's wrong, for example a loose tube or a bad ground. My BJ doesn't hum. Blues Jr amps are notorious for being shipped with loose tubes (mine had one empty socket -- I later found the tube stuck to the speaker magnet -- but once I replaced the tube all was, and continues to be, well).

Statistics: Posted by lpdeluxe — Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:11 pm

2009-02-10T17:58:49+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:58 pm

2009-02-10T02:15:44+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> It breaks up really well and it gets loud before feedback. I haven't had to swap any tubes at all.
The sweet Fender spring reverb is a huge bonus!
I've played a few gigs with it and it's loud enough to hear yourself, but any amp can be put through a PA anyway.
I've tried some different mics with the Blues Jr and it seems to like Dynamics more than crystals or cr/cm.
I play my Shure 545 Unidyne and my Shure 585 Unisphere through it and it sings!

Statistics: Posted by bullet len — Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:15 am

2008-12-15T20:21:12+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]>
I still like the Pig, which has a "honk" to it that improves the harp; the BJ is voiced better for guitar, in my opinion.

Statistics: Posted by lpdeluxe — Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:21 pm

2008-12-10T00:31:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]>
jbone1 wrote:
...and to me the amp didn't have the warmth of a fender circuit, maybe that was just me.

It's actually a Marshall circuit, almost identical to the JCM 800 2204 "Super Lead Fifty." Of course, that's a derivative of the old Bassman. When you add a gain stage (and use a higher gain tube in it to boot), it's not going to sound the same. And a single 10" speaker isn't going to sound the same as a 4x12 cab.

Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:31 am

2008-12-09T21:52:17+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> Statistics: Posted by bluzlvr — Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:52 pm

2008-11-11T20:24:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> When I need to play loud I crank up my trusty '68 Fender Vibrolux Reverb. Love that tone!
Can't go wrong with the Blues Jr.

Statistics: Posted by resoharp — Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:24 pm

2008-11-08T22:57:37+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: `fender blues jr]]> Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:57 pm