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Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:42 am
by goldbrick
Picked up a floor model at the local music shop for a pretty good price, I think. ($ 175)--sounds sweet with a Strat


You guys have any experience with these ?

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:34 am
by grady
I've been using one for years.
Had it cranked up at my gig last night.
I like to jack up the input signal with a Barber LTD Low-Gain OD Pedal, Killer tone.

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:51 am
by leftyguitarman
I wish I could find one for $175. Great deal on a great amp!

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:19 pm
by Troubleman
Two things you might (really, really) wanna consider doing..

First:
https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index.php?page=view_products&category_id=7&sub_category_id=31
Trust me. It's worth it. I did the goldpin option on my blond pro jr - schweet.

Second:
http://www.eminence.com/guitar.asp?speaker_size=10

Ragin Cajun or Ramrod. Both are great speakers
I tried a Red Fang in a 1x10 enclosure, fell in love with it, ordered one, then discovered it doesn't fit the Pro Jr enclosure.. :oops:
I swapped it for a Ramrod. I'm reeeeeally happy with my Pro Jr now.
It chimes at low volumes, does Rolling Stones-esque grind and mid volume, and really barks and snarls when cranked.
I like it best at mid volume. Its mids are more complex - richer and fuller, and it cleans up nicely when the guitar's volume knob is rolled back
Very, very cool little amp
I even found a little roadcase with casters for it :mrgreen:
Only other thing I might recommend - a Weber Mini Mass attenuator (one lives in the rear cab of my pro jr)...
Great for wailing at bedroom volumes
Mates particularly well with the Pro Jr


pEAcE,

jb

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:46 pm
by sweetness
I'd second Troubleman's suggestions. I've done both -- Eurotubes new tubes and a Ragin Cajun speaker. It was a very good amp, it's now awesome.

For $175? Wow, where did you find that?

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:57 pm
by goldbrick
Checking on the weber attenuator


Found the amp in a corner of local store--Its an has 1946-2006 50 year anniversary model plate but pc board is stamped 2005

Made in Mex but has made in USA speaker power tubes are Sovtek--will change those to mullards to reduce headroom--probably leave pre-amp tubes ( groovetube )

Was going trough some stuff in my storage area and just have too much

Will probably be putting some cool stuff up here soon

Have a demo Tom Delonge strat in surf green that I'll be putting up for $450 shipped

Got it from the same store-couldn't resist but dont need it

Lots more to come

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:07 pm
by birddog
Nice score goldbrick.
I was looking at those for a while. Best price new was $349.00 and used not much less than a blues jr.
Then I started frequenting the vintage amp board and got involved in this bassman project.
Funny how that quest for tone has evolved so many mods for amps.

I saw Ted Weber passed away friday. RIP

Wally

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:09 pm
by Troubleman
[quote="birddog"
I saw Ted Weber passed away friday. RIP

Wally[/quote]


I hadn't heard that - sad news indeed... :(


jb

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:55 am
by savage
I've always liked those blues juniors, but have never seen one for a decent price. Fender has raised all their prices and I think anything from them new isn't worth the money by any means. I saw the little 15g Frontman that they sell with the squire starter kits for $190 new at the store. Rediculous. I'd pay $50 for a roll of toilet paper before I'd spend a small fortune on an amp that isn't even worth buyin. I picked up a used Princeton 65 a few weeks ago for $200 at a local guitar shop. Great sound for solid state. I was without a practice amp for a while and my deville lives in the drummer's warehouse now with "speedy" the cockroach. I could see myself doin a small gig with the amp. Especially if I was gonna be doin somethin bluesy.

Re: Fender Pro junior

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:44 pm
by grady
I paid $300.00 for my Pro Jr new a few years back. A damn good deal any way you look at it.